Pearks Grocery Store

Pearks Grocery Store was situated on the Stratford Road next door to Fosters the mens outfitters on the corner of Radcliffe Street.  The picture which was taken in 1958 and was provided by Hilda Webb (nee Horton) of Yardley Gobion.

Standing behind the counter from the left are Joyce Callow (now Roberts) – Cakes, Nina Eldred, Hilda Brown, Wilf Stanton – Manager, Hilda Horton (now Webb) – Cheese and Joan Smith.

The Counter had to be cleared and cleansed every night and set out again in the morning.  The cake was cut into squares and weighed.  The cheese was cut with a wire and also sold by weight. The Cadbury’s half covered chocolate biscuits were sold by half pound. Among the other items for sale can be seen are fish and meat paste, HP Sauce, soft cheese in segments in round boxes and numerous tinned goods.  Note the prices shown and remember that 1/- is now only 5p

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6 Responses to Pearks Grocery Store

  1. Melanie Jeavons says:

    Lovely photograph

  2. it was great to see a picture of pearks store online, i worked in windsor pearks in 1955 and was sent to london every day for two weeks ror training but cannot remember where in londoni would be grateful if anyone can help.

  3. dlanorsmada says:

    I worked for Pearks, Aylesbury from 1958 to 1964 and, in fact, came to the Wolverton store as a relief manager for just a couple of days as I recall. Mr.Yeo was my district manager. Ron Adams.

  4. dlanorsmada says:

    Roberta, I did that training course around 1960. It was situated not far from Liverpool Street station. The lady who covered stock-sheets etc. was Miss Joyce. We called her Juicy Joyce because she kept using the phrase ” D’you see ? ” Do you remember getting the shop window photo and having to follow it exactly. How about the ‘ 2lb sugar/ 1lb lard ‘ special offers ? Weighing up glace cherries, ground almonds and those sticky californian raisins – weighing and packing every blessed thing, in fact ! Ron Adams.

  5. Rosa Pearks says:

    Wow, I have been looking at old photos of Pearks Stores as my family used to own them! Not many of my family know much about the shops and we’re not really sure exactly who owned them, but it’s lovely to hear about people that have worked their and where the stores were. Thank you, Rosa Pearks

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