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Tulley's Stores - Coronation display
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Tulley's Stores - Coronation display

The country had survived the abdication crisis and was determined to make the coronation of King George VI a really memorable event. The village was truly well decorated but even commercial interests could not resist taking full advantage of the situation. In 1837 Mr Alfred Bird formulated and cooked a version of custard using cornflour as his wife was allergic to eggs, the traditional ingredient previously used. Thus in the right-hand window there is a display of Bird’s Custard commemorating the “1837-1937” anniversary. As I write this I wonder if Birds commemorated their 175th anniversary in the same year as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!
Picture added on 31 January 2012 at 09:19
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Coronations and Jubilees
The shop front is the same now with the double narrow doors, but inside there were assistants behind counters on both sides with the Post Office at the end as now. Groceries were served on the right, and the popular character Annie "Queenie" Sammons in charge of the drapery on the left.
Added by Anon on 20 December 2012
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