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Slaugham Post Office and stores in the snow
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Slaugham Post Office and stores in the snow

Further to picture #210 here is another view of the Post Office Stores in Slaugham after the heavy fall of snow on 28th February 1946. It was a Thursday and therefore the shop was open, but I think fewer customers than normal are expected today!
Earlier in the century the shop was run by the Kensett family (see picture #204), although for most of their time in the village the shop was operated from the building which is now The Chequers.
Victor and Ethel ran the shop with their children, Meg and James, helping out at times.
Meg Kensett, later to be Mrs E. M. Carter recorded her memories of Slaugham in the early 1900s.
Select Open Document to read of her experiences relating to the village shop.

Open Document Open Document
Picture added on 20 March 2017 at 20:46
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I struggled​ through the snow to deliver the papers and missed my breakfast so I could catch the bus to school in Haywards Heath!

Added by Rex Tester on 10 April 2017
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