Hi Cools, thanks for that. Came to NZ in 1965, stayed a couple of years, returned to Moreton then back here again in 1969. Been living here in various places in the North Island since then except for 2 years living in Baltimore USA. Lucky enough to have made sev eral trips back to the Wirral. NZ lovely country, lovely people but I'm still a Moreton 'girl' at heart.
Are referring to the shop opposite the old Cinema? It was next to the bank on the corner of Brougham Road and was run by a woman called Clair. She had an old cat who's tongue always poked out. My mum owned the wool shop a few doors up.
All I knew the woman as, was Claire. That was back in the late 50's early 60's. Try the Library, they used to keep records of local businesses. Oh, and the bus stop was outside my mum's wool shop. Close though
I think the directory of local businesses was called Kelly's Directory. You might get a copy of it from the Library. Don't tell me you need the name so you can complain about something you bought in the 50's?
Will email the library and see if they can help. Wish I had paid more attention as a child - can just remember my grandma saying it belonged to her brother (or sister) but the family had 'fallen out' some years before. I was allowed to buy liquorice root from there on my way home from swimming lessons at the baths.
Many, many thanks for that Bertieone. Will now have to do bit of research as none of the names are my grandmother's maiden name so must have been one of her married sisters. Everyone's help much appreciated.