During WW2, and maybe into the '50s, when meat was rationed, I remember it as a cold and cheerless open-fronted shop in the wooden building to the left of the swimming pool. The gymnasium and pool would have been the 'Sports Centre' of that era, before the war. Yes, they were situated exactly where the garden centre is now.
The pool was closed and used as an emergency water supply, with EWS in big letters painted on the side.
I think it was a 'wet fish' shop only in those days, when most other foods were rationed.
The only other shop in the village was the Post Office, oposite the station.
Edited by bri445 (25th Sep 2012 11:39pm)