Guest KeithC Posted October 14, 2007 Share Posted October 14, 2007 I am probably showing my age now, but I was thinking about the many small family run shops on the Broads that have closed. At Ranworth staithe just up the hill past the Maltsters on the right was a small post office and general store. At Belaugh you used to moor on the right just before the public moorings and walk up through a private garden to a small provisions shop. At Thurne dyke on the left what is now a private house was a small general store and at the bottom of the dyke turn left at the Lion and the post office was just along on your right. The Berney Arms had a small shop at the side. I am sure there must be many more, but what a shame to see these small private ventures going. I suppose it is a sign of the times where the big supermarkets call the tune. But then i can remember the times as a child on the Broads that to get milk, we used to walk across farmland with a jug to the farm. Happy cruising Keith Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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