The Newsagent

Sadly, our village newsagent shut up shop for the final time recently. The Davis family had been selling papers and magazines in the village for forty or more years. For much of that time Keith ran the business single handed. Newspaper selling always involved very early mornings and as a sole operator, Keith had to work into the evenings to keep his paper work up to date. It was seven days a week, of course and pretty well every day of the year. Keith has been tied to that business for a very long time, unable to get away for holidays or to really follow his own interests.  We are sure all of the village will wish him well in his well-earned retirement.

But today we’ll look back to the year 2000 and a millennium photo that was taken of workers at the shop.

Here we see Keith outside his shop with four young delivery men who are Craig Hale, Matthew Hale, Richard Penney and Ian Gregory.

 

Keith Davis and the delivery lads outside the Market Lavington newsagents in the year 2000

Keith Davis and the delivery lads outside the Market Lavington newsagents in the year 2000

And here, taken shortly before Keith retired, we see him in familiar pose in the shop.

Keith in the shop in 2014, before retirement

Keith in the shop in 2014, before retirement

Newspapers can still be bought in Market Lavington for the Co-op now sells them.

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