Shoes ‘n things

Number 9, Church Street, Market Lavington has had a varied history and locals may not remember all the businesses that occupied the building. Fortunately, Market Lavington Museum is a repository for all sorts of paper items and someone thought to donate a couple of flyers from 1985.

Here, we see that the shop was selling shoes for men and women along with various gift items. By the 1980s, most ladies had probably changed from wearing stockings to tights, but the shop stocked both. Looking back over nearly forty years, we may well be comparing the current prices of shoes with those advertised here. Of course, people earned less then than now.

Our second flyer informs us that the business was opening for the first time on 30th March 1985 and that, for a month, there was to be an introductory offer of a 5 % reduction on a pair of shoes.

In our next blog entry, we will look at 9, Church Street at some other points in its history.

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