We celebrated 40 years of the shop, as we know it today on Saturday 13 October 2001 by a party held in the shop. Mrs Rosemary Green and her 2 sons joined us for the afternoon.
Everyone appeared to enjoy the memories which were stirred, and we all learnt something new about the history of the shop. Old friendships were rekindled and stories of old times were heard wherever you were in the shop. The weather was kind and the party spilled out onto the road.
Mrs Green was kept busy with the cutting of the 40th Birthday Cake and posing for numerous photographs, not forgetting the judging of the Children’s Painting Competition, the results are below:
|5 years and Under||6 -10 years|
|1st||Amy Spackman||Megan Gilkes|
|2nd||Clinton Brown||Will Spackman|
|3rd||Toby Seely||Vivienne Wymer-Hoad|
Congratulations to the winners above and thank you to all the children who took the time to paint or draw the shop.
Oxfordshire Village Shop of the Year 2001
No doubt by now you have all heard that we have been honoured with the above award.
Our thanks go to everyone who wrote nominating the stores for this accolade and the achievement is one tor the village and not simply for the shop. It is you the customers who have made the shop worthy of this award by giving us your support and involvement.
We would like to thank everyone for the letters sent nominating the shop and for the many kind and thoughtful comments made over the past few weeks. We will do all we can to ensure that the honour is well deserved and will strive to improve the shop and its services over the coming months.
Terry and Judith