How many of you folks out there remember Spokes shops in Lower Clapton Road opposite the churchyard?
As a child in the early 50’s, my mum would take me here for shoes, and any haberdashery that she may have needed.
To me it was a shop of fasination mainly because of the the money pots that used to whizz around the various departments making a wonderful whistling sound, and ending up at the cashiers kiosk, where they were once again whizzed back to the sales man or woman with the correct change enclosed. I can’t remember when the shop closed down but I do remember going there in the early 70’s to buy shoes for my young children. The building is still there but it is now used by several different businesses, or at least it was when I last visited Hackney about eight years ago.
Happy Memories indeed.