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Back In Time For The Corner Shop (BBC)

Maria Magenta

master brummie
Anyone watching this? It's the usual structure, a family travels through time, on this occasion running a corner shop in Sheffield.

I don't think we really had a corner shop, though perhaps I just can't remember.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Yes Lyn. Episode 2 aired this week but is repeated on Sunday BBC 2 at 4.50pm for 1hr. Enjoyed 1st episode set during early 1900s - covered WW1 and up to about 1920.
 
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Maria Magenta

master brummie
It must have taken for ever to make ice cream! I didn't realise (though probably should have) that there was training available in the 1920s for people running shops.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
I found the first episode really useful as we have been looking at a 'corner shop' in Boldmere which opened in the late 1800's so the date coincided. The Boldmere shop is now a pub and we have been trying to find out when it was licenced. The TV shop keeper had applied for a beer licence and served this in his grocer's shop so this may have happened in Boldmere. I'll have to watch the next episode on i-player as I missed it.
 
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