no 50 poplar road... November 09 2013
Love this so much... wanted to share it here.
Look it's no 50 poplar road in Kings Heath, Birmingham in 1961, once a cute little cobblers stitching up shoes, repairing leather soles and tapping pins into new heels! An independent business where people would pop along for a friendly service and a nice chat.
Some 52 years later and no' 50 is now the People shop *home of handmade loveliness* where we have been the owners for the past 14 years.
Still a lovely, lively independent business that boasts the 'only' original shop front in the street, complete with pretty stained glass windows.
We still offer a good old fashioned service of the sort where every person that passes through the little front door is greeted with a big hello and a smile, there's no rushing or self service tills bleeping at you... and we are 'always' up for a nice chat, about the weather (somethings never change!) or conversations about how lovely it is to see people sewing again 'just like the good old days' and all this very often served up with tea n cake too!
We love our little shop and we are very proud of the fact that at People the stitching and sewing is still happening all these years later, of course the shoes have been replaced with pretty dresses but we are happy keeping traditions alive 'just like the good old days!
thanks to @brumpic on twitter for sharing the black and white image above too.
Allison x x x