Category Archives: Shopkeepers

The Queen of Ipswich’s High Street

I would like to contribute a post to Queen of the High Street about a lady that is a friend and mentor. Cathy Frost launched her shop Loveone in St. Peter’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, about 6 years ago now –

The Queen of Ipswich’s High Street

I would like to contribute a post to Queen of the High Street about a lady that is a friend and mentor. Cathy Frost launched her shop Loveone in St. Peter’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, about 6 years ago now –

Margate’s Queen of the High Street

As Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) said: ‘If you want something done ask a busy person. The other kind has no time.’ I’ve not met as busy a person as Margate’s Roxana Tesla. Rox, as she’s known, has quietly kickstarted

Margate’s Queen of the High Street

As Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) said: ‘If you want something done ask a busy person. The other kind has no time.’ I’ve not met as busy a person as Margate’s Roxana Tesla. Rox, as she’s known, has quietly kickstarted

Lace Boutique

Lace Boutique is one of Ayr’s great independents. Its owner, Kara Fergus opened this, her first shop, two years ago in the Fish Cross, the historic former marketplace at the foot of Ayr High Street. Lace Boutique stock of quirky

Lace Boutique

Lace Boutique is one of Ayr’s great independents. Its owner, Kara Fergus opened this, her first shop, two years ago in the Fish Cross, the historic former marketplace at the foot of Ayr High Street. Lace Boutique stock of quirky

Morgan McGlynn’s cheese makes her Queen of the High Street

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a young girl, Morgan McGlynn, in her cheese shop in the heart of Muswell Hill. Once an unloved small shop ticking over in the village-like settings of Muswell Hill,

Morgan McGlynn’s cheese makes her Queen of the High Street

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a young girl, Morgan McGlynn, in her cheese shop in the heart of Muswell Hill. Once an unloved small shop ticking over in the village-like settings of Muswell Hill,

Altrincham’s Queen of the High Street is gap year student

Art with a Heart delivers Arts for the Community in Altrincham, contributing to the regeneration of the heart of the town. Opening its doors to the Public on September 2012, in what once an derelict unit of 2 years, AWAH

Altrincham’s Queen of the High Street is gap year student

Art with a Heart delivers Arts for the Community in Altrincham, contributing to the regeneration of the heart of the town. Opening its doors to the Public on September 2012, in what once an derelict unit of 2 years, AWAH

From a market stall to Peterborough cathedral

Rachel Parkin runs Balagan. She started selling jewellery that she made (I don’t think “handmade” was a term used way back then…) on the high street from a market stall some years ago. She managed to work her way up

From a market stall to Peterborough cathedral

Rachel Parkin runs Balagan. She started selling jewellery that she made (I don’t think “handmade” was a term used way back then…) on the high street from a market stall some years ago. She managed to work her way up

Even Cowgirls Trade in Lewes

As I trudge along Friars Walk through the mizzle I see the welcome glow of a shop. A ramshackle building perched on the corner of the street, like the house that jack built crammed with guitars and the promise of

Even Cowgirls Trade in Lewes

As I trudge along Friars Walk through the mizzle I see the welcome glow of a shop. A ramshackle building perched on the corner of the street, like the house that jack built crammed with guitars and the promise of