ISBN: 979-8503275230 84 pages, images and map.
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The store was one of a chain of well known drapery shops established by George Lewis and Frederick Hyland who were pioneers of the department store we recognise today. The Tenterden branch was the childhood home of the author and before him home to hundreds of managers and staff during its 140 year history including apprentices, shop assistants, milliners, tailors and domestic staff who lived alongside the managers and their families as was the tradition. Some of them went on to forge extraordinary careers and even open their own shops.
The book a fascinating insight into the life and times of shop assistants in the Victorian and Edwardain period right up to its closure in 1986.
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