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The Shops




Up until as late as 1864 there were at least two shops in Itteringham
and another one on the Common.
The one that remained in the centre of village by 1900 is still there to this day.

 

 

 

1st April 2006
1st April 2006


Itteringham Village Shop - now a Café as well!
Opening times Mon - Sat 9.00 - 5.00 and Sunday 9.00 - 12.00

Shop tel. no. 01263 587325

 

Exciting news for the Village Shop!

The Community Shop and Post Office received a grant from 'Vital Villages' for 75% of a complete refurbishment plan, to try and ensure its future for the local community.

The comprehensive refurbishment has now been carried out and having been run from the village hall for over two months, the new look shop was reopened on Saturday 8th May 2004 by Norman Lamb MP.
Any contributions towards the remaining 25% would be gratefully received!

c.1938
c.1938

1969 29th May 2004
1969
29th May 2004


Revitalised exterior 29th May 2004 Withers Gallery adjoining the shop
Revitalised exterior 29th May 2004
Withers Gallery adjoining the shop - gallery closed in 2008

New look shop interior with refreshment area   Shop interior 29th May 2004
New look shop interior with refreshment area
 
Shop interior 29th May 2004

Moving the shop to the village hall 28th February 2004   Volunteers with celebratory drink 28th February 2004
Moving the shop to the village hall 28th February 2004
 
Volunteers with celebratory drink 28th February 2004

Shop in its temporary home 28th February 2004
Shop in its temporary home 28th February 2004

Norman Lamb MP visiting the shop in October 2003   Norman Lamb MP being served by Holly Turner Oct 2003
Norman Lamb MP visiting the shop in October 2003
 
Norman Lamb MP being served by Holly Turner Oct 2003

c.2000
c.2000

... remembered going to the Fairhead's shop with two farthings to buy a halfpenny top which I whipped along the dusty road.
Molly Bell


Molly lived with her family at 104 Wolterton Road and Grandfather Bell lived on the Common.

Albert Fairhead outside the shop in 1933
Albert Fairhead outside the shop in 1933

The Fairhead family ran the shop from 1908.
Note the original position of the steps and railings.

Mrs Curtis, postwoman
Mrs Curtis, postwoman - August 1942

The above photograph shows Mrs. Curtis at White House Farm, having collected parcels of apples that Land Army Girl, Eileen Stone, was sending home to her mother in Sussex.


Brian and Dorothy Fairhead outside the shop in the 1960s
Brian and Dorothy Fairhead outside the shop in the 1960s

Brian Fairhead left school and started working in the shop in 1933

Brian and Dorothy's shop as remembered by so many
Brian and Dorothy's shop as remembered by so many

There is a link the Fairhead family website on the Links & Ads page

Dorothy Fairhead at work on 22nd September 1994
Dorothy Fairhead at work on 22nd September 1994

November 2001
November 2001

Community shoppers 3rd October 1994 Sebastian Sutcliffe Elspeth Barker Eric Goodman Widge Savage Jimmy Fowell Simeon Goodman Penny Goodman Rufus Goodman Karen  Warminger
Community shoppers 3rd October 1994



The old shop on the Common c.1990
The old shop on the Common c.1990

The shop on the Common closed some years back.
Towards the end it was only selling such items as sweets and tobacco.

My name is Glenys Hall (New Zealand), daughter of Doris Taylor (née) Broughton who was the daughter of the late Edith Broughton who lived in and ran the old shop on the common.
I have fond memories of visiting grandma in 1977 with Mum & Dad and in 1986.
Mum has often recounted to us the tale of her Dad, who looked after the animal feed rations during the war and their delivery, finding her in the shed mixing the feeds altogether.  She was very unpopular and caused him great distress.
I saw some comments on one of your pages from a Jimmy Broughton and scratched my head trying to figure how he fitted into the family.  Mum shone enlightenment on the situation by advising that our cousin James, likes to call himself Jimmy these days.   I remember James from our visits distinctly as in childhood he had a drooping eyelid and quiet way.  We used to hear of his travels designing zoo's but I believe he has moved onto other ventures now.

Glenys Hall - 7th November 2007

Sometimes she would throw the sweets at you...
Austin Fowell

White's 1836: Edmund Sims, grocer & draper

White's 1845: William Adams, shopkeeper
White's 1845: Richard Burgess, shopkeeper

Hunt's 1850: Henry Gayfor

1855: Henry Gayfor emigrated to Canada

White's 1864: John Williams

Kelly's 1896: Herbert Williamson, grocer & draper. Post Office

1894-1898: Herbert Williamson leased shop

Kelly's 1900: Jane Thompson (Miss), grocer & draper. Post Office

1908: Fairhead family

Kelly's 1922: Albert Fairhead, grocer & sub Post Office

Kelly's 1925: Albert Fairhead, grocer & sub Post Office

Kelly's 1933: Albert Fairhead, grocer & sub Post Office

1933: Brian Fairhead left school and started working in the shop

Kelly's 1937: Albert Fairhead, grocer

1994: Brian & Dorothy Fairhead retired

2005: Itteringham Community Shop Association

Vicky Collins Ben Withers Jane Withers Holly Turner Mary Savage Molly Fowell Norman Lamb MP John Lamb Norman Lamb MP Holly Turner Val Bennett Holly Turner Penny McVeigh Kim Turner Pemmy McVeigh Val Bennett Kim Turner Mary Savage John Lamb Jane Withers Holly Turner Steve Hagan Julia Thompson Geoff Thompson Mitch Mary Savage Penny Goodman Jane Withers Penny Goodman


If you have any memories, anecdotes or photos please let us know and we may be able to use them to update the site. By all means telephone 01263 713658 or

 
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