Let's Talk - - Memory Lane -

Call­ing all the knit­ters of Great Yar­mouth area - who can you recog­nise in this great photo from Oc­to­ber 1981? The oc­ca­sion was the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Pa­ton Sil­ver rose bowl to Trudy Stol­wor­thy of Brad­well, who was the win­ner of the Olivettes’ Hand­knit­ting Com­pe­ti­tion in Yar­mouth. Olivettes was started by Olive Gilling­wa­ter - who later be­came Olive Har­vey - when she was a young woman in 1931. She be­gan with a wool shop in Mar­ket Row, Great Yar­mouth, but built the hab­er­dash­ery and chil­dren’s cloth­ing busi­ness to have 12 stores in Yar­mouth, Gor­leston, Cais­ter and Nor­wich. The last store closed in 1994. What are your mem­o­ries of those shops?

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