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Andrew THOMPSON – Old Powburn Shop owner

Andrew THOMPSON was the original “grocer and provision dealer” who opened “large and commodious premises” at Powburn on 6 March 1883: the original ‘Old Powburn Shop’ [1]. This was run by various members of the Thompson family as a grocer shop until 1911 when it was also being used as a Post Office. It then appears to have run as a Post Office until at least 1939.

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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas!

Well, we’ve had a few cold and frosty mornings recently: certainly enough to get me in the Christmas spirit, as they remind me of my favourite Christmas Carol, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’. And we’ve only just passed the midwinter point of the shortest, and darkest day. Things can only get brighter!

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