SunA couple of you were talking about the closure of shops in town and Village’s. Last year two shops in my local town closed down its very sad when this happens…
I read this quite extraordinary story a few days ago , that a Village shop had done just that.
The nearest grocery store was then 4 miles away. That is until someone at the Council came up with a great idea, by converting a Old telephone Box which was no longer in use. Into a tiny grocery store, selling bread newspaper and other essentails for the 250 residents.
Residents place an order by telephone to the grocer’s shop 4 miles up the road. He places s list in the kiosk of everything thats available to them . He then delivers the orders before 7 am the following morning, with the customers name on it.
Customers pay by Credit card or cheque (check). There seems to be a lot of honesty in the Village and nothing has been taken without payment. Its a good example of the community spirit in the Village , they all seem to look after one another.
Well thats amazing and I hope it continues to be so…
Well on that note I bid you farewrell enjoy your day, the sun is actually out here at the moment glad to say..Take care of yourselves.

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About natswans

A young at heart Lady now retired and just trying to enjoy Life and making the most of things. Passionate about the Wildlife. I have owned two Greyhounds over the past 12 years, and just Love them to bits. Soon I will rescue another . The country is the place to be if you love the peace it holds.I love walking along the beach on a fine day sun even better. Reading Posts about other peoples every day lives , in my home land England and other parts of the world.

10 responses »

  1. Beth says:

    A beautiful story. Thank you for sharing this with us.Hugs,Beth

  2. Dianne says:

    Good Morning Sheila, Love this photo of the old telephone box. If only it could talk, can you imagine the stories it would tell. It is probably a good thing it can’t. :)That is a neat concept …. Selling groceries in a box. Ha! I really hope that the honour system continues to work out. If only it were that way, everywhere.

  3. Dianne says:

    I noticed your note concerning our trip to Ganaoque. We had a lovely day and my mom enjoyed the cruise and dinner after. She was pretty tired by the time we got home. We made some precious memories that day.I am not sure if you know but my mom has kidney disease and may soon have to go on dialysis. She has other health issues also. On the bright side of things, she is still able to live on her own in her senior’s apartment

  4. Dianne says:

    Well, you take care and thank you for asking how our day went. I have been busy with work and such. Today and yesterday it has been cloudy and raining. I will try and get out for a walk today, even if it is raining.Maybe sort through some photo and who knows, maybe even do a post if something comes to mind.Have a good day and week ahead.Hugs and SmilesDianne 🙂

  5. Dreamwalker says:

    Hi Sheila, what a lovely story, and so nice to see such honesty around.. Yes its a shame about our villages and shops, many around here too are vacant and town shops are boarded up.. I hope you had a good weekend xx

  6. Pat says:

    A clever idea – hopefully it keeps working.

  7. Arlene says:

    That was such a refreshing story Sheila, but I don’t think you should broadcast the name of the village or they might find that the honesty trust may go out of the window. oh how I wish we lived in that sort of ideal world.I thought at first they were going to actually open a shop in the box LOL silly me.

  8. Sheila says:

    Hi Arlene yes I agree with you , and I wish we could all live in a better World. Enjoy your day or whats left of it. its rained all day here.

  9. penny says:

    What a wonderful story. Thank goodness there are still honest people in the world

  10. Rosemary says:

    It is certainly a case of someone using their initiative

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