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I started work as a Weekend assistant in the old 140 in readiness for the move to 168. I spent several weeks manning the collection point on the back door in the roasting heat of summer behind the big black concertina doors. Then trained on the checkouts and to cover the phones in the office when we moved over to the shiny new shop. Mr Mac was an amazing BM sadly missed. He arranged for me to have an interview for the A level training scheme and 25 years later I left as BM at Morningside in Edinburgh.
My Dad lived around the corner from there in Cumberland Street. He was born in 1929. He
knew the people who run the betting office. Bucks.
2 generations, after Waitrose.
I would loved to have asked him if he remembered it. Sadly he died before the sign was found. I would like to think he did as his parents were In the catering business.
My parents were Tom and Win Cashman. My name is Jean and for anyone that was at the Leckford Camp at the time my parents were, I was the little baby. I have been showing these articles to my older brother and sister, Michael and Susan. My brother said his strongest memory is becoming an expert at scrumping apples. Both Michael and Susan remarked how different it was to living in the centre of London. I now have a younger sister who was born in Basingstoke and the two of us are interested to hear stories of the camp.