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I met my husband at Woolworth’s—shame it’s closed down

PUBLISHED: 11:16 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, WHAT a shame that Woolworth’s in Chrisp Street Market in Poplar has closed down. I met my husband at Woolworth’s in 1950 when I was working as a sales girl in the store which had a snack bar where he used to call in lunchtime

Dear Editor,

WHAT a shame that Woolworth’s in Chrisp Street Market in Poplar has closed down (East London Advertiser, December 24).

I met my husband at Woolworth’s in 1950. I was working as a sales girl in the store which had a snack bar where he used to call in lunchtime with the boys from Poplar polytechnic.

He asked me for a date and we got engaged in 1952 and married in March, 1954. We have six children, 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In March we will have been married 55 years.

We moved from Poplar 10 years ago to Aveley in Essex, but I still love getting my Advertiser delivered every week.

I only have happy memories of Woolworth’s and the crowd of girls I worked with, all probably in their 70s now.

Edna Crow

Mill-road, Aveley, Essex

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