Christmas shopping in Charny…


(Photo by Michael Westmoreland)

In case you didn’t see it, there was a letter in the Leicester Mercury earlier this week (10 December 2014)  from Barbara Watson of Melton with some memories of shopping at Paddy’s Swag Shop in Charnwood Street in the 1950s and 1960s. She remembers buying a little Christmas tree from there in 1964 for 2s 6d (12.5p in today’s money), It was eight inches tall and decorated with candles and baubles – and she’d just put it up again for Christmas 2014!

There are more memories of Paddy’s Swag Shop – and of Christmas in Charnwood Street – at and

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.


One thought on “Christmas shopping in Charny…

  1. Do you remember Tony’s in Charny ? My dad (Dennis) was manager there with an assistant called Mick. It must have been about mid 1960s.

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