A very Happy Christmas to everyone, and all best wishes for 2016.
Christmas set me thinking about a shop not far from Charnwood Street. I recalled it as Berridge’s, on Humberstone Road, but have been reminded that it was actually called Burbage’s and was on Uppingham Road. I think it sold mainly bicycles and electrical goods, but they had toys as well that could be chosen for Christmas and then paid for week by week. I remember having a doll from there one year as a Christmas present. My Mum and I used to stop off at Sparrow Park on the bus into the city centre and make the payment – and I could see the doll lying in its box on the shelf for weeks on end before it was actually time for it to be collected!
*There are some memories of Charny at Christmas from previous years at https://cib2.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/christmas-in-charny/ and https://cib2.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/christmas-shopping-in-charny/.