Alford Image Library

The Coffee Shoppe, Alford
The Alford Image Library
The Coffee Shoppe, Alford

Now the biker's shop?
Picture added on 17 August 2008
I think this was Donald Gillies shop in the sixties, so must be eighties?
Added by Jim Marnoch on 20 September 2008
Many thanks Jim M. Duly may have guessed that some of the dates are guesswork because no information accompanies some of the photographs, so I'm relying on you to help out. Thanks again, and please keep checking the details.
Added by Jim on 20 September 2008
Is it Julia Lawson's coffee shop?
Added by Lorna on 10 January 2009
Donald gillies was in this shop until the late 70, s. Affordable Fabrics and a ski hire business have traded here.

Added by Alistair Murray on 28 March 2009
The picture was taken when the shop was converted to a coffee shop by Lois and Bill Reid who purchased the whole building from Mr & Mrs Donald Gilles in 1981. We sold the coffee shop part to Julia Lawson. We sold off various parts of the building over the years. The last part being sold in 1997 and is currently trading as the Cheery Cup. Incidentally when we initially purchased the building we inherited two sitting tenants namely Willie (Speedy)and Jeanie Mitchell. Apparently Jeannie had gone to School from Dashwood and had lived in the building for over 70 years. Willie her brother was a retired watchmaker and one of the village "characters" of his time.
Added by Bill Reid on 15 December 2009


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