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Shops and Shopping: the small shop through the ages

Friday 8th June
14:00 - 17:00

Doors Open: 13:45
Artist: Dr Janet Pennington
Venue: Festival Big Top
Adult Ticket: £10.00
We take shopping for granted nowadays, using our local shops (if we still have them) and going to the supermarket. We can even order online and have a home delivery at our convenience. How different was it for our ancestors – would we recognise a medieval shopfront in Steyning High Street or elsewhere today? How many have survived? And what about shop signs and shop names – how have they changed? Are we still ‘a nation of shopkeepers’? Come and hear the answers to these questions, and bring along any family ‘shops and shopping’ photographs or memorabilia, suitably labelled, for display. Tea and cake will be on sale in the café.

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