SU1405 : Framptons, High Street, Ringwood

taken 12 years ago, near to Ringwood, Hampshire, Great Britain

Framptons, High Street, Ringwood
Framptons, High Street, Ringwood
Beneath the name it says "Established over 150 years". It was certainly there in the 1950s when I was a boy, but in those days, before the advent of supermarkets, it was the premier grocers in Ringwood. My mother would go into the shop to order gorceries for the week, and they would be delivered later in carboard boxes by Frampton's lorry. It was Ocado without the internet.

The staff stood behind a flat counter upon which there was a pile of greaseproof paper (about 2 ft x 3ft) for wrapping things. The groceries were behind them on wooden shelves; the customers never touched them. Items would be fetched, or weighed out and packaged up, and the price totted up in pencil on the greaseproof paper.

At some stage I think the Frampton family sold the business and it now sells pet and garden supplies. You can walk out of the back of the shop onto Meeting House Lane.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1466 0523 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.7845N 1:47.5883W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1465 0522
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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