close this bookA teenager in Hamilton in the late 1930s
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Describes Hamilton shopping, dress shops. Lists tea rooms; Centreway, Courts, Daffidol tea- rooms. Lists milk - bars; Monte Carlo, Dolly Vardon. Mentions shoe repairs, describes repairing shoes herself. Mentions hat shops; Miss Bains, Gamages. People dressed up to go to town, hats and gloves. Recalls little summer house on Garden Place hill and houses. Mentions Chinese laundries for shirt collars. Remembers that there were many fruit shops.