Lane's Corner Shop

Sydney Road

Lane's Corner Shop

This is a photo of my father’s shop known as Lane’s Corner Shop. You can see the dairy on the side of the picture.

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  • Does anyone know who lived in number 44 Sydney road, Tilbury around 1st world war 1914/15? My father was born there; was it a dwelling house?

    By Pam Green (18/04/2016)
  • I used to deliver milk for Lane’s dairy every morning before school back in the early 60s. It was a struggle steering a delivery bike with a full crate on the front but somehow I managed. For Perth House I would use hand crates and return back to base a couple of times to top up. My most vivid memory was delivering in the harsh winter of 63. With snow up to my knees, I still managed to fight through to deliver the milk on the harsh cold dark mornings. I was rather proud of my achievement until someone complained that his milk arrived 10 minutes late! 

    By Frederick Wood (07/07/2014)
  • I remember Lane’s very well and the hand pushed milk delivery trolley which kept us supplied in all weathers including the vicious winter of 1946/47. Sweets were still rationed but I remember we used to be offered pear drops ‘off the ration’. Opposite Lane’s shop was another shop named I believe ‘The Little Covent Garden just around the corner fromthe Co-op in Dock Road

    By Duncan Grant (18/10/2013)
  • The boy at the time could have been Denis Collins the car was his uncle Roy’s ELAINE Holmes nee Templeman

    By ELAINE HOLMES (25/04/2013)
  • I wonder who the boy is whose face you can see in the windscreen of the vehicle.

    By andy reynolds (01/04/2013)
  • Yes you are right it was burtons, and next door was the cobbles it was called georges [ Elaine ]

    By Elaine Holmes [nee Templeman ] (29/03/2013)
  • Yes I remember Lane`s very well. I was in the shop one day when a chap was buying no end of sweets and took ages. I was so delighted age 7 when he gave me a chocolate bar. I also remember the greengrocery shop opposite, I think it was Burtons.

    By rod Downes (26/03/2013)
  • hi larraine, yes you were right we did live in canberra sq.but before that we did live at 1 sydney rd .the shop was on the corner and the dairy was at the side. until around 1956/ 57 and the shop went to callcutta rd when mr whight took it over.and my mum and dad had the dairy up until 1965 until they sold it , i did work for my parent’s until i i had my daughter .elaine holmes[lane ]

    By Elaine Holmes (27/01/2013)
  • Hello Elaine, I cant say I remember your dads shop but if I have the right person, I do remember your family. Was your dad a taxi driver and lived on Canberra Square? I remember Skinners on dock road almost opposite the Sydney Road turning I also remember the classic hair dressers and the Co Op being there.

    By larraine jackson (04/01/2013)

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