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and they'd go off for the day. When the blackberries were ready they'd go off with their little plastic containers and pick the fruit and come back all stained with blackberry juice.

There was so much freedom in those days, everybody knew everybody else.

If anyone had any trouble or anything you all rallied round _ it was almost like one big family. There wasn't the selfishness that there is now

The Dip was always a very bustling, thriving area, but its got a bit of a seedy look to it now. Sainsbury's and B & Q put paid to it _ that is why the hardware shop and the two grocers went to the wall."

Hardware Store in the Hollingdean dip 1936-37
Supermarket Sweep

The big four supermarkets now sell over half our food in the UK.

Number of food shops in Britain 1950 221,662

Number of food shops in Britain 1997 36,931

   

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