About the Hurley Post Office and Stores
The present owners Jim and Nina have owned the Post Office and store since 1997.
They have researched a brief history of the building and what we know so far is detailed below.
1st owner – William Wood.
1912 William Wood sold to Jane Elizabeth Thompson.
1927 Thompson Stores sold to Percival Frank Spooner and Alma Spooner.
1962 Eileen Elizebeth Baraham and Jack Lewis took over.
1981 owned by Edward Alvin Robinson and Bridget Hazel Robinson.
The present owners Jim and Nina took on the business in April 1997 from Mary and Peter Wall.
It was a tiny shop and Post Office with standing room for only 4 people at a time.
After 2 years Jim and Nina extended the shop into the living area to make it bigger.
3 yrs ago a further refurbisment was undertaken into the present day shop.
Dorothy May Ross - a poet who moved to Hurley (the birthplace of her mother) in the late 1920's from Halifax wrote a lovely poem about this shop....
Hurley Village Store
”Thompsons Stores is the ideal shop when you go up Hurley village, just in you pop,
and if you look around you, there you will find food for the family of every kind.
Behind the counter, so spick and so span,
a maid will serve you as fast as she can,
all dressed up in uniform grey,
tripping about so merry and gay.
Each one you meet up there is decked up as smart,
just buzzing around to play her part.”
We are striving to hopefully give just as good service. Please contact us if you are connected with any previous owners of the Store or have any interior/exterior photo’s from the past – we would love to hear from you.
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