Thursday, 5 February 2015

Pub, a Shop or two in Sheffield, Tasmania.

There is an old shop at Shefflied, Tasmania called Slaters Country Store established in 1899 as a General Store.  These days it houses clothing from head to toe.  When walking into the store it feels like walking back in time.




Back in the olden days a women would be as this model, sitting waiting for the money to arrive via a container that travelled along a 'line', she would put the change in, and send it back to the counter.



The local Pub which seemed to be rather busy.


A Coffee shop down the street from Slaters.

When I was a pre-teen I stayed at Sheffield for part of the winter school holiday with my late Auntie and Uncle and my cousins. They my cousins, have no connection with Sheffield these days.

20 comments:

  1. Good morning M or should I say evening:) Oh this looks like a place I could be very comfortable in. I love the old store. Hope all is well and warm over there. Hug G xo

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  2. Yes, it's evening or very early morning my time - the time we used to chat before you went outside to feed the cows :)
    The old store is lovely inside, and a treasure.
    Hugs M xox

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  3. Hello,

    We can just remember stores in England which operated this system of money being put into containers, whizzing their way along pneumatic tubes to the finance office and then whizzing back with the correct change.

    This store looks like a piece of history.....we should love it!

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    1. It definitely is part of our history here in Tasmania. It's pleasing that you just remember days of old, as I also remember and lucky to have seen the transition to what we have today.

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  4. Margaret this old shop is fantastic. It is a great opportunity to do shopping there. Do you love drinking Italian coffee?

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    1. I don't drink much coffee, but I do like Italian coffee..

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  5. Ooh fudge and coffee - that's a combo guaranteed to get me buzzing. :-)

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  6. What a fun place to visit. The department store, as it was called, in the small town I grew up in had this same system. I was fascinated when I was a kid, all part of the excitement of buy a few new school clothes!

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  7. Good God! I had completely forgotten about those contraptions.
    I remember them in David Jones, Farmers ( now maybe Myers stores) and wonderful
    Mark Foys in Sydney in the 1950's. All these funny things strung up above us, the customers, zipping along at the rate of knots.
    What a wonderful trip you are taking us with courtesy of this small town called Sheffield, Tasmania.
    I vaguely recall them in the "everything Chinese Store" in Moree way back in the early 1950's.
    The person who did this change business was all so important - ha ha. Like the Lord High and Almighty
    money exchanger.
    Great post, Margaret.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Well there you are! Something from the past :)
      Pleased you enjoyed the post.
      Have been to Moree several times. My husband has a very distant cousin there, much younger than us of course.

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  8. I remember the old cashes with the change in a container on a line, and a store here in the Montreal area actually had such a cash as recently as 10 years ago. Amazing. Lovely photos.

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    1. Gosh, just 10 years ago you saw that in operation, how wonderful.

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  9. Maybe we could travel that way, eh? Through pnemonic tubes. I heard some rich guy would like to build a prototype vacuum tube travel line out of L.A., but to where, I'm not sure. It's Jetsons all the way. The banks here still use pneumonic tubes for outside car banking.

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  10. It looks an interesting country town. I love wandering through those type of shops.

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    1. It's good fun for you never know what you will find.

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