Interviewer: Which shops were down the bottom of the village?
Noreen Honey: Well we can remember a fish shop over opposite Bernard’s there.
Ian Honey: Bill Steer had a fish shop there.
Noreen Honey: Guy Hawken, I can’t remember that shop.
Ian Honey: Guy Hawken, an ironmongers. I remember that shop, you used to go downstairs.
Ian Honey: Then where Ted Childs is (bottom of Church Hill), that was Tremaines. A wonderful shop. I didn’t remember it but I heard they sold everything including glass eyes. Ted tells the story, a genuine story, that someone went in and asked for a glass eye and he pulled a drawer out and he had a drawer full of all sizes and colours! Artificial glass eyes!
Ian Honey: You could get anything for fishing boats in the shop that is now The Fudge Shop.
The telephone exchange, Herb Scott lived in there eventually, and Harry Mormon’s boot-makers shop halfway up Church Hill. Edgar Bate bit further up was the tailor. He was a tailor with one leg shorter than the other. He was also the postman. He would deliver a telegram for threepence to Port Quin from Port Isaac.