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Memory Lane: Pride in Grantham store felt by both greengrocer and painter

Memory Lane: Greengrocers Arnold Graham in Swinegate.
Memory Lane: Greengrocers Arnold Graham in Swinegate.

When iconic Grantham greengrocers Arnold Graham closed in the summer of last year, owner David Graham proudly told the Journal that the shopfront had been painted by Terry Shelbourne.

Equally, Terry has proudly kept a photo of the greengrocers among his archive.

The independent, family-run business was a staple store on Swinegate for nearly six decades, providing fresh fruit and veg, as well as being a place National School pupils would go to get their penny sweets and ice creams.

David, who inherited the shop from his father, Arnold, said he was one of the first people in town to get a freezer, and also credited his dad for choosing the bright green frontage which ensured Arnold’s stood out.


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