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Mr Red 20 Mar 15 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,achmelvich 20 Mar 15 - 07:51 AM
Wesley S 20 Mar 15 - 09:03 AM
Bainbo 20 Mar 15 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,Dave the Gnome 20 Mar 15 - 10:22 AM
Teribus 20 Mar 15 - 10:34 AM
DMcG 20 Mar 15 - 10:40 AM
Teribus 20 Mar 15 - 10:48 AM
Roger the Skiffler 20 Mar 15 - 11:01 AM
Musket 20 Mar 15 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,ketchdana 20 Mar 15 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Bizibod 20 Mar 15 - 12:27 PM
Jim Carroll 20 Mar 15 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 20 Mar 15 - 03:05 PM
GUEST, DTM 20 Mar 15 - 03:06 PM
Stilly River Sage 20 Mar 15 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,# 20 Mar 15 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,DrWord 20 Mar 15 - 05:06 PM
Tangledwood 20 Mar 15 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 20 Mar 15 - 07:25 PM
LadyJean 20 Mar 15 - 10:00 PM
BobL 21 Mar 15 - 02:50 AM
Jack Campin 21 Mar 15 - 04:12 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 21 Mar 15 - 04:17 AM
Teribus 21 Mar 15 - 06:11 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 21 Mar 15 - 08:10 AM
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Steve Shaw 22 Mar 15 - 07:24 AM
Mr Red 22 Mar 15 - 08:33 AM
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Subject: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 07:46 AM

I was looking for camera shops in Swindon UK and found T4 Camera shop and Single Malt Scotch liquour store (selection is the best of both genres)

What else can we find that is a bizarre combination sales outlet?


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,achmelvich
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 07:51 AM

there is a shop on leith walk selling 'Darts and TV' -jings!


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Wesley S
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 09:03 AM

I was driving with a friend past a bait shop. The sign said "Worms and Cold Beer". His comment: I'd need a LOT of cold beer to wash down those worms.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Bainbo
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 09:53 AM

In Sunderland, UK, I take my vacuum cleaner to be repaierd at a shop called ISE Electricals & Bluebell Diving Academy.

See if this link to Google Streetview works.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 10:22 AM

I once bought a pint of Guinness and a tin whistle in a Post Office in Listowel. But that is pretty common for Ireland!


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Teribus
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 10:34 AM

Funniest one I saw was in Tralee where I think at one point they had 188 places where you could buy drink on the main drag, vast majority shops that had a bar at the back - this particular one was an Funeral Directors and Undertakers proudly announced under which was written "Licensed to Sell Spirits".

Another although not a shop as such used to be just off the roundabout on the South side of Perth at the gateway to a farm which combined the following:

"Pick your own Strawberries
Bag your own manure"


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: DMcG
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 10:40 AM

No specific example but I am frequently surprised by things on sale at motorway service stations. Presumably there are people who pop in for a coffee and then buy tents on impulse but I would have expected that if you were going somewhere a tent is needed you would have remembered to pack one.

And a tent is a reasonably sensible item compared to some.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Teribus
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 10:48 AM

"I am frequently surprised by things on sale at motorway service stations. Presumably there are people who pop in for a coffee and then buy tents on impulse"

Probably headed round London on the M25, or hitting the M6 through Birmingham.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:01 AM

Does anyone wear combinations these days, even if on sale?

RtS
(I'll get me special offer service stop poncho)


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:46 AM

Tsk. The local Waterstones sells history books and books by Max Hastings.

How's about shops as of next month selling phones and watches? How odd? (I shall be pre ordering one, mind)


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 12:13 PM

A shop in Port Sudan sold ice cream (cones, pints, ...) and typewriters (including new electric ones. This was in 1966). Perfect place as you sit at one of the small round tables cooling off to contemplate the impulse purchase of a piece of office machinery, or just a new typewriter ribbon.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Bizibod
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 12:27 PM

Some years ago,on one of the Greek islands,Paros maybe,"Pets and Cigarettes".
"20 Bensons and an iguana please..."


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 12:51 PM

Ireland used to have many shop/bar combinations - usually the shop specialised in one type of goods, with exceptions.
A well known music Bar in Mullagh (Clare) sold small groceries, but we were always intrigued by the large cardboard boxes on the top shelf - they turned out to be mantles (shrouds).
Back in the seventies an also extremely well-known elderly flute/whistle player had been invited to play in Washington for the bi-centennial celebrations and, as he had heard "it was hot over there" he came in for some "swimming togs" - he was handed one of the boxes "on the house"
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:05 PM

Nashua NH had a shop that sold jewelry and guns.
Here, take this ring as a token of my love, or else!


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST, DTM
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:06 PM

"20 Bensons and an iguana please..." >

Did they have a ashtray for the dog ends? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:47 PM

When a friend of mine retired another friend got up to offer remarks. He commented on running into her at the local convention center where they were running a gun show. She had stopped by to buy bullets - but there were jewelry displays also so her second purchase had been a pair of pearl earrings. As a native Texan, he thought that spoke volumes about her demeanor. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,#
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:06 PM

Here's a few shops like many listed.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 05:06 PM

Far from the strangest, but I did shake my head a bit at the local Piano, Billiard Table, and Hot Tub shop.
It didn't last. Seems acoustic pianos don't sell well, despite every other kid taking lessons :(

keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Tangledwood
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 05:59 PM

In the Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA there's an old newspaper advert for an "airplane and screen door company".

Plenty of odd combinations in Dingle - bicycles and pub, hardware and pub, habidashery and pub, shoes and pub. There seems to be a common thread there.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 07:25 PM

Given the current murderous trend....

FAMILY BUTCHER



Always brings a grin.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

A decade ago it was delightful, in Bath, to witness two constables loading their small vehicle with marijuana plants in front of such a shop. (What is a rasher? What is a bap?)


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: LadyJean
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 10:00 PM

There was a business in Nags Head NC called the Cavalier Lauderette and Surf Shop.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: BobL
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 02:50 AM

There used to be a shop in Berkhamsted selling wool, knitting needles and the like, and also model railway stuff, much of it second-hand. I think it was run by an elderly couple pursuing their respective hobbies.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 04:12 AM

There is or was a shop in Istanbul that mainly sold small agricultural implements. They had a sideline in frame drums (just start the same way as if you were making a riddle...)


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 04:17 AM

Like Jim has already suggested many bars in Ireland combine sales of one type of product with the sale of Guinness.I know of one in Claddaghduff on the Connemara (Sweeneys',Strand Bar) which in addition to being a bar is a petrol station, post office, butchers, bakers, newsagent, grocers, greengrocers AND hardware shop. The only place I've ever been able to buy a pint a pound of 6" nails and some barbed wire.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Teribus
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 06:11 AM

"The local Waterstones sells history books and books by Max Hastings."

What just any old "Max Hastings" or the one that studied History at University College Oxford (I know he left after one year with no degree, but nonetheless he still studied History) and was responsible for the following:

Books
America, 1968: The Fire This Time (Gollancz, 1969) ISBN 0-575-00234-4

Ulster 1969: The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland (Gollancz, 1970) ISBN 0-575-00482-7

Montrose: The King's Champion (Gollancz, 1977) ISBN 0-575-02226-4

Bomber Command (Michael Joseph, 1979) ISBN 0-7181-1603-8

Battle of Britain by Len Deighton, Max Hastings (Jonathan Cape, 1980) ISBN 0-224-01826-4

Yoni — Hero of Entebbe: Life of Yonathan Netanyahu (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980) ISBN 0-297-77565-0

Das Reich: Resistance and the March of the Second SS Panzer Division Through France, June 1944 (Michael Joseph, 1981) ISBN 0-7181-2074-4

Das Reich: March of the Second SS Panzer Division Through France (Henry Holt & Co, 1982) ISBN 0-03-057059-X

The Battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings, Simon Jenkins (W W Norton, 1983) ISBN 0-393-01761-3, (Michael Joseph, 1983) ISBN 0-7181-2228-3

Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy (Simon & Schuster, 1984) ISBN 0-671-46029-3

The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 1985) ISBN 0-19-214107-4

Victory in Europe (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985) ISBN 0-297-78650-4

The Korean War (Michael Joseph, 1987) ISBN 0-7181-2068-X, (Simon & Schuster, 1987) ISBN 0-671-52823-8

Outside Days (Michael Joseph, 1989) ISBN 0-7181-3330-7

Victory in Europe: D-Day to V-E Day (Little Brown & C, 1992) ISBN 0-316-81334-6

Scattered Shots (Macmillan, 1999) ISBN 0-333-77103-6

Going to the Wars (Macmillan, 2000) ISBN 0-333-77104-4

Editor: A Memoir (Macmillan, 2002) ISBN 0-333-90837-6

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944–45 (Macmillan, 2004) ISBN 0-333-90836-8

Warriors: Exceptional Tales from the Battlefield (HarperPress [UK], 2005) ISBN 978-0-00-719756-9

Country Fair (HarperCollins, October 2005) ISBN 0-00-719886-8. 288 pp

Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45 (HarperPress [UK], October 2007) ISBN 0-00-721982-2 (re-titled Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45 for US release Knopf ISBN 978-0-307-26351-3)

Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord, 1940–45. London, HarperPress, 2009. ISBN 978-0-00-726367-7 (re-titled Winston's War: Churchill, 1940–1945 for US release by Knopf, 2010, ISBN 978-0-307-26839-6)

Did You Really Shoot the Television?: A Family Fable. London, HarperPress, 2010. ISBN 978-0-00-727171-9

All Hell Let Loose: The World At War, 1939–1945. London, HarperPress, 29 September 2011. ISBN 978-0-00-733809-2 (re-titled Inferno: The World At War, 1939–1945 for US release by Knopf, 1 November 2011, ISBN 978-0-307-27359-8. 729 pp)

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War. London, Knopf Press, Release Date 24 September 2013, ISBN 978-0307597052, 640 pp.


The same Max Hastings who was elected by the foremost historians in the country to become a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society?

Now I can see nothing odd about the works of Sir Max Hastings appearing in the Historical Section in any Library or quality bookshop. Just as I can see nothing odd about any bookshop's inventory including historical works plus any book on any other subject matter by another author called Max Hastings who for example might write books on something that Musktwat might be interested in like - "Whippet Racing"?


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 08:10 AM

Give it a rest Teribus ............... please

On the subject of the thread there used to be, maybe still is, a shop in Killarney that sold sweets at the front but had a bar in the back. Best sweetshop I've ever been in. There are also bars in both Wexford and Monasterevin that double as undertakers and as a grocers in the case of Monasterevin.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 07:34 PM

Combination 1) Wet Fish, Garden Centre & Solicitors (Attorney to statesiders)
Combination 2) Dry Cleaning & Fishing Tackle
Combination 3) Chinese Take Away & Art Gallery

No 2 was just one out of a whole village where it seemed that every trade did X & Fishing Tackle.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 07:24 AM

There's a pub near me that has sold beer alongside mops and buckets ever since a coachload of skeletons dropped in for a pint.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 08:33 AM

That joke was old when the skeletons had bodies.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 04:10 PM

For info for Roger the skiffler.

If you live 1100 feet up in the pennines you buy combinations.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 03:45 AM

Saw this in Warminster, just had to photo it. It is a hardware store but "Sugarcraft & Key Cutting"?

The church reflected in the window is St Lawrence's . Rather artful IMNSHO.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 04:47 AM

Not quite the same but we were driving through Manchester and stopped at traffic lights. There was a big sign on a shop wall that read " massage parlour, entrance at rear."


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: olddude
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 03:13 PM

Alaska, I love it. Isle three soup and flour. Isle four. Ammo and bait this was a big grocery store Lol


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 07:32 PM

Two that come to.mind:

Used music CDs, and Curling supplies.

Used tires and home sewn wedding dresses.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: olddude
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 07:32 PM

Must be another brit. We are so blessed


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From: GUEST,Ed T
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 07:34 PM

Last guest was Ed T.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: olddude
Date: 15 Jun 15 - 07:43 PM

Talking about motel or whatever the name is


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 12:22 AM

Seamus Delaney's Pub on Patrick St. in Kilkenny: grocery store in front, big pub in back. Had many a good session there.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:00 AM

I used to go to a newsagent and the back of the shop was a model aircraft shop.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 07:17 AM

There was a shop in Argyle Street, in Glasgow, which sold musical instruments, musical accessories, PA and amps ALONGSIDE Air pistols, air rifles, hunting knives and crossbows.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 07:58 AM

Somewhere near Ellenburg, New York, on Route 9 is a rural establishment offering Guns! Guitars! Gas! Groceries!

Perhaps not in that order.


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 08:20 AM

In Yorkshire , Joiners and Undertakers were common. I suppose for obvious reasons


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Subject: RE: BS: strangest shop combination sales???
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 09:22 AM

There used to be a shop in Mountcharles, Co. Donegal that sold shoes and musical instruments. I bought a pick up there years ago.


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