In the current age, a supermarket will sell almost everything: from shoe repairs, keys, car parts, soap powders, food, clothes and insurance. Back in the days of post-war Britain it was very different, shops were more specialised. The draper: not one, but two drapers. The one owned by the gentleman sold ladieswear, mainly for the younger set. The windows were very brightly lit all night and had mannequins displaying colourful dresses. The one owned by the lady was patronised by the more discerning ladies. Her windows had displays of watches, purses, scarves and fashion jewellery with a full range of tasteful day and evening wear inside. The furniture store: a small Potteries village with a furniture store. Why not? They sold three-piece suites, tables, chairs, ornaments, mirrors and several other smaller sidelines. The cobbler repaired shoes, and a few actually still made clogs. They could sole and heel them, stitch them, dye them, fit new studs to your football boots and even stitch … [Read more...] about When yesterday’s news really was tomorrow’s fish and chip paper!
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It will be 20 years in October since a little-known chef called Sat Bains arrived in Nottingham, embarking on a phenomenal career which has made the city home to one of the world's best restaurants. Today, two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains (RSB) attracts food lovers, critics and celebrity chefs from far and wide for a gastronomic experience like no other with unique, imaginative tasting menus. As Nottinghamshire Live goes behind the scenes we discover where the magic happens and find out what motivates the award-winning chef, his wife and general manager Amanda, and their "dream team" to keep on refining what diners already perceive as perfection on a plate. Since taking over what was formerly Hotel des Clos in 2005, the Bains have turned it into a world-class restaurant with jaw-dropping, deeply complex flavours and decor, where every minute detail has been carefully thought out - not least the deer hide tables - a nod to the stags in Wollaton Park - with steel knife-shaped … [Read more...] about Behind the scenes at Nottingham’s two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains
Wales 18 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47131818 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel In her spare time, Sydney Langton, 16, of Conwy, north Wales, has a singular passion: stuffing birds and foxes and any other roadkill that … [Read more...] about ‘My freezer is full of roadkill’