In the 1960’s Ivy and Alan bought a shop on the Kings Road to sell second hand clothes and whatever else took their fancy. ‘After a fashion’ was popular with students while it was in the centre of town.
Over the decades the new shopping centre had taken a lot of the trade away from the Kings Road and business had slowed down.
When Ivy died, Alan couldn’t bear to sell the place. Instead, he opened up every day. He was rewarded with the odd sale and a random collection of individuals popping in for a chat. The folks he knew might bring a treat from the bakers or a newspaper or a magazine.
Alan cherished these encounters as his visitors often had a tale about Ivy. He felt that Ivy was still with him, which kept him going.