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My Mum had her first job during the early 1940s at the Daniel Neal store in Cheltenham as an assistant in the children’s footwear department. I believe she was in her late teens when she started & she often recounted how happy she was during her time there. Her experience there instilled a life long insistence on wearing good quality well-fitting shoes – especially for myself and my brothers as children.
My school’s uniform came from Daniel Neal. I was kitted out at the London Store and thereafter their fitter, the amazing Mrs Boyce would visit the school in Sussex 2x yearly, her arm of bangles a’jangling, and measure us all up for the next required uniform.
Mike Holland was director