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I think of Heelas very fondly (myself and everyone I’ve known refers to it still as Heelas). My granny used to work there, and it’s one of the parts of Reading town centre I miss the most since moving away. I hope they never remove the ‘Heelas’ from the brickwork!
Apologies for taking so long to reply, That’s a great find! The tokens were issued in the 1930s and were given out to customers when they made a purchase, they provided the customer with a 1d discount on purchases made on Thursday mornings. Hope this helps!
My aunt was general manager of Pratts, I think in the 70’s? would love to know if anyone remembers her? Irene, she met her husband at Pratts 🙂