an’s, 32 Spring Gardens, Buxton
Standing in front of Argos, on Spring Gardens, there’s no trace of E.C. Milligan’s Drapery and Milliner’s shop. The photograph above, taken on 27th February 1940, shows a distinctive building with a colonnade frontage.
Milligan’s was demolished in the 1970s but older residents of the town remember the shop fondly as a high class shopping destination. The shop’s cash carrying system is also remembered. Sales assistants would place payment into round pots to be transported by wires and pulleys to the cashiers. Payment was taken, and change sent back to the assistant via the wires.
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