The Glad Eye?

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JohnWS
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The Glad Eye?

Post by JohnWS » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:52 pm

On my first couple of Whitby holidays in the mid-70's, I'm pretty sure there was a shop called "The Glad Eye" that sold some wierd & wonderful stuff. I think it was located around where The Shepherds Purse is now. They sold Dracula greeting cards if I remember correctly & it was perhaps a "new age" shop before the term was coined - perhaps a "hippy" sort of place. Anyone remember or can fill in some blanks.

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Re: The Glad Eye?

Post by judy » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:46 pm

hello everyone who remembers the Glad Eye in Church Street.......I want to tell you that those years in whitby were so memorable....I met a wonderful lot of people of all ages and still carry the memories of them in my heart.... I think it was somewhere about 1981 when we left.... life got very busy for us but we never forgot Whitby......hugs to you all xxxxxx Judy Methuen,,,leather worker, potter, badge maker, and beer drinker.....xxxxx

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Re: The Glad Eye?

Post by David Perry » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:08 am

I can't remember the Glad Eye but that area on church st has always attracted small specialist type of shops.

The first 'hippy/new age shop' was the Shepherd's purse. The pair who owned it had lived/travelled in Afhanistan when it was safe to do so. Its changed over the years but still going but no longer has the wide range of foods and stuff it once had.

Are you sure about the Dracula stuff? I can't remember Dracula coming into the whitby scene/shops before the 1980's

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Re: The Glad Eye?

Post by joyce » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:52 am

There was a shop opposite where shepherds purse is called At The Sign of the Black Bull it was the first "hippy" shop in Whitby i worked in it back in 1973 Rosie from shepherds purse was still at uni and hadn`t met mr budd

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Re: The Glad Eye?

Post by David Perry » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:55 pm

I can't remember that Joyce. As you may know Pete is still around but not involved with the shop anymore.

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Re: The Glad Eye?

Post by joyce » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:30 pm

The Sign of the Black Bull was owned by peggy and david hilary i am not sure when they sold it but honest it was there lol

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