I have a large photo' of Willie taken just before his death see
over mantlepiece in Museum and I allow school Children to come round
when they are learning about the Victorian era .On one visit by
a school, having already spoken to two groups of children , I asked
the third group how old did they think Mr Rubick was " 70,80,90".
they all shouted except one little lad as quick as lightning "57
sir"! which of course was correct. Tackling him as to how he
knew this he admitted the last group had told him as he came up
the stairs. I think he'll go far!
In 1927 my grandfather bought the freehold from Miss Chiddell for
£2900. Whilst he had the shop in Aldershot his brother Archie
moved to Crook in Northumberland where he had a menswear shop, which
could have been taken as a double of Mr Sumpster's shop.