Toft Historical Society
Toft shop is a supplier of a wide range of goods for residents of Toft and surrounding villages. It also acts as an important social centre for Toft residents. Its current website is:
Listen to Geoff Balcombe, whose father took over the shop in 1951, talking to members of the Toft Historical Society in 2011, recalling 60 years of the history of the shop, with contributions from other members in an attempt to trace the existence of a shop in Toft back even further.
In 1970, May Tebbit shared her memories with J. K. (Jake) Tebbit of Toft shop and what people in Toft bought and consumed in the early decades of the 20th century. Listen here.
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