Fans of the website's Facebook page were asked about their memories about shops in Dafen that are no longer around. Many remembered Gwyn Jones' shop opposite the Post office in Maescanner Road. Some remembered it as Brenda's. One poster wrote: "I was an habitué of all three in the 70s (although I didn't use words such as habitué in those days. I've changed).
It was Brenda's in my day, even after she, er, 'left'.
Granville's was a proper shop with sawdust on the floor: it did well to survive for as long as it did, considering it was opposite the Co-op.
Olive's in Gordon Road was the shop of choice in the summer because of its fine line of jublees: nobody else seemed to do them at the top end of the village (I think Brenda's did, but they seemed a bit more hit-and-miss in their jublee-stocking policy)."
Others contributed: " Protheros in Harvard rd where you could buy a fag for 10p and you got one match to light it with lol"; "Olive's at the end of Gordon Rd! 2p home made ice lollies!!; "Mays in new road!!!!!1 p worth of sherbet"; and " I remember a shop off Havard Road and there was a big rusty boat by it, bunked up there lunchtimes from Bryngwyn in the mid 80's. We'd buy a small loaf, scope the inside out and fill it with Monster Munch. we were a healthy bunch."
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