Millers Shop
Courtesy Adger

Miller's Shop was situated at 164 High St, Harriseahead on the corner of Biddulph Rd and was once owned (for more than 20 years) by Edith and Bill Miller. They sold the shop in the 80s when Mrs Miller became ill. The shop was the heart of the local community and many were sad when Mr Miller sold up.

The shop was like a meeting place for the villagers, Mr & Mrs Miller would always have time for anybody. At one point they were the only people in the village that had a phone, so at all hours,day or night they were called on for the use of it. The shop used to sell the brand Maid Marion (a bit like Happy Shopper etc) It was like Arkwrights Shop in the T.V programme "Open all hours" it sold everything and there motto was "If I haven't got it I can get it for you". When the shop was open it had tin baths hanging outside and there was a ciggarette vending machine hanging on the outside wall, something that you would never see today.