It made me want to have a little look through some of my old photos and postcards of shops and the way people used Hitchin town in years gone by. I also came across this little booklet with the prices for Perk's Lavender. Inside it told me that Prize Medal Lavender Water can be bought as cheaply as 1shilling and 1penny - which is about 51/2 pence in today's money. And Lavender Bloom Bath Power (in boxes) were 1 shilling - which is about 5p.
|Perk's Lavender Distillery - High Street, Hitchin just after it closed.|
|I've always loved this picture from the 1960s which shows not much has changed along Bancroft, apart from the fashions and the cars. The little white car was my dad's. :-)|
|A great photo of The Market Place|
Just to add my novel 'Her Last Lie' - a psychological thriller that features Hitchin and Letchworth, and published by HarperCollins is OUT NOW. All my e.book royalties are going to Cancer Research UK. You can purchase a copy HERE