Remembering the Smail’s institution
0 Have your say Morpeth Rotary Club
Rob Young, of the Smail family, told Morpeth Rotary that the company had been a passion of his for over 45 years. He went every Saturday to help his aunt, Isobel Smail, who ran it and sold ironmongery.
He brought with him examples of stock from the 150 years of the company. He thought they would be a wonderful illustration for “a history of the world in 100 objects”.
Smail’s was an internationally-known institution that started before the Boer War and prospered until after World War II, but then began a decline that ended on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
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