“Number 25 Wanstead High Street – now the Chinese takeaway, I think – used to be an old worldly chemist with mahogany cabinets and counter, back in the 1970s. It was run by an old couple. Here is a tube of Savlon, with ‘best before 1979’ printed on the box. I haven’t got the heart to throw it away, so am sharing it here. The couple retired in the early 80s.”
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