Our Crown Road shop has been in the Hare family since 1896. My great grandfather James ‘Jiminy’ Hare ran a bakery there for many years. It was St Margaret’s first ever coffee shop, also selling handmade chocolates. During the war, my grandfather Alfred ran the bakery and people queued round the block to collect their bread rations. Since then it’s been a florist, a printer’s, a gift shop and most recently, an antiques shop. We opened our doors in 2005 and feel proud to be continuing the tradition and very much enjoy being a part of the local community of both residents and traders.