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Hidden history revealed as vintage shop sign sees the light of day

Residents were surprised after the popular florist and grocer took its sign down for a replacement, revealing a business name from the past.

Slades Florist on Melton Road has been trading for over 56 years in West Bridgford.

Shoppers and residents walking along Melton Road spotted the sign had changed and wondered what the history of it was, we popped in to see Josh this morning to find out what the story is.

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Josh Slade or runs the shop with dad Kevin said:

‘Our sign got slightly damaged and we had to remove the backing, leaving the original sign of H Knight who my grandad, Robert Slade, purchased the shop from in 1966.’

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A notice found by a local resident and posted on social media shows an interesting history of the business.

It won’t be long before H. Knight once again disappears into history until the next sign replacement!

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