Anita Robinson: Heaven preserve the 'Arkwrights' who help knit community fabric

So long as there are disorganised, forgetful people running out of milk, or wanting 10 Park Drive, the local paper, a cream cookie and a bit of banter in the early morning, there'll always be an enterprising Arkwright to provide for them. Pictured are Granville (David Jason) and Arkwright (Ronnie Barker) from BBC's Open All Hours.
Every weekday morning, my mother, armed with a stout string bag, set off to 'do the messages'. Such was the variety of shops in a triangle of three neighbouring streets, she could buy everything she[...]

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