Help Robert recall retail memories

Pictured at the launch of Maritime Memories by Robert Anderson at Coleraine Town Hall last Tuesday are from left; Sarah Carson, Causeway Museum Service, Councillor Maurice Bradley, Robert Anderson, author, Councillor James McCorkell, Deputy Mayor, Helen Perry, Causeway Museum Service, and     
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Pictured at the launch of Maritime Memories by Robert Anderson at Coleraine Town Hall last Tuesday are from left; Sarah Carson, Causeway Museum Service, Councillor Maurice Bradley, Robert Anderson, author, Councillor James McCorkell, Deputy Mayor, Helen Perry, Causeway Museum Service, and INCR25-302PL

Well know local Historian Robert Anderson is looking for assistance in compiling a local historical book on ‘Retail Memories’ from Coleraine and the Triangle area.

Having published many photographic books of the region under the “Memories in Focus” and “Fading Memories” titles, Robert has just this month published another title, “Maritime Memories”, which records the ships, seamen, ports and harbours of the Causeway Coast.

It is Robert’s goal that this book will be followed up by another, provisionally titled “Retail Memories”, in which he would like to record the

ever changing retail offer within our towns from Victorian times to the present.

“To this end I am searching for rare or unique photos of the exteriors and interiors of both well-remembered, and almost forgotten local businesses and shops. “Photos of staff members at work, message boys on their bikes, advertising material of the time, personal reminiscences - this would all add interest and allow me to record the changes for posterity,” tells Robert.

“Long established local firms such as Moore’s, Dixon’s, Bishops, Lundy’s, Anderson’s and The Coleraine Chronicle have all been part of the business offer that Coleraine has but I would also like to include others who are relatively new.” If you can help contact Robert on 07802690207 or via e-mail: robert.ships@yahoo.co.uk