I was about to take offence at your first comment then realised I AM old
It was in no way directed at you - I was just shocked at how "quaint" the whole idea of delivery bikes was when I realised , heck! I remember that! This was only in the 1960s, which sometimes seems not long ago to me but suddenly it did seem a long time ago when I thought back to how things were then. Grocers with big wooden counters, no supermarkets in sight (at least not where I was!) a tobacco shop, again with a big counter, which sold all sorts of cigarettes, cigars, loose tobacco, pipes etc. (I'm not a smoker but the tobacco had a powerful and memorable smell!) Hardware shops and toy shops crammed with stuff, none of which you were allowed to touch!! And this was all in a small town. Drapers shops and grocers and greengrocers who served you in their shops - no self-service back then at all!! Shopkeepers who not only knew you by name but knew your family too, and
where you lived - you rarely see these types of shops now. (you couldn't get up to much in a small town either without being spotted by someone who knew you!) Gawd, I feel ancient
Midlothian & Fife - Goalen, Lawrie, Ewart, Nimmo, Jamieson, Dick, Ballingall.
Dunbartonshire- Mcnicol, Davy, Guy, McCunn, McKenzie.
Ayrshire- Lyon, Parker, Mitchell, Fraser.
Easter Ross- McCulloch, Smith, Ross, Duff, Rose.