shop bell


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Noun1.shop bell - a bell attached to the door of a small shop; warns the proprietor that a customer has entered the shop
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
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Fred Costello wrote: I was born in Gilmour Street in 1947 and I fondly remember the Five Lamps, Head Wrightson's, Mandale Road, Pumphrey's, Reynold's Ironmongers (the shop bell would ring when you stood on the front mat) Dickens Ironmongers over the road from Reynold's, Metcalf Butchers, The Fire Station on George Street, Paleschi's Ice cream shop, Westbury Street School, Logan's Flower Shop, The Flower Mill and many other fond memories.
Meanwhile, downtrodden errand boy G-g-g-granville played by David Jason is still trying to take his first steps in a world beyond the clang of the shop bell.
Forage around and you'll find an old brass shop bell for sale alongside hammocks made from parachute silk and models of the cartoon character Betty Boo which go down a storm with collectors.