Ham Parade Shopping – by MS

Well we used the Parade for the shops well in the winter when we weren’t away at the weekends, we have had a wonderful collection of shops, we had another hardware shop as well as Malcolm’s, when we first came here.  There was a greengrocer this side of the Parade which also sold fish, of course we had the Post Office which was good, we had Barclays Bank, and we had four banks at one point which was quite incredible, it was very handy.  It was a very friendly and you were so close to the river it was that nice area to go and do things and then if you had to do it you could go into Richmond or Kingston to do your shopping.