There was a small hardware store on Emsdorf Street called MacMillan's. Usually we would buy things like batteries there but one day a small swan ornament caught my eye, so I saved up my pocket money to buy it. I still have it . This shop (since demolished) hung a 'Pink Paraffin' sign like the one below in the window, which I always liked. If you have memories of the local shops - please share them by commenting!