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Shop frozen in time for five decades after owner refused to accept decimalisation

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THIS shop has remained frozen in time for five decades since the owner refused to accept decimalisation.

The shelves hold boxes of Pears soap priced at 3p, Stork margarine, tins of Princes’ pink salmon and Guinness is advertised as “good for you”.

This shop has remained frozen in time for five decades since the owner refused to accept decimalisation
Jackie Butler/CornwallLive/BPM

Shopkeeper Frank Elliott, then in his 70s, refused to roll with the times in 1971 when the pound was switched from 240 pennies to 100.

Instead, his store — set up by his dad in Saltash, Cornwall, in 1902 — became a time capsule when he turned it into a museum. Frank died in 1995.


The shelves hold tins of Princes’ pink salmon
Jackie Butler/CornwallLive/BPM
Trifle Spongers are at the store
Jackie Butler/CornwallLive/BPM
The shop has since been converted into a museum
Jackie Butler/CornwallLive/BPM
Get a staggering 1p off bleach
Jackie Butler/CornwallLive/BPM
The front of the shop in 1902
Tamar Protection Society

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