Local folk are just fantastic

Thanks to Berwick Cancer Cars, I'm able to make a daily trip (most tiring) to hospital in Newcastle.

Monday, 3rd December 2018, 8:00 am

By the time I have completed my cancer treatment, I’ll have covered 3,000 miles.

I have nothing but praise for the staff who, in common with Well Close Square, go to the limit to help me over a truly traumatic time.

How I wish the local councillors and friends could resolve the hospital saga by virtue of ‘hot air talking shops’ and some stupendous ideas.

I believe in shopping locally.

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Nowadays, with the town centre being downgraded, it may well prove that there are some things that money cannot buy (the Portas cash being wasted).

I like to shop locally, as I always have, for the service, which is always dispensed with cheer and good wishes. This remains unchanged.

At Grieves Stationers, the staff have catered for my needs for more than 30 years.

The people of Berwick, young and old, are fantastic.

I still enjoy my visits to Fortes Cafe, on Hide Hill, where to comments of ‘Drink that, cheers’, the tea and coffee still tastes as lovely as when Yoa and her father served it when I was a teenager, back in the time of go to ‘The Theatre’ matinee films.

A pie from Skell’s was, and still is, as tasty as they were on the occasions I was lucky to get one. Yes, thanks to Ged Gill, of Jakie’s Pies, I’m still surviving.

All the staff at Castlegate Pharmacy get my ‘meds’ for me and, not unlike Well Close Square Medical Group, they are a tremendous boost to my morale, along with Berwick Post Office.

Well done all, especially my friends at Wallace Green’s St Andrew’s Church.

Thank you everyone, I’m indebted.

Eric Allen

Berwick-upon-Tweed