Sweet secrets of store success

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From: Mrs June Wolfe, Sutherland Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax.

READING of the success of Morrisons supermarkets reminds me of the time when they had a small shop in Godwin Street, Bradford, I think in the 1950s.

This was at the Darley Street end and consisted of a single aisle encircling one display unit.

At the end of the aisle near to the door sat Mrs Morrison, Ken Morrison’s mother, in charge of the till. She would say: “Come on ladies, a free jelly with every bag of sugar!”

A true entrepreneur.

Not the only honest agent

RB Holroyd, Headlands, Liversedge, West Yorkshire.

THE piece “Estate agent discovers honesty is best policy” (Yorkshire Post, March 10) reminds me of the late Roy Brooks, a London estate agent, whose humorous and sometimes cynical property advertisements were published in the Sunday Times.

Fan mail for man of letters

From: Brian Sheridan, Redmires Road, Sheffield.

I DO enjoy the thoughts of the magnificently named Ruthven Urquhart. When he dies, be it “unexpectedly”, “accidentally” or, as he would wish, “reluctantly” (Yorkshire Post, March 14), I hope he will have safeguarded his letters for posterity. They will be a lovely read.

From: Mike Davison, Holmes Road, Bramley, Rotherham.

RUTHVEN Urquhart’s letter “Last words” reminded me of my grandfather’s saying – “Some people die very sudden, while others wait whilst the last minute”.

The last word

From: Ruthven Urquhart, High Hunsley, Cottingham.

NOW that the elderly Mr Humperdinck is to be revived and re-ignited for the Eurovision Song Contest, would it not be apt and in the interests of our failing and fragile national soccer team for Messrs Jack and Bobby Charlton to get a “come back” call?