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D Munro known as the Cafe in Lybster Closes After 46 Years Trading

.:: Eileen and Eric On The Last Day ::.
Photo: Eileen and Eric On The Last Day
Date: 13 February 2010
Location: Lybster, Caithness
Photographer: Marshall Bowman

A major change in the social history of Lybster occurred on Saturday evening of 13th February with the closing of the doors on the business of D Munro-better known as the Cafe or Eric's. Eric and Eileen are retiring after 46 years in the present shop. The business of D Munro was actually started by Eileen's Mum Diane and Dad David Lloyd George - they were keen on politics in these days!on 12th August 1954. The present shop was a drapers for a couple of generations of Eileen's family. Her great grandfather John Mowat started the business back in the 1890's and it was her uncle Bill (William Mowat last Provost of Wick) who took the drapers business to Wick. In its Lybster heyday, the draper business had a seamstress and a tailor working full time for the Mowat family

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