Guru Boutique, Court Arcade (late 1970’s)

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One of Guru’s three units in Court Arcade in the late 1970’s – Window dressing by Lorraine Bailey! This arcade was ahead of its time, as it was a truly exciting and alternative place to be. Over the years there was a saleroom, a diner, a Spencers trousers shop, a couple of comic shops, an American clothing shop, a retro shop, a joke and magic shop, a wool shop, several record shops (including ours), a pet shop (with snakes which sometimes escaped), a jewellers, a wool shop, a baby wear shop, a gift shop and of course Guru Boutique!!

About Beryl Maughan Hankin

I'm Beryl the proprietor and scribe of Guru Boutique. Guru is an independent, fair trade business established almost five decades ago and located in Darlington, UK. I work there with my best friends Tony and Colin. In addition to my other duties, I manage social media for the shop and for myself. Growing up back in the 1940s I never could have imagined such a thing as the internet, let alone social media. However, here I am over seventy-five years later being able to communicate with the world via such things. To quote Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, "What a long strange trip this has been" - and it's not over yet! (Guru Boutique's logo is based on a Mayan harvest deity and my personal profile logo is by Mr Derek Hargreaves).

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