Continue a little further north, and you came to....
Mrs. Robinson's shop, St. Omer Close
'Maggie Robinson ran a shop in the front room of her home in St. Omer Close. She was Mrs. Mickleburgh's mother, and had owned the orchard that was cleared for St. Omer Close to be built.' [The doorway and ground floor layout of that house is still slightly different from all the others in the Close.]
Yo the south of the Common there was.....
Mr Larter's General Store, Cuckoofield lane
Mr & Mrs Larter opened a wooden shop in their garden at 22 Cuckoofield Lane which served the growing population at the southern end of the parish.
"He sold anything from ¼ lb of tea to a gallon of paraffin (no EU Regulations then!)"
'George Larter had a wooden shop in his garden in what were the council houses in Cuckoofield Lane. He sold sweets, Corona fizzy drinks and fruit among other things. I remember when the first bananas appeared after the war - the queue extended the length of his long front garden path as no-one had seen bananas since the war began!'