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The Shop on the Green - an old-fashioned convenience store

 and traditional sweet shop... 

...with old-fashioned service and low prices.


Twenty Things we'd like you to know about The Shop on the Green. 

Fordington through the years - images kindly supplied by customers. Click the thumbprints to enlarge...
The Shop on the Green
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We're open every day.

Monday to Saturday:
8am to 8pm.

Sunday:
9.30am till 1. 

 
 
 
 
Latest News
 
 
 
 

The Shop on the Green is a local business, owned by Fordington couple Paul & Vicki Evans.


Our shop was established before the Second World War - and now we and our neighbours 'Quality Fish and Chips' are Fordington's last independent retailers


When you buy groceries regularly from us to complement your weekly supermarket shop, you'll be assuring the future of Fordington as a village community within Dorchester - and you'll be helping other local businesses to stay sustainable as many of our suppliers are small, local businesses, too. 


Paul, Vicki, Becky, Sam and Sacha.


We look forward to seeing you!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Shop, as viewed from Duke's Ave., c.1962.
Our Shop, as viewed from Duke's Ave., c.1962.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Old Moores Almanac, 1960s - the definitive local directory.
From Old Moores Almanac, 1960s - the definitive local directory.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lott & Walne has morphed into luxury apartments.
Lott & Walne has morphed into luxury apartments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Georges Church, snapped during the record-breaking cold winter of 2010.
St. Georges Church, snapped during the record-breaking cold winter of 2010.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three more 'cold snaps' from That Winter...
Three more 'cold snaps' from That Winter...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fordington Green in 1880... The Chip Shop is now to the left of the thatched building...
Fordington Green in 1880... The Chip Shop is now to the left of the thatched building...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
... and a different view of the Green in the 1920s...
... and a different view of the Green in the 1920s...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How it is today.
How it is today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
...in the early Eighties.
...in the early Eighties.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Below:
Duke's Avenue, c1900.
It looks much the same as it does today,
minus the cars, of course! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 2011, Paul won Best Website Award for his, er, design using the simple 350 Pages template. It's gone to his head, now...
In 2011, Paul won Best Website Award for his, er, design using the simple 350 Pages template. It's gone to his head, now...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A thirsty rabbit shows her disappointment at being asked for ID...
'But that's under 18 in rabbit years, madam!'
A thirsty rabbit shows her disappointment at being asked for ID...
'But that's under 18 in rabbit years, madam!'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
...as you can see, from his rather smug look as Paul poses with vegetables in the
...as you can see, from his rather smug look as Paul poses with vegetables in the
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A keen customer recycles her footwear to help our Variety Club Children's Charity appeal.
A keen customer recycles her footwear to help our Variety Club Children's Charity appeal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Now it's your turn!"
"Now it's your turn!"
 
 
 
 
Generous customers help us raise £200 for Julia's House.
Generous customers help us raise £200 for Julia's House.