Monday 7 November 2011: Dockerills
I've been doing some DIY recently which has meant many a trip to the best little big hardware store in Brighton. Dockerills.
When I first moved to Brighton in the mid eighties I remember seeing the Dockerills cat. It'd spend most of the time laying in a shopping basket near the till and you could stroke it while waiting to pay, unless it was out ridding the store of vermin of course. The cat died in the late 90's but the shop still has a photo in it's memory by the till.
It would appear that after it's demise the vermin problem became so big that the store had to bring the big guns in. In the far window, behind the bikes you can just see the paw of the new bear. The mice don't stand a chance.