|SALT LAKE CITY -- October 12, 2001 (Anne
Teddy Roosevelt is known to have
slept in an old coach house at 430 East South Temple, Salt
Lake City - in the parking lot behind Mrs. Backer's Bakery.
On October 20th visitors can once again enter this lovely
old building, now renovated in an entirely different
fashion, and known as London Market.
Returned missionaries from
the British Isles, and other Anglophiles, will think they've
stepped back into historic England when they attend the
opening of this new 'olde worlde' store. To welcome them,
the owners, English LDS members Robin and Elizabeth Grey,
will be dressed in period costume, and will be serving
samples of genuine English trifle and Scottish shortbread.
Their daughter, Leanne, fresh from her outstanding debut at
the Timpanogas Story Telling Festival this September, will
be reciting Roald Dah'l revolting rhymes throughout the day.
"Our mission," says
Robin, "is to provide a range of British products at a
fair price, with a guarantee of freshness, in a warm and
London Market will stock a
large range of English chocolates and sweets, together with
many grocery items never before seen in Utah. In the near
future they will also carry Irish Linen, Nottingham Lace and
a variety of other gifts, such as unique cups and saucers,
old time English music CDs, English prints, and a range of
English St George Cross items, all at unbeatable prices.
"Keeping the price low
is one of our goals," says Robin's wife, Elizabeth.
"We are developing a web site at www.londonmarketonline.com
that will be operational around the New Year. Items will be
far cheaper than currently available on the Internet."
Outside the village store,
from November onwards, will be an authentic antique King
George IV Royal Mail post box, imported at great expense
from England, and certain to draw much curiosity whilst
creating a significant landmark to the streets of Salt Lake
Anne Bradshaw is the author of 'Terracotta Summer' &
Christian LDS Fiction set in British Isles
Published by Cedar Fort Inc., Utah.
Web site: http://www.mountainash.org/Anne_Bradshaw/