ON November 28, Mr and Mrs Dev Dalvair celebrated 25 years of service to the people of Bearwood in their chemist shop, with Indian snacks, tea or soft drinks, as a thank you to all their customers.
I am 87 years of age and can remember a chemist on the corner of Sandon Road and Bearwood Road all my life. I think it was there when my parents came to live in Bearwood just before the First World War in about 1909.
Mr and Mrs Dalvair and their staff have always been most helpful and courteous. In fact Dev and his wife have been good friends and listened to my troubles sympathetically.
When my husband died at the end of October, on the day of his funeral they sent a wreath from them and the staff, which meant a lot to me and my family. Dev helped me when my daughter, who had stayed with me while my husband was ill, started a migraine from which she had suffered since childhood and ran out of the tablets she normally took.
Dev was unable to supply those, but he did supply others which were similar which sufficed and he trusted me to pay for them later, as I had rushed out without my purse. Needless to say I did pay for them a few days later.
Having read your account in The Bugle of the other pharmacist at the Queen's Head who celebrated 20 years I felt it only right and just that I should draw attention to Dev's 25 years.
Long may Mr and Mrs Dalvair continue in Bearwood with their cheerful care and attention.
Mrs N.T. Crosbee,
111 Willow Ave, Edgbaston.