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Posted By: Ron D
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2001, at 7:32 p.m.

A recent discusion with friends about changes in the Windham area drew a mental blank. I am quite sure there was one another store that occupied the space that is now the Super Stop and Shop. Does anyone remember who was in that building between the Barkers's era and the current Stop + Shop? 


Posted By: Dick Simmons <>
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2001, at 8:38 p.m.

In Response To: Barkers (Ron D)

Wasn't King's of Manchester in there after Barker's? 

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Posted By: Ada Kerachsky Albright <>
Date: Friday, 18 May 2001, at 4:53 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Barkers (Ted)

And behind the Town Farm (where senior citizens housing is now?) was a seemingly large housing project. For one year when I was about four, I attended the nursery school at the VFW building. I believe that most of the children who attended that nursery school lived in the housing project, although my family did not. One of the teachers was Mrs. James, who later taught kindergarten at Natchaug Grammar School. 


Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2001, at 12:12 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Barkers (Ada Kerachsky Albright)

I too remember the old gray poor farm when I was little. Somewhere around we have photos of Friendly Ice Cream Shop being built ca. 1961. It was quite a boom for Willimantic. Does anyone remember the carnival they used to have in the field between Friendly's and the VFW? Speaking of Barkers, my father bought a Zenith AM/FM table radio from the Barkers down in Meriden/Middletown back around 1959. It had a beautiful tone and we used to get the silver city serenade radio program on FM out of Meriden. Being on a plateau here in Coventry, we could get the FM stations from downstate in the early '60s. We still have the radio in the attic and it was still working the last time I knew. 


Posted By: Ron D
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2001, at 6:43 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Barkers (William Brainard)

Oddly enough, about a year ago I was looking in the basement through my small collection of spray paints to complete a small job. I found the right color but was surprised to see a "sticker" on it stating, Barkers. This product sure lasted a long time, as it got the job done. 


Posted By: Dick Simmons <>
Date: Sunday, 20 May 2001, at 9:44 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Barkers (Ron D)

On Sunday May 13th I said that I thought Kings was after Barkers. However I believe that Barkers was bought out by Ames, upon further thought.Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.