By Sandra Lawrence, Jan 22 2016 12:33PM
Peggy Hawkes was one amazing woman. Proprietress of Pegga Stores in Blackheath, Tap dancer, munitions worker and seer-off of knife-wielding thugs with the aid of cuddly toys, she was confidante and friends of hundreds of regular customers for 45 years. She sadly passed away last month, one month shy of her 90th birthday.
The shop hasn't changed since the 1960s, and as a tribute to her, I've written a piece about this remarkable lady and her shop for Londonist today.