Sad passing

It is with deep regret to announce that our beloved mother (Pearl) passed away last Sunday. The reason for this post is this is the lady who in the mid 60’s was asked to source and supply hire ski clothing to a local school. As mum and dad both skied (quite rare in those days) they would have been considered relative ‘experts’ ! In 1969 due to increased demand (by now they were supplying many school parties) mum took over a shop in Millbrook, Southampton from a local butcher and converted it into a ski shop for retail and hire.

All locals thought we (the family) were completely ‘nuts’ and many must have thought it would only last a couple of years at the most. Well,  54 years later we are still here although the business has had to change massively with the times and had to change even further (no hire or clothing) after Covid that ruined so many other ski businesses in the UK.

Mum spent the last 3 years of her life in a wonderful dementia care home in Barton on Sea and all the family would like to thank ALL the staff there for the incredible care they all showed.

PEARL (mum, nanna and great nanna) 1928 – 2023