Long wait for first customers in St Peter's

ONE business waited nearly two hours for its first customer today, as a blanket of snow covered the upper parishes.

Clary Lesbirel (Clarence)

ONE business waited nearly two hours for its first customer today, as a blanket of snow covered the upper parishes.

Lesbirel's Fruit, Veg and Flower stall at La Route de Plaisance, St Peter's opened as usual at 8am but by 9.45am the till was still empty.

Clary Lesbirel, 85, pictured, who has run the stall with son Peter, 48, for more than 20 years, said: 'We always open in the snow and we've done it when it's much worse than this.'

Peter was a little surprised at the lack of customers as he did not think the roads were too bad and he thought some people tended to panic when it snowed.

Mr Lesbirel senior said they supplied pre-packed salad to the Vale WI Every Friday but they had phoned to cancel it because of the weather.

'It just means that I've got another van load of stuff to sell here,' he said.

He said there seemed to be a fair amount of traffic on the road and was confident that the day's business would soon begin as the thaw seemed to have started.

'I'm here every day. I deliver all over the island, to the schools and to a lot of pubs. We're a bit lucky that I do a lot of deliveries on Thursdays which means that I don't have many today.'

Comments for: "Long wait for first customers in St Peter's"

conrad

85 years old and still worrying about loosing a few hours work and some money ?

Dave B

Nothing to do with money Conrad. The veg stall is Clary's life. Nice family and good neighbours.

Emily

Lesbirels veg stall is by far the best on the island. With such good service and friendly staff. It's a shame that the snow has such a big effect on local businesses.

guern

St Peter`s what?

About time we dropped these Anglized parish added s`s. It is St Peter, or actually should be St Piere du Bois.

And pronounce them properly also while we are at it.

sarnia expat

St Pierre du Bois actually.

guern

Baon-n-jour S expat - missed out an r, whoops.

Vey-ou !

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Guern

You also missed out a 'c' in Bacon