Everything Else at Thornton’s Budgens

You all know Budgens food and drink
And toiletries. But there’s more
Of what you may need on display
Here in your local store :

From envelopes to puncture-kits
Cork-screws to batteries
Shoe-laces, light-bulbs, brollies, thread,
Combs – yes, whatever you please !

Scissors and torches — and so much else —
Are on or near our shelves.
I could go on and on – but why
Not see what’s here yourselves ?

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate