Patty Bell led the way
“The shop on Hurst Street, its been pulled down to make way for the Arcadian Centre, (its owner - Patty Bell) was the high priestess. She was as good as Vivienne Westwood if not better. Twiggy used to work at the shop; Gay John was influenced by her. Her shop on a Saturday was amazing, you would see all the latest fashions starting as she made them in the shop. People would make the most amazing costumes to go out in, people like Twiggy, Ray (who is now Rachel), Gay John but Patty Bell led the way.
Contributed by: Chrissy Darling, 40