Creator(s): Memory Lane Heritage Village
For 84 years, the Hosking General Store served the coastal community of Oyster Pond, Nova Scotia, in the care of three generations of storekeepers. Typical of a village store, the store sold everything under one roof. And yet, in this community, the store did not have a monopoly. It faced competition from several other stores, mail order catalogues, local and travelling peddlers of meat, vegetables and butter. Even tougher competition came from vessels that carried goods directly from farmers or warehouses in Halifax.