Jackdaw Stores in Troston have been serving their local community for over 32 years. The interior is packed to the rafters with all sorts of items, supplying food, household items, hardware and diesel fuel. If they haven’t got it in store, they’ll aim to get it in for their customers the next day! This really is an amazing team who go above and beyond in every way to help their customers. Eve, Ann and volunteer Graham (a customer who offered to step in to help out when the owner was unwell for a short period some time back, and never left!) greeted us with a friendly & jolly welcome, but a chat with them also highlighted the more serious & vital role village stores play within a rural community, as they have helped to save the lives of at least four people in the village. By noticing irregularities or absences in regular customers’ routines, they were able to alert assistance to folk who were unwell, incapacitated or had fallen in their homes, and who, because these folk lived on their own, would otherwise not have received it.