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Couple of pictures from my late Dad to those interested in Greenway Street - Don Stockton with my Gran Lizzie Humphries. She and husband Bill kept a shop a few doors up from Stocktons. A 1925 Calendar from Williams' Electric Laundry. Dad's Gran Mary Ann McNab was Manager there.
Williams Electric Laundry - this was just up from Stockton's Apple Tart Shop. Here is my Great Grandma Mary Ann McNab (Sambrook) who was Manager there when this picture was taken. My dear sister in New Zealand has the name plate of the laundry.
Hi Nick. Yes there was a Barbers' shop. It had been there a long time and my Dad was a lather boy there as a lad! The 'shop' was an 'open all hours' and I don't think Gran and GDad ever took a holiday in 30 years. GDad even used to open on Christmas morning! I still have some things from the...
Stockton's in Greenway Street was known as the Apple Tart Shop and I used to get sent there as a nipper by my Gran Lizzie Humphries, who kept a shop a few doors up, to get Bread Pudding. Here is a picture of her with Don Stockton. Thanks to Mary M. Donoghue's wonderful book Smells of Childhood...
I have just revisited your thread and realised that your Martin family are relatives of mine via Gwendoline McNab who married Victor Martin. I have many photos of them and likely some of his family. Please contact me if I am correct and I can send you stuff. Regards -
My father was a Navigator in a Short Sunderland during the war. He only spoke of it in the two years before he died recently at the age of 92. On one mission his aircraft was attacked by German Junkers and badly damaged. He was burnt by melting rubber from burning cables and only then did I see...