You can clearly see Hawkins, known locally as "Orkinziz" It was a white store with those solid glass blocks for windows. I also recall that it radial or curved ends...Lyn, this 1st photo shows No 90 High St when it was a house. Later photos show it to have converted to a shop ( 2nd photo).
Some members can't recall as to where these places were so I have pointed out Hawkins & Burlington Hall. Sorry for the clarity of the 2nd photo as it's a part of a larger one.View attachment 141625View attachment 141626
I used to have all my suits tailor made at Goulds tailors50's60'sGreat photos of a road I used a lot but until I saw these photos couldn't even remember those shops. If it's the same one, I remember the tailors shop because in1960 my Dad bought a roll of suit fabric from a bloke in a pub. He took me to be measured up and a suit was made. Problem was, for me anyway, the trouser bottoms were not narrow enough. One day, after I had saved up my part time wages, I sneaked the trousers out and took them to Goulds on the corner of Inkerman St and had them tapered to 14inch bottoms. I don't think my Dad ever did notice the difference.
You a;so had Zissmans clothes shop opposite the BRMB studiosPost 93 (the adverts) show two for Richards a pork butcher. In 1944 he was at 202 but by 1950 he has extended the shop and is now at 200 or he moved next door.
I wonder if Mrs. F. Jones, who had a second hand clothing shop in 1944 at No. 61, was any relation to Mr.H.F. Jones who, in 1949 was at 138a and selling new leather goods, handbags and fancy goods?
Mr. Jones probably had a good clientele for her second hand items, especially in 1944 with clothing coupons curtailing your choice. If related it is possible that Mr. Jones, in 1944, was in the armed forces or employed in a full time job in civil defence or war work so he would have no time for a shop.
With reference to clothing and other coupons required for many purchased during and after WW2, I note that Black's the drapers, in 1944, advised spending your coupons wisely, by shopping with them. They are the only trader not local to Aston, they were at Cape Hill it seems.
I know some women took over the husbands employment when they were called up for war service. A woman used to call to my home for insurance payments; her husband had been the official agent.