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Remembering Wotton Shops

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InsaneGiraffe   Jan 10th 2015 12:33

I have to agree, I always love the old photos smile

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Tubbs   Feb 3rd 2015 12:16

Mrs Brown's shop. Which was in use around the 1880's. The building now demolished.

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Tubbs   Feb 3rd 2015 12:17

DG. sent you a private message

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Loneranger   Feb 3rd 2015 20:15

Another of your gems Tubbs !smile Is it the building in front of the hall ? I don't remember it when was it demolished? I know I came from the wrong side of the tracks but this one is a mystery to meskeptic.

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doublegloster   Feb 3rd 2015 20:54

I have a copy of an old map which shows another shop up the path to the right hand side of the Chapel. This was in one of the cottages which are adjacent to Oatground. In his time in Oatground my brother bought three of these cottages but I am unaware whether either of them was the shop. Many historians tell of these small shops as being no more than a woman selling small amount of groceries out of her kitchen. I remember my Dad going to a house at the top of the Chair and buying a drink from the old lady who brewed wine from fruit in the orchard. He would drink it in her kitchen so it was a social visit and a way to give the lady a little cash. Dad's family had lived in Synwell since around 1850 and before that the Smiths lived on The Cloud for generations. DG

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Tubbs   Feb 4th 2015 00:00

Brain's shop was anotherwink

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Joe90   Feb 14th 2015 15:03

It's great to see the pictures of Grantley House changing from a House to a Shop - quite a change for Wotton Street at the time and not without it's controversy wink
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Tubbs   Feb 14th 2015 18:01

Wotton Street hasn't changed that much, over the years. The Victorians like too change, the front appearances of buildings. But the real history of are shops. Is at the back. That doesn't get altered too much. As you might well know. Some of the older shops are of timber framed.

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Loneranger   Feb 14th 2015 23:55

Great pics Joe. I remember Mrs Evans who used to live at Grantley House.

I take it the guys working in the pics are Grimes men !wink

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