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Back Devon Road, New Camp Road nos. 99, 99a


Back Devon Road, New Camp Road nos. 99, 99a
Description:
Undated, On the left of the image can be seen the rear entrances and yards of through terraced houses numbers 1 to 15 Devon Mount. On the right are numbers 99 and 99a New Camp Road. At number 99 on the left a shop assistant is visible behind the counter of a grocers, tins and cereal boxes are visible behind. Through the window can be seen eggs, apples, banana's and a variety of jars. On the right at number 99a is a ladies and gents hairdresser, note the striped pole, and the advertisement for Silvikrin in the window.

User Comments:

Name:
Joan Keene

Comment:
The barbers shop was known as Barber Bills during the 1940's and was owned by William Ellis. It was closed during the war years as Mr Ellis was a soldier.

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Name:
Joan Keene

Comment:
The shop was known as 'Barber Bills' during the 1940's. It was owned by William Ellis who was away most of this time serving as a solider.

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Name:
Michael Sherman

Comment:
I lived in Devon Rd from 1948 till I joined the RN in 1960 and my parents stayed there until they were rehoused when the street was to be pulled down. Mr Ellis was still open as the barber when I arrived and I di not believe he closed till the late fifties. The house on the other side of the street was the original local shop owned by Marjory Rhoads who had two children Jean Keith also in the street when I was a kid on the left No2 Mrs Gill,No4 Mrs Bennet,No6 Mr Walls (local plumber)No 8 My parents No 10 Mrs Patterson (Scottish and my second mum)No 12 Mrs Daily No14 Mr&Mrs Horner. The lady who you see in the shop I am sure is Mrs Pattersons daughter May who moved into No6 when the Walls left. Right side Mr Ellis yard No5 Mr&Mrs Stonely No7 Mr&Mrs Brown Mr&Mrs Burk and the only other was the top house where Mr Ellises daughter and family stayed. The goals was the street until Mr Ellis chased us when we hit his window

Email:
michaelsherman03@aol.com

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Name:
Robert Sheard

Comment:
The woman in the picture is Mary Sheard (nee Patterson. She ran the shop for a couple of years 1968-70 asa general store. Both the shop units are actually one large unit, previously occupied by Jack the barber (can't remember his surname)and in the sixties my brother Stephen and I had many a short-back-and-sides from "Jack". We lived at No.6 Devon Road (Back Devon Road is the narrow cobbled street lft of the shop. I remember Michael Sherman at No.8 (see other comments) coming home on leave from the navy and he was a friend of the family. His parents had a dog called Sammy. The picture was probably taken around 1968-9 as the street lamp in Back devon Road is a new electric one, which replaced the gas lamp that was outside No.6 until 1968.

Date:
26-Oct-2008

Email:
robert.a.sheard@ntlworld.com

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