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Wainwright Terrace, number 11, Mrs. Mary Garside's confectioner's and grocer's shop

Wainwright Terrace, number 11, Mrs. Mary Garside
c. late 1920s. Image shows an old confectioner's and grocer's shop located at number 11 Wainwright Terrace. Mrs. Mary Garside was the proprietor and had been from around 1927 until at least the 1940s. She is likely to be the lady posing in the doorway wearing a long white pinafore. A man in a cloth cap is standing behind her. Prior to 1927 the shopkeeper was Squire Garside Junior. The photograph was taken before 1930 as to the left of the shop window there are advertisements for the Pavilion Cinema in Low Road which changed its name to the Regent in 1930. Tom Mix, a well known actor of that era, is featured in the adverts. Other adverts include Cherry Blossom Boot Polish, Van Houtens Cocoa, Lyons Tea and Frys Chocolate.

User Comments:

audreyann king

this is mary garside.my brothers jeffrey and david naylor and myself always if a penny to spare would buy very yellow sponge cakes there .we really enjoyed them my mam did not really approve ,she said the buns were not healthy looking but we loved them.it was a treat because although mam made terrific cakes and pies it was something different. mrs garsides shop sold all sorts of goods and we would buy cheap perfume and combs for xmas presents after singing our hearts out carol singing. some people were kind and give you a penny or tuppence but others would shout and say clear off swearing or throw things at the door.we would stand in the shop debating how much to spend on little combs for uncle arthur and uncle bert. the aunties betty and vera got california poppy or evening in paris depending on how much we had been given for our wonderful renderings of in the bleak midwinter my favourite , you could belt that one out and we would do three carols one long, two short and the rhyme ,we always ended with if you have not got a penny an a!penny will do , if you haven,t got an a!penny god bless you. some boys used say other things at the end when a loud bang came at the door..mrs garside must have had a lot of patience at three children discussing for ages what to buy. we were always polite.i begged in that shop for cigarettes during rationing and would be informed to go to the shop where we bought (co-op) most of our goods but sometimes she would relent and let me have 5 willy woodbines i liked her as sh would chat to me sometimes and i knew her as a small child to 1953.




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