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1880s poster, Emanuel Mortimer's grocery store, Lowtown (Pudsey)
Black & White imagec1880s. Black and white poster advertising some of the many groceries on sale at Emanuel Mortimer's shop in the 1880s. These include dried fruits and tinned fruit in syrup. There are tinned meats, including 2lb tins of finest boiled rabbit for 1s and 1d, and fish, like lobster at 7½d for a 1lb tin. Fresh butter is supplied twice a week and comes from Denmark and Ireland. There are several brands of soap, varying in price and quality. Pears soap, a glycerine based soap, first produced by Andrew Pears in 1789, can still be purchased today although the formula has changed over the years. Emanuel Mortimer had two grocer's shops, both located in Lowtown and referred to as the 'top' and 'bottom' shop. The one advertised in this poster is the bottom shop, situated at the corner with Crimbles Road (nowadays Kent Road). It catered more for the working classes while the top shop, at the junction with Hammerton Fold, later to be known as Booth's Yard, attracted customers from the middle classes. Image and information courtesy of John Garnett.
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Booth's Provison Merchants, 22 Lowtown (Pudsey)
Colour image1980. View of a Grade II listed shop property at number 22 Lowtown at the corner with Booth's Yard, formerly Hammerton Fold. It takes its name from the Booth family who ran number 22 Lowtown as a Grocery, beginning with James Booth (1844-1914) in the 19th century. He was the nephew of Emanuel Mortimer, also a grocer. James Booth had been apprenticed to his uncle until 1867 when Emanuel Mortimer purchased the former chemist's, number 22 Lowtown along with property in Hammerton Fold. He entrusted his nephew with the management of the second of his grocery stores. The first was located at the corner of Crimbles Road (now Kent Road) with Lowtown. The 1881 census records James Booth at the shop seen here at the age of 37, his wife Louisa, 33, daughters, Annie Louise, 7 and Sarah Edith, 3, and 1 year-old James Cecil. A second son was born in 1886, Major William Booth. Major William Booth grew up to be a talented cricketer, and was chosen to play for Yorkshire C.C. In 1914 he joined the Leeds Pals regiment and was killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The shop is built in thin coursed sandstone and is late 18th or early 19th century. The shop fronts were fitted c1880. The shop next door, to the left, number 20 Lowtown, and the whole of Booth's Yard are also Grade II listed. On the death of Emanuel Mortimer in 1889, James Booth took over and expanded the business, acquiring more property in Hammerton Fold. His son, James Cecil, continued to run the grocery from his father's death in 1914 until he himself died in 1949. Keeping the name of Jas C. Booth, as seen here, former apprentice, Harold Wallbank carried on until 1982. Image and information courtesy of John Garnett.
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Booth's Yard after restoration (Pudsey) (1 comment)
Colour image1990. View of Booth's Yard (formerly Hammerton Fold) taken after the restoration of the old listed buildings in the 1980s. Prior to the work being carried out the properties had been in a dilapidated state but still retained the original architectural features. On the left is Candy Box, a confectioner's shop at number 2 Booth's Yard. Further into the yard is a table outside the new World's End bar and restaurant, converted from two buildings, one with a 17th century date. In the foreground, right, is a business called Square One, housed in a single storey, late 17th century property with mullioned windows. Behind it are 'Memorabilia' (an antique shop) and 'Partners', housed in a former cottage and attached house. Coloured lanterns have been strung across Booth's Yard and there are planters in bloom. The floor has been re-laid with paving and stone setts.
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Booth's Yard before restoration (Pudsey) (1 comment)
Colour image1982. View from Lowtown into Booth's Yard, formerly Hammerton Fold. The photograph has been taken prior to redevelopment of these run-down but Grade II listed buildings. Booth's Yard was acquired in 1980 by Moss Fold Homes Ltd. and between 1982 and 1983 the properties were restored and converted to house shops and businesses, while retaining the original features. The shop at the junction of Booth's Yard and Lowtown, foreground left, is number 22 Lowtown. It was formerly a chemist's until James Booth took it over c1867 and ran it as a grocery store. After his death in 1914 his son, James Cecil Booth, continued the family grocery business until he died in 1949. The name remained over the shop, however, as a former apprentice, Harold Wallbank, carried on the business until 1982 when he retired. The shop frontage dates from c1880. Some of the other buildings in Booth's Yard date back to the late 17th century, and during the renovations evidence was found of much earlier activity on the site, possibly of the Medieval period. Image and information courtesy of John Garnett.
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Booth's Yard from the direction of Lowtown (Pudsey)
Colour image1990. View looking into Booth's Yard after the complete restoration of old, listed properties which took place in the 1980s. In the foreground, left, is the former Booth's Grocery shop, also Grade II listed. Formerly Hammerton Fold, the yard became known as Booth's Yard after the proprietor, James Booth. Next to the shop is number 1 Booth's Yard, 'The Coffee Shop'. This is followed by number 2, 'Candy Box.' Continuing on the west side of Booth's Yard is a new bar and restaurant called 'World's End' a conversion of two very old houses, one dating from the late 17th century. On the east side are other shops and businesses including 'Square One' housed in the single storey building in the foreground. The yard has been repaved and given ornamental street furniture.
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