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1880s poster, Emanuel Mortimer's grocery store, Lowtown (Pudsey)
Black & White imagec1880s. Image shows the detail on an advertising poster for Emanuel Mortimer's grocery store located in Lowtown at the corner of Crimbles Road, (now Kent Road). Loose tea was on sale, varying in price from 1s 2d and 2 shillings per pound, depending on quality. The tea blends have interesting names like 'Rich Marvellous Tea', 'Malty Morning', Tea of Emotional Strength' and 'Pure Economical Soo-Moo'. The poster states that 'E. Mortimer is amongst the largest buyers of the 19th century, and sells at Wholesale Merchants Prices, thus saving his customers 20 to 30 per cent compared with ordinary dealers.' Sugar is also advertised in differing varieties. At this time Emanuel Mortimer had another shop in Lowtown, at the corner with Hammerton Fold and run by his nephew, James Booth. The two shops were known as the 'top' and 'bottom' shop. This poster refers to the bottom shop and it had a different customer base to the top shop. It catered more for the working class in the locality whereas the top shop supplied to the middle classes, tradesmen and shopkeepers. Image and information courtesy of John Garnett.
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Beeston Road, numbers 86 & 88 (Beeston) (4 comments)
Black & White image1st October 1910. View shows Beeston Road, a cobbled main road with tram lines. Number 88 is on the left, set back from the pavement with a garden. This is the premises of James Booth, joiner and undertaker, and there is a sign displayed under the bay window. The bay window has decorative lace curtains, looped back to show a table covered in a lace cloth. This may have been the room used by the undertaker as a mortuary. Note the ornamental wooden archway on the right with trellising and a small garden gate. At the left edge there are wrought iron railings up the staircase to the entrance. Number 86 is the home and practice of Henry Perkin, dentist. The property adjoining to the right has been demolished, giving number 86 the appearance of a detached house. It has ornamental brickwork under the eaves and a decorative stone finish to the upper windows with stone mullions to the lower windows. There is a classical style portico to the main entrance. The small front yard has iron railings and a wrought iron arch over the gateway. The arch is topped by a globe bearing the word 'dentist'. A ladder leans against the wall on the left side of the house, steadied by a workman. A young boy holds a measuring rod, marked in feet, against the corner of the building. The top of the measuring rod is held by a workman sitting precariously at the top of the ladder on the edge of the roof. A man looks out between the lace curtains of the first floor window on the left.
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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 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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