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pierre
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Posted - 05/11/2015 :  08:54:57 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
another image of Commercial Street...

May Pole Tea



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milkman
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Posted - 10/11/2015 :  14:46:16 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maypole tea- What a great photo of a once-great town.
So busy and flourishing businesses. It appears to be late 20s early 30s by cars and bikes. The bikes are all "sit-up and beg" which was not true of the late 30s.
Note the push along delivery vehicle, just past Smiths.
Recalling that this was not long after the General Strike and possibly at the time of the Wall St Crash the tow looks pretty affluent.
Difficult to reconcile this scene with what it is like now.
Ah well !!!
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butch
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Posted - 10/11/2015 :  17:23:34 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now there's a blast from the past!! Far right to the end of the photo I can just make out a sign for Peglars. I had totally forgot about that general store.
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pierre
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Posted - 20/11/2015 :  19:01:04 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another great photo via Huw,

Now I know this is one hell of an ask, but does anybody know anybody on the bus

Think the photo is from around 1975?



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Huwm
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Posted - 21/11/2015 :  19:58:02 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Taken on a sunny June day in 1975.
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goodwitchsilverwitch
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Posted - 20/02/2016 :  02:12:39 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Three of the four Penberthy brothers served in WW1, they all returned home.Before they kept the post office they operated a fancy repository and house furniture shop from 54 Commercial Street. It was a family business where they made the furniture that they sold. The sons all had a trade, William, cabinet maker. George, carpenter & joiner.Francis pattern maker. George was a sub-postmaster and died about 1951.
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goodwitchsilverwitch
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Posted - 20/02/2016 :  11:57:53 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John Penberthy Jnr was the other brother who fought in WW1 and returned home, he was a sergeant.
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mikewed1
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Posted - 13/04/2021 :  20:49:54 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi all

I seem to re-collect that Lamberts was a double fronted shop, Lamberts the one side and cannot remember the other, am I right , I keep racking my brains , I could be wrong.
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