Sunday, 1 November 2009
Alfred Woolley in his Shop Doorway
Denys Meakin sent me this photograph of his wife's great grandfather, Alfred Woolley, sitting outside his grocery store at 284 Stockport Rd, Gee Cross, around 1900.
This second photograph is probably ten to twenty years later and shows the premises on the corner of Knott Lane. Denys' wife lived next door at 286 Stockport Road until their marriage in 1959.
With two-foot-thick walls, it dates back to around 1750 and was one of the earliest buildings in Gee Cross. At one time, it was apparently a pub, The Beeston Castle.
In the forties and fifties, the shop was Johnny Graham's barber shop.
This third photograph is © Denys Meakin and taken in 2003. Compare it with my own photograph from 2008.
Today the CDPB theme is Doorways: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.