Monthly Archives: March 2017

Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 14 April 1864

Friday 1st April It was pretty cold today. I was something busy. I took down some of the goods that was in J Stewart’s shop. At night I went to Goathill and was for some time with Christina. Saturday 2nd … Continue reading

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8 Classic Features To Help You Recognise an Old Woolworth’s Store

Heritage Calling Researching Woolworth’s stores in Great Britain and Ireland allowed me to wallow in childhood nostalgia. I clearly remember the old counter-service Woolies – customers clamouring for the attention of the ‘girls’, or testing the gigantic red scales that … Continue reading

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8 Historic London Shopfronts

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Heritage Calling London streets are lined with colourful shops, clamouring for our attention. Many are of considerable age, and have survived for our enjoyment only through careful maintenance by generations of shopkeepers. Kathryn Morrison, Head of Historic Places Investigation, selects … Continue reading

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A Spotter’s Guide to W. H. Smith’s

The Newsboy W. H. Smith’s distinctive enamelled hanging signs depicted a newsboy crying his wares against a bright red background. The newsboy was designed for Smith’s in 1905 by the artist Septimus E. Scott (1880-1966). Scott had trained in his … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 15 to 31 March 1864

Tuesday 15th March The Bills and tickets for the Soiree out. At night we were at Mr Caunter’s. Wednesday 16th March I had a letter from Kate. I wrote Lexy. At night we were at Mr Caunter’s. After going up … Continue reading

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Jesse Boot and Boots Cash Chemists

Jesse Boot (1850-1931) followed in the footsteps of his Wesleyan parents, John (1815-1860) and Mary (1826-85), by becoming a medical botanist, or herbalist, providing remedies to the poor. John had opened the ‘British and American Botanical Establishment’ at 6 Goosegate in … Continue reading

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