Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cooper's General Grocers.

Coopers General Grocers.
Once again we go back to the 1870's and to take a look at Cooper's General Grocery Shop in the high street, which then followed on as Budgen's. You will note that the village at that time very agricultural in outlook, together with the Boot and Shoe Cottage Industry. The high street was made up with graded gravel with a general camber for drainage. Most of the houses in this picture still exist, except for the one on the right. That has been removed and replaced, most likely in the 1890's

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