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Does anyone remember a  shop top right of Broxholme Road where it meets Hackthorn Road? Recently moved into property and would be great to have confirmation that it was a shop originally etc.

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Hi Rockchopper - this is evidently No 70 Broxholme Road, and it was indeed a shop.  As long ago as 1911, White's/Kelly's Directory shows "Charles Hewitt, shopkeeper" at that address. Kelly's directories continue to show it as a shop until the 1971 edition "D. Phelan, shopkeeper", but the shop must have closed soon afterwards and the 1974 directory (the last one published) just gives "Peter Hallam" as householder.

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Hi hillsbro

 

Apologies for taking so long to respond. Am very grateful for your reply, thank you for taking  the time and effort to do so. Have been having a quick look on Ancestry today as it's free this weekend and have picked up the 1911 Census record for the house with the Hewitts living there...interestingly with Emma (Charles's wife) as the shopkeeper...Charles is a 'milk salesman' at the time! Thanks again 🙂

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Hi Rockchopper - yes, I'd also looked at the 1911 census return (as an inveterate family history buff - an eccentric one, according to Mrs Hillsbro... ☺️) and saw that Emma Hewitt kept the shop.  Here are later shopkeepers, from the directories I have:

1925 - John Sellers

1931-65 - Horace Turton

1971 – D. Phelan

 You may like to see this large-scale OS map of the area.

 

https://i.postimg.cc/zBB3zx7g/001.jpg

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