Wharton & Son, High Class Grocers And Provision Merchants

A Memory of Barmouth

My grandmother, Isabella Graham Wharton, was the proprietor of Wharton & Son in the 1930s in Barmouth. I believe she sold the store to WH Smith c1936 when her son, my father, returned from boarding school and they moved to Liverpool. I would be interested to know if anyone recalls my grandmother's shop and if in fact WH Smith did purchase the store and this is it in the 1960s photo. There was also a house called 'Cremlin'? behind the shop in which my grandmother lived.

A memory shared by Janis O'brien , on Nov 18th, 2009.

Comments & feedback

Mon Jul 14th 2014, at 3:30 pm

albaggie8 commented:

I was Manager at W H Smith shop 1969-72 and lived in the house at the rear called "Cremyln" It was divided into two flats a Mrs Young lived in the first and the second was the Managers flat.

A Lowndes

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