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19 King Street
Fantastic picture. This isn't a memory, more of a request. 19 King Street is listed on the 1891 census with MARY FLETCHER, her occupation is lady's outfitter and fancy goods dealer(dress). Is that in this picture? Or which side of this road would it have been on? Others in the road at the same time: 11, tobacconist - Isabella Ellenbech 13, confectioners - Sarah E Stalker 17, grocers - John Stones 19, lady's outfitters - Mary Fletcher 21, shoe maker - Edwin Atkinson 23, boot and shoemaker - Joseph Sterle, or Steele 25, chemist and druggist - Matthew Crewdson 29,??? needlework - Elizabeth Barwick 31, butcher - Joseph Barnet 33, hotel ???? - Catherine J Huddleston
Lived in Soutergate, no 50 with my nan, Aggie Gardener and grandad, Hurbert. Went to Church Walk & Victoria schools. I remember well Richy Gelder (smithy), Mr Powell the cobbler, the folk at the old friends, good old Cissy Wilkinson, milk cow shed back of Bugle. Mill dam, fishing with bangers. The Coop was next door to us. John, my mate, lived a few doors away. Sliding down the road on cardbord boxes. Going to the cattle mart. Bardsea, swimming. Had five cousins living in Croftlands. Could go on & on. I love Ulverston & always will 'cos that's where me mum was born.
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