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Memories of Farncombe, Farncombe Street 1905

The shop in the middle left of this picture is number 11 Farncombe Street, a drapers shop and the birthplace of John George (Jack) Phillips. His actions as the chief wireless operator on the Titanic helped save many lives. A blue plaque was placed on the building which now occupies the position where this shop was in 2017.

Disappointed by a lack of reminiscenses here I, only this evening, asked a man (who turns out to have lived in the white house in the top left of the picture since 1917) if he had any memories.  I'm afraid all he came up with was the aggrieved memory that the timber merchant (situated where Jackson & Gocher is now) (...Read full memory)

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