Salisbury, Blue Boar Row c.1950

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Caption for Salisbury, Blue Boar Row C1950: Almost the same view as photograph No S48128, but obviously taken on market day. The traders' stalls can be seen on the Market Place, and there is far more activity in the surrounding streets. The Cadena Cafe, with its resident dance band, would have been busy all day; so too would Style and Gerrish's department store (now Debenham's) next door.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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My mum and stepfather worked at Gibbs and Mews for many years, they met whilst working there and eventually married. Mum was on the bottling line, not sure what dad did, I think he was a drayman. My mum got her finger caught in the bottling machine and nearly cut the top of it off. Don't know if any one would remember them (...Read full memory)

As far back as I can remember we used to love the steak and kidney pies from the Baytree. For a time I worked at Woolworths on the jewellery counter and at lunch times I would stroll around the market eating my steak and kidney pie with the gravy dribbling down my chin. My first job was in Robert Stokes in the office, from (...Read full memory)

My dad, Raymond Baker was born in Winchester Street in 1930. His mother was Phyliss Edginton born in Salisbury in 1908. It was a well known man at the time called John William Edginton who lived in Salisbury who is our ancestor. He first came to Salisbury in 1839 and had a brass foundry in Pennyfarthing Street. John William Edginton is my ggg grandfather.

I worked in the brewrery on the keg line with Jake W, Pat B, and Andy D, I ended up running the cask beer department under Trevor G, who was a brewer. I made some very good friends in the brewery, I have been trying to contact Jake Willis but to no avail, he moved to Swansea I think, I used to rent the detatched house next to (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Salisbury, Blue Boar Row C1950: Almost the same view as photograph No S48128, but obviously taken on market day. The traders' stalls can be seen on the Market Place, and there is far more activity in the surrounding streets. The Cadena Cafe, with its resident dance band, would have been busy all day; so too would Style and Gerrish's department store (now Debenham's) next door.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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