Sunday, 6 February 2011

Old shop in Market Place

This Shop stood in the Market Place where the present Lloyd’s TSB bank is now.

It was once Nunnelly’s China Tea Stores and when it was built the staircase was left out by mistake which was considered to be a great joke at the time.

Later it became a high class drapers (known in the old days as a silk mercer’s) occupied by Messrs. Pack, Palethorpe and Clayton and was looked on as one of the best shops in the town. Mr. Garfit bought the premises and built his bank on the site and Lloyd’s bank eventually became the owners.

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