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1945/6 photo by H. Felton: numbers 286 - 287

view showing two 3 storey, hip-roofed properties with bay windows on the first floor

The photo shows 286 & 287 at the centre and glimpses of 285 and 288. 286 & 287 were built together and described as 'old' in the 1909/10 Valuation.

No. 285 was used by various oilmen in 1871 through to 1913. By 1928 Woods, watchmakers/jewellers were using no. 285 and William Woods remained here until at least 1945/6 when the photo was taken.

No. 286 was a chemists/druggists shop by 1851 and remained so until at least 1945, by which time Woodfield Henry Argles was the proprietor.

No. 287 was a grocers shop by 1839 and remained so until at least 1913. By 1928 Alfred G Milton, an oilman, had moved in. At the time of the photo this was 'Milton's Cash Stores'.

Reproduced by permission of English Heritage.NMR

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