NEWMARKET LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Do not use a link to www.newmarketpubs.co.uk website any more
Left to right...... early 1930s......19 Feb 1941 (when it was Harry Gilbert's).......2020
Those who remember it as Harry Gilbert's Ironmongers are getting thin on the ground The bombing photograph still shows Simpson's but that was because the bomb clean blew off Harry Gilbert's sign
Now that so many people carry a camera with them at all times (well most seem to have a suitable mobile phone in constant use), can you all please try to make
point of photographing your surroundings, not just selfies! Before this lock down it was was hard to keep track of the various businesses that had been
replaced along the High Street and other places in town. I fear that may well be accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 on commerce. It seems as if even a
half yearly record of the shop fronts is not sufficient, some ventures appeared and disappeared in a matter of weeks. If you see an unfamiliar name over a
shop, snap it, and pass it on please.
Peter and Tony desperately need photos of Cheapside clothing shop and its successor, Woottons Hardware, in Wellington Street, Percy Hammond's articulated horse box, the Turf Tavern in Granby Street and the Albion Stores aka The Pelican on the corner of Albion Street and Wellington Street.
Copyright..the images on this site are mostly from the collection of Peter Norman, but hopefully all sources will be credited.
If you know of someone whose talk would suit us, please let Sandra know.
COMMITTEE for 2021-2022
Newmarket Local History Society - Committee Members (from 21st September 2021)
Chair - Sandra Easom firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chair - vacant
Secretary - Abigael Brand email@example.com
Data Protection Officer - t.b.a.
Treasurer - Christy Argyroudi
Committee Members - Joan Shaw, David Staff, Kathy Staff and David Rippington.
Other supporters (non-committee members): Researcher & Webmaster - Tony Pringle.
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