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Category: I Remember When

George ‘Gus’ Watson

My grandfather, George ‘Gus’ Watson, is the gentleman wearing the cap sitting outside the Bull Inn, Larkfield. He died in May 1955 aged 82 and from his appearance, I suspect this picture was taken not long before that. Certainly in the 1950s. He and my grandmother, Alice (d1959) lived in Lunsford Lane at the time. […]

Memories from Kemp and Son

I was 15 when I started working there as shop assistant on the princely wage of £4/2/6 (£4.25) gross per week, £3/17/6 (£3.87) after stoppages. The shop was basically divided into two departments, Ladies and Gents but also had a room selling toys, a room selling linen, fabric rugs etc.         Mr […]

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