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January 2, 2013
by the gentle author

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  1. Ros Butt permalink
    January 3, 2013

    This picture is at the corner of Gun Street E1. My parents had their wedding photos taken at that spot in 1945. The building to the right is part of the Providence Row refuge which went all around the corner to Crispin Street. My father was caretaker or handyman there and we lived in a flat at the top which we accessed by the door you can see in the picture. I believe most of the building has been pulled down but they have left part of the facade, which didn’t include the Gun Street entrance, so I was thrilled to see the picture of the entrance which I remember from a child!

  2. frank hadley permalink
    September 9, 2013

    i went to school at st. josephs junior r.c. which is the building on the right, you can see the main entrance of school . we were taught by the sisters of mercy, they were very kind to us back in the 50s. great to see this photo as it has all sadly gone.

  3. David Levy permalink
    October 18, 2018

    My grandparents were the Samuels family who owned the shop from 1890.
    My mother was born over the shop in 1897.

  4. Stephen Gardner permalink
    March 19, 2022

    I also went to St Joseph’s in Gun Street 1950/60s
    Samuels Sores is where we spent our Pocket Money, we also purchased cheese Rolls for Breakfast when we had Church-and Communion at School on a Wednesday Morning, my Mum also purchased shopping from the shop especially The broken Biscuits which were sold by the
    Pound, I preferred the Pickled Cucumbers which you could buy seperate and the size depended on how much you had to spend, 3d, 6d etc.
    Jack and Hettie Samuels we’re very Nice People,

  5. David Prescott permalink
    May 19, 2024

    Steven Gardner, well, as I live and breathe, how are you and your family mate?

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