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February 28, 2014
by the gentle author

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  1. Ron Pummell permalink
    March 3, 2016

    This is an interesting photo by the plain tree in Cheapside because the Salmon and Gluckstein families were the founders of the worldwide J Lyons & Company Ltd.

  2. Mick Adams permalink
    January 2, 2019

    I think the tree is still there, I photographed it last week as I work nearby.

  3. Daphne Tregear permalink
    January 2, 2019

    The photograph shows numbers 125, 124 and 123 Cheapside in front of the plane tree. Number 123 at the junction with Wood Street was demolished around 1902 when Wood Street was widened and the shop next door is now numbered 123-4 Cheapside. Between 1828 and 1834 number 123 was the business premises of G.S. Tregear a seller and publisher of prints, before he moved to new premises at 96 Cheapside. Prints were displayed in the windows of print sellers and offered free entertainment to passers by, thereby attracting crowds. In 1832 Mr. Tregear was hauled up before the magistrates and charged with causing a nuisance since the crowds outside this little shop were so large.

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