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The Hackney Yearbook

December 3, 2019
by the gentle author

Behold the wonders of commerce and retail over a century ago, courtesy of the Hackney Year Book 1906 from the archive at the Bishopsgate Institute!

Images courtesy Bishopsgate Institute

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  1. December 3, 2019

    Some wonderful sights here and another trip down memory lane……thank you.
    P.T. Perkins of Clarence Road was still going strong the the 1950’s and 1960’s, I remember getting my school uniform from there.
    In the 1950’s it had those overhead, wire cash carrying machines whizzing back and forth to a main cashier who sat in a small office at the back of the store. Cash only of course!

  2. Jill Wilson permalink
    December 3, 2019

    Great stuff!

    I love the way some of the businesses are advertised with a portrait of the moustachioed proprietors – was this to give an impression of their respectability? I also love the Random Use of Capital Letters in the sales pitches – presumably to give Emphasis to the Special Qualities of their Merchandise.

  3. December 4, 2019

    Wonderful – I live in Telford – nowhere near the area you deal with but have got to know it through the years I have been getting your blog – always interesting and revealing

  4. December 4, 2019

    Amazing Pictures of the many vintage sales items. I have enjoyed this so very much!!????????

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