A directory of some of the
shops and businesses in Walsall in 1914
This directory is based on 'The Walsall and District
Illustrated Business Review' which was researched in 1914 and
published in 1915.
Aerated Water Manufacturer
Mr. S. H. Quincey. Aerated water
manufacturer, Eastbourne Street.
Since this concern came into the
possession of Mr. Quincey, sixteen years ago, it has
progressed at a rapid and substantial pace, and is now one
of the best known, and best organised in the whole of South
Staffordshire. Mr. Quincey comes from a Leicester family who
have been for at least half a century prominently identified
with the mineral water trade in that town. His early
experience of the trade was gained in his father's business.
The premises in Eastbourne Street are
spacious and of substantial construction, a large yard
giving ample facilities for every purpose. The factory is
equipped with the best improved machinery plant it is
possible to procure, no expense having been spared in
adopting new and improved methods to conduct all operations
on the most advanced hygienic principles. The noted
Birmingham analysts, Messrs. Bostock Hill & Rigby, in a
certificate of purity of recent date, say: "You have
complied with all the regulations of the Council in respect
to the sanitary conditions in which your mineral waters are
produced, and after careful examination, the products have
passed the necessary chemical and bacterial tests, and can
be regarded as thoroughly wholesome and satisfactory."
|Mr. Quincey has lately been to a very
considerable outlay in securing new machinery for bottling
purposes, one machine of the five installed being capable of
an output of 140 dozen per hour. A specially noteworthy
feature of the operations is that all waters pass through
pure block tin, which entirely obviates the risk of
contamination of lead or other impurities. Products include
lemonade, stone beer, high class soda, potash, and lithia
waters, in the latest silver-lined and porcelain-lined
siphons etc. while specialities are made of prize medal
ginger ale and orange quinine tonic.
Auctioneers, Valuers, and
Fred. H. Burton. Auctioneer,
Valuer, House Agent, The Auction Mart, Adams Row and a
branch office at Princess Chambers, Princes Square,
The firm has the largest, and the only
weekly sale room in Walsall and the surrounding district. It
was established in 1905 for weekly auctions on Monday
mornings and Tuesday evenings of all kinds of household
Fox & Harrison. Auctioneers and
Valuers, 51 Lower Hall Lane.
An old established concern, run by Mr.
Matt. F. Harrison, F.A.I., and his son Mr. Frank F.
Harrison, F.A.I., P.A.S.I., Fellows of the Auctioneers and
Estate Agents Institute of the United Kingdom. They conduct
sales of every description of property, including furniture,
general household effects, machinery, stocks-in-trade, etc.
They also manage estates, collect rents, and undertake the
letting of property of all kinds, provide valuations for
ingoing and outgoing tenants of licensed houses, carry out
sales by auction and private treaty of licensed property,
and also act as general valuers for transfer, sale,
mortgage, or probate.
||Mr. M. F.
Mr. M. F. Harrison has held an
auctioneer's and valuer's license since 8th July, 1887, and
for over a quarter of a century has been Secretary of the
Walsall and District Licensed Victuallers' and Beer
Retailers' Friendly and Protection Society.
Mr. Frank F. Harrison, is a
professional Associate of the Surveyors' Institution, and
holds numerous public appointments. He is the Correspondent
of the Walsall Blue Coat Schools, Parish Clerk to the
Walsall Parish Church, Secretary of the Walsall Winter
Convalescent Fund, and Hon. Secretary to Walsall Brotherhood
Social Club, Ltd.
Councillor A. J. Llewellen.
Mr. Arthur J. Llewellen.
Auctioneer, valuer, estate agent, public accountant,
auditor, insurance broker, and general business agent,
Estate Offices, 45 Bridge Street.
Mr. Llewellen undertakes the management
of estates and properties, collects rents, and makes
valuations for probate, mortgage and business transfer. He
conducts sales by auction of properties, household
furniture, farming stocks and other effects; and is a
Bailiff under the Law of Distress Amendment Act of 1881. He
is also a Public Accountant and Auditor, a member of the
Walsall Borough Council, and a Fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Secretaries.
Mr. Llewellen has issued a copyright
book entitled "Llewellen's Rent Book for Landlords and
Tenants" which has an extensive circulation throughout England. He is also a Fellow of the
Corporation of Accountants, Secretary of The Walsall Mutual
Benefit Building Society, and Chairman of Directors of the
Walsall and District Property and Investment Company Ltd.
Mr. A. C. Fraser Wood.
Auctioneer and valuer, 28 Bridge Street.
The business is an amalgamation of the
firms of Watkins, Powell & Wood, and Walter Hughes. The former was
originated in the year 1845, by Mr. John Fraser Watkins, a
brother of the present proprietor's grandfather.
Mr. Fraser Wood has been in business in
Walsall for the last thirty five years, and has therefore
full experience of local conditions. He is a Fellow of the
Auctioneers' Institute of the United Kingdom, and valuer by
appointment to the County Borough of Walsall. Mr. Wood
undertakes business of any kind in connection with his
calling, sales of properties by auction or private treaty,
auction sales of household effects, machinery, stocks in trade etc.,
valuations for probate, mortgage, transfer, insurance, hotel
and licensed houses, or any other purpose.
|An important branch of his business is
the letting of houses, business premises, etc.
The extent of
his connections in this direction enable him to readily meet
the requirements of any applicant.
He gives sound advice as
to investments, and invites enquiries in any department of
the business. It may be of interest to add that Mr. Fraser
Wood has long taken keen interest in most of the charitable
organisations of Walsall, including the Blind Institution,
(of which he is treasurer), the N.S.P C.C., (being local
secretary), and the Walsall S.P.C.A.
He is also well known
as a successful dramatist, having had plays produced by such
renowned artists as Mr. and Mrs. Kendall and Mr. W. S. Penley.
Mr. A. C. Fraser Wood.
Bakers and Confectioners
F. W. Clews. Baker and
Confectioner, 8 and 9 Caldmore Road, and 45 and 46 Spout
Mr. Clews founded his business forty
years ago in Spout Lane. He has a shop at both premises with
a bakery and flour stores in Spout Lane, and produces all
kinds of plain white, brown, and fancy bread, cakes, pies,
scones, buns and numerous table delicacies, all produced to
the highest standards. His bread is delivered daily to
customers in Walsall and the surrounding area.
Mr. J. R. Ditchfield. Baker and
Corn Factor, 71 Ablewell Street.
Mr. Ditchfield’s business has been
established over half a century. He has a large shop with
two show windows, a large bakery, and corn and flour stores.
He produces high quality bread and pork pies, and delivers
bread to all parts of the district. Mr. Ditchfield was
awarded a gold medal and diploma in 1913 in an open
competition for bread, beating over 3,000 competitors.
Mr. F. W. Culpin. 120 Stafford
Street, and branches at 202 Stafford Street and 17
Mr Culpin’s business was founded in
1895 at 120 Stafford Street. A second branch opened in
Wolverhampton Road in May, 1914, followed by a third branch
in Stafford Street which opened in November, 1914.
Six years ago a fine modern bakery was
erected at the rear of the shop in which every operation is
performed on modern hygienic principles, and under the
personal supervision of the proprietor. The walls are in
glazed tile work, and Cox's Heat-Trap ovens have been
installed, each measuring nine feet deep by five feet wide,
and fitted with the usual thermal indicators, etc. The
bakery buildings have recently been extended.
|Mr. Culpin's establishment is called
The Electric Machine Bakery. Deliveries are effected by a
large and smartly appointed motor van, which can be seen
daily busily employed supplying the needs of the public of
the district with the utmost promptitude. Flour is selected
from the best millers and all the ingredients used for bread
and confectionery are pure and wholesome. Bread is not an
occasional food, it is an everyday necessity.
Mr. J. W. Nocks. Baker,
confectioner, caterer, and bride cake manufacturer, 74
Stafford Street. On the corner of Shortacre Street.
Mr. Nocks has been awarded about
fourteen gold and silver medals and a score or more
He won the only Hovis bread clock for the Midland
counties, and has been a prize winner at Aylesbury, 1910,
Bristol, 1912, and 1913.
He also gained the high award of a
Certificate of Honour in the annual National Competition for
the Challenge Silver Shield, held in connection with "The
The premises occupies a good site, with
modern hygienic bakeries at the rear, where competent staff
under Mr. Nocks' supervision produce everything from the
simple nutritious loaf to that marvel of culinary and
architectural skill, the bride's cake.
The product range includes bread,
confectionery, cakes, and pork pies.
There is also an
up-to-date catering department.
Councillor Charles Wadsworth.
Mr. Charles Wadsworth. Wadsworth
& Son, Bescot Bakery, Darlaston Road, Pleck.
The business was founded over a quarter
of a century ago by Mr. Wadsworths’ father. Mr. Charles
Wadsworth has been running the business for the last twelve
years. He occupies a seat for Pleck Ward on Walsall Town
Council, and does excellent and highly appreciated work on
the following committees: Free Library Committee, Art
Gallery Committee, General Purposes Committee, Streets
Committee, Cattle Diseases Committee, and Gas Committee.
The firm delivers bread by well
appointed vans to all parts of the town and district, and is
generally acknowledged as a supplier of plain white, brown,
wholemeal, Hovis and Bermaline bread. The premises are large
and commodious, and arranged on the best lines to secure
easy and perfect working facilities. Patent ovens and labour
saving machinery and appliances enable the firm to maintain
uniform excellence in the quality and appearance of each
loaf, which in these keenly competitive days is looked for
and duly appreciated.
Joseph Adcock. Manufacturer of
Brushes and Fancy Goods Dealer, 49 Bridge Street.
The business was established in
Atherton Street in 1866, and produces every conceivable kind
of brush for household, toilet, and other uses, and a large
range of fancy goods including fancy and weekend baskets in
great variety. A speciality is toilet brushes made in all
kinds of fancy woods. The items are sold at home and abroad.
Stephen Haywood. Builder, Shop
and Office Fitter, Vicarage Place.
The business, which was established
many years ago, has a spacious yard with accommodation for
the storage of timber and building materials, and well
equipped workshops. Mr. Haywood employs a number of skilled
hands, and personally supervises them to ensure a
satisfactory and prompt execution of all commissions.
Letts & Airston. Builders,
Contractors, Shop, Bar, and Office Fitters, Plumbers,
Painters and Decorators. Lower Walhouse Street.
The firm has been established about ten
years, and has carried out a number of important contracts
including the erection of the new Walsall Corporation
Tramway Offices. Only soundly experienced men are employed,
and the best materials used. The whole of the work being
Although Letts & Airston are building
contractors, they also specialise in plumbing, painting and decoratoring, and have
well equipped and experienced shop, bar and office fitters
who have carried out some very attractive retail shop
fitting contracts. The premises are well adapted for
carrying on the various activities of the firm in an
efficient and economical manner, and are equipped with
Mr. John H. Evans. Butcher, 79,
Mr. Evans, who was formerly Secretary
of the Butchers' Association of Walsall and District,
undertakes his own slaughtering, and is experienced in the
buying of cattle, sheep, and pigs. He has a branch shop in
Thornhill Road, Streetly.
George Hall. Family Butcher, 7
The business is now run by Mr. Hall’s
son, Mr. E. W. Hall because George Hall is lately deceased.
The firm supplies the finest quality meat from home-fed
animals which are purchased direct from the chief Midland
markets. The animals, including cattle, sheep, and pigs are
slaughtered on the premises. All orders are promptly and
punctually delivered to all parts of the town and district.
Mr. Harry Orton. High class
butcher, 18 and 19 High Street.
Mr. Orton, who took the business over
around six years ago, was previously with his father in
Rushall Street. He is noted for the supply of the best
English meat, whether it be beef, pork, mutton, or lamb. The
premises are large and well-fitted, with two good show
windows. Mr. Orton buys in the best English markets, and the
slaughtering and dressing is carried out under the cleanest
and most hygienic conditions. Orders are delivered
throughout the town, and the utmost attention is paid to the
requirements of all customers.
Mr. A. J. Thompson. Beef and
pork butcher, 32 and 33 Caldmore Green.
Mr. Thompson has been established in
the trade nearly twenty years, and has earned a reputation
among all classes of the community for reliability, and
exceptional experience in the trade. He maintains a high
standard of quality in beef, mutton and pork. Sausages and
pork pies are a speciality with him, and find much favour
among the residents of the district, and even farther
Mr. G. F. Cornhill, M.P.S.
Pharmacist 85, Stafford Street.
An old established concern that has
been controlled by the present proprietor for over 20 years.
Mr. Cornhill is on the National Insurance Panel, and a fully
qualified pharmaceutical chemist. He stocks high quality
drugs and surgical appliances, toilet requisites, and fancy
Mr. Henry Gregson. Dispensing
Chemist, 28 High Street.
Mr. Gregson founded the business around
43 years ago. He stocks a wide range of medicines and
chemists’ sundries at the lowest prices, including perfumes,
soaps, tooth powders and brushes, toilet requisites, and
He makes up a range of medicines such as Gregson's Bronchial Mixture, (a noted Walsall remedy),
Gregson's Phosphorus, (with quinine and iron pills),
invaluable for the cure of neuritis, chronic neuralgia and
all nerve disorders; and Gregson's Asthma Powder, which
gives instant relief and ensures restful sleep.
Jessop's Drug Stores. Proprietor
Mr. W. A. Bell, qualified chemist. 71 Park Street.
All of Mr. Bell’s medicines are
compounded of the purest and best drugs. His general stock
includes the leading patent medicines and proprietary
articles, first aid, surgical and sickroom requisites, and a
choice variety of toilet articles, perfumes, and soaps etc.
Also stocked are oils, colours, paints, varnishes, and
Mr. Henry Gregson.
Councillor E. Shelley.
Mr. E. Shelley. Shelley's Drug
Stores Ltd. 36 Caldmore Road, and at Palfrey.
Mr. Shelley founded the business about
twenty years ago. Within recent years a branch establishment
has opened at Palfrey. The Caldmore Road premises are
commodious and well suited to the business. The shop has a
smart and modern appearance as regards fittings and
The stock is exceptionally large, varied, and
carefully selected, including every description of pure and
fresh drugs and chemicals, the best known and most reliable
patent medicines and proprietary articles, and all the usual
lines in sickroom and nursery requisites, perfumery, toilet
soaps etc. The dispensing department is under fully
qualified supervision and control, and patrons may rely upon
having their prescriptions and recipes dispensed with the
utmost skill and care. National Insurance dispensing is
given every attention.
Among the specialities prepared on the
premises and commanding a large sale are the following:
Shelley's "Neuratika" or Nerve Tonic, which eases the pain
and strengthens the nerves, Shelley's "Balsamic Chest Tonic"
(for adults) cures coughs, colds and bronchitis, Shelley's
"Influenza Cure," a positive cure for influenza and feverish
colds, Shelley's "Aniseed Cough Mixture" for children,
pleasant to take, Shelley's "Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil"
(Bear Brand), and Shelley's Prepared Food, for infants and
|Mr. Shelley occupies a seat on Walsall
Town Council for Caldmore Ward, and serves with appreciated
distinction on various committees, including the Health
Committee, Watch Committee, General Purposes Committee,
Finance Committee, and the Sewage Farm Committee, of which
he is chairman.
Clothes Manufacturers, Tailors,
A. Burt and Sons, Ladies' and
Gent's Tailor, 33 Caldmore Road. On the corner of Oxford
The business was established about
forty four years ago and has a well-appointed shop with
workrooms at the rear. The firm specialises in ladies'
Sampson Allsop. Ladies' and
Gentlemen's Tailor, Breeches Maker & Costumier, Optical and
Photographic Dealer, 16 Stafford Street.
Mr. Allsop succeeded his father in the
business which was established over half a century ago. He
is a practical tailor with a life-time's experience, giving
personal attention to every customer. He is also an optical
and photograph dealer who gives the most interesting and
popular lantern shows, and natural history lectures. He
stocks a wide range of optical and photographic goods, and
hires-out his high class projection apparatus to all kinds
Frank Hubball. Ladies' and
Gentlemen's Tailor, 59 Bradford Street.
All garments are made by skilled
tailors under personal supervision.
Great attention is paid
to individual requirements, and his charges are very
Mr. G. E. Kibble. Ladies' and
Children's Outfitter and Draper, 13 and 16 Walsall Arcade.
The high class draper, ladies' and
children's outfitter, was founded some six or seven years
Every description of high-class and fancy drapery,
ladies' and children's underwear and general outfitting goods
are stocked, along with a great variety of best class hosiery, exclusive designs
in blouses, and a splendid selection of the most fashionable
and choice materials for blouses.
Children's millinery and
costumes are a particular speciality, as are corsets which
are stocked in all varieties and sizes.
Mr. Frank Hubball.
Mr. Frank Nicholls. Gents'
outfitter, 5 Walsall Arcade.
The well fitted and artistically
dressed window is noticeable for a good display of the most
fashionable and up-to-date patterns in neckwear, shirts,
hosiery and underwear, and the latest styles in hats, and
caps, and rainproof coats etc., by the leading makers.
Partoon & Co. Ladies' and
gentlemen's tailors, Walsall Arcade.
The business was founded in 1890 and
has grown into one of the foremost concerns of its kind in
the Midlands. Partoon garments bring with them an
"atmosphere" that adds something quite intangible, and an
added something which makes all the difference to the
Partoons have no ground floor show
windows. The passer-by can get no impression of the standing
of the firm. There are splendid suites of showrooms on the
first floor above the Bradford Street entrance to the
Arcade, and fitting rooms and excellent work rooms. The
choice of material offered is very comprehensive, the class
of work put into all garments cannot be bettered, the
supervision over all departments is a personal one, and the
business organisation of the firm is modern and calculated
to ensure the most admirable efficiency and expedition.
Mr. E. Piggins and Son. Tailors
and costumiers, 67 Mount Street.
Piggins and Son make a speciality of
breeches, and have won for themselves a prominent position
in the town and district by reason of the excellence of
style, fit and finish by which their tailoring is
distinguished. Every garment is made under personal
supervision, and only reliable materials are used.
Mr. S. Robinson. Gentlemen's
tailor, 2 Tasker Street, Wednesbury Road.
The business has been established
sixteen years, and the proprietor is a thoroughly practical
tailor and cutter, and only employs highly skilled hands who
work under his personal supervision. Every garment is cut,
made and trimmed on the premises. Every roll of cloth
stocked, and every sample of material submitted for
selection is of good quality, and guaranteed thoroughly
All the latest seasonable materials can
be seen in his showrooms. Mr. Robinson's charges are very
moderate for such high class tailoring. He supplies his
clients with durable, well fitting garments at fair charges,
and deserves the excellent support the public has afforded
Mr. Frank Wheeler. Civil,
military and ladies tailor, 107 Wednesbury Road.
Mr. Wheeler stocks a wide range of
materials which cannot be surpassed anywhere in the
district. He has been in the business for many years and
specialises in officers' regulation field-service dress and
complete equipment at very short notice.
Mr. J. E. Dolman. Corn and Seed
Stores, Head Office, Stores, and Mills, Victoria Corn Mills,
81 Stafford Street. Also at King’s Court, Bridge Street,
Caldmore Green, and at Springhead, Wednesbury.
The business was established around
seventy years ago at Victoria Corn Mills behind number 81
Stafford Street where there are grinding, crushing and chaff
cutting departments, hay, straw, and corn stores, and
stabling. All kinds of pig, poultry, and dog foods are
stocked along with vegetable and flower seeds.
Ennals & Co., Ltd. The Bridge.
The business was founded at number 9
The Bridge in 1870 under the name of Matthews & Bliss. A few
years later the business expanded when number 10 next door
was acquired. In 1877 the partnership was dissolved, and in
1881 Mr. Ennals joined Mr. Bliss, one of the founders. In
1883 the firm extended the premises, and another shop was
acquired at 70 Park Street, on the corner of The Bridge. In
1894 the firm became a private limited company under the
name of Bliss, Ennals & Co., Ltd. A short while later Mr.
Bliss retired, and the business became Ennals & Co., Ltd.
Ennals department store.
Several years ago the premises at the
corner of Park Street and the Bridge was sold to Lloyds
Banking Company, and Ennals took over the extensive premises
at numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 5a, The Bridge. The head premises
on the corner of The Bridge and Bradford Street has eleven
fine show windows, and several departments including general
furnishing, household, linen, fancy drapery, ladies’ and
gentleman’s tailoring and outfitting, children's complete
outfitting, and millinery. There are also general house
furnishing, cabinet making, upholstering, funeral furnishing
and undertaking, and removal contracting departments in the
For two years Mr. Ennals has occupied
the position of president of the Walsall Chamber of
Miss A. E. Brown. Ostrich
Feather Dresser, and Fancy Draper, 216-217 Stafford Street.
Miss Brown has been running the
business, which was established in 1887, for six years. Her
great speciality is ostrich feather dressing, cleaning, curling, and dyeing.
Mr. W. S. Johnson. General and
Fancy Draper, Costumier, and Ladies' Outfitter, 37 Bridge
The popular general and fancy drapery
house was established eight years ago. It is particularly
well appointed, and has two good show windows which are
always tastefully dressed. Every description of general
household linens, fancy drapery, and the newest and most
fashionable goods and specialities are stocked, along with a
special line of ladies' and children's outfitting goods,
dresses, skirts, blouse materials, coats, capes, and
Mr. D. E. Jones. General and
Fancy Draper, 36 and 37 Stafford Street.
Mr. Jones’ general and fancy drapery
warehouse has been in existence for eighteen years. There
are two well appointed shops, stockrooms and showrooms, and
two good show windows. All kinds of drapery are stocked for
general furnishing, household items, and linen. Also
fashionable dress, skirt and blouse materials, ladies',
girls' and children's underclothing, hosiery and general
outfitting goods. There is a splendid display of carpets,
linoleums, floor cloths, rugs, mats, curtains, and blinds
etc. A prompt and polite service is rendered to all
customers by experienced assistants under the personal
supervision of the proprietor.
Mrs. A. M. Martin. Draper and
hosier, West Bromwich Street.
Mrs. Martin’s business is in a
prominent position at the junction of Thorpe Road and West
Bromwich Street. It has two attractive show windows
displaying some of the wide ranging of stock which includes
infants' millinery, ladies' and children's underwear, and
gentlemen's shirts in all materials. Mrs. Martin specialises
in made to measure overalls.
Electrical and Mechanical
Charles Hall. Electrical,
Mechanical and Motor Engineer, 80 Ablewell Street. Stores
etc., 79 Lower Rushall Street.
Mr Hall established the business about
twelve years ago at 58 Bridge Street, and moved to Ablewell
Street around four years ago.
The shop has a large window which
displays all kinds of electrical fittings, apparatus, and
novelties. Next to the shop are offices and workshops. Mr.
Hall is in a position to undertake and successfully carry
out any installation of electric lighting, telephone, and
complete plants of any size with gas, oil, or petrol driven
motors. He also carries out repairs and alterations, and has
a skilled staff. His workmen will travel any distance.
Mr. Hall is the inventor of Hall’s
‘Famous’ Tapping Machine, which is eminently suitable for
hundreds of trades requiring small holes tapping in the
quickest possible time. The automatic machine is without
doubt the quickest yet invented. An illustrated price list
will be sent on application.
Mr. Henry J. Webb. The
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Co., 62 and 63
The rapid growth of electrical
engineering in recent years, together with the lowering in
the cost of current supply and the great strides in
efficiency of the metal filament lamp, has brought electric
lighting and power to the front, and it is now a very
important thing in business needs of the present time.
The Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering Company is an old established firm, but we
believe the present title was adopted about eight years ago.
The premises in Bradford Street have two good show windows,
while above and at the rear are office, stockrooms and
workshops. Every kind of accessory is stocked, electric
light fittings, holders, shades, lamps, wires, switches,
etc., while telephones, electric bells, electric novelties,
hand lamps, torches, carbons for arc lamps, etc. are all
represented in the goods on view. Installations of lighting
or power are undertaken, along with complete lighting plants
for country houses, and the installation of electric power
in large or small factories. Ignition accumulators are
supplied, repaired or recharged, while the firm will be
found to be reliable experts on the lighting of motor cars
Mr. George Naylor. Fishmonger
and poulterer, 20 Caldmore Road.
Mr. Naylor has been at his present
address about eighteen years, but has been in the business
in Walsall all his life. His shop has a smart and
particularly clean appearance and the stock of fish,
poultry, and various table delicacies can always be
thoroughly depended upon.
Fruit and Vegetables
Mr. A. Jennings. General Fruit
Warehouseman, 5 and 6 Bradford Street.
The general fruit warehouse dates back
half-a-century and has been in the same family during the
whole of this period. Mr. Jennings maintains a stock of
exceptional variety and extent, and whatever is in season
may be found here. Large consignments of bananas are
received weekly. Special agencies are held for Peter's, and
Cailler's Swiss Milk Chocolates.
Mr. Thomas G. Wilkins. Thos. G.
Wilkins (Walsall) Ltd., fruiterer, fish and game dealer, 44
The business has been established for
about three quarters of a century. The premises at Park
Street comprise a first class prominent shop, a large
warehouse, and other accommodation. The departments of the
business include the English and foreign fruit trade, of
which a large and choice season stock is always held. The
firm enjoys a reputation for quality and freshness, while as
fishmongers, game, poultry, and rabbit dealers, it retains a
large share of the best patronage of the town and
surrounding districts. The system of delivery by motor van,
ensures punctuality and promptitude.
Mr. G. Atkinson, the managing director,
is a gentlemen held in high esteem in leading commercial
circles of the borough.
J. J. Adams. Art Cabinet Maker and
House Furnisher, Wolverhampton Road, Pleck Road, and
Maker of furniture and cabinet goods of
an artistic and superior character, reproductions of antique
furniture, and general house furnisher. The business was
founded twenty years ago, and has premises comprising of
large workshops, stock and showrooms. Mr. Adams specialities
include art cabinet work, drawing, dining and bedroom
suites, wooden bedsteads, over mantels, sideboards and
J. Fenton & Sons. Manufacturing
House Furnishers, 17 Bradford Street, and 26 Park Street.
Fentons have two shops. The principal shop in Bradford
Street has large and attractive showrooms on the ground and
upper floors, with workshops and warehouses behind. The Park
Street shop has a showroom with a factory at the rear. The
firm, which has been in business for nearly fifty years,
stocks all kinds of household furniture including dining,
drawing and bedroom suites in all woods, and a variety of
occasional furniture, tables, cheffonieres, overmantels,
bedsteads in wood, iron and brass, beds, mattresses, curbs
and fire-irons, carpets, rugs, and mats.
Mr. S. R. Marshall. Artistic
house furnisher, 81 Lichfield Street.
The business was founded eight years
ago by Mr. Marshall who is a cabinet maker, upholsterer and
artistic house furnisher. At the front is an attractive
showroom, with spacious workshops at the rear.
The showroom contains a good selection
of artistic furniture in modern and period designs, suites,
sideboards, occasional furniture, overmantels, and
Mr. F. Moseley. The Walsall
Furniture Warehouse, 8 High Street, and 10 and 65 George
Mr. Moseley has been established in
George Street for nine years, and in Stafford Street for
several months. The Stafford Street premises includes a fine
shop on the ground floor, and stock and showrooms on the
three spacious floors above. The selection of goods includes
every description of modern suites and general household furniture, wood and metal bedsteads in
the newest designs, mattresses, beds and bedding, carpets,
rugs, linos, blinds and all furnishing accessories. A
speciality is made of oak bedroom suites, which for
workmanship and durability cannot be surpassed. A
particularly fine show is made of modern bassinettes,
Mr. Moseley also deals in cycles and
motorcycles, and is sole agent for the district for the James and New Imperial machines.
Mr. W. Page. Cabinet maker,
bedding manufacturer, house furnisher, removal contractor, 6
The business has a successful trading
record of over thirty five years, and is based in a spacious
premises, with a conspicuous frontage, and excellent
showrooms and stockrooms. Mr. Page always stocks a varied
and first class assortment of general household furniture,
wood and metal bedsteads in great variety, mattresses,
bedding, carpets, linos and floor coverings in all styles.
He is also well known as a removal contractor by road or
rail, and has the requisite vans of modrn construction,
careful and experienced packers etc. to carry out all orders
in the promptest and best style at the most moderate
Mr. A. T. Scotson. Antique and
modern furniture dealer, 12 Ablewell Street.
The business was established about
twelve years ago and has made rapid progress. The Ablewell
Street premises consist of a good shop with two show
windows, stores and workshops. The buildings were formerly
occupied for many years by Mr. J. Bates, cabinet maker. Mr.
Scotson makes a speciality of antique furniture and repairs,
and general antique goods. He has extensive connections in
all parts of the world.
Mr. C. Williams. Cabinet maker
and upholsterer, 60 West Bromwich Street.
The business was established about
eighteen years ago, and is worthy of note because the
proprietor is a practical man in his trade. Many of the
goods he supplies are manufactured under his personal
supervision. Only the best seasoned woods and reliable
materials are used, and highly skilled labour employed for
all furniture, whether bed, dining or drawing room suite,
sideboard, cabinet, or even a common kitchen table. Mr.
Williams is also known as an expert repairer of antique
furniture. The premises consist of a good shop with
workshops at the rear. Every class of work connected with
the trade is carried out, repairs are executed, and
Herbert Adcock, (late T. C. Adcock).
Funeral Furnisher and General Undertaker, 25 Stafford
Since the business began in 1856 the
name of Adcock has been associated with undertaking and
funeral furnishing in Walsall and the surrounding district.
The business premises includes a two-windowed shop, stock
rooms, workshops, and garaging for a number of funeral
carriages, hearses, and mourning coaches. A large number of
artificial wreaths are kept in stock, and natural flower
wreaths and crosses are supplied to order.
Gas Fitters, Plumbers,
W. O. and E. Flint. Gas Fitters,
Plumbers, and Heating Engineers, 15 Walsall Arcade.
The business was founded by the father
of the present proprietors in Lichfield Street in 1865, and
afterwards carried on in Stafford Street, and in Adams Row.
Before commencing in business the founder was with the old
Gas Company of Birmingham, and later transferred to the
Birmingham and Staffordshire Company. On his death, which
took place about three years ago, the present premises in
the Arcade were taken.
The firm stocks all kinds of plumbing
parts, including iron, brass, and copper tubes, pumps,
cisterns, baths, bib and stop cocks, and all the lead,
brass, iron, copper, and gun metal goods required for
lavatory, bath, and hot water fixings. The gas fitting
branch has a good assortment of modern fittings such as
burners, glass and all accessories of the inverted and
upright type. All kinds of hot and cold water fixings are
undertaken to baths, lavatories, boilers etc.
The firm’s skilled hands also carry out
the fixing of bells, telephones, and general gas fittings.
George H. Gilbert. Gasfitter,
etc., 15 High Street.
The present proprietor has been in this
business for thirty one years. The premises has a double
windowed frontage, and is devoted to gasfitting and every
description of gasfitting supplies. A large variety of
gasfittings including brackets and pendants are stocked as
are gas fires and gas stoves of up-to-date design, and a
great variety of oil lamps, shades, globes, mantles and
incandescent burners. As a practical gasfitter and
stove-fitter, Mr. Gilbert is in constant demand. He carries
out all work in the most skilful, efficient, and reliable
William Harding & Sons.
Plumbers, Decorators, and Gasfitters, 36 and 53 Bridge
The business, which was founded around
thirty years ago is based in Bridge Street with an office,
shops and yard at number 36, and a shop at number 53. The
firm specialises in plumbing, decorating and gasfitting, and
carries an extremely large selection of gasfittings of the
latest design, and a complete range of accessories, burners,
mantles, and globes, etc. Also stocked is everything in
connection with sanitary arrangements, and sign writing.
Mr. W. Wooley. Plumber, heating
and sanitary engineer, 50 Caldmore Road.
Mr. Wooley occupies suitable premises
at Caldmore Road where he stocks a full range of brass,
copper, lead, and iron goods to meet all demands on his
services. He undertakes everything in connection with the
most up-to-date systems of domestic water supply and
heating, bath, lavatory, and general sanitary arrangements, gas stove fixing, and general property
Mr. Wooley employs a number of skilled
hands, available for any distance. He is prepared to submit
estimates free, and by giving all work in-hand his close
personal supervision, is able to give the highest all-round
Thomas Franks & Sons. Iron, Steel,
Coal, Coke, Breeze, and General Merchants, The Old Wharf,
The business was founded by the father
of the present owner in 1840, on the opposite side of the
road. The present premises have been occupied for thirty
years. The founder sat on Walsall Town Council for six
years. He died in 1892.
The firm is a reliable supplier of all
kinds of iron, steel, coal, and coke etc. and has large
warehouses and exceptional wharfage accommodation. Stocks
are held of bars, sheets, plates, rods, pig iron, galvanised
plain and corrugated sheets, steel and iron wire, single and
double shear steel, wire nails, horseshoes, vices, and
anvils. Fuel includes factory coal, range nuts, cobbles, and
slack, suitable for use in factories, breweries, and hotels
Mr. J. H. Hall. Hall's General
Stores, 8 and 10 West Bromwich Street, Caldmore.
The business has been established for
ten years and has a spacious shop with two show windows, and
storage accommodation for large reserve stocks. Prominent
lines include games, toys, stationery, brushes, mats,
leathers, maids, buckets, coal boxes, beef pans, baking
jowls, tree pots, rugs, mats, and a host of housewives'
requisites. Stocks also include wire netting, nails, hinges,
screws, grocers' cap paper, paper bags, paper blinds,
incandescent fittings, burners, mantles, and globes etc.
Glass Merchants (window glass
Mr. Harry Piggins. Glass, oil,
and colour merchant, 14 Bradford Street.
Mr. Piggins’ business was founded in
1900 in a large premises with a shop and warehouses on the
ground floor, and large showrooms and stockrooms above, in
which a very large stock is carried. The glass department
includes all sizes in the best English sheet, figured roll
plate, polished, silvered, and embossed plate, etc., while a
speciality is made of leaded light work of all kinds.
Designs and estimates are submitted on application. A large
stock is also kept of oils, paints and varnishes, dry
colours, enamels, painters' brushes, sash tools etc.
A capital trade is done in sheet lead,
lead pipe, sheet zinc, plumbers brass work, pumps, cisterns,
cast iron baths, sanitary ware, rain water goods, and
plumbers' and glaziers' tools. An ample stock of each is
held to meet promptly all local requirements.
Glass and China Merchants
Ford & Co. Wholesale and Retail
Glass and China Merchants, Worcester House, Bridge Street. The business, which has been trading
for six years, has a large and attractive shop with two show
windows, and showrooms and warehouses at the rear.
immensely varied stock ranges from plain and inexpensive
pieces to elaborate and artistically designed sets, made by
manufacturers including Royal Worcester, Doulton, Coalport,
Minton, and Wedgewood.
Teddy Gilbert. China and
Earthenware Merchant, 17 High Street.
The business, established about ten years ago, is conducted
in a well-appointed shop with two capital show windows. It
has the best selected stock of china and earthenware in
Walsall, which includes a selection of glass, china,
earthenware, plain, cut and etched glasses for all purposes,
ornaments, and miscellaneous articles.
Mr. Gilbert also makes a speciality of
hiring requisites for private parties, bazaars, social and
public functions, etc.
Mr. G. F. Smith. Central Glass
and China Stores, 28 Walsall Arcade, and 40 Caldmore Road.
It is an old established concern,
founded by the present proprietor at the Caldmore Road
address thirty five years ago. Mr. Smith opened at the
Arcade about fourteen years ago, and was not long in reaping
the fruits of his enterprise, as his establishment here
became one of the chief business features of the Arcade.
Mr. Smith keeps a large and
exceptionally varied stock, and caters in a most admirable
manner for those in search of the most dainty and artistic
china and glassware, as well as those requiring the more
serviceable and cheaper goods. The range in tea, dinner and
toilet sets is exceptional, and the same can be said of the
Attkins and Son. Family Grocers,
Provision Merchants and Italian Warehousemen, 5 Park Street,
1 Westbourne Street, and 50 The Parade, Sutton Coldfield.
The main shop at 5 Park Street was
founded nearly fifty years ago, and taken-over by the senior
partner in 1876. The large premises includes a modern shop
with three large show windows and spacious stores and
warehouses at the rear. The large number of items stocked
includes groceries, provisions, Italian warehouse goods,
best butter and cheese, home-cured hams and bacon, tea, and
coffee, etc. Attkins are also agents for W. & A. Gilbey’s
wines and spirits, Bass’s and Allsopp's ales, and Guinness's
Berwick and Son. Family Grocers
and Provision Merchants, 10 High Street, on the corner of
The business, which supplies all kinds
of family groceries and provisions was acquired by Berwick
and Son, three years ago. The premises was originally known
as Abbey's Granary, and still contains the old windlass and
granary. The shop has two large display windows, and stocks
all household requirements in groceries, provisions, Italian
warehouse goods, etc. The firm is particularly known for
prime quality ham, and skilfully blended tea.
Mr. Fred J. Overton. Wholesale
and family grocer, 21 Caldmore Road.
The business is very old, and came
under the control of Mr. Overton about twelve years ago. It
is conducted in premises which include a good shop with
capital show window, and adequate storage accommodation for
the brisk trade done.
Mr. Overton makes a speciality of
home-cured hams and bacon, and his stock of all kinds of
groceries and provisions is certainly one of the best in the
district. He keeps special lines in tea, blended to suit the
local water, and practically every speciality of repute in
tinned and bottled goods, and Italian and French warehouse
goods. He also stocks the leading brands of Scotch and Irish
whiskies, including Buchanan's "Black and White" and "Red
Seal", John Walker, White Horse, Dewar's, Dunville's, and
John Jameson's. Also Martells & Hennessy's Brandies, Hall's
Wine, etc. and holds an agency for Messrs. Gilbey’s noted
wines and spirits.
John Ayer. Shirt Maker, Hatter,
Hosier, 10, 11, and 12 Digbeth.
The shop has three large windows, and
three floors. Stocks include all the latest styles of silk
and felt hats, caps, jerseys, shirts, hosiery, ties,
scarves, handkerchiefs, collars, cuffs, gloves, and
umbrellas etc. John Ayer also specialises in shirt making.
The business was founded in 1823.
Messrs. H. P. Woodyatt & Co.
Hatters, Hosiers and Tailors, 18 Bridge Street.
The business was founded about eighteen
months ago in the well appointed shop, with stockrooms,
fitting rooms, and workrooms. The firm specialises in first
class modern tailoring, and holds a large stock of
gentlemen's hats, and outfits. In the tailoring department
they employ the best skilled cutters and workmen, so that
every garment turned out shall be faultless in fit,
workmanship and finish.
Mr. Alfred Heath. Haulage
Contractor, Furniture Remover and Storer, Marsh Street.
Mr. Heath’s premises consists of large
and well ventilated, and heated warehouses for furniture
storage, van sheds, stables, and excellent yard
accommodation. He undertakes any description of steam or
horse-drawn haulage, owns all kinds of vehicles for light or
heavy work, and makes a special feature of household
removals to any distance. He has several large modern vans,
and a staff of thoroughly experienced packers.
|With his steam traction facilities, Mr. Heath is able to
quote the very best terms and to guarantee the most
satisfactory results. Goods are stored at the most
reasonable rates and under the best and safest conditions.
Mr. George Merriman. General and
furnishing ironmonger, 30 and 31 High Street.
The business was founded around eighty
years ago. Mr. Merriman took it over about fifteen years
ago. The premises have three show windows, ample stockrooms,
and workshop accommodation, well-fitted for the trade. The
excellent stock includes household ironmongery, enamelled
and galvanised goods, tinware, copper, brass and steel
fenders, fire irons, brooms, brushes, and cutlery from
leading manufacturers. Also stocked are electro-plated goods
of all kinds, and tools of every description, whether
high-class engineers', carpenters', or farm and garden
H. J. Pinson. Wholesale and
retail furnishing and builders' ironmonger, cutler, etc.
Arcade Corner, Bradford Street.
The business was established about
twelve years ago in a thoroughly representative position.
The premises consist of a very commodious and capitally
appointed shop, with four effectively dressed show windows,
and the necessary stock rooms and warehouse accommodation
for the heavier wares. The stock embraces every description
of general and furnishing ironmongery, cutlery and tools of
the best manufacture, hearth furniture in the latest
designs, and the best and most complete variety of
specialities in labour saving devices for the household. In
builders' and general works' ironmongery, the stock is
thoroughly ample to meet all local requirements.
Mr. F. B. Shuffrey. Shuffrey's
Limited. General ironmongers, 3 Digbeth, and 42 Stafford
The business was founded by Mr.
Shuffrey over thirty years ago at "The Padlock", 257
Stafford Street. The Digbelh premises (formerly Mr. J.
Baker's) were secured about fourteen years ago. The business
moved from 257 to 245 Stafford Street and moved again to the
present location in Stafford Street twelve years ago. Both
establishments are of a spacious character, and contain
stocks of an unusually comprehensive and varied assortment,
including every description of furnishing, general,
household, and builders' ironmongery, tools of every
description for local trades, cutlery and electroplate in
great variety, guns, ammunition, etc. and a host of
miscellaneous articles and specialities, too numerous to
Mr. Shuffrey is a member of the council
of the Ironmongers' Federated Associations, Hon. Sec. of the
Walsall Tradesmen's Association, Hon. Sec. of the Birchill's
National Relief Fund, Chairman and Treasurer of the local
Y.M.C.A., and a prominent member of St. Peter's Church.
Allen's Millinery and Fancy
Repository, 3 High Street.
The well-established business supplies
the latest styles of millinery and fancy goods for ladies,
girls, and children, and the newest lines in feathers,
flowers, and ornaments, etc. Also stocked is a wide range of
purses, combs, hair ornaments, and hand bags, etc.
Misses G. and A. Flint. Maison
Fin-de-Siecle, Milliners, Walsall Arcade.
The popular business is situated on the
corner of the arcade. It has a large shop with two
conspicuous windows, and work and stock rooms above. It was
established twelve years ago, and holds a stock of shapes
and trimmings from which customers may make a suitable
choice. Ladies can always be certain of finding models of
the latest London and Parisian styles.
Mrs. A. Jones. Milliner, 73
Mrs. Jones’ establishment has a
prominent position in Bridge Street, and has two well
dressed show windows, and spacious shop, stock, and show
workrooms. Every description of high class and fashionable
millinery for ladies and girls is stocked, including the
very latest models. Other items include feathers, flowers,
ribbons, veilings etc. All prices are based on a very
moderate scale. The business has been established since 1892
and is regarded with confidence by all patrons.
Misses V. & D. Smith. Millinery
specialists, Kingscourt, Bridge Street. Three doors below
the Fire Station, and at 29 Lower High Street, Wednesbury.
Until recently the address was
Wellington House, 87 and 89 Bridge Street. The present
commodious premises have only recently been taken, and have
been specially fitted up in a superior style. The window
display is very noticeable, and it is claimed to be the
largest single millinery window in the town. At this house
may always be seen the very latest models in up-to-date
London and Parisian fashions, while the selection of shapes
for all ages, and the stock of trimmings, feathers, flowers,
etc., is in every way ample to please the most particular
patron. The proprietresses give personal supervision to all
orders to ensure their being carried out in most highly
satisfactory manner. A popular branch establishment is also
conducted at 29 Lower High Street, Wednesbury.
Mr. T. Scotson Hill. Stone,
Marble and Granite Monumental Mason, 65 Bradford Street.
The business was founded in 1870 and is
now carried on by the two sons of the founder, Mr. F. A.
Hill and Mr. C. H. Hill. The premises in Bradford Street
consists of an office and showroom with a gateway at the
side leading to the workyard and stores. Every description of work in stone,
marble and granite is undertaken, especially monumental
Motor Body Builders and
Mr. Wm. Adams. Carriage and
Motor Body Builder, and General Wheelwright, Ward Street.
The family-run business was founded
over half a century ago and has facilities for carrying out
repair work to vehicles of all kinds, motor and coach body
work, and the building of general vehicles, such as
agricultural carts and lorries. Mr. Adams specialises in
repairs to tradesmen's vehicles, and offers a first-class
Barton's Coach Works and Garage,
The business dates back to 1878 and
specialises in coach building and motor body making. There
is a large factory, a machine shop, showrooms, and a garage
under the supervision of a fully qualified mechanical
The firm builds all descriptions of two
and four wheeled horse vehicles, tradesmen's carts, and
floats, etc. which are known for their light running,
durability and superior finish. The showrooms always contain
a good selection of the finished products, and models of the
Delta light car, Studebaker cars, Belsize cars, Austin cars,
and Austin, Alldays & Onions, and Lacre Commercial vehicles.
The garage stocks all kinds of accessories and tyres.
Barton's Coach Works.
Hawley, Mills & Co. Motor Body
and Coach Builders, Charles Street and Frederick Street.
Hawley, Mills & Co., lately
incorporating C. Hawley & Son, have extensive equipped works
in Charles Street and Frederick Street. The business is one
of the oldest of its type in the midlands, founded in 1789.
Coach building alone was originally carried out until the
advent of the motor car when motor bodies were added to the
|The firm’s buildings cover a
considerable area of ground, comprising one and two storied
workshops where motor bodies are made to any design. They
also undertake repairs, and high class motor painting, and
make every description of two and four-wheel vehicles,
tradesmen's carts, and floats etc.
The Walsall Garage. Proprietor
Mr. F. Hough, opposite Her Majesty’s Theatre, Wolverhampton
The garage was founded by Mr. Hough
about four years ago, and is exceedingly spacious, and
commodious. It has a wide entrance at the side of the
showroom and stockrooms, and well equipped workshops for
general repairs. Mr. Hough is a wholesale and retail dealer
of motorcars, motorcycles, cycle cars, and all accessories
including Dunlop and Michelin tyres, and lamps etc. He keeps
taxi cabs, landaulettes, and touring cars for hire,
supplying the best experienced drivers, and is an agent for
the A.A. and M.D., and a certified official repairer for the
Mr. W. A. Miller. Manufacturer
of "Traveller" cycles and motors, Vicarage Street.
Mr. Miller has been running the
business for twenty years. His premises includes a spacious
shop with two capital show windows, stores, well equipped
workshops and a garage at the rear. He produces ladies and
gents cycles of his own make, and is a district agent for
the Raleigh and Sunbeam cycles. His stock includes a full
range of cycle and motor accessories of the most reliable
and latest kind. He builds machines to special
specification, and his own make of cycle, "The Traveller",
is widely known and appreciated. He specialises
in motorcar and cycle repairs, and is always ready with
advice to prospective purchasers of machines.
Mr. Albert J. Holden. Music
Warehouse, 17 Stafford Street.
Mr. Holden’s shop includes a display of
pianos and organs made by all the leading makers.
All things musical may be obtained at keenly competitive
prices, and on cash or extended payment. Repairs of all
kinds are promptly executed on the premises, and the agency
is held for the celebrated "Estey" American Organs.
Tuning and repairs are carried out by
yearly contract at very moderate charges. Mr. Holden’s son
Mr. A. J. Holden, junior is the composer of several well
known musical numbers played by Mons. Spielman's Orchestra,
the bands of the Coldstream Guards, and the Royal Artillery,
etc. He gives lessons on the pianoforte, harmony,
composition, and counterpoint.
Mr. W. T. Comer, D.B.O.A., F.S.M.C.,
and F.I.O. Optologist and Optidan, 4 to 6 Walsall
Mr. Comer opened his business in two
adjoining shops in the arcade seventeen years ago, and has
become well known for his skilful, conscientious sight
testing, and careful fitting of spectacles and glasses to
suit every defect. Before coming to Walsall he had been an
optician in Wednesbury for five years. His shop has properly
fitted sight-testing rooms, with the most modern appliances.
He also supplies optical, scientific,
and photographic apparatus, and stocks optical lanterns,
slides, papers, chemicals, and plates of the best known
For the last sixteen years he has been
Hon. Sec. of the Walsall Photographic Society, and a member
of the Council of the British Optical Association, and a
member of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians. He is
optician to the Walsall and Hammerwich Hospitals, the
Pelsall Miners Association, Cannock Chase Miners
Association, the Walsall Guardians, and several large
associations of the town. He is also vice-president of the
Midland Federation of Photographic Associations,
vice-president of the Midland Optical Society and
vice-president of the Walsall Tradesmen's Association.
Mr. W. T. Comer.
Mr. A. Morgan. Optician and
eyesight specialist, 72 Bradford Street.
Mr. Morgan makes eyesight testing and
spectacle fitting a speciality. The importance of having the
eyesight skilfully tested, and the most suitable glasses
provided in all cases of impaired or failing vision, should
not need emphasis in these days of wide reading. Each case
is given personal attention to ensure the best and most
Mr. Morgan has rooms specially arranged
and scientifically equipped for the sole purpose of testing
the sight, and the exact fitting of spectacle and eye glass
frames. Any person can have their sight tested and advice
given free of charge by Mr. Morgan.
Painters and Decorators
Mr. C. T. James. Walsall
Industrial Co., painters, decorators and garage proprietors,
Mr. James has a long experience of
every branch of the business. Large or small contracts for
any kind of painting, decorating, paperhanging, etc. are
undertaken in private houses, churches, chapels, or
factories. All are promptly and carefully executed, and
every facility is at hand, and skilful staff employed under
personal supervision to carry out all orders. The business
has been recently transferred to larger premises in
Lichfield Street from 4 Upper Forster Street, where it has
been carried on for some years. The new premises, formerly
in the occupation of Messrs. Ginder & Son, will be extended
with the addition of a large motor garage where cars can be
stored, and arrangements made for private lock up garages,
for any period. Motor spirits and spare parts and
accessories will also be obtainable, while repairs and every
branch of general smithing and ironworking is to be carried
Mr. S. T. Westwood and Mr. G. W.
Westwood. Westwood's, dealers in perambulators, mail
carts, folding "Bethreena" steel carts, washers and
wringers, toys, games, etc. 25 Walsall Arcade, and 4
The business, which was founded some
fifty years ago in Bridge Street, moved to the present
premises about fourteen years ago. The Bradford Street shop
is known as Babyland, where every kind of perambulator, mail
cart, cot, children's bicycle, or motor car is always on show. A good trade is done in
washers and wringers, of which a large selection is stocked,
along with trunks, portmanteaux and bags.
The premises in the Arcade, known as
"Toyland" consists of a large shop with a good display
window, where every kind of toy or game is well represented,
as are the old-fashioned toys, such as dolls, trains, tea
sets, building bricks, dolls carriages etc. Leaden soldiers
of all regiments and of British make are stocked in great
variety, as are the very latest novelties in mechanical and
clockwork toys. The firm are agents for "Meccano" the
popular mechanical building pastime. A full range of these
goods and extra parts are always in stock.
R. Holyland. Proprietor Mr. W.
Porritt, Pawnbroker, Jeweller and Clothier, 269 Stafford
One of oldest and best-known pawnbroking and jewellery
establishments in Walsall. It is situated at the top of Park
Street, directly facing Her Majesty's Theatre. The present
proprietor, Mr. Porritt, succeeded Mr. Holyland some
considerable time ago. The three storey shop has large display
windows containing a variety of jewellery. Mr. Porritt
claims to have the largest stock of wedding rings in the
district. His stock includes new and second hand jewellery
for ladies and gentlemen, gold and silver watches, clocks,
bronzes, plate, and cutlery etc. The clothing branch of the
business holds a large stock of superior garments for
juveniles and adults.
Mr. W. Bullock. Photographer, 71
Mr. Bullock has been in business for
twelve years, six in Birmingham with Mr. Harold Baker, and
six in Walsall.
His specialities include portraiture,
landscape, architectural work, and commercial photography.
He also copies old or faded photographs, and provides a
developing, printing and enlarging service for amateurs.
Mr. W. Bullock.
Mr. G. D. Lamb.
Mr. G. D. Lamb & Son. Carvers,
gilders, mount cutters, picture frame manufacturers, and
dealers in all kinds of artists' materials, fancy goods,
etc., 9 Bradford Street.
The business was founded around twenty
eight years ago and includes an excellent shop, stockrooms,
In the shop are displays of a most varied
collection of pictures and prints in all styles, and
excellent samples of modern and artistic picture framing,
photo frames, and every type of artists' materials.
carving, gilding and picture frame making departments, all
orders are executed with exactitude and in the most skilful
The stock of mouldings and mountings is of the most
varied and choice character.
Products by Messrs. Winsor &
Newton, and Messrs. Reeves & Sons are always in stock.
Mr. J. C. Southall. Walsall and
District Picture Framing Depot, 13 Stafford Street.
The business has been established over
twenty years. A very comprehensive stock of picture
mouldings is carried, and a good display is made of
tastefully framed pictures, priced very reasonably. There is
a branch of the business at the Market Place, Willenhall.
Mr. Southall has installed a most
up-to-date electric plant, which enables him to economically
carry out the framing of pictures of all kinds in a
high-class manner. There is a wholesale department where
estimates are given without the least obligation.
Charles Hughes. Footwear
Specialist, 11 Walsall Arcade.
Mr. Hughes has been established in the
arcade since 1854. He has a large shop with an attractive
show window, and fitting rooms, stock rooms, and work rooms.
Mr. G. D. Lamb's shop in Bradford
His stock includes all kinds of boots
and shoes for ladies, gentlemen, youths, girls and children,
and has one of the choicest and best displays in the town.
His speciality is boots and shoes made to measure, using the
best hand-sewn work. Repairs are carried out by the best
experienced workmen, only the best English leather being
The shop always has a wide selection of
"Shi-ney" mocassins, a high class boot for gentlemen in
various styles, and the well known Scholl "Foot-eazer".
Mr. John Butler. High class
family boot maker, Original and sole maker of the "B" boot,
Bradford Place, The Bridge.
The business was founded in 1825,
formerly in High Street. Mr. Butler supplies the highest
grade boots and shoes, and is the originator and sole maker
of the "B" boot, which has obtained celebrity as a
production of the highest style and durability. The "B"
school boot for boys and girls cannot be surpassed for
sterling value. Ladies and gentlemen requiring the highest
class hand sewn footwear, in any style, can place their
orders with perfect confidence. Mr. Butler personally
superintends the fitting and making of all boots, and
customers can always rely upon the most perfect and
comfortable fit. Mr. Butler maintains a capital stock of
boots and shoes for ladies, gentlemen, youths, girls and
children. His selection is notable for quality, style,
and moderate prices.
Sports and Leather Goods
Mr. W. Davies. Athletic
Outfitter and Leather Goods Dealer, 22 and 23 Walsall
Mr. Davies has been running his
business in the arcade for around twelve years. His shops
have two large show windows, nearly facing the main avenue.
They are well fitted and stocked with an up-to-date display
of all kinds of athletic goods for cricket, football,
running, and all other outdoor sports. Also stocked are
items for use in indoor games and the gymnasium, and bags,
portmanteaux and trunks of every description. Other items on
sale include fancy leather goods such as ladies bags, belts,
purses, stationery cases, and writing pads.
Tea, Wine, and Provision
Mr. F. E. Martin. Tea, Wine and Provision
Merchant, 80 Stafford Street.
The business was established in 1845,
and was purchased by Mr. Martin about fifteen years ago. The
premises consist of a spacious and attractive shop with a
stockroom and warehouse. The stock includes an extensive and
select stock of plain and fancy groceries, provisions,
Italian warehouse goods, and the hundred and one household
and larder requisites in daily demand. A special feature is
made of fine blended teas to suit the water of the district,
and the large stock of Gilbey's wines and spirits.
Mr. Duncan Watt. Wine, spirit,
ale, and stout merchant, 13 Bridge Street, and a shop in
Mr. Watt has been in business for
thirty years at the Bridge Street premises, which includes a
shop, a sample room, an office, and a cellar. A second shop,
the main stores, and the bottling department is in Goodall
Street. Mr. Watt always maintains an exceptionally large and
well selected stock of the choicest wines, spirits and
liqueurs, also the finest vintage champagnes, ports,
sherries, clarets, burgundies, etc.
He makes a speciality of
his finest old Scotch whisky known as Glenlivet Blend,
twelve years old, which is highly recommended as the
perfection of blending. All the wines and spirits supplied are matured
by age alone, and can therefore be depended upon for high
and reliable quality and superior flavour. Mr. Watt also
bottles (or supplies in casks) Bass’s ales, Worthington's
ales, Guinness's stout. Wrexham Lager, and Devonshire cider.
He has excellent facilities in the way of vehicles to ensure
the prompt delivery of orders in Walsall and the surrounding
Mr. T. Whitfield. Wholesale and
retail tobacconist and general merchant, 16 High Street, and
a branch shop in Bridge Street.
Mr. Whitfield holds a prominent
position in the tobacco and cigar trade of Walsall. He has
long been associated with the tobacco business. His father
commenced business in the town nearly fifty years ago.
Whitfield, junior, started his business twenty years ago. He is in
possession of very large and commodious premises which have
two excellent show windows in which can always be seen a
display of all brands of tobacco, cigarettes, Havana and
English cigars, briar, meerscham and other pipes, cigar and
cigarette cases, pouches and other smokers requisites.
has also a well fitted and stocked branch shop in Bridge
Street, at which orders may be given and customers supplied.
A special brand of popular priced cigars is the E.C. Witello,
a cigar of exceptional value.
Mr. T. Whitfield.
Mr. Whitfield also carries on a very
extensive and comprehensive business as a general merchant
supplying hotels, clubs, publicans, and shopkeepers with
everything they want in tobacco, cigars etc., as well as any
of the hundreds of odd articles necessary to their business,
such as soap, polish, matches, polishing cloths, brushes,
brooms, buckets, shovels, tinware, cap and butter paper,
paper bags, stationery, string, etc., while all kinds of
haberdashery, such as cottons, threads, and pins of all kinds,
can be supplied.
He is a well known member of the
Walsall Tradesmen's Association and has just been elected
Chairman for the third year in succession. For eight years
he was Chairman of the Walsall District Tobacconists
Association, and is now Vice Chairman of that body. He put
in an enormous amount of work in connection with the
proposed shopping festival for Walsall, and was no doubt
disappointed when the scheme fell through on account of the
Underwear and Corsets
Mr. A. H. Luckcock. Specialist
in underwear, corsets, hosiery and wools, 33 High Street.
The business, known as "Luckcock's" was
founded around sixty years ago by the proprietor’s
grandmother, on the opposite side of High Street. Mr.
Luckcock took over the business from his mother about seven
months ago. He specialises in ladies' corsets of all kinds,
hosiery, wools, baby linen, and ladies' and children's
underwear, whether cambric, merino, or thick woollen.
Watch and Clock Repairers
Mr. Frank Dilger. Watch and
Clock Repairer, 59 Vicarage Street, Caldmore.
Mr. Dilger, whose business was founded
over twenty years ago, is an expert watch and clock
repairer, and a dealer in gold and silver watches, and
jewellery. Mr. Dilger’s family have been in the watch and
clock making industry in South Staffordshire for nearly
seventy years. His father was apprenticed to the trade at
Wolverhampton nearly seventy years ago, and ultimately
established himself at Tipton, where Mr. Dilger was born.
Mr. W. E. Fellows. Watchmaker,
Jeweller, and Goldsmith, Bradford Street, and Caldmore Road.
Mr. Fellows founded his business in
Caldmore Road in 1894, and opened his Bradford Street shop a
few years later. His shops feature a splendid selection of
gold and silver watches, clocks, timepieces, silver and
electro-plate, wedding, engagement, and dress rings, gem
rings, pendants, slave bangles, bracelets, serviette rings,
brooches, cigar and cigarette cases, match boxes, card cases
and birthday and presentation goods. A special feature is
made of repairs to watches, clocks, silver and
Sheppard Bros. Jewellers and
The business, which was founded in the
year 1848 is based in a most attractive shop with a
splendidly dressed show window. The stock includes all kinds
of handsome and reliable clocks and timepieces, bronzes, a
superior selection of gold and silver watches for ladies'
and gentlemen's wear, the choicest selection of wedding,
engagement, keeper and dress rings, brooches, cameos,
bangles, and a host of miscellaneous goods. Sheppard Bros
are contractors to leading railway companies, and to H.M.
Board of Works.
Atkins Bros. Family butchers,
ham and bacon curers, lard refiners, etc., The Bloxwich
Sausage Factory, 167 High Street.
The business was established nearly
fifty years ago. The proprietor is now Mr. J. W. Atkins who
does a large and valuable family trade as a purveyor of high
class English meat (all killed on the premises). In the pork
trade he possesses exceptional purchasing facilities and
cures all his own hams and bacon in large quantities. He
also undertakes lard refining, and produces sausages, pork
pies and cooked meats.
Boot and Shoe Shops
C. Craddock. Boot and shoe
specialist, 176 High Street.
Mr. Craddock’s boot and shoe warehouse
has been established for nearly twenty five years. The
premises are well suited to the class of trade done, having
workrooms at the rear, and an excellent show window at the
front. The stock of boots and shoes is an admirable one,
whether the requirements are for children's school boots,
workmen's boots, dress boots or light and dainty footwear
for ladies. Mr. Craddock is able to meet all tastes, and to
guarantee his goods to combine elegance and best finish with
durability. He makes a speciality of repairs, and can
compete on price with any similar establishment in the
Mr. J. Wilcox. High class boot
and shoe maker, 179 High Street.
Mr. Wilcox has conducted a sound
business here since succeeding Mr. Roobottom, who conducted
this business for many years. The shop will be easily
recognised, as the best use is made of the two show windows
to attract the public, and the display made is indicative of
the comprehensive range of the stock. Mr. Wilcox aims to
supply the most reliable footwear, whether for ladies,
gentlemen, youths, girls or children. He undertakes repairs
of every description, guaranteeing neatness and satisfaction
in every respect.
Mr. J. Badham. Pastry cook and
confectioner, High Street (corner of Church Street).
Mr. Badham established his business
about sixteen years ago. The premises consist of a capital
shop, smart and well-fitted, and possessing two good show
windows, with excellent baking facilities at the rear. He
produces all kinds of fancy bread, rolls, batch-cakes, buns,
seed, currant, sultana and fancy cakes, and a great variety
of special pastry and table delicacies. A speciality is the
production of bride, christening, and birthday cakes.
Mr. A. Hunt. Park Cycle Works,
84 Park Road.
Cycle making and repairing is an
important branch of the business admirably represented in
Bloxwich by Mr. A. Hunt who has been established here about
five years. He has gained a reputation for the soundest and
most reliable work, and has commodious and convenient
premises as shop and workrooms.
Mr. Hunt keeps a selection of machines
for ladies and gentlemen, and every description of motor and
cycle accessories, and a capital selection of gramophones
and records. His speciality in the cycle trade is the
"Hunter" cycle, built with B.S.A. or any other standard
fittings. Repairs of all kinds are given skilful and prompt
Mr. W. H. Bradbury. Bradbury
Cycle Depot, High Street.
Mr. Bradbury has been established here
about ten years, and has always kept well abreast of the
times. He is in a position to supply cycles and motor cycles
to special specifications, and holds a complete range of
accessories, also petrol, carbide, etc. Repairs of all kinds
are undertaken. There is a sports department, and a stock of
phonographs and records, which is of a comprehensive and
Mrs. J. E. Borton. Milliner and
fancy draper, 604 Bloxwich Road, Leamore.
Mrs. Borton admirably serves the ladies
resident in the Leamore and Bloxwich districts with her
large stock of ready made hats (for all ages), shapes,
trimmings, feathers, flowers, ribbons, ladies' and
children's outfitting goods, and her celebrated "St.
W. L. Lea. General and fancy
draper, Warwick House, High Street.
The establishment has been a very
popular source of supply for all descriptions of general and
fancy drapery since its founding about twenty years ago.
There are two capital show windows, which are always most
effectively dressed, while the interiors of the shop and
show and stockrooms are very commodious. The stock is
thoroughly first-class, comprehensive, and up-to-date in all
the latest materials and specialities, whether in wearing
apparel for ladies or children, or in general furnishing and
Grocers and General
W. R. Finney & Co. Wholesale and
family grocers and provision merchants, corn dealers etc.,
Park Stores, 187 High Street.
The business dates its founding back
over thirty five years. The premises comprise a modernly
appointed shop with two capital show windows, while at the
rear there are warehouses and stores for reserve stocks of
groceries and provisions, and also for hay, corn, fodder,
etc. The stock of groceries and provisions, Italian
warehouse goods etc. is large and comprehensive, selected
with sound judgment to meet the needs of the district.
Mr. J. B. Styles. Family grocer,
provision and corn merchant, 196 High Street.
The business was founded over sixty
years ago, and formerly known as Lazenby's Stores. Mr.
Styles assumed control about twenty one years back, but
since his decease, seven years ago, it has been under the
management of his son Mr. W. B. Styles. The premises
includes a very spacious shop with large warehouses at the
|The shop has two fine show windows, and
carries a large stock of plain and fine groceries, Italian
warehouse goods, all the best known specialities in tinned
and bottled goods, and the finest quality provisions
procurable, including prime home-fed hams and bacon, and
specially selected butter, and cheese etc.
attention is paid to tea blending and coffee roasting.
Mr. W. Sturgess. Grocery and
Provision Stores, High Street.
For fifty years this establishment has
been a grocery and provision stores, and for the last twenty
years or more has been under the sole proprietorship and
personal management of Mr. Sturgess. Proprietary brands of
best grocery goods are stocked. A speciality is made of high
grade teas and freshly roasted coffee.
The premises possess two modern marbled
display windows which have recently been placed to the
proprietor's own design, and are always most tastefully
dressed with seasonable goods, making an excellent and most
attractive frontage. Inside, from floor to ceiling may be
seen a splendid assortment of grocery and provision goods. Mr. Sturgess is
Honarary Secretary of the Bloxwich Tradesmen's Association,
which position he has held since 1898.
Mr. William P. Carr. General and
furnishing ironmonger, builders' ironmongery and colliery
furnishing stores, 242 High Street, and Victoria Street.
The business was founded many years
ago, and was taken over by the present proprietor about
fifteen years ago. The premises occupy a conspicuous
position at the junction of High Street and Victoria Street,
and are of an extensive character, comprising a spacious
shop with three large show windows, and having two
entrances, while adjoining same in Victoria Street are
commodious three storey warehouses for reserve stocks, the
archway under same leading to stabling etc.
William P. Carr's stores.
|All the usual lines in furnishing and
builders' ironmongery are to be had at this establishment in
great variety, amongst which we might mention Sheffield
cutlery and plate, tools for all trades, wrought and cast
holloware, brushware, mats, woodware, wringers, ranges,
stoves, lawn mowers, garden rollers, wire-netting, wood
trellis, and horticultural requisites of every description.
Also stocked are roofing felts and sheets, barb wire,
agricultural implement fittings, guns and ammunition etc.
|This being a coal mining district, Mr. Carr has laid
himself out to cater specially for this branch of the
business in a most complete manner, and holds heavy stocks
of items including coal boring machines, picks, and wedges,
Mr. F. E. Bannister, M.P.S.
Pharmacist, optician, and aerated water manufacturer, 169
The pharmacy was founded some twenty
years ago, and occupies a very commodious and large well
appointed shop with a plate glass window. The stock is large
and comprehensive, and consists of every description of
drugs and chemicals in pure and fresh condition. It includes
the best known patent medicines and leading proprietary
articles, sickroom and nursery requisites in great variety,
soaps, perfumes, optical goods, spectacles, and eyeglasses
Mr. Bannister is well known as a
skilful optician, and any case of impaired or failing sight
is correctly diagnosed and treated. The manufacture of high
class table waters is an important branch of Mr. Bannister's
business, his chief productions being soda, potash, and
lithia waters, lemonade, and sparkling dry ginger ale,
supplied in small and extra large siphons. They are prepared
under his personal supervision from the purest filtered
water and best ingredients.
Mr. James Sargeant. High class
tailor and costumier, 162 High Street.
Mr. Sargeant commenced in business
about thirteen years ago at 175 High, Street, and moved to
his present address seven years ago. He has capital fitting,
cutting and work rooms, and possesses every facility for the
prompt execution of all orders. He is experienced in all
branches of ladies' and gentlemen’s tailoring, and in making
Watch and Clock Makers
Mr. John F. Kelly. Watch and
clock maker, jeweller and optician, 181 High Street.
Mr. Kelly succeeded to the jewellery
business of Mr. Glover just over twelve months ago. Twelve
years previously he was with the old and well known firm of
Messrs. Sheppard Bros., of Walsall, where he gained much of
his experience in the trade.
The premises are commodious with one
good show window, and an attractive display. The stock
includes gold and silver watches for ladies and gentlemen,
clocks, timepieces, and every description of rings and other
jewellery. Mr. Kelly is a thoroughly experienced watch and
clock maker and repairer, and all orders in this department,
as well as in general jewellery repairs, can be confidently
entrusted to him.
Mr. G. Harrington. Baker and
confectioner, Talbot Bakery, High Street.
The business was established by the
father of the present proprietor thirty four years ago and
has developed a trade and connection of very considerable
extent. Mr. Harrington has gained a leading reputation for
the purity and general excellence of his bread, cakes and
confectionery. He produces all kinds of plain white and
wholemeal bread, and makes specialities of Veda and Hovis
bread, cakes of all kinds, scones, buns, and general
confectionery. A particular high reputation has been gained
for pork pies. The premises includes a first class appointed
shop at the front, and a spacious modernly equipped bakery,
flour stores, etc. at the rear.
Mr. Harrington has instituted an
admirable and prompt system of daily delivery by horse and
motor vans, and consequently his family trade is rapidly
increasing. He is the sole maker of the well-known Invictus
self-raising flour, and is serving his second year as
Chairman of the Pelsall Parish Council.
Mr. J. J. Smith. Wholesale and
retail baker, confectioner, pastry cook, and tea dealer,
Mr. Smith's business, founded around
thirty years ago, occupies a prominent position. His bread
and confectionery are justly celebrated for the purity of
the ingredients and high quality. He stocks special blends
of tea which to suit the water of the district. A speciality
is made of home made pork pies, and also of catering for tea
parties, school treats, and similar functions, and wedding
cakes which are made at most moderate charges. Mr. Smith's
bakery to the rear of the shop is modernly fitted up and
Mr. T. A. Felton. Pork butcher,
Mr. Felton has been established at
Walsall Wood about twenty years, during which time he has
been rewarded for his enterprise by a good share of the
public patronage of the district. He cures his own hams and
bacon in large quantities, and specialises in lard refining,
sausages and pork pies. Orders are delivered throughout the
Mr. J. H. Whitehead. Dispensing
chemist and pharmacist.
The pharmacy owned by Mr. Whitehead
attracts a very substantial share of patronage. Its trading
record extends over a quarter of a century. The shop is
spacious and fitted up in the best style, with two show
windows serving to make an attractive exterior display. The
stock of drugs, chemicals, leading patent medicines and
proprietary articles, toilet, sick room and nursery
requisites is of the very best selection and the prices are
exceedingly moderate. The dispensing branch is under the
personal supervision of Mr. Whitehead and all prescriptions
and private recipes are skilfully and accurately dispensed with only the
purest and freshest drugs. Mr. Whitehead undertakes National
Insurance Dispensing, and specialises in the production of
Whitehead's Pulmonic Cordial, an invaluable remedy for the
immediate relief and cure of coughs, colds, bronchitis,
asthma and sore throats. It is absolutely safe and efficacious for children and adults
Mr. J. E. Headley. Central
Grocery and Corn Stores.
For thirty years the Central Grocery
and Corn Stores at Walsall Wood has attracted a large share of the patronage of the
district. The proprietor, Mr. Headley has been in possession
during the last eighteen years. The premises consists of a
commodious shop with two good show windows, and spacious
corn stores and warehouses at the rear. Mr. Headley always
holds an exceptionally comprehensive stock of general
groceries and provisions, horse corn, general fodder, flower
and vegetable seeds, dog and poultry foods etc.
A. J. Cornford, Ltd. General and
fancy drapers and milliners, High Street.
A. J. Cornford, Ltd. has been
established over nineteen years. The firm are general drapers, milliners, and also undertake
ladies' tailoring and gent's outfitting to order at most
moderate charges. A speciality is made of mourning orders,
which are executed with the utmost despatch. The two
exceedingly fine windows are always tastefully dressed with
a choice assortment of seasonable goods.
Mr. William Poole. Baker and
confectioner, High Street.
An old established business founded in
1880. Mr. Poole specialises in the production of plain
white, brown, and wholemeal bread, cakes, pork pies and
general confectionery. He has a well appointed shop with an
excellent bakery at the rear, which is operated on hygienic
principles to ensure a high standard of quality. Mr. Poole
serves a very considerable number of families daily, and his
business is steadily increasing.
Mr. Alfred Poxon. Dispensing
chemist, High Street.
The shop is fully stocked with all the
usual drugs and chemicals to be found at a first class
chemists, and all the best known patent medicines and
proprietary articles are stocked. Mr. Poxon keeps a splendid
selection of perfumery and toilet goods, nursery and
sickroom requisites, and the usual miscellaneous and fancy
articles looked for at similar shops, all of which are
offered at most reasonable prices.
The dispensing department is an
important feature of the business, and is under the
proprietor's personal management. There is also a dental
surgery attached to the business, under the personal
supervision of the proprietor who has an excellent
reputation as a Dental operator. A special feature of this
department is the extraction of teeth by the painless
process and the remodelling of badly fitting teeth by other
Bradbury's Central Millinery and
Drapery Stores, High Street.
The old established business is located
in a first class double fronted shop, with stockrooms,
showrooms and workrooms. The drapery department stocks
general furnishing, household, and fancy drapery, which is
varied and fashionable. Ladies' and children's outfitting goods and
hosiery are branches particularly well represented. In the
millinery line the show of hats etc. includes the very
Mr. Hubert R. Dening. Draper,
tailor and clothier, High Street.
Established about thirty years ago,
this well known business has always been popular with the
general community. The premises are exceptionally commodious
and have a large frontage, with four good show windows.
Mr. Dening holds a splendid selection
of general and fancy drapery, ladies and children's
outfitting goods, etc. The clothing department is complete
with fashionably cut suits for gentlemen, youths and
juveniles, and a speciality is made of tailor-made suits to
measure, which are guaranteed to fit perfectly.
Mr. Victor Haines. Draper and
Gents' Outfitter, etc., Manchester House, High Street.
The well appointed and commodious
premises have three excellent show windows, and contain a
good stock is of heavy drapery, such as calicoes, sheets,
sheeting, flannels, flannelettes, and the newest lines of
fancy drapery including ladies' and children's
underclothing, hosiery, corsets, aprons and pinafores.
The other departments of this business
stock shirts of all kinds, and shirt materials for both men
and boys, boys' suits, collars, cuffs, and other outfitting
Mr. Henry Shepherd. The
The fine new garage opened about a year
ago and employs a staff of skilled workmen for repairing and
overhauling, and has first class cars for hire. There is a
splendid stock of tyres and all accessories of leading makes.
The premises are devoted to stock and showrooms with a
garage and workshops at the rear.
Before commencing in business, Mr.
Shepherd was for twenty years manager of the Brownhills Gas
Works and is recognised as a skilful engineer by training.
He has long taken a keen interest in motors and motoring,
and anyone entrusting repairs to him can depend on the very
Mr. S. Noon. Family grocer, tea
dealer and provision merchant, High Street.
The concern was established in the year
1888. The premises occupied are well adapted to a busy
trade, comprising a well appointed shop with convenient
stock rooms at the rear. It has two good show windows, and
therefore the exterior display is attractive and noteworthy.
The stocks held include all the leading lines in groceries,
tinned and Italian warehouse goods, and provisions etc. A
speciality is made of finest blended teas and coffees, and also
dried fruits, which are now greatly increasing in popularity.
G. Clarke & Co. House
furnishers, cycle and motor agents and general warehousemen.
Cycle and Motor Garage.
This is one of the most notable and
useful business enterprises in Brownhills. Established about twenty years ago,
Messrs. Clarke and Co. have steadily widened their trade
connections. Their premises are exceptionally large and
commodious, and admirably adapted in every way. As house
furnishers they always hold a stock of suites, general
furniture, bedding, bedsteads, carpets, linos, wringing
machines, and many household requisites. As motor and cycle
agents they receive a large measure of patronage, and have workshops for all
descriptions of cycle and motor repairs, and own a number of
first class motor cars for hire, for touring and commercial
purposes. Their stock of tyres and general accessories is
large and ample to meet all requirements.