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Carlin How Square

An early image of the Square at Carlin How complete with donkey cart. The cart’s board has the tradesman’s name (not clear) Loftus on the cart. Date c.1900. Rita Beckham tells us: ”These houses later became shops; from the left Porrits, a Barbers, Post Office run by the Ritchelieu (two sisters and a brother who I believe were Jewish refugees); Sylvesters off licence and sweets, the Co-operative, Grocery, Drapery, & Butchers, next one I think was the Fish & chip shop. We lived opposite at number 10. Derick Pearson tells us: ”The Barber at the time Rita mentions of the late 1940s to early 1950s was named Mr Webster; a silver-haired gent who would tap you with his hair brush if you didn’t sit still. The fish shop at that time was owned by a family called Dack. One member of the Dack family was Manager at Kilton Pit prior to this and if my memory serves me right, he shot himself.”

Image courtesy of Pat Bennison and thanks to Rita and Derick for the updates.

2 comments to Carlin How Square

  • Rita Beckham Nee Bowers from C How

    These houses later became shops; from the left Porrits, a Barbers, Post Office run by the Ritchelieu (two sisters and a brother who I believe were Jewish refugees); Sylvesters off licence and sweets, the Co-operative, Grocery, Drapery, & Butchers, next one I think was the Fish & chip shop. We lived opposite at number 10.

  • Derick Pearson

    The Barber at the time Rita mentions (Late 1940s to early 1950s) was named Mr Webster, a silver haired gent who would tap you with his hair brush if you didn’t sit still. The fish shop at that time was owned by a family called Dack. One member of the Dack family was Manager at Kilton Pit prior to this and if my memory serves me right, he Shot himself.

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