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Cammell’s Shop

A Bruce postcard view from 1904 showing how the story of ’A race between a camel and a lion’ came about. No doubt the owners revelled in the story as people would possibly travel to see this ”event” and hopefully patronise their shops! Norman Patton tells us: “Elizabeth Ann Hicks, who was the mother of Charles and William Hicks of Tees Street who were killed in action during World War I, was also my grandfather’s Mum. She was the daughter of a veterinary surgeon, Charles Cammell, who practiced at Sculcoates, a suburb of Hull. Her brother, also Charles Cammell was the owner of Cammell’s ’boutique’ shown above in Loftus Market Place. His wife, Albina, was his business partner and his sister my great-grandmother, was their assistant. My mother, Betty Patton and her sister Cath Winspear (formerly Watson) along with several other sisters also lived at 26 Tees street and were often used as ‘models’ for the ladies’ hats which their grandmother used to make at home.”
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers, thanks to Norman Patton for the update.

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  • Elizabeth Ann Hicks, who was the mother of Charles and William Hicks of Tees Street who were killed in action during World War 1, was also my grandfather’s Mum. She was the daughter of a vetinary surgeon, Charles Cammell, who practiced at Sculcoates, a suburb of Hull. Her brother, also Charles Cammell was the owner of Cammell’s ’boutique’ shown above in Loftus Market Place. His wife, Albina, was his business partner and his sister my great grandmother, was their assistant. My mother, Betty Patton and her sister Cath Winspear (formerly Watson) along with several other sisters also lived at 26 Tees street and were often used as ‘models’ for the ladies’ hats which their grandmother used to make at home.

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