The First Post Office in Primrose Hill: 9 Princess Road

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2013 Hair and Beauty History: GROCER Christopher Loughmon  1861  GROCER & POST OFFICE RECEIVING HOUSE, MONEY ORDER OFFICE & SAVINGS BANK 1865-1986/87 Christopher Loughmon  1865-1881 Frederick Rouse 1889 Philip Syms 1895 William Kenny 1901 Joseph Tomlinson & Son 1905 Thomas Morgan 1920 Sydney Murphy 1922 Henry … Continue reading

‘Singing while he arranged the fruit’: 51 Regent’s Park Road

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2013 Café History: CONFECTIONER Thomas Masters 1855-60 This was the first confectioner in Primrose Hill. Many others have been and gone in all the local streets.  CONFECTIONER  John Miller 1860-65 “  Mrs Mary Miller 1865-75 “  John Marshall 1880-85 DRESSMAKER Mrs Ada Fooks 1890 CONFECTIONER … Continue reading

2 Erskine Road: Shengaia

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2013 Beauty care products History: COFFEE ROOMS   Thomas Sears 1868-71 & FRENCH POLISHER      ”  1871 COFFEE ROOMS William Norton 1871-81  CHIMNEY SWEEPER     John Langton 1889 “  George Chappell    1895-1910 BOOT MAKER William Rann  1895-05 “ Herman Hulland 1910-22 FIREWOOD DEALER     George Chappell 1922 DAIRY Welfare Dairies … Continue reading

13 Princess Road: Tailors, Hats and Dining Rooms

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2013 Garden shop History: DINING ROOMS Thomas Jefferson 1865 “  Alfred Melbourne 1871 “  Thomas Scratchley 1875  “  William Lewis 1881  COFFEE ROOMS Bartholomew Higgins 1889 “ Thomas Driver 1895-1901 “ William Greenslade 1905  TAILOR Vaclav Hejno 1922 “  Maurice Singer 1929  WIRELESS SUPPLIES Mark Singer 1935-50  DYERS & CLEANERS S. & … Continue reading

38 Chalcot Road: The Bentley Acoustic Corporation

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2013 Pottery History: BUTCHER Robert Turner 1871-1922 “  James Turner 1929-30 The words ‘TURNER’ and ‘BUTCHER’ are still just visible in green-and-white tile frames on the outside of the shop. Some internal features are intact: the cashier’s wooden booth, a large area of white tiles and the meat rail … Continue reading

Molly Butler’s Smallware Shop: 15 Princess Road

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Private house since the 1970s History: BOOT AND SHOE MAKER Thomas Holmes 1865-82 DRESSMAKER Miss Marian Brown 1889 DRESSMAKERS  1895-1922 Misses Clara, Ellen & Florence Brown  MILLINERS  1929-30 Misses Ellen & Florence Brown DRAPER Mrs Constance Selby 1940 “  Miss Margaret Wilson 1945 “ John Wilson  1950 “ Charles Mobbs … Continue reading

3 Erskine Road: George Lemon, Newsagent

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2013 Women’s Clothes Shop History: CHIMNEY SWEEPER     Thomas Barrows  1871  FURNITURE DEALER    Richard Gifford    1895 CHANDLER’S SHOP      Mrs Elizabeth Somers 1922-30 “   Mrs B.R. Stratford  1935 SHOPKEEPER  William Neck  1940 NEWSAGENT George Lemon           1945-57 “   Jeans  1960-65 “   Haskin’s 1970-72 … Continue reading

67 Gloucester Avenue: Partymad!

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2013 History:  GROCER & CHEESEMONGER “    Ann Nicholson 1861 “    John Burt  1868-71 “    Mrs Catherine Burt 1875 GROCER  “ 1881-1901 “   Frank Burt 1905-10 “   Benjamin Jones 1922     Mrs Mary Blackbourn 1929 “  Ernest Limehear 1935+? “  Benjamin Stevenson  1940-55 … Continue reading