Café and Chocolate Shop 2013 (since 1997)
- MILLINER Mrs Emma Quilter 1875
- TRUNK MAKER Vollrath Zwanziger 1880-85
- PIANO MAKER Victor Youatt 1890
A George Youatt, perhaps Victor’s father, was at 148 in 1870, then at 128 from 1875-1885.
- DRESSMAKER Miss Lilian Garner 1895
- ” Miss Annie Howard 1900
Many women made their own clothes, though coats and underwear were increasingly bought ready-made. The sewing machine was invented in 1851, and one could be rented or bought on hire purchase. From 1873 patterns could be bought from Butterick in Regent Street.
Most middle-class women employed a dressmaker. She would visit clients in their own homes, or invite them to her premises for measuring and fitting. For ready-made items, wealthier women around here would have taken a cab to the West End. Department stores had opened in the 1870s. Within walking distance were long-established shops in Camden Town and Kentish Town, also street markets.
- LADIES’ OUTFITTER Miss Margaret Bynon 1905-15
- ” Miss Susannah Canfor 1920
- ” Mrs Emma Watson 1925-60
- LAUNDERETTE H. Jay 1965-70
Automatic washing machines became popular in the 1960s, and self-service public launderettes followed. In the 1960s Primrose Hill had many people living in bed-sitters (students, writers, journalists etc.) all needing to do their washing. There was a launderette in Erskine Road until the late 1990s.
- ” William Langton’s Self-service Laundry 1972-80
- “ Morson Coin Laundries 1985-96
- CAFÉ AND CHOCOLATE SHOP Cachao 1997-present