Friday, 4 December 2009

New Chapel Street - Mill Hill - 1901

(Same photo as above, just slightly enlarged)
You don't see many old postcards or images of Mill Hill. It's a shame really, as lots of Mill Hill has remained the same over the years. Not that the folks around there still travel about on pony & traps or anything, but the properties on the main streets are pretty much unchanged.
This photo dates to 1901
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION

7 comments:

  1. Colin, like you say, shots of Mill Hill are rare. I think this is the street where there used to be a superb dress shop on the corner? My Grandma worked in one of the cotton mills there before her marriage. Do you have any mill photos?
    DMC

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    1. This is New Chapel Street.

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    2. The shop to which you refer may be the one called "Toggery Inn", operating in the 1960's and run by Rhona Reid.

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    3. The Toggery Inn was my mums shop, she retired in 2003 😊

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    4. I remember "The Toggery Inn" and your mother - she had lovely, reddish hair! Your grandmother, Annie Reid (maiden name Todd?) was a friend of my mother (Sallie Greenwood), and I was friends with your aunt, Norma.

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    5. my best friend worked at toggery inn in the late 60's. denise leaver

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  2. I might have a photo or two of mills DMC, but they probably aren't mills in Mill Hill. I'll see what I can dig out.

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