This photo dates from the early 1900's, but this corner shop is still a newsagents to this very day. As you can see by the sign on the wall to the right, it was also the local Post Office when this photo was taken.
In the mid 1970's it was owned by the Shorrock family and their son John used to join us on Saturday night pub crawls around the town. No, not really relevant, just a personal memory;-)
For those who don't recognise it, the shop stands on the corner of Saunders Rd and Wensley Rd. That dog is the only survivor. He still toddles up and down Saunders Rd most days.
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