Gray Peverell & Co. Ltd, clothing and furniture store in Victoria Road,West Hartlepool which was later to become Binns Department Store.
The fashions suggest the 1930s and these ladies are obviously awaiting some kind of fashion show in a department store. It could be Robinson's ? Hill Carter ? Gray Peverell ?
The photo has possibly been taken in a basement to one of these stores as the ceiling looks low and it could be a store room indicated by the stacked chairs above the ladies on the right. There also seem to be a number of mirrors arranged on the beams.
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The parade along Victoria Road for the Mayor's Sunday.The photograph has been taken from a window of the Grand Hotel showing opposite to the left far side Gray Peverell's shop next to which is a small cafe and creamery owned by Mr. W. A. Harrison. The houses further along were mainly business premises e.g. coal merchants, upholsterers,dentists,photographers.This section was built in three stages which later became Binns Department Store and was the reason Binns building was made in three different types of architecture. The Tramcar in the parade was number 10 and new in 1897. Police in uniform can be seen leading the parade followed by the Mayor and other officials. c 1913.
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