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Thomas Watson and cart

What we know about this image :

Thomas Watson born in 1848 in Gateshead, was a baker as was his son William. They had a bakery business in John Street where this photo was taken and also a cafe called Cafe Watson.  The 1901 census tells us  that they had bakery and confectionery premises lower Church St, which backed on to John St. This is possibly Harold Lumsden Watson, grandson of Thomas born in 1901.

By 1911, Thomas Watson had moved to Barton Villa 30 Clifton Ave and had a house servant indicating that his business was a profitable one.

Donor : Pauline Watson


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