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Anderson and Gow

What we know about this image :

Taken in the early 1960s, this is Anderson and Gow General Dealer on the corner of Hart Lane and Thornhill Gardens. The shop must have had a delivery service at this point as there is a bicycle with a large basket on the front out side the shop. There are five types of cigarette advertised and a large window display of Kellog's products in one window. Before 1920, the garage (later Leeming's Garage now demolished) on the opposite corner was owned by Harry Bailes who was a specialist in tractor repair. At that time, the garage was on the very edge of Hartlepool with a number of farms very close by. In 1920, he apparently bought the shop on the photo and the land next to it was a tea garden. It then became a garage supposedly having the first petrol pump in West Hartlepool. Today, both the garage and shop still exist although the garage is used for car repair and servicing.

HHT&N 915

Date (of image) : 1960

Donor : Hartlepool Library Service

Part of the "Library collection" collection


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