Seven wonders of St Ann's Well Road
1...St Ann's Well Road ,
4...Cavo Picture House.
5...Empress Picture House.
They are mine do any of you have any...Roy
Philip Angus 1 St Ann,s well Road
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Pamela Bayne Cavo pictures
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Glennis Smith St Anne's well road, Cavendish ,palace da dance , board school, lotus street,scrumping, brownies,
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Garry Smith our alsation dog FLASH no one nicked our bonfire rubbish when he was about !!
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David Batey Wells road conker season
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Patricia Ann Terrington Not really "wonders" but wonderful to me back then!
1. Mrs Hurts chippy
2. Special Saturday bath night at St Ann's Bath House
3. Shippo's Dray Horses
4. Sledging down Donkey Hill
5. Running after the rag and bone mans cart
6. Playing hopscotch
7. Bursting gas tar bubbles!
8. Watching the Cubs and Boy Scouts band parade through the streets
We were so easily pleased back then!
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Polly Sumpton 1.Too-ing a fro-ing from allotment to home with sister on dads shoulders and other sister in barrow and me meandering and picking off the white bells like flowers off the hedges and making them fly!
2.Walking to school thro Chase and crossing with lollipop man on Woodbro Rd.
3.Playing marbles on the rec.
4.Cavo on Saturday mornings.
5.Swimming at Vic baths.
6.saturday morning on central market with mam.
7.Endless summer days.........
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Angie Miles 1. St Anns Well Road
2. Board School
3. Friday night youth club 20th Co. Boys
5. Southampton Street Public Baths -
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Lorraine Woodward Morley jnr
Alma & harolds corner shop
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Kay Burford 1 Saturday morning pictures at the Empress
2 Playing all games in the ministry of works yard with Mr.Dobbs, Christine, brother John,and me
3 Cops and robbers on Curzon St.
4 Bonfire night On Stretton St.
5 Buying mushy peas and winkles at the central market
6 Having concerts in Blanch Kavannaghs back yard, on
Union Rd. (Think that names spelt wrong)
7 Going dancing at the Locarno
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Kay Burford Ooops l should have used a ruler for a margin.
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Patricia Ann Terrington Don't worry Kay - we wont make you stay behind after school to practice!!
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Philip Angus 100 lines Kay x
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Ken Yeatman The Havelock.
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Lance Hill Cavendish pictures Saturday morning
97th St Anns scouts
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Mavis Fryer brings back such lovely memories
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Steve Bloomer All of the above plus hot summer days with tarmac bubbling in the heat, Avro Vulcans passing overhead and snow at Christmas.
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Betty Brown Locano
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Garry Smith never gave it a thought but now youve mentioned it Steve Bloomer we did see those vulcans regulery over st anns in the late fifties early sixties
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Margi Dunum A shop at the bottom of Donkey Hill, just to the left, sold proper ice cream suckers, lovely.
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Marilyn Palmer The chase with all those lovely houses on and the old church
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Tony Wilkinson All the places to hide when you were playing "Spotlight" a game where you hid from someone who carrying a torch, and if the beam shone on you you were out. Great on foggy nights
31 July 2013Does anyone remember the Chemist Shop near the 47 terminus, Quality House Shoe shop and Webster's Wet Fish shop? I think they sold fruit and veg too.
Julie Fryer Yerr i remember webster yes they sold fruit veg i went with my mum there he use to live up hendon rise just up wells road .
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Lindsay Thompson websters did the chemist shop was near sharpes newsagents?x
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Lindsay Thompson was it oldhams? x
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Fran Lakin Yes I think it was Oldhams
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Lindsay Pritchard Jack & Mary Webster was my next door neighbors on Hendon rise, remember getting soaked peas in a paper bag
31 July 2013 at 04:11 · Like
Julie Fryer Who rembers betty sweet shop across from sharpes papper shop we use 2 go there for ice creams .
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Angie Miles Hope the peas weren'
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Angie Miles Hope the peas weren't cooked, Lindsay! Hope you are feeling well
31 July 2013 at 15:25 · Like
Lindsay Pritchard Soaked peas was lovely from Websters and yes im fine thanks Angie just getting through my third course of chemo, nearly half way only five more to go
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Sharon Wigley I remember the dairy and the old café at the but terminus. Also there was an old fashioned hardware shop near Smiths newsagent - I think the owner was George Smith's brother.
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Rita Campbell Used to get all my pointed toe shoes from Quality house 19/11 29/11 I was very spoilt ( daddy's girl ) xxxx
4 August 2013 at 23:58 · Like
Rita Campbell There was. Hairdresser next doors
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Mavis Baker Yes....I lived not far from there at 356 just down from Sharpes the newsagents on the corner of Bilberry St... opposite Westminster Street. The chemist was just a few doors down, as was Websters (they also sold fruit and veg)
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Iris Holm I used to buy my shoes from QUALITY HOUSE -----shoes all over the floor
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BerylRoy Morris I used to buy mine there aswel
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Paul Key Saw the reference to the hardware shop between Smiths newsagents and with George and Dad, Ray ran Hardware shop recall such promotions as a free plastic flowe with Daz or was it Omo, parafin was kept in a large tank at the back Smoke gets in your eyes and Esso blue are recalled Peggy ran the wool shop, Betty Langham the sweet shop the window of which full of tempting chocolate however many were moulded replicas for display only, Alexs Chip shop with the Tic Tac Toe machie a popular place after BB asking for fish or crispy bits, mixes and Fritters bottles of cream soda or tizer Redferns Redgate and Corona come to mind, Salmons running the shop at the bottom of Donkey Hill and the useful beer off at the bottom of Ball Street. all frequently visited.
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Sharon Wigley I remember them. There used to be a dary and a little cafe where the buses turned round. I remember Quality House - my friend bought some shoes there and insisted on wearing them when we went to the castle and Mortimer's Hole. They were too tight and she was virtually criippled by the end of the day!
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Sharon Wigley Lol - plastic tulips.
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Lindsay Thompson I remember the corner of donkey hill shop being owned by a mrs Allen she sold toys ect bought my god children loads of dickies from there for them! We are going back 50 years or more! Funny how one sentence can spark a memory?
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Margaret Handley Think the name of a little shop near the cop shop was Mrs Woods Young people used to hang out there Hated it when my sister ask me to nip and get her some thing from there as there was always a group of lads there.
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Glennis Smith quality house was wonderful think everyone went there for shoes she had boxes all over the place but new where to find just what was wanted also remember the chemist well xx
7 February 2015 at 19:22 · Like · 1
Glennis Smith use to get pint peas from websters as he soaked them xxx
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Rita Campbell forgot about the peas xxxxxxx
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Mavis Baker fabulous memories of top end of St Anns Well Road
2 February at 07:06 · Like
Tony-Ann Miller Yes I remember it well...Peas from Websters.
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Sandra Pounder Mr and Mrs Webster were my Godparents!
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Paul Key The decagon pint jar!
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Jean Taylor I was friends with Margaret Salmon, who lived in the shop at the bottom of Donkey hill ,up from Ball street Helena Daykins mum had the small Hairdressing shop
The shops still there ,George Smith was nice ,he also ,.had a chippy at Chapel St Leonards. I have lots of memories waking up ,I'm in and out the shops as if it was yesterday , and it still bring a smile.
Glennis Smith i remember all those plus he sold soaked peas lovely shop the chemist was small but sold everything these shops all had their own smells lovely walks down memory lane xx
7 July at 06:34does any one remember Anderson's the pawn shop were my dad's suit and shoes use to go on Monday back out on Friday.also rag and bone man on bottom of Westminister St were we use to take bundle of rags for cash .then up to the coal yard on union rd with pram to fetch some coal .?
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Flo Garton Yes we did the same David
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Polly Sumpton Remember the coal yard on Union Rd and fetching coal in a pram.....also remember later having coal delivered to the house and put down a grate (the cellar) to our house. Remember also mum telling me about her mum using the pawn brokers on St Ann's Well Road regularly. Think is used to be near the Chase.
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David Seaton that's right and then there were the Cavendish flee pit Saturday morning
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Mick Gossling You were lucky to have a pram, I had to struggle on my own even at 9 or 10 years old, Andersons was the same for me, in monday out friday, 6d to wrap the suit in brown paper and string, cavvo for 6d every saturday too. good old days?
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Mavis Jones Remember it well the shop fascinated me when I was a child
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David Seaton also locarno on Tuesday night disco use to go with my sister Maggi who taught me how to dance and talk to girls.
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Mar Raynor I was always at andersons pawn shop i got one of his houses on denman street he also had a pawn shop pn denman street it was browns coal yard on unoin road
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Charles Lang Yes i do, Andersons pawn shop was at the bottom of our street do also remember the coal yard on Union rd it was next to Brittles junk shop just past Northumberland st, there was a place where you took woolens on Princess terrace.
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Janice Hallam You know all the best places.x
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Mar Raynor I think that was jackoe pownall
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David Seaton yes that's the one
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Derek Maddock We called it Jackie Poundalls you know what kids are I think we misspronouced all the names. Co's we couldn't spell em.
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Mavis Baker .....on the 'virtual walk' ....we went "Past Northumberland St, and just past Bamford's on the left walking up Senty, just before Union Rd junction on the left with the "Coachmakers Arms" on the corner of Union Rd......""
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David Seaton barber bullocks on a Friday to get a trim .always asked if we wanted some thing for the week end .took me ages to work out what he was on about .thick or what
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Susan Dawn The only memories I have of the shops at the bottom of Westminister St are the coal murchant on one side and a green grocery on the other side, I am sure the pawn shop was further down St Ann's Well Road if I remember it was part of Jackie Poundalls shop at the front and your rags you took up the entry at the side I think "Jackie"s was just past Edwin St and befor you got to Beverley St.
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Carol Thackeray Yes it was, you used to go round the back up the entry with your "pledge" down Union rd. At the bottom turn right on to Senty, pass the cafe (liver n onions) and there was Andersonville, carry on a bit and your at Bamfords funeral directors!
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Carol Thackeray Sorry Andersons, this iPad drives me mad at times
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Jenny Casey Remember all these places can anyone remember the bookies at the bottom of Westminster street. It was against the law in them days . Had to go tothe top of some steps to place a bet. Went there for my dad many times.
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Rose Watkinson Me too there were a entry down the side of andersons, mam made me go see if anyone was about who we knew, thay were the days we hadn't two penny's to rub together but was happy !!
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Wendy McFarlane Bramleys butchers shop on St.Anns Well Rd in between Wessy Street and Lotus St...every Friday went with basin to buy best faggots and gravy in the whole world !!!
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David Seaton Betts chippy best for faggots and gravy
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Ok you lovely St Anns Well Road folk...
Lets see if you know about the waters from the well and the route it took on its way into the Trent, and what the name of the St Anns rivulet was called. Its has a couple of streets atributed to it, on its south easterly journey into Sneinton and then emptying into the Trent.
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Mick Gossling I can't I weren't there at the time, it wasn't me honest guv.
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David West Waterway Street?
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Christine Shepherd Did it run along St Ann's Well Road, along Beck Street and then down towards the river. It is culverted and empties into the canal. It was called the Beck. The area around Beck Street was known as Meadow Platts. Is that nearly right?
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Geoff Jackson I remember reading about this on the web a few months ago, here is a link to some photos that some one took of the Beck from where it comes out in the trent at Meadow Lane (next to where the Pleasure Park was) back to near to Bath Street park. I'll see if I can find another link with the history of the Beck.
Report - - The Beck Valley Culvert - Nottingham - October 2010
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Sly Fox Yep Christine, Ya done your research. The the other street name was Brook St. I`ll put a portion of an 1820 map with this and then I`ll follow with a slightly edited story of some people who followed the culvets underground passage. I found it very interesting it seemed the St Anns waters was instrumental in saving thousands of nottingham folk`s lives.
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Sly Fox NOTTINGHAM AND THE BECK BURN
In Robin Hood’s time—around the 13th century AD—and for centuries after, the Beck had been a clear and sparkling brook that ran through Sneinton, an area of pastures and fields just east of Nottingham’s gates. The Beck Burn was never central to Nottingham and probably was not used to drive waterwheels for power. Up until about the 17th century, it was literally peripheral, running just outside of Nottingham’s eastern edge and flowing south into the River Leen, which was effectively the town’s southern border.
Its importance as an incubator of urban development lay in its value as one of several watercourses that richly supplied the region with irrigation, washing water, and drinking water for people and livestock. The springs that supplied it were on the north side of town, and with the Leen on the south this gave the town freshwater sources on three sides. Charles Deering, an historian of the town who lived and wrote in the 18th century, pointed out that the Beck Burn was invaluable as a source of water for the luxuriant corn and hay fields to the north, as well as the cattle pastured both north and east of the town. After enumerating the other advantages of the site—the navigable Trent River less than a mile to the south, and the closeness of the famous Sherwood forest—Deering asks rhetorically: “Thus were a Naturalist in Quest of an exquisite Spot to built a Town or City upon, could he meet with one that would better Answer his Wishes?”
The Beck’s primary source was St. Ann’s Well, a spring that was located north of town at the end of what is now St. Ann’s Well Road. Another unnamed spring fed into the stream between St. Ann’s Well and the town. The stream originally flowed into the Leen River, which in turn flowed into the larger Trent River. The Trent River, as well as the Nottingham Canal of the late 18th century, provided transport routes that helped Nottingham develop into the central market town of the region. The Trent is not much changed from its old course, but the Leen disappeared when its water was redirected into the canal. The Beck Valley Culvert now flows directly into the Trent, well south of the town’s boundaries in the middle ages.
NOTTINGHAM: ST. ANN’S WELL AND SEWERAGE
St. Ann’s Well itself was a much-loved site. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was about a mile from the town limits, which helped the water stay clean. Writing in 1641, a local historian described it:
This Well is all Summer long much frequented, and there are but few fair Days between March and October, in which some Company or other of the Town….use not to fetch a walk to this Well, either to dine or sup, or both…. and when any of the Town have their Friends come to them, they have given them no welcome, unless they entertain them at this Well.
By the 18th century, the spring was protected by a hut with stone walls and a tiled roof. Though it was officially named after a nearby chapel dedicated to St. Ann, the well was also known as Robin Hood’s Well. The Public House next to the well had its own attractions for fans of the famous outlaw: “Robin Hood’s Chair,” a battered wicker chair that visitors could sit in, along with a hat and a bow that the owners of the Public House “affirm[ed] to have been the famous Robber’s Property.”
Though St. Ann’s Well was a well-loved attraction, the stream from it became more and more polluted with sewage as the city grew. Records show that the city had maintained the Beck’s channel as far back as the 15th century, hiring laborers at three pennies a day to clean out the refuse that collected in the ditch. After nearly four centuries of maintaining it this way, it was roofed over for the first time sometime between 1833 and 1872. But heavy rain could cause the small ditch to back up and flood the road next to it, and the undrained sewage exacerbated the repeated outbreaks of cholera in the 19th century.
In 1872, a Sewerage Board was created to deal with the sanitation issues plaguing the city. “As various sewers in the area were at that time discharging their contents direct into these rivers and other water-courses,” explained one of Nottingham’s city engineers, “the necessity for the formation of the Board will be readily understood.” Among their tasks was to build a new, larger culvert for the Beck.
Though the final years of the 19th century were still plagued by terrible labor conditions and disease outbreaks throughout Northern England’s industrial towns, urban sewerage and water supply engineering like this tunnel were the foundation of a hugely important fifty-year decline in mortality rates, which had begun with the passage of England’s first Public Health Act in 1848. By effectively draining sewage from Nottingham, this tunnel had, without any exaggeration, saved thousands of lives that would have otherwise been lost to water-borne diseases..... Virtue outlives death, indeed (Nottingham`s motto).
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Christine Shepherd There is a stream that runs through St Anns Allotments. Is this anything to do with the Well and the Beck?
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Hopewell's 156-8 St. Ann's Well Rd. date? Picture courtesy of "Trent & Peak Archaeology" Cheers Tony.
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Margaret Anna Jennings Iv got my grandads writIng desk from hopewells bought in 1919 i think. I have the bill for that and wash stand. If i can find out how i will send a pic of it.
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Tony-Ann Miller That would be great if you could Margaret. Tony.
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Margaret Anna Jennings Iv put it on face book but dont know how to get it on st. Anns.
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Delboy Lees Very nice picture thanks 4 showing
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Sylvia Leach I got all my furniture from there when i got my house on the dale
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Stanley William Hammersley How many of you knew that St. Ann`s Church was across the road and that one of the Hopewell clan was the Choirmaster?
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Tony-Ann Miller Certainly did....Mr. Hopewell in the middle (Left of Rev. D. Little) Organist & Choirmaster....Tony.
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Tony Wilkinson I was related to the "Hopewell" family "Stanley Hopewell" was my uncle, very clever man but arrogant. He was my Dads half brother.
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David Boyes Myself and my brother were choir boys then and Hopewells did rule the roost
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David Boyes We used to let the tyres down on rev Littles bike he was a decent rev
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Beq Clark When Dad worked there in the 1950s and 60s he also did a lot of work at the homes of the brothers running it at that time. Bernard was the eldest, then Claude and Eric Hopewell. I still have some of the Hopewell's cabinets that Dad bought from work, quality that lasts across generations.
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