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Albert Marriott’s Fruit Stores

Albert Marriott 143 Burgoyne Road Unknown Date Jim Buckley

Albert Marriott 143 Burgoyne Road Unknown Date Jim Buckley

Jim Buckley has recently sent this photograph, which he believes was taken at the junction of Harold Street and Burgoyne Road.

The date is unknown but the horse-drawn cart and style of suit would probably place it during the 1930s or 40s. The photo is of Albert Marriott’s ‘Burgoyne Fruit Stores’ at 143, Burgoyne Rd. Jim’s mother recognises Albert Marriott as the man on the left, and the sharp-suited chap on the right could be his son, also Albert. There is a girl or woman giggling in the window of the neighbouring Fish Restaurant.

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About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

4 comments on “Albert Marriott’s Fruit Stores

  1. Sarah
    April 8, 2013

    In 1965 there was still a fish & chip shop and a greengrocer at these addresses. H.Sanderson owned the chippy and K.Reaney the greengrocer. Thought the later date might prompt a few more memories.

  2. Audrey Buxton
    April 9, 2013

    This photo brought back fond memories..Marriots was still there in the 50’s.The son also an Albert ran it and when he delivered potatoes.which were packed in hessian sacks he used to unload them from his lorry on his back before tipping them onto the floor of the shop.They were retained with several thick waist high slats of wood.
    Oranges came in rectangular wooden slatted boxes tied securely with thick rope.He used to sell this to us as children for 6d and we used these for skipping ropes which were long enough to reach across Harold St from pavement to pavement.
    Occasionally a car would come up the road and we just put the rope down for the car to go over then continued with the skipping games.
    The Fish and Chip shop I always knew as Sandersons and I think their Rissoles were unique. I’ve never found another “Chippy” that cooked these.There was no fish in them at all.It was a ball of mashed potato with added onions and peas battered and deep fried absolutely delicious.

  3. walkleycemetery
    April 16, 2013

    Audrey, I love the image of the skipping rope stretching from pavement to pavement. I wonder if we could get some kids skipping over the marked out ‘ghost’ of Harworth Street at the Fun Day (though in reality only one side will be marked).

    • Audrey Buxton
      April 17, 2013

      Do children know how to skip these days? It would certainly be appropriate as the lady I spoke to on Friday age 93 used to do exactly the same as me.Buy the orange box rope from Marriots and skip with it stretched across the road.
      Each skipping game was different and each had its own rhyme or chant to skip to.

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