Burnell's grocers shop, Rugeley

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Date:1890 - 1900 (c.)

Description:J. Burnell & Son Ltd.'s grocers shop on Market Square showing its original Georgian shop windows.
Joseph Burnell advertised in 1862 "J.Burnell (late Hattersley) 'The Tea & Colonial Warehouse', Rugeley, Wholesale, Retail Wine & Spirits Merchants". Seemingly taking over from the recently widowed Ann Hattersley who was 'retired from trade' (age 35) in 1861 in Market Square. Together with her late husband, they had run a wine & spirits merchants in Market Street by 1851. Joseph died in Devon in 1892 but is buried at Rugeley. His son George Joseph Burnell ran the grocery business until his death in 1925 when it was reported that he had worked in the shop from the age of 11 on coming to Rugeley (from Cambridge), standing on a box to serve customers. This would give circa 1859. George married one of the hattersley daughters, Harriet Louisa in 1874.


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