Thorn and Co. ironmongers, Gaolgate, Stafford

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Description:John and Henry Thorn opened their ironmongers business at 37 Gaolgate in 1867. As well as being furnishing ironmongers, they were agricultural implement dealers, gas fitters, locksmiths, bell hangers and tinsmoths. John retired in 1880. In 1906 the shop was reorganised into five showrooms. Henry died in 1911 but the business continued until the late 1960s. The shop stood on the corner of Gaolgate and Salter Street. Between 1994 and 2004 it was a Max Spielman photography shop, and is now (2019) occupied by Yum Yum sweet shop.

Image from 'Staffordshire Past and Present: An Historical Pictorial & Descriptive Guide' published in 1911 and edited by J.W.Bradley.


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Donor ref:86.024.0124(ix) (37/40529)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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