Lloyd's Gardens, Brewood

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Date:1905

Description:This postcard view shows Lloyd’s Nurseries & Tea Rooms which stood on the right hand side of Coven Road, Brewood (travelling towards Coven), approximately 100 metres after the junction with Port Lane and Tinkers Lane. The Tea-Rooms and Nurseries were demolished in the early 1950s and the site was later redeveloped in the 1970s with housing.

This postcard was photographed by Bennett Clark, photographer of Wolverhampton and published by J Wakefield of Brewood. It was franked in Penkridge on 28 September 1905 and sent to an address in Willenhall.

Bennett Clark was one of Wolverhampton's best known local photographers. His studio was at 74 Darlington Street and was operated by himself and continued under his name, by W. E. Hart, was active for more than 60 years, from the end of the nineteenth century to the 1960s.

J Wakefield, who as well as running the Post Office in Brewood, advertised himself in 1912 as 'baker, grocer, photographer, and wine and spirit merchant'.

Acknowledgement: Thank you to Mr Bill Caffrey, Archivist, Brewood Civic Society for the additional information.

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Image courtesy of: The Arthur Lloyd Collection

Donor ref:A Lloyd-231a (232/40934)

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