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Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 09:36
by desira37
Pugh/Pughs shoe shop in the High St. looking for the name or initials, please.

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 11:19
by EWW
In the 1933 directory I have "Pugh and Sons Hosiers" at 119. No Initials. In the 1966 directory there is no "Pugh" in High street and no 119.
May have been incorperated into another shop.

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 12:44
by Leigh
Internet say that Pugh & Son was foundered by Charles Pugh:

"1925 – c1951 (Pugh & Son Ltd.) - A branch of the Letchworth hosiers and shoe specialists Pugh & Son Ltd., opened here on 26th May, 1925. The founder of the firm was Charles Pugh who was born in Leominster in 1860."

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 16:45
by desira37
Leigh
Winifred Gwendoline Gathercole married a William H Pugh in 1917 at K/Lynn. Just wondered if there was a connection with the shoe shop. I can see the shop now - no stands just displayed flat on the window bed.

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 19:31
by Leigh
Bit before my time so I don't remember the shop, my mother was only 1 in 1951 when the Pugh shoe shop closed and my father wasn't even born yet! I've included the 3 Gathercole siblings on my family tree but haven't expanded upon their details as they were my 3rd great-uncle's stepchildren.

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 20:17
by desira37
William H Pugh must have been the son of Charles his marriage to Winifred didn't last. in 1939c William is at 119 High St but has remarried to Evelyn E Smith.
Winifred remarried 4qtr 1937 at Hemel Hempstead to Herbert J Moore.
Florence Edith never married and died in K/Lynn 1980
William married 4qtr 1923 Ely Cambs. Emma Brand. I think William was in the Royal Air Force in 1917 K/Lynn.

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 20:32
by EWW
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Before it wa Pugh ans Sons.
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Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 21:04
by Leigh
desira37 wrote:William H Pugh must have been the son of Charles his marriage to Winifred didn't last. in 1939c William is at 119 High St but has remarried to Evelyn E Smith.
Winifred remarried 4qtr 1937 at Hemel Hempstead to Herbert J Moore.
Florence Edith never married and died in K/Lynn 1980
William married 4qtr 1923 Ely Cambs. Emma Brand. I think William was in the Royal Air Force in 1917 K/Lynn.

Florence died 29/5/1980 at the Sidney Dye House, I used to live round the corner from there and my mother briefly worked there as well but not in 1980.

Re: Shoe Shop - Pugh's

PostPosted: 15 May 2019, 09:11
by EWW
Just as a matter of interest, the shop was the Sue Rider charity shop that burnt down last year.