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Re: George Dow bakers 105 High Street, Strood, Kent
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 18:33:26 »
Thank you so much Scoop and Smithy! Now I can put a place to where my grandmother worked.

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Re: George Dow bakers 105 High Street, Strood, Kent
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 17:16:48 »
Picture taken around 1960, looks like the shop was still there at this time.

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Re: George Dow bakers 105 High Street, Strood, Kent
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 18:23:17 »
1922 Kellys has:
Dow George, Baker 49 North Street & 105 High Street.

According to the 1911 census, the Salvation Army Hall was number 47 and 49 was next to it.  I would assume it stood on the North side of the hall.  Can't help when it was demolished but it was still shown on the 1952 revision 1" OS map.

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Re: George Dow bakers 105 High Street, Strood, Kent
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 14:49:14 »
Conan, I did wonder about this as I had always thought she worked in Chatham but could not find one in Chatham, thank you.

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Re: George Dow bakers 105 High Street, Strood, Kent
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 13:58:44 »
I don't think this is the shop in the High Street. A careful look at the photo shows below the main proprietors name a line that reads  ''and at 105 High Street'', so I assume the photo is of  'head office' whilst the shop at the High Street was a 'branch'.

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George Dow bakers 105 High Street, Strood, Kent
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 11:03:47 »
I have come across in my photos a photo of my grandmother, who sadly I never met, standing outside the shop, she worked in 'George Dow',   bakers, 105 Strood High Street, I think it may have been taken in 1919. I'm having to guess here as I would say she looks about 20 years old then, although I'm not sure, she died when my mother was around 6 years old, I did try to see if I could find the shop but think it has been demolished, probably when they changed the roads near North street by the now Angel pub. I would love to know when this may have been demolished if anyone knows roughly.

 

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