The shopkeeper's name is to the
left of the door and a
shop gas lamp is over the
display window to
The outside of a 1925
fancy draper/haberdashery shop in the front room of a
Victorian/Edwardian terraced house.
The photo shows how widespread was the style
of the Victorian/Edwardian terraces as there is so much similarity
between this house in Leicester and the
Victorian/Edwardian terraces in North London: the
typical tiled garden path (which would have been tiled in red and
black), the wrought iron front railings on a low brick wall and the
The photo is courtesy of Gary Fleet. The
shopkeeper is his great great grandmother, Eliza M. Mcauley (1858-1941),
at Green Lane Road, Leicester.
This website Join me in the 1900s is a
contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from
the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and
illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.