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Gregory family   Views: 778
Gregory & Son delivery van   Comments: 5
Photo: Graham Taylor   Item #: 29403  
 
Gregory & Son delivery van

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  Another shot of the Gregory delivery van that Ron posted earlier with the same driver. The Gregory's really were a family of shopkeepers. When my great grandfather John who started the business died in 1902 his eldest son James opened a shop in Liverpool, John ran a grocers in Belle Green Lane, Thomas took over the bakery and shop in Kirkless St and Roger ran a grocers in High St, Standish. Their cousins Jonathan and Roger also had grocers shops in Hindley.  

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Comments by Elizabeth, 4th June 2017  erfairclough@gmail.com 
I remember my mum talking about Gregory's grocery shop in Belle Green Lane, where she lived as a child.

Comments by Rev David Long, 4th June 2017  david@scars.org.uk 
James Alfred, the only son of Roger, the brother who opened the shop in Standish, became a doctor, and went into the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1. He was with the 12th Manchesters at the Battle of the Scarpe in April 1917, where he was fatally wounded, dying on 13th April.
He is commemorated on the family grave in St Wilfrid's churchyard, as well as on the village Cenotaph and the Peace Gate.

Comments by Neil Cain, 5th June 2017  
Graham, would John and family have lived in Hemfield Road off Belle Green Lane? My dad often spoke of Gregorys (he lived across in Francis St.)I am sure he said they were bakers

Comments by Elizabeth, 8th June 2017  
Yes, Gregory's shop (bakery) was on Hemfield Road, I remember my mum talking about it.

Comments by Neil Cain, 12th June 2017  
Thanks Elizabeth

 
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