St Mark's, Newtown3 Comments
Photo: fred foster
Item #: 15914
Does anyone remember what became of Margaret Davey.
Marjorie Davey moved to live on Spring Bank and was a regular visitor to my Studio. She lived in the last house just before the block once known as Hodge Mansions where the Higham Brothers lived
My uncle, Humphrey Glover and my father, William Ardern Mason helped at this shop, known as Fair's Fair Trade stores. My uncle, Humphrey Glover and his wife, Ruth later opened a fishing tackle shop next door, and Fair's Fair Trade Stores became Mason's Stores, owned by my grandmother and grandfather, Ada Lilian and William Mason, and later by my uncle and aunt, John and Dorothy Mason.
My own father and mother, William Ardern and Elsie Mason went on to become a grocers and confectioners at 40 Victoria Street Newtown, where I was born, next door to the Bethel Independent Methodist Church. Sundays at our home in Victoria Street always resounded to the sound of rousing Methodist hymns sung in full harmony.