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St Mark's, Newtown


St Mark's walking day mid 30s
Photo: fred foster
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Item #: 15914
another shot near Union Bridge, there was a grocers shop on the corner kept by Mrs Mason but I don't know who had it when the pic was taken. The vicar at the time was the Rev. J.H.Davey

Comment by: Elsie Smith nee Moss on 30th November 2010 at 18:45

Does anyone remember what became of Margaret Davey.

Comment by: David Simm on 8th April 2012 at 16:29

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

Comment by: Michael Ardern Mason on 1st March 2019 at 10:24

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.

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