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The Post Office, High Street.
on February 27, 2014
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11:08 AM on December 30, 2017
As well as my original copy of this photograph I have come across another copy passed on by a Dallow relative. It has some notes added. In the doorway are James Pittaway and Emily Butler Dallow (??? the third person but possibly a daughter who died). The Dallow's owned the property which is the 'old' post office. It later became a chemist's shop and the 'new' post office was built further along High Street. The writer says "Unfortunately (in retrospect) they sold to the GPO for £12,000 near the end of their 21 year lease. (1948)".
Emily Butler Dallow was the second wife of James Pittaway. (His first wife, Ann Willets, died at the age of 38 in 1885.)
Their son, and my grandfather, Francis James Pittaway Dallow was born in 1890. So, about 10 years old at the time this photograph was taken.
My late father recalled, as a child, trying to take mints from his grandfather's tail coat pockets. A regular game I think! He wore a sturdy ring which which gave a short sharp shock!
2:28 PM on February 27, 2014
Wth three relatives in the picture, I couldn't leave it out.
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