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H. Newman

Peter Stuart provided this advertising postcard for H. Newman, fruit and potato salesman.
Banana warehouse and two Newman lorries

The name Newman goes back in Brentford into the early 19th century (maybe further) and the Newman family has provided some great family photos showing their High Street shop. I am not sure if this is the same family however. There is a reference to a Herbert Newman, steward of Inverness Lodge in the 1930s which could be him; a search for 'Newman' on the home page brings up other references to the name.

The photo shows two lorries piled high with bunches of bananas and signage behind for H. Newman's Banana Warehouse. There are hundreds of baskets in the background, piled twenty or so high, in two styles, those to the left have handles, those to the right have a circular cross-section and no handles. As to date - my husband suggests, from the lorries' solid tires and open cabs, 1920 at the latest.

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Published December 2018