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Daubney & Son, Greengrocers, Albany Road, 1950s

B/W photo taken outside shop, display of fruit and veg in wood boxes and wicker baskets

Samuel Day has provided this photo taken by his grandfather, James DAUBNEY, who ran a greengrocers shop on Albany Road during the 1950s.

The lady is 'Win' Daubney, wife of James Daubney: they married locally in 1936.

The display contains some vegetables at 2d (less than 1p) - I think for a pound (450 gm). Wooden boxes and wicker baskets contain produce which seems to be mainly veg. Win's dress suggests the photo was taken in the summer.

The Daubney family ran fruiterers and greengrocers in Brentford for over 50 years:

  • James Daubney, greengrocer 283 High Street (1926 trade directory)
  • James Daubney, fruiterer 283 High Street (1928 trade directory)
  • James Daubney & Son, greengrocer, 283 High Street (1933 trade directory)
  • James Daubney & Son, fruiterer, 283 High Street (1938 and 1940 trade directories)
  • William Daubney, greengrocer, 29 Albany Road (1933 & 1938 trade directories)
  • J. Daubney & Son, greengrocer, 3 Albany Road (1938 trade directory)
  • W.J. Daubney, greengrocers, at 206 High Street (1966-1981 phone directories)

Published July 2010