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Frank Davis's Funeral Procession 1948
Keith Davis adds 'The fire officers along side the coffin on the far side were Peter Blundell, near side Bob Hubbuck, the middle fireman unknown, the rear fireman was Sam Davis my father.'
The area of the High Street behind the procession is the stretch up to 276 High Street, which is where Frank Davis ran his building business in 1928.
Note the Central Garage at no. 274/5, the site of the Coronet Cinema, the facade is visible.
To the left of the garage are numbers 273 and 273a: these were originally one building, the Kings Arms PH. No. 273a was the receiving office for a laundry in 1933 and 1940 trade directories. It is possible to make out the name 'Pier House Laundry' in the photo.
Arthur Peters added in August 2013: The Rolls Royces in the photo may have belonged to Sargents as he had a number of Rolls Royces. My Father welded the exhaust on some of them.
Published May 2009; last updated October 2013