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1945/6 photo by H. Felton: numbers 290 - 294

block of five 3 storey terrace properties

This substantial block of five properties lies to the east of Albany Place, which is visible to the left. In the 1909/10 Valuation these 'old' properties were owned by Arthur Killik of 13 Duke Street, London Bridge, presumably a descendant of 'Killick' who owned several of the properties 70 years previously when the tithe enumeration took place.

The properties all have a larger than average frontage recorded in the 1909/10 Valuation, ranging from 17' 2" to 18' 4" and values varied from 550 to 700.

From the left:no. 290 sports a Hovis sign and was a bakers since (at least) 1851. A 1940 directory records Edwin Simmons, baker, at this address. The 1909/10 Valuation mentions a stable for one horse and one van at the rear.

No. 291 was occupied by Borer, clothiers, from the 1870s; the name 'Borer & Sons' can just be made out on the photo.

No. 292 was a stationers, then newsagents, from the 1890s to 1940. The occupant in 1940 was Walter Weymouth.

No. 293 was a hairdressers, run by Horton (1913, 1928, 1933), then Edgar John Farrington (1940).

No. 294 was a drapers from the 1870s, run by Mrs M Wing in 1940.

Reproduced by permission of English Heritage.NMR

More details of the properties in this area and their occupants

Published October 2007