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Albany Road Shops, 1950s

B/W photo showing a butchers and grocers shop with cars and people

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

Kay Day added some details about the photo: 'the left side car is my fathers and the man with his back to us is my maternal grandfather Henry Ford; in the background is Mafeking Avenue'. The car on the right is a split-screen Morris Traveller, first produced in 1952.

In November 2018 Rob Higginson spotted his late father in this photo, talking to Henry Ford:
My father, John Higginson, known to his friends as "Darky", was born in Brentford in the Butts area. He was a lorry driver during his younger years and then became the stores manager and buyer at Ealing Park foundry. He was a regular customer of the Daubney family. In the photograph, the Morris Minor Traveller was purchased new by my father. He was a keen racegoer. He died in 1990, having lived in Brentford for most of his life.

Dating the photo

Two shops with signs are a butchers, H Hunt (beef and pork) and grocers, K.A. and A.W. Field at 7 and 6 Market Terrace, Albany Road.

A search of telephone directories on the website shows H. Hunt at this address between 1937 and 1971 and K.A. Field 1956 - 1963, so it seems likely the photo was taken between 1956 and 1963.

Adverts are displayed in K.A. and A.W. Field's shop for Atlas Lamps and Lyons Tea.

Published July 2010; upated November 2018