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There was a public telephone in number 87 which people would come into use, hence the telephone sign above the door.
There was a public telephone in number 87 which people would come into use, hence the telephone sign above the door.
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David Willis has worked in the store for the last 25 year and has a been a friend of owner Derrick Howard for almost 80 years.
David Willis has worked in the store for the last 25 year and has a been a friend of owner Derrick Howard for almost 80 years.
Meat hooks on the ceiling of number 87 hint at the properties history as a grocers.
Meat hooks on the ceiling of number 87 hint at the properties history as a grocers.
An original sign for barley on a drawer hints at the history of number 86, dating back a century.
An original sign for barley on a drawer hints at the history of number 86, dating back a century.
Clearing out for the closure.
Clearing out for the closure.
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Press coverage of the closure.
Press coverage of the closure.
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Andy Howard, son of business owner Derrick, who kindly gave me an extensive tour of the shop.
Andy Howard, son of business owner Derrick, who kindly gave me an extensive tour of the shop.
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An original till from the shops history.
An original till from the shops history.
An antique amplifier found upstairs in the shop.
An antique amplifier found upstairs in the shop.
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An old invoice computer, long out of use, found upstairs in the shop.
An old invoice computer, long out of use, found upstairs in the shop.
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The remnants of an old doorway connecting the original ironmongers at the back of the property to the neighbouring ironworks at Bonser & Sons.
The remnants of an old doorway connecting the original ironmongers at the back of the property to the neighbouring ironworks at Bonser & Sons.
This old fireplace at the rear of the property was thought to have played a role in the buildings connection to the ironworks next door.
This old fireplace at the rear of the property was thought to have played a role in the buildings connection to the ironworks next door.
The piece of wood against the wall dates back to the earliest days of the property when it would have been used to ferry goods up and down the stairs to the basement.
The piece of wood against the wall dates back to the earliest days of the property when it would have been used to ferry goods up and down the stairs to the basement.
The back space in the basement of number 86 was used as a store for perishable goods when the shop fronts were taken by the bakers and grocers.
The back space in the basement of number 86 was used as a store for perishable goods when the shop fronts were taken by the bakers and grocers.
This shelf was an original cold store used to keeps meats and other highly perishable products. The shaft at the wall leads up to a light well, designed to let natural light into the dark basement.
This shelf was an original cold store used to keeps meats and other highly perishable products. The shaft at the wall leads up to a light well, designed to let natural light into the dark basement.
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Remaining stock in the basement.
Remaining stock in the basement.
The front of the basement.
The front of the basement.
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There remains a three-storey lift shaft in the property that would have been used to move goods between floors. The bottom of the shaft is seen here.
There remains a three-storey lift shaft in the property that would have been used to move goods between floors. The bottom of the shaft is seen here.
Storage in the basement.
Storage in the basement.
In the basement.
In the basement.
The notoriously high water table in Digbeth has caused the basement to flood many times, with water rising out the well seen in the lower third of this image.
The notoriously high water table in Digbeth has caused the basement to flood many times, with water rising out the well seen in the lower third of this image.
In the basement of number 86.
In the basement of number 86.
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These Tate sugar boxes date back to the early twentieth century when the store was used as a grocers and bakers.
These Tate sugar boxes date back to the early twentieth century when the store was used as a grocers and bakers.
The lift shaft as seen from the rear of the property.
The lift shaft as seen from the rear of the property.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-14.jpg
There was a public telephone in number 87 which people would come into use, hence the telephone sign above the door.
There was a public telephone in number 87 which people would come into use, hence the telephone sign above the door.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-17.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-6.jpg
David Willis has worked in the store for the last 25 year and has a been a friend of owner Derrick Howard for almost 80 years.
David Willis has worked in the store for the last 25 year and has a been a friend of owner Derrick Howard for almost 80 years.
Meat hooks on the ceiling of number 87 hint at the properties history as a grocers.
Meat hooks on the ceiling of number 87 hint at the properties history as a grocers.
An original sign for barley on a drawer hints at the history of number 86, dating back a century.
An original sign for barley on a drawer hints at the history of number 86, dating back a century.
Clearing out for the closure.
Clearing out for the closure.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-40.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-44.jpg
Press coverage of the closure.
Press coverage of the closure.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-49.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-130.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-125.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-119.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-118.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-115.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-109.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-107.jpg
Andy Howard, son of business owner Derrick, who kindly gave me an extensive tour of the shop.
Andy Howard, son of business owner Derrick, who kindly gave me an extensive tour of the shop.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-66.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-57.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-54.jpg
An original till from the shops history.
An original till from the shops history.
An antique amplifier found upstairs in the shop.
An antique amplifier found upstairs in the shop.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-88.jpg
An old invoice computer, long out of use, found upstairs in the shop.
An old invoice computer, long out of use, found upstairs in the shop.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-79.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-77.jpg
The remnants of an old doorway connecting the original ironmongers at the back of the property to the neighbouring ironworks at Bonser & Sons.
The remnants of an old doorway connecting the original ironmongers at the back of the property to the neighbouring ironworks at Bonser & Sons.
This old fireplace at the rear of the property was thought to have played a role in the buildings connection to the ironworks next door.
This old fireplace at the rear of the property was thought to have played a role in the buildings connection to the ironworks next door.
The piece of wood against the wall dates back to the earliest days of the property when it would have been used to ferry goods up and down the stairs to the basement.
The piece of wood against the wall dates back to the earliest days of the property when it would have been used to ferry goods up and down the stairs to the basement.
The back space in the basement of number 86 was used as a store for perishable goods when the shop fronts were taken by the bakers and grocers.
The back space in the basement of number 86 was used as a store for perishable goods when the shop fronts were taken by the bakers and grocers.
This shelf was an original cold store used to keeps meats and other highly perishable products. The shaft at the wall leads up to a light well, designed to let natural light into the dark basement.
This shelf was an original cold store used to keeps meats and other highly perishable products. The shaft at the wall leads up to a light well, designed to let natural light into the dark basement.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-204.jpg
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-200.jpg
Remaining stock in the basement.
Remaining stock in the basement.
The front of the basement.
The front of the basement.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-174.jpg
There remains a three-storey lift shaft in the property that would have been used to move goods between floors. The bottom of the shaft is seen here.
There remains a three-storey lift shaft in the property that would have been used to move goods between floors. The bottom of the shaft is seen here.
Storage in the basement.
Storage in the basement.
In the basement.
In the basement.
The notoriously high water table in Digbeth has caused the basement to flood many times, with water rising out the well seen in the lower third of this image.
The notoriously high water table in Digbeth has caused the basement to flood many times, with water rising out the well seen in the lower third of this image.
In the basement of number 86.
In the basement of number 86.
Gregory Pank Documentary Shoot 22012019-144.jpg
These Tate sugar boxes date back to the early twentieth century when the store was used as a grocers and bakers.
These Tate sugar boxes date back to the early twentieth century when the store was used as a grocers and bakers.
The lift shaft as seen from the rear of the property.
The lift shaft as seen from the rear of the property.
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