Number 1 - Frederick Street, Mexborough
Welcome to the first in our series of Spotlight, where we showcase
some of the outstanding items in the Society's collection. This
beautiful and rare photograph, taken around 1906 by cameraman John
Crowther-Cox of Rotherham, looks down Frederick Street, towards Wath
Road. Midway down the street on the right-hand side, women shovel
coal into their cellar; and midway down the left, the larger gap was
the entrance to Crowcroft's hauliers business. Before many people
had cars, it was easy for the lorries to back into the yard, but as
time - and prosperity - grew, it became increasingly difficult to
manoeuvre the vehicles in and out. The lower end of the street was
sliced across by the Relief Road - formerly it joined onto Britain
Street via a walled yard.
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portions of the photo, hold down your left mouse button and move the
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grateful to Dave Fordham,
who kindly loaned us the photo.
...and for comparison, here is a
similar view today, from Google Streets: