Number 4 - Alfred Boot, Newsagent
There are two joys to this beautiful photograph - the striking
people themselves, and the variety of posters adorning their shop.
The premises were on Albert Road, and although it was a terrace home
like so many others, they had turned it into a commercial business.
The signs are gems in their own right (just magnify them to see for
yourself) - the Mexborough and Swinton Times bill speaks of Offences
at Denaby, a fire alert and collision, and Mexborough Empire Palace
was showing The Devil's Eye and Copper Beeches. The window is also
crammed with goods, from baby rattles to elegant photocards.
All-in-all a terrific glimpse of local life.
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Unfortunately Google Streets didn't go
the whole length of Albert Road, hence the poor photo below,
showing the property now.