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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.