Hall’s Grocers opened in 1856
This photograph shows the old shops, 6 & 7 Montague Place, off Eastern Road, on the 2nd July 1967.
It was in 1856 that this little grocer’s shop, on the right of the photograph, was opened by the grandfather of the last shopkeeper, Miss G.B. Hall. Sadly, Miss Hall had to leave when the premises were taken for demolition by the Corporation, as part of the Somerset Street redevelopment.
In the tiny garden behind the shop was a sycamore tree about 80 years old and one of the piles from the Chain Pier which had been here since 1896.
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