High streets re­mem­bered at li­braries

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS - By DAN SHAW

ALL this week there will be spe­cial dis­plays of his­toric pho­to­graphs at some Sandwell li­braries.

Ty­ing in with the Small Busi­ness Satur­day ini­tia­tive on De­cem­ber 1, Great Bridge, Cen­tral Li­brary, Old­bury and Black­heath li­braries are host­ing spe­cial dis­plays of pic­tures of old high street shops and busi­nesses.

The Bu­gle’s good friend Robert Hazel has sent these two ex­am­ples. The first pic­ture dates from 1964 and shows the shops at the junc­tion of Lower High Street and Bridge Street in Wed­nes­bury, while the sec­ond is from the early 20th cen­tury and shows the Cen­tral Phar­macy at 23 Mar­ket Place, Great Bridge. The shop was then run by M.H. Grif­fith, who had taken over from James Al­bert Water­son.

Lower High Street and Bridge Street, Wed­nes­bury, 1964

Grif­fith’s phar­macy in Great Bridge

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