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110-111 High Street

George Bennett and Sons, drapers, soft furnishers and complete outfitters, had a shop here from the 1860s to the 1950s. One side of the shop sold clothes and the other sheets and household items. The site has been a Tesco since the 1960s.

112 High Street

The Hapgood family, who were ironmongers, established their premises here in 1848. Ann Hapgood took over the business after her husband Arthur’s death in 1898 and by the time of the 1911 census is listed as an ironmonger. The business lasted over a hundred years, finally closing in 1983 after the owner was fined for changing the windows without permission. It is now Friends Hair.

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