PENARTH BACK IN TIME 4: GLEBE STREET IN 1910

After PDN posters correctl;y identified the location of yesterday's picture as the Esplanade , today we really are back in Glebe St - again circa 1910. And we can also be farily sure the lady in the loong black dress isn't talking to anyone on a mobile phone.

Yesterday PDN posters identified  the location of yesterday’s picture as Beachcliff – on the Esplanade and not Glebe St (as it was originally thought to be). Today we can be relatively certain we really are back in Glebe St, Penarth – again circa 1910. And we can also be fairly sure the lady in the long black dress, who is crossing the road, isn’t talking to anyone on a mobile phone.

It’s also worth noting in just what good condition the road surface was in – compared with today.The only clear signage in evidence is “Barrow” – a name which PDN readers may be able to identify.

A photograph taken from approximately the same position as the 1910 photo

A photograph taken from approximately the same position as the 1910 photo

Even in these sylvan turn-of-the-century times this was an era in which shoplifters were at work.

Penarth magistrates (yes, we had some – and they actually sat in Penarth in a court which still exists within Penarth Police Station ) committed

However it has to be said that in those days not all the traders in Glebe St were 100% honest either. William Hayden – a Glebe St grocer was found to have been illegally selling pepper which had been adulterated with 50% ground rice and “other foreign matter” . He was fined 10/- (ten shillings or 50p) – with 32/- costs.

Some other Glebe St traders of the era were :-

  • Butchers  T. R. Wadley, D. Cornwell, C. Havord, B. Guy
  • Chemists Blake Benjamin,
  • Corn Merchants Sanger Tucker,
  • Confectioners W. G. Warner, J Bishop,
  • Drapers G. W Taylor, Cavendish House,
  • Fruiterers  E. J. Sanger Tucker, H. Matthews, Wm. Bull,
  • Pawnbrokers  Hyman Harris
  • Newsagent Mrs Pasley, Mrs Faulkner

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One Response to PENARTH BACK IN TIME 4: GLEBE STREET IN 1910

  1. Tom says:

    This looks like the right-hand side of the “PENARTH BACK IN TIME 1” picture – the woman at the top left-hand side, the cart and the leaning dog are in roughly the same positions.

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