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Northern Branches P-Z

NORTHERN BRANCHES P-Z

A major project has been to not only establish ‘Then and now’ views of where and when the company traded but also to try and capture as many branches as possible particularly the early branches. In this way we can get some idea of the thinking behind the company strategy. By doing this there have been many surprises both on the Southern side-Lennards, and the Northern Side in the finding of ‘gems’. Using three main sources to populate the website are:    

                                            

My own photos, our own collection of postcard views, Google Inc. Street views and Geograph Uk.

Images

Figure 1 Pontefract Branch Cornmarket 1911

Peterboro

Market Place: Peterborough Advertiser 18th May 1912 ad

Peterborough,  41 Narrow Bridge Street, 1913-1928

Peterborough,  41 Westgate, 1924-1931 confirmed Kellys’ Proprietor Luther Austin

Peterborough,  Long Causeway, 1926-1927

Pickering:

11 Market place 1925 Directories and almanacs (Historic and Listed building)

Pontefract,

Cornmarket, 1905-1936  

Pontefract, Beast Fair, 1930s

J.H. Lenton 2, Westfield Avenue Pontefract employee 1941 

Prescot,

9 Eccleston Street, 1905

Prescot, 52 Eccleston Street, 1907

Prescot, 46 Eccleston Street, 1909-c1935 Proprietor D.Crow

Preston,

1900 & Lancashire Daily Post 31st July 1903 Opening of Preston Branch

Preston, 102 Fishergate, 1903-1924

Preston, 168a Friargate, 1910-1913 Preston Library

Preston 38 Market Place in 1938 (previously a Wallace shop taken over by Benefit)

Redcar & Coatham,

43 Station Road, 1896-1939 close to Queen Street with it’s large King Edward V11th Clock Tower.

33 Newcomen street, Coatham was in 1890 a drapery and shoe warehouse, occupied by Robert Warin

33 Newcomen Street 1925 Kelly’s directory

Retford

5 church gate confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896. This branch opened in 1895 under George E.Franklin and the following year under Public Benefit Boot.

Cannon Square is very likely to be the same branch as the one in Church gate as Cannon Square is effectively an extension of Church Gate. Stamford Mercury 5th February 1897 reported a theft of boots and in 1905 the branch  closed for removal to 63 Carol-gate

Lincolnshire Chronicle 7-16-08-1901 Retford Branch embezzlement by manager E Wall at Cannon square.

Retford Times 26th May 1905 announces a new, larger branch is to be opened in carol gate at number 63. on June 1st 1905. The ad goes on to explain that for eighteen years which takes the era to 1887 the area has been well served but I believe local people of Retford would have travelled to a neighbouring  branch as trains were both available and regular. 1895 appears to be the era the company entered Retford

Retford new branch Carolgate opened 3rd QTR 1925

RHYL

Branch opened 3rd QTR 1925 

Ripley,

Market Place, 1881-1941 Kelly’s

Confirmed: Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston division free press  for the Market Place Branch of the company regarding the placing of a stipulated route for Taxi drivers who must ‘stand’ between Public Benefit Boot shop and the Red Lion and vacate the Market place via Church Street. The order exists between Ripley and Heage 18th August 1950

Ripley, Church Street, 1912

Ripley, 26-28 Church Street, 1925-1941 Kelly’s and Copes directories

 

Ripon,

18 Fishergate, 1911-1927 (Historic and listed building)

Ripon, 26 Market Place, 1927-1961 Historic and Listed building

Rochdale,

6 Lord Street, 1884 (Charles Burrow, proprietor, 1884) Franchise in receivership 

Rochdale, 136 Yorkshire Street, 1897-1898 (George William Brown, proprietor, 1897) Franchise in receivership 

Rochdale address 47 Yorkshire ~Street (1944)

Rossington

New Village, 1917-1922

Rossington, 1 King Ave, 1922-1936

Rotherham,  

Sheffield independent 16th March 1883 theft from Rotherham premises 28 High Street.

Rotherham, 1 Imperial Buildings, High Street, 1912-1963

Rotherham, Goldthorpe Street, 1912-1917

Rotherham,  26 College Street, 1933-1963

Rothwell, 

1922-1936 confirmed as ‘New Village’ in 1927 Kelly’s as Commercial Street still there in 1936 Kellys

Ryhope,

21 Ryhope Street, 1925 Demolished

Salford

35 Grafton Street 1933 Kellys Non existent now, returned to housing

Scarborough,

1 Bar House, Westborough, 1908-1937

Scarborough, 9 Westborough, 1908-1927

Scarborough, 30 Newborough, 1st QTR 1927-1968 confirmed 1937 Kellys

112a Westborough Kellys 1937

Scunthorpe,

Scunthorpe 1892 Kelly’s directories

65 High Street, 1905–1919 also 1930 confirmed Kellys 

Seaham Harbour 

Sunderland Echo & Gaz. 28th April 1913 adv. 53 Church Street mentioned

Seaham Harbour, 53 Church Street, 1925-1938

Selby,

2 Market Street

Selby, 10-11 Finkle Street, 1891-1936

Selby, 64 Ousegate, 1927-1936

Sheffield

see also Darnall

Sheffield, 175 South Street, Moor, 1882 (William Henry Franklin, proprietor 1882;

Sheffield Daily Telegraph 24th March 1883 Auction at a branch 59 Fargate as premises coming down

Moorhead Branch 

Sheffield Independent 24th December 1885 advertising new emporium Moorhead

Sheff. Independent 30-07-1887 Theft of Slippers Moorhead branch

The Moorhead, Emporium opened in 1885 -1959 (William Legge, manager, 1897)

Sheffield D. Tele. 9th October 1895 ADVERTISEMENT

Sheffield Daily Telegram pge 8 24th June 1899 Paris exhibition winners

1, Moorhead Union Street confirmed 1933 Kellys

WICKER BRANCH 

Sheffield Evening Telegraph 03/09/1888 Blonk Street premises

Sheffield Inde.10th May 1888 Wicker branch corner of Blonk Street and fronting the church damaged by vandalism 

17-01-1899 Map of Blonk Street improvement scheme

Sheffield, YKS, 10 The Wicker, (cnr Blonk Street number 65 ) 1911 

4,6,8,10 Wicker listed in 1920

4-6 Wicker 1933 kellys

INFIRMARY ROAD BRANCH

Sheffield 15-17 Infirmary Road, 1895-1920 confirmed in 1933 Kellys

Sheffield, 15-17 Shalesmoor, 1896 confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

UNION STREET BRANCH Proprietor John Dickinson Public Benefit Boot shareholder

Sheffield 46-48 Union Street 1896 – 1912: confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

Sheffield Telegraph 5-06-07-1904 objection by John Dickinson to drinks license being issued

Various addresses

Sheffield Attercliffe, 30 Chipping Rain Street, 1897

Sheffield, 15 Havelock Street, 1897-1901 

Sheffield, 26 Montgomery Road, 1897

Sheffield, 51 Sheaf Gardens, 1897 

Sheffield, 28 Cambridge Street, (repairing department), 1905

Sheffield, 96 Devonshire Street, (repairing department), 1911-1920

453 Firth Park Road 1933 Kellys

Repairs

175 West Street 1933 confirmed Kellys

Heeley (Sheffield) new branch opened 31st August 1928 a corner shop

Sheffield 3 Holmes Lane Hillsboro opened August 1924 confirmed again 1933 kellys

Sheffield  68,70, & 72  & also 462 London Road opened August 1925 confirmed 1933 Kellys

462 Chipping House Road 1933 Kellys

Sheffield,  1/3 Holme Lane, Hillsborough 1959

Sheffield, 721 & 715/717 Attercliffe Road, between 1920- 1959

715-717 Attercliffe road only in 1933 Kellys

Shipley ( Bradford)

Opened November 1921 premises at 6 Briggate Shipley (Shipley Times Nov. 1921-1952 confirmed 1936 Kellys

19th Oct. 1949 Shipley Times & Express Mr S. Waterworth manager in 1952. Branch adjoins the ‘Palace’ this branch was put up for sale and on 6th April 1955 the council withdrew their offer due to the poor state of the building.

Skegness

Branch trading in 1921:  72 Lumley road Skegness in 1925 & 1933 & 1948 

In October 1942, the shop here along with several others agreed to close early daily to save fuel and light

16th June 1944 Skegness Standard advert for a youth to work in Lumley Road Shop

Skipton,

Swadford Street, 1917-1936

Sleaford,

16 Southgate, 1913-1937 (1930 & 1937 confirmed by Kelly’s Directory) 

Small Heath, See Birmingham

South Bank: Normanby

Advertisement: Daily Gazette Middlesbrough New branch opened on 16th July 1915 at SOUTH BANK in the Middlesbrough district a free tin and polishes was handed out as a gift. In all likelihood 41 Middlesbrough Road this address was also found in 1925

South Bank, 41 Middlesbrough Road, 1937 confirmed Kellys

South Elmsall,

1917-1927

South Normanton (Derbyshire) Alfreton

recorded in 1921 and again in 1928 Kellys address 46 high Street

South Shields,

79 King Street, April 1899-1911

South Shields, 77 King Street, 1911-1924

South Shields, 57 King Street, 6 window Emporium opened 1924-1938

South Shields, 45 King Street, 1938-1940

Southorpe,

Southport

97 Eastbank Street Kelly’s Lancashire 1913 & 1924 Kelly’s Lancs

opened Chapel Street 4th QTR 1927

Sparkbrook,

Stratford Road, 1905-1914

Spennymoor,

34 High Street, 1925-1938

Stafford,  

4 Gaolgate Street, 1880-1917                                                                 Staffordshire Adv. 28th March 1914 announcing the company was established 38 years ago.

Stafford: No: 4 Gaolgate established 1880. As told by Staffordshire Advertiser 3rd December 1921.  

10 Gaolgate Opened 19th March 1937 still there in 1951

Stainforth,

Station Road, 1927-1936

Stamford,

Stamford New branch  22a High Street opened August 1924- traded up to 1970 Confirmed in 1937 Kellys

Stanley, See Horden

Stockport, 15 & 19 Lower Hillgate, 1883-1890 (Charles Burrow, proprietor, 1884) Slaters & Woods directories and rate books at Stockport

75 Prince’s Street 1934 Kellys

STOCKTON ON TEES HIGH STREET

Stockton-on-Tees, 152 High Street, 1880-1896

Stockton-on-Tees, 144-145 High Street (west side), 1894-1918

 144 high Street April 1899 A seperate Ladies and childrens dept is advertised

Stockton-on-Tees, 135 High Street (west side) 1921, 1954-1963 confirmed by Stockton Library using Directories and telephone directories

Stockton-on-Tees, 1 Clarence Street, 1896-1939

Stockton-on-Tees, 6a Norton Road, 1916- 1929 repairs facility

Stockton-on-Tees, 15 Norton Road (repair facility), 1930’s-1961 (Mr Parr, manager, 1937-1961)

Billingham. Stockton

Mill Lane, 1934-1938

SUNDERLAND HIGH STREET WEST County Durham 

Sunderland, 261 High Street West, Sunderland.  1899 to 1909 Sunderland Library

Daily Echo & Shipping gazette 10th October 1898 advertisement. 

Sunderland, 260 High Street West, (cnr King Street), 1914-1953

Sunderland, 180 High Street West, 1925-1935                                     

HENDON ROAD Branches

Sunderland, 40 Hendon Road, 1902.  

53 Hendon Road, 1905-1929 

Sunderland 55 Hendon Road, 1905 & 1934 Directories 

HYLTON ROAD

Sunderland, 175-177 Hylton Road/Gilsland Street, 1916- 1963 Sunderland Daily Echo & Gazette 7th April 1916 announce opening of 175-177 Hylton Road Free tin and polishes given away open until at least 1949.

Thirsk

85 Market Place found in 1925 Kelly’s directory

85 Market Place P.B. shop being sold at Auction Y.P. 19th Nov.1935

Thornaby on Tees,

50 Mandale Rd, 1894-1939 opposite the post office

Thorne

Goole Road 1927 kellys 

Todmorden 

February 1931 Todmorden News advertises new branch

Ulverston,

19 Market Street, 1909 & 1924 Kelly’s Lancashire

Ulverston, 20 Market Street, 1911 -1938

Uttoxeter,

9 Market Place, 1892-1950

Wainfleet,

High Street, 1896 confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

Wakefield,

105 Kirkgate, 1887

Wakefield, 124 Kirkgate, 1892-1897 confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

Wakefield, 126-132 Kirkgate, 1898-1936

Wakefield, 1 Kirkgate, 1936

Wallsend on Tyne,

15-17 High Street East, 1910-1938

17 High Street East 1936 Kelly

Wallsend on Tyne, Thomas A. Mason manager in 1940 shop at Wallsend in 1944  (Mr Patrick, manager, c1950’s-1960’s)

Walsall,

The Quadrant, 1 Stafford Street, 1895-1905 close to railway Station

Walsall, 16 Park Street, 1905-1929

Walsall Observer & South Staffordshire Chronicle 31st March 1917 four freehold front shops with dwelling houses situated in the best part of Park Street. No: 16 occupied by Public Benefit on lease for 21 years from 25th March 1907 at a rental of £120. Per annum for the first 14 years & £140. Per annum for the remaining 7 years.

WARRINGTON Lancashire

118 Bridge Street, 1891-1924 (George Kirby, manager, 1891-1896) This is the only address in 1901 confirmed by Slaters Lancashire. 1905 the company extended into 116

Warrington 116 Bridge Street 1905 & 1924 Kelly’s Lancashire

Nantwich Guardian 25 Feb 1893 Bridge Street under the clock (118 Bridge Street) (Works) confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

18-20 Bridge Street, 1895-1901

Warrington, 6 Bridge Street, 1909-1966

Warrington 212 Wilderspool Road, 1897-1901

BRIDGE STREET (West Side)
Nos. 16, 18 and 20 (Formerly listed as Boots store)II GV

Extends between no: 14 and passage to Barbauld Street. Stone, Victorian, 3 storeys and attics. Ground floor occupied by modern shop front. Giant Gibbs-type Composite pilasters to both upper storeys. Symmetrical front has 3 round-arched windows in middle of each floor, flanked by recessed windows, with curved balcony to 2nd floor. Egg and dart cornice moulding. 3 gabled attics with swags. Curved corner to passage, with pediments over windows. Nos 11, 13, 39 to 45 (odd), The Lion Hotel, Nos 2, 4, 8 to 14 (even), Nos 16, 18 and 20, and Nos 22-24 form a group.

Wednesbury,

26b Market Place, 1936-1940

Wellingborough,

14 Palk Road, 1893-1911 (Fred Watkin Page, manager – boot manufacturing, 1896-1911)

West Bromwich

176 High Street, 1892 (Stephen Hilton, proprietor 1892)

Whitchurch

opened 4th Qtr 1927 ex branch of Underwoods 

Whitehaven Cumbria

82 King Street /Duke Street 1938 Kellys directory

Whitley Bay, 

40 Esplanade, 1922-1929

Whitley Bay, 215 Whitley Road, purchased off Mr Matthias and opened 1924-1960

215 Whitley Road 1936 Kellys 

Widnes,

Conservative Club Buildings, Victoria Road, 1895-1901 Slaters and Kellys Lancashire

Widnes, 45 Widnes Road, 1901-1924 Slaters and Kellys Lancashire

Widnes, 47 Victoria Road, 1901-1924 Slaters and Kellys Lancashire 

Wigan,

1 Standishgate, 1892  NExt to the Royal hotel. Wigan Observer & District Advertiser of 5th November 

Wigan, 33 Wallgate, 1909 Wigan Library directories

Wigan, 19 Market Place, 1952-1959 Wigan Library directories

Wolverhampton,

11-12 Victoria Street, 1904-1930

1916 the company downsized to number 11 Victoria Street

Wombwell, Barnsley

39 High Street, 1922-1936

Woodlands,

Gt North Road, opened June 6th 1924-1936

Woodseats

(Sheffield area) opened August 1924 confirmed in 1933 Kellys as 702 Chesterfield Road 

Worksop, 1901-1921

Wrexham

opened 4th Qtr 1927 ex branch of Underwoods

YORK 

York Herald 22nd May 1883 small ad wanting a riveter for the 3 Goodramgate shop repair facility

York, Clifford Street, (cnr Cumberland Street) 1889-1896 confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

York, Coney Street, 1902

York, 8 Gillygate, 1896 confirmed by Kelly’s National directory of Great Britain 1896

MARKET STREET

York, 12-18 Market Street, Grand opening April 1902 -1911                                

York 24 Market Street, 1913 -1916 Wyles Bros, proprietors, 1915) 

17-19 Market Street (Wyles Brothers proprietors) 

York, 17 Market Street, 1937 (Wyles Bros, proprietors, 1937)confirmed Kellys 

York, 18 Market Street, 1961-1963 (Wyles Bros Ltd, proprietors, 1961-1963)

York, 13 High Ousegate, 1920- 1937 & 1939 confirmed by Kellys

 

 

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