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George Willmott
Poulterers, grocers, dairymen
The shop behind the two children in the foreground.
The tree is in the garden of The Cottage. c1895
This shop once stood at the corner of High Street and College Street.

George Wilmott was born in 1868, son of George Wilmott and Mary.

George became a shopkeeper and butcher in 1890, and a pork butcher in the 1898 trade directory.

The shop was demolished about 1901, soon after the great fire, and a
Post Office was built on the plot but part was used for street widening.

This type of display was usual for Christmas time.

The name board is much hidden by the row of turkeys for sale. At one end - Poutlerer & Provision dealer - at the other end - ....er Dairyman &c.

By 1910 George had moved directly across the road to this shop:

50 High Street c1915
The business was established at number 50 High Street by 1910 when George Willmott was running a greengrocery there. (first shop on the left)

In about 1926 John Willmott took over the shop, and eventually it passed to Hugh Willmott.
The van
The van
Photo Courtesy of Rushden Museum


Court case 1912
Milk bottles
Willmott's Manor Farm Milk Bottles
Photo Courtesy of Rushden Museum
Wanklyn's far left at 54 High Street
A view in the 1930's taken from the Ritz Cinema of J Willmott's

This receipt is dated 24th June 1949, and
is for supplies to
St Mary's Church.


1lb Tin Gelatine
5
6
½lb Potted Meat

 10
12 Lemons
2
0
½lb Butter
 
9
½lb Marg.
 
10
1lb Sugar Lumps
 
½lb Cheese
 
8
Gelatine
5
6
 
16
 
2
0
 
18


Inside Hugh Willmott's shop at 50 High Street in about 1950 - Mrs Grace Bates (right)


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