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Tagged With: Home and Colonial Stores

William Slaughter and The Home and Colonial Stores

In November 1882, William Slaughter’s sister Elizabeth married Reginald Drew ,older brother of Julius Drew,the co-founder of The Home and Colonial Stores which was later to become one of the most flourishing food retailing companies of that era. My mother remembers her great aunt Lizzie and her husband [known as Reggie]. Though described in the … Continue reading »

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Another way of looking at a family photograph

An interesting way of thinking about family photographs is to ask yourself who is not in the picture, and to try to find out why they are not there. For example, in the White Ness photo I discussed a few weeks ago, taken circa 1906, there are several people ‘missing’ , that is ,people who … Continue reading »

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