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Percy Main : Post Office and Hairdressing Salon [c.1930s]

This inter-war photograph shows the Post Office at Percy Main when run by Mr. & Mrs. Miller, combining their duties tending to the royal mail with running a ladies and children's hairdressing salon. The couple can be seen outside the premises standing some distance from each other which may tell a story. The shop window display includes clocks and china sets. The building is on the corner of Burdon Street and Percy Crescent, the residential houses of latter can be seen in the photograph. The building is close to the railway station that now forms part of the Metro line. In 2018 the shop was trading as a craft bakery called Fresh From The Oven. At the outbreak of World War 2 the sub-postmaster was Percy Wagg who was also a pharmacist. He was assisted by his wife Phyllis. The post office at Percy Main had been a little to the south but was moved to this location when Percy Crescent was laid out and subsequent development between the railway station and St. John's Church.

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Framed Photograph of the Post Office and Hairdressing Salon at Percy Main [c.1930s]

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Percy Main : Sub-Postmaster outside the Post Office and Hairdressing Salon [c.1930s]

Percy Main : Mrs. Miller outside the Post Office and Hairdressing Salon [c.1930s]

Percy Main : Sign for Miller at Post Office and Hairdressing Salon [c.1930s]

Percy Main : Houses in Percy Avenue close to the Post Office and Hairdressing Salon [c.1930s]


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