81 Back Street

Photo:Mrs Searle C1932

Mrs Searle C1932

By Norman Phillips


John Worboys shop at the west end of Back Street was packed from floor to ceiling with everything that a housewife would require. John ( always known as Jack ) as well as being a grocer, was Ashwell's official town crier and bill sticker.His shop, which is now a garage, had sides of bacon,blocks of cheese, penny blocks of salt and red lifebuoy and yellow sunlight soap.

Mrs Searle Senior bought the shop in the early 20 century.

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