The shops you will enjoy visiting in 1970 and 2020

The 1970 Abingdon Whos’ Who and Directory has an advert for Masons at 39 Stert Street and 20 Bath Street. The tagline is ‘Shops you will enjoy visiting ……..’
39 Stert Street is still Masons wool shop in 2020,
20 Bath Street is still Masons material shop in 2020.

They must be shops people still enjoy visiting.

2 thoughts on “The shops you will enjoy visiting in 1970 and 2020

  1. Mark Cox

    They may have been in Stert St for over 100 years:

    In Kelly’s directory of 1931 Masons is listed at 39 Stert St. The owners are given as Mrs E Webb and Miss G Law. The business is described as ‘baby linen warehouse
    In Hooke’s Almanack of 1914 for Abingdon, a Mrs L. Mason is listed at 39 Stert St.

    Unfortunately no adverts for Mason’s in either directory.

  2. Mark Cox

    Further research:

    The 1911 census for 39 Stert St, records the Head of household a Laura Mason, a widow aged 60, born in Peckham in Surrey. Her occupation is ‘Shopkeeper, baby linen &’

    Laura is a widow before 1891 as in that years census she is recorded as being at 39 Stert St, with the occupation of ‘Baby linen and Fancy shop’.

    Laura Mason moved to Abingdon between 1881 and 1891.


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