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What was this building in Brassey Street #423851
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does anyone know what was this building in Brassey Street
Seems to have been like this for years

a shop?

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Re: What was this building in Brassey Street [Re: derekdwc] #423852
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Peel Holdings Corporate HQ. ??

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this has started to be turned into flats by the look of it ,work started but it hasnt been finished, they seemed to have stopped when it was nearly done.

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Looks like one of the local whore houses in the area smile

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Butchers, then a bookies at some point in time?

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Originally Posted by Silverback
Butchers, then a bookies at some point in time?


Editing this to add a niggle in the back of my mind, with no evidence, that there may have been during 60's/ 70's, a form of small weighbridge on the corner there.

Maybe nothing, may have been on one of the other corners.

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From the looks of it (2nd floor, false window spaces) I'm guessing this is quite old. I'm also guessing it might have been a Pub?

Here it is on google streetview - its on corner of brassey and patten.

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On the 1875 map.

Checked out Kelly's and found entry for a Christopher Newhouse - dairyman. Also mentions public weighing machine!

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Re: What was this building in Brassey Street [Re: MissGuided] #423959
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Here's a better map from 1875 with "w m" marked for the weighing machine.

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So what was the weighing machine used for? A primitive form of WeightWatchers?



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The size of some these days, they would probably break it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_scale
assuming a weighbridge is the same as the weighing machine in question

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1916 Wilmers a coal merchant lived there
poss used then for weighing bags of coal

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was there in 1875 Derek, with dairyman if Kelly's is from that time.

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I guess the Newhouse family got board of dairy smile More money in coal.

That was fun - finding a random building - working out where it is/was, finding its use and its occupants, and comparing it to the present day. smile



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