A receipt from Norton Brewery.

Another receipt from Norton Brewery for spirits and wines etc.

An Uffculme Mills receipt.

A receipt from Uffculme Mills for oats and meal etc. to Mr. Clode, one of the village publicans dated Lady Day 1897.

Margaret Mitchell at work in Hemyock Post Office

Margaret Mitchell caught on camera at work in Hemyock Post Office. The post office staff dress up and enter into the spirit of Carnivals and Christmas, which brings a smile to the customer’s faces.

Mrs Alford outside R&EM Alford shop, Hemyock

Evelyn Alford of Mrs. Alford up the steps, pictured outside her shop. She sold everything from groceries to collar studs. The shop has gone but the premises Brook House is now a food take-away and bed and breakfast business.

Modern view from the Church tower.

Modern view from the Church tower. The smaller white building on the left (recently demolished) was once the Midland Bank Agency Office. The property in the centre of the picture was a shop for many years, last used as a butchers, it is now a private house.

Mr Carricks shop, High Street, Hemyock.

Looking up the High St. to Mr. Carricks shop, the windows are elaborately dressed with oil-lamps on the left and a tiered display on the right. Inside the shop, boots, buckets and jugs etc. were hung from many hooks on the ceiling.

The Square, Hemyock

The Square, the thatched cottages have been replaced by the brick built Orpington House and the old Post Office. A range of farm machinery is on display outside the Blacksmiths.

Hemyock Square pre 1900’s

A very old photograph pre 1900 of the Square showing the original water pump. The window of the coffee shop is on the left, the cottages that were burnt down in the centre, then A. Wides original shop and on the right Hides shop always known as Up Steps

 

Mr. Halls saddlers shop, Cornhill

At the bottom of Cornhill with Mr. Halls saddlers shop, later to become the butcher’s shop. It is also worth noting the oil lam on the right of the picture.