Shops still on the same site in Central Leeds

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uncle mick
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Re: Shops still on the same site in Central Leeds

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tyke bhoy wrote:
Fri 08 Sep, 2023 9:08 pm
jim wrote:
Fri 08 Sep, 2023 12:38 am
Thanks to all contributors so far. I would agree with the thought that 23 New Briggate qualifies as a continuing newsagents/sweet shop etc through a succession of owners/managers - but when did it commence in that function?
Tobacconist (natural progression to Newsagent) and Sweet Shop as early as 1937 https://www.leodis.net/viewimage/77197
It was a tobacconist in the 1893 Directory
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We probably have our winner then. It will have changed hands a few times and varied it's product range but it looks like tobacco based products have been sold from the premises for 130 years+. There will be very few buildings within Jim's definition of the city centre that are that old.
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Well found i thought we would never find one.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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I shall keep my eyes open for any other contenders!

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Nash's Fish & Chips has been mentioned in this topic so I thought these 2 photos I took on September 19 2023 might be of interest. The first is a Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque commemorating something I was not aware of and the second is a view of part of the short road (comprising 51 A, B, C and D New Briggate) that comes off New Briggate on which Nash's is at 51C.
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