Jubilee Street

A family business

By Margaret Young

Photo:Jubilee Street undated photograph

Jubilee Street undated photograph

From the private collection of Margaret Young

My great uncle, Walter Athill - the man on the right, ran this shop for his wider family who owned the business, and had shops and a wholesale business in the East End of London in about 1903/4.

I believe he had been ill for some time; perhaps he was sent to Brighton to benefit from the sea air. He died in 1904 so I guess the premises changed hands then.

This page was added on 02/05/2016.
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It must have been a very short tenure indeed - the premises were only listed to Athill in 1904, so that solves the dating of the picture.

Regards, Andy

By Andy Grant (03/05/2016)

Thanks Andy, we weren't sure of dates. Walter died on 7th April 1904 - he had been ill for a couple of years but contracted meningitis in December 1903. I guess they leased the property in the hopes he would recover. Amazing that we have the photo when they were there for such a short time. Thanks for the information.

By Margaret Young (27/05/2016)

Hi again Margaret. The snow on the ground is an indicator that it must have been taken during the winter months - so probably not long after he contracted meningitis.

By Andy Grant (28/05/2016)

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