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Created 21-Sep-19
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On Thursday 19th September along with my sister Roberta Fourt and my wife Jill, we visited the market town of Petworth with the sole aim of restoring old memories. My sister is eight years older than me, so she could fill me in with places she new in the last war like the building which was used by the NAFFI.
I welcome your input via the “Add Comment’ link at the bottom of each photograph, so I can add more information and also to correct any errors.

Jill’s only memory is meeting me at the bus stop having travelled from Fernhurst when she was sixteen. It was our first official date following our school trip to the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

Tunks the greengrocer.

Tunks the greengrocer.

Jesse Hounsham the Butchers

Jesse Hounsham the Butchers

Eve & Wynne Westlake

Eve & Wynne Westlake

Bowyers the Chemist

Bowyers the Chemist

Bowyers the Chemist

Bowyers the Chemist

Pellets sweetshop and barber

Pellets sweetshop and barber

Austens the ironmongers

Austens the ironmongers

Eagers

Eagers

Weavers

Weavers

John Connors Dad's butchers

John Connors Dad's butchers

Findlater’s the wine merchants

Findlater’s the  wine merchants

The doctors surgery of Ball, Bell & Grifiths

The doctors surgery of Ball, Bell & Grifiths

Streeters & Daughter Jewelers

Streeters & Daughter Jewelers

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Cathy Meechan Florists

Cathy Meechan Florists

George House, was the original Doctors Surgery of Bell, Ball & Grifiths

George House, was the original Doctors Surgery of Bell, Ball & Grifiths

Fox's for school uniforms

Fox's for school uniforms

Denhams Furniture Shop

Denhams Furniture Shop

Denhams Furniture Shop

Denhams Furniture Shop

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Guestbook for Petworth - Memories of days gone by.
Richard Hodgson(non-registered)
Thanks for these great photos, and memories of what the buildings were in the 1950s/60s.
The (currently) untitled photo between "Weavers" and "John Connors Dad's butchers" was Earle's tobacconists until 1953, when it became Boss Antiques, one of the first antiques dealers in Petworth.
It is now an art gallery called Kevis House Gallery, and above in Walter Kevis's old rooftop photographic studio is self-catering accommodation called The Petworth Penthouse.
Walter Kevis came in 1874, and in 1908 handed the building over to his nephew Herbert Earle.
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