After he read my blog posts about William and Hannah Hopkins, my brother Dave kindly sent me a few photos that I didn’t know existed.
This one is my great grandmother Minnie Hopkins in the doorway of one of the greengrocers’ shops. Dave said it was the Market Street, Fenton shop, but I think it might be the one in Church Street (now Christchurch Street) because my mother told me she remembered the arcades outside it, and if you look carefully you can see them reflected in the shop windows, along with some of the buildings opposite.
The following photo is one of the shops in London Road, Stoke, and I think it must be the one at 7 London Road because it says C Hopkins on the window, which would be William and Hannah’s son Charles who was at 7 London Road in the 1901 census.
It is really nice to see photos of the shops – this is the sort of thing which brings family history to life!