Saturday, 25 February 2012

Weekend Reflections: The mysterious W.B. Tyler...


This is 2 Charter Road in Altrincham. The previous shop sign has fallen off or been removed. This has revealed the wonderful wooden signage of a bygone era, I would guess the 1950s.

I couldn't find anything out about W.B.Tyler or what the premises were used for but the Altrincham local history society have shed a little light on it. David Miller tells me that a bomb dropped on Charter Road on 22 December 1940 and made a big crater with considerable damage to property including this one. He has put me on to Trafford Local Studies and I will see what I can discover in their 1942 street directory... 

Update 20 March 2012: David tells me that "the present occupiers of the shop say it was a butchers before them, probably Tylers". As a vegetarian I am very saddened.
The blue tinted window does however, reflect a good example of local terraced housing, a vintage lamp, a tree near the entrance to Stamford Park and a myriad of telegraph wires. Have a look at some other Weekend Reflections.

10 comments:

  1. The phone number recalls the bygone days of manual telephone exchanges. Great find Chrissy.

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  2. Oh it's beautiful! I like a lot the lamp reflected on the window, it's adorable!
    Léia

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  3. Old signs like this reveal a lot about who/what we were as a town.

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  4. Thank you Chrissy very nice looking reflection and old sign.

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  5. How wonderful that this sign was there all the time just waiting for it's moment to be revealed once more. Very interesting story Chrissy, will be interesting to see if you find out a bit more!

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  6. How interesting, great subject for your reflection meme.

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  7. Nice reflection. I love the lettering.

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  8. Very nice find! Sometimes history is right in front of us, just under the surface and we don't even see it, or know about it. Nice shot also!

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  9. Beautiful reflection.

    Regards and best wishes

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  10. Lovely old sign- and a nice reflection of the housing across the way.

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