Wem High Street - No 23

YearOwner/Occupier Property Useage
1871Mary Mason Game Dealer
1881Fred Prince Newsagent
1890Frederick & Maria Prince
1917M Audin-Wood Photographer
1930F Hiden Fancy Draper
1937F.W.Turner Pork Butcher
1953F.W.Turner Pork Butcher
2003Dave Granger Art Shop
2011-2016Relate Charity Shop
November 2016Vintage Antiques Antique Shop
Three-storey pebble-dashed building with gable at front. This has had several uses, including two sessions as a framer/photographers studio. M. Audin-Woods used it in the late 1920s and, after being used as a pork-butchers shop, Dave Granger took it over until he sold it in 2005. In 2010, the Relate charity moved from across the road at 6b.
In 1890, Frederick & Maria Prince lived here- no occupation was listed in the census. The Relate charity took over the shop in 2011, surviving 5 years befoe financial dificulties forced the area Relate organisation to close. The shop was almost immediately taken over by Vintage Antiques, who had previosly traded from a shop in Noble Street

Read an account of the Turners closure from the Wemian magazine

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