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48 Andover Road
Immediately next door to what is today the Dry Cleaners, was a narrow building which marked the end of the continuous line of shops until about 1880. For a time in the 1850s and 1860s it was the retail shop for Cormell and Sons, Builders, No. 8 Tivoli Place. In 1874 it was acquired by Barnby Bendall from where they ran their retail outlet for wall paper - French hangings at 4d for 12 yards – and upholstery fabrics. Carpet beating was later arranged at their Tivoli Works just around the corner in Lypiatt Street where
‘…..the latest invented and best machines will clean your carpets at 1d per square yard.’
Immediately next to and behind Bendall’s was Cormell’s building works yard, within which were some smaller premises numbered 8a, used by R Strang, Ironmonger, Cutler and Builder’s Merchant.
Strang vacated the premises in the late 1920s and by 1930 these premises were officially recognised as number 9 Tivoli Place.
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