232 High Street
232 (now 258) High Street
232 High Street was for many years a butcher’s shop. Thomas Timson (1816 – 1894) ran his business there assisted by his son William Thomas Timson (1850 – 1919). William is buried in Rectory Lane Cemetery (Plot 502) together with his wife Harriet and daughter Charlotte who also lived with William at the shop. When William was forced to retire because of ill health, the business and shop passed to his nephew Joseph Osborn, who was in occupation of the premises in 1911.
The shop is at the extreme left of the accompanying photograph (“…born”, the latter end of “Osborn” can be distinguished).
The shop has since been demolished and rebuilt and today the site is occupied by the Iain Rennie charity shop. Following the renumbering of the High Street, the shop is now number 258.
Discover the memorials in Rectory Lane Cemetery with historical links to 232 High Street
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