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Nye & Son, shopkeepers of Handcross (1 of 2)
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Nye & Son, shopkeepers of Handcross (1 of 2)

In the High Street at Handcross stands Dorset House, currently home to a bed retailer, And So To Bed. Various businesses have occupied this property over the years and many people will remember E. S. Hibbs & Son which traded there in the middle of the last century.
The photograph is a small proportion of a larger photograph which can be seen at picture #102. On the gable end is written “Nye & Son, Grocers and Crockery, Warehouse” along with some unreadable smaller writing.
By the time of this photograph William Nye and his wife, Sarah, had been running the business there for over 25 years.
The Large version shows a copy of the 1851 Census showing William and Sarah and their two young sons. Also living there was William’s brother George, and five others, all of whom were described as servants.
Amongst paperwork of the shop was found a supplier’s catalogue of children’s knitted wool dresses for the winter of 1889, together with a wholesale price list in shillings and pence. The whole can be view by selecting Open Document.

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Picture added on 29 September 2017 at 19:52
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Roads - Handcross - High Street (South)
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