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ALDERMANBURY AVENUE, LONDON E.C.
« on: Friday 08 April 11 18:13 BST (UK) »
Hello-

I am trying to find out if a photograph exists of ALDERMANBURY AVENUE, a small street which ran from ALDERMANBURY (in the City of London) up to PHILIP LANE from about 1880 until its destruction by enemy action in 1941.

The street was full of small factories allied to the 'soft goods' industries: shirt and blouse makers, hosiers, umbrella makers and the like.

My great-grandfather, Arthur Wright, was in partnership with his brother Frederick, and their company, Frederick Wright & Co. Shirt Manufacturers was housed at 11 Aldermanbury Avenue, EC2 from 1897 until 1941, producing shirts for the wholesale and export market.

By 1902, the firm had also expanded to 80 Woodstock Street, Canning Town, E.16, until the company ceased trading in 1943.

Kelly's Directory has proved invaluable, of course, but a picture of the Avenue would be a bonus.

Any pointers gratefully received.

Many thanks!
Francis




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Re: ALDERMANBURY AVENUE, LONDON E.C.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 April 11 11:37 BST (UK) »
Hallo

If you want a flavour of what the area was like before the Blitz, read "The Virgin of Aldermanbury" by Mrs Robert Henrey, pub'd by Dent in 1958. She worked at a manufacturer's agent near Addle Street by Aldermanbury in the 1920's and goes back in 1958 to view the area now and remember how it was in the 1920s.

It's out of print but if you request it through your local library they should be able to get hold of it for you.

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Re: ALDERMANBURY AVENUE, LONDON E.C.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 April 11 12:47 BST (UK) »
Oh excellent. Many thanks! Exactly what I need.
Cheers -
Francis
Wright, Gisborne, Stephenson, Weatherly, Hebb, Gray, Hudson, Belohlavek;
Middlesex: Hillingdon, Colham Green, Uxbridge, Hayes;
Yorkshire (East Riding): North Frodingham, Rise, Leven, Driffield;
Lincolnshire: Sleaford.
Bohemia, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Pisek, Pribram, Prague.