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Deli in the 1920's
« on: Sunday 10 September 17 13:37 BST (UK) »
Trying to find information on what goods would have been sold in a "Deli" in the 1920/30's in Dee why Sydney, N.S.W.  Would it have been called a "Ham and Beef Shop". As the shop was opposite the beach would it serve pies, sandwiches etc.   Would you be able to get a billy of hot water from such a shop etc.
Love to hear from anyone that can help me fill in what a forebears life was like as a shopkeeper.  I'm guessing that it would be all about serving. customers and not 'self serve'
Any suggestions of what sort of products were available in this era.  Thank you

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 September 17 15:11 BST (UK) »
Are you familiar with Australian newspapers on line - Trove?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/search?adv=y

For example, search for "delicatessen" and restrict search to 1920-1940?
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 September 17 13:44 BST (UK) »
thanks Hanes tealu,  I have used Trove before and since your suggestion I tried again but to no avail....can't seem to find any information on what a Deli shop sold or was like in the 1920/30's.
Does anyone else have a family that ran a similar business and knows what sort of goods were sold etc?
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 September 17 16:43 BST (UK) »
Does "Deli" mean something specific in 1920/1930's Dee Why Sydney N.S.W rather than simply an abbreviation of "Delicatessen"?



S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 00:10 BST (UK) »
Hi hanes teulu,  No 'deli' is just my shortened form of delicatessen.  The family always said  'he ran a deli business' Regards

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 01:36 BST (UK) »
Please do consider using Trove's  pictures etc and keyword Delicatessen.  There's photos there that may give you some clues.  http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture/result?q=

Also have you contacted the local government authority for Dee Why, they may have records from that era, or perhaps know of someone involved in collating their local history . 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee_Why

If the shop was in a strip of shops opposite the beach, then perhaps you could research the strip to determine what was sold in the other shops, to eliminate some of the items on your list.   

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 02:37 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/223215683  25 May 1928 The Sun

Fire in Ham and Beef Shop
A fire which broke out at 4 a.m. today in the dwelling and ham and beef shop of Charles Woolnough, of The Strand, Dee Why, destroyed the kitchen and washhouse and damaged the rest of the building.


NSW Electoral Roll 1930 WARRINGAH, polling at Narrabeen
Albert Charles WOOLNOUGH, The Strand, Dee Why smallgoodsman
Ruby Caroline WOOLNOUGH, The Strand, Ocean Beach, Dee Why, h.d. (home duties)

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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 03:27 BST (UK) »
Entries for Sands directories closed in the October, for the following year’s publication.  For example, entry for 1925 was lodged by October 1924 …. And for 1927 by October 1926…

Sands 1925 Sydney Directory
A C WOOLNOUGH, Garland Ave, Epping
Woolnough & Co, grocers, Bridge Street, Epping. 
http://cdn.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/history/archives/sands/1925-1929/1925-part17.pdf 

same details 1927
http://cdn.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/history/archives/sands/1925-1929/1927-part18.pdf 

NEW DETAILS 1928  (possibly moved to Dee Why during 1927  ;D )
Sands Directory 1928
A.C. Woolnough, The Strand, Dee Why
A.C. Woolnough, Garland Ave, Epping  (NOTE, no entry for  shop at Bridge St Epping  :D )
http://cdn.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/history/archives/sands/1925-1929/1928-part19.pdf

Sands 1929
A.C. Wolnough, The Strand, Dee Why
(NOTE, no entry for Garland Ave Epping)
http://cdn.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/history/archives/sands/1925-1929/1929-part19.pdf


Sands 1929 TRADE directory
Ham & Beef
A.C. Woolnough, The Strand, Dee Why.
http://cdn.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/history/archives/sands/1925-1929/1929-part21.pdf 


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Re: Deli in the 1920's
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 11:34 BST (UK) »
Probate Packet https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/item/1226517
Albert Charles WOOLNOUGH - Date of Death 23/04/1966, Granted on 01/02/1967 Series 4-624600
Death notice Albert Charles WOOLNOUGH (left hand page in this link) http://tinyurl.com/ya638hhz

Death notice Ruby Caroline WOOLNOUGH (pg 13 in this link) http://tinyurl.com/y7as4a5f