Friday 5 July 2013

Mrs. Blood and Friends

Found late last night whilst researching the Richards Tile Factory in Stoke-on-Trent a list of dealers from Longton Market which was originally published in the Staffordshire Sentinel in 1907.  Amongst those taking a bow included Wareing - Newsagent & Second Hand Book-Dealer, Warner. G - Rabbit Dealer, Mrs. M. Blood - Herbalist, A Chiore - Ice Cream Vendor, Mrs. Ada Bandell - Draper, Pedley J.H - Toy Dealer and Whiston, Miss Annie - Fancy Goods Dealer.   Their ghosts continue to stall out over a century later in antiques markets across the land.