J. T. Bales, Hairdresser and Tobacconist

J. T. Bales

37: Mr. J. T. Bales outside his hairdresser’s and tobacconist’s shop.  Many people remember the green wooden cabin on stilts (to bring it up to road level) next to the Station Hotel.  The building was entered by a small bridge from the pavement.  It was later used as a Conservative committee room before being demolished.  No trace of it now remains.  Along Station Road was a shop owned by Mr. Arter, who made and repaired objects made of tin.  He was known as ‘Tinnerarter’.

From “Loftus in old picture postcards” by Jean Wiggins. Reproduced by permission.

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