Look at these two little darlings from grandma Nancy's album. I wonder who they are.
The photo was taken by Francis Skerritt. He was listed as a photographer in Arnold as early as 1891. He was also a hairdresser and a newsagent.
I happened to have found a photo of the building that he sold newspapers from.
|Note the "News of the World" advert on the building on the extreme left of the top photo. |
This was the shop of Francis Skerritt who sold the Sunday paper for 1d.
During the first world war, this shop had the only telephone in the area, so was very much in demand.
Photo courtesy of Bob Richards