Miss Glew (clothing), Crompton’s Outfitters and Mrs Cross. Photograph by Alan Dennis Miss Glew sold baby’s clothes and all needlework supplies. Jessie Bryan writing in 1980 about the early part of the C20th says, “If a girl went as an...
Sue Lindsay – I remember the T.S.B bank on the corner.
Mark Fox – The first Harlequin was opposite the Red Lion pub, and was the TSB afterwards.
Sue Lindsay = TSB. was on the end Harlequin was next door. I worked there.
Michael Hubbert – By the way I used to work for the TSB at Market Rasen and spent some Monday’s and Friday’s at the part time branch in Caistor. I have a book showing the history of the Lincoln Savings Bank ( part of the TSB group) and there are couple of short but interesting entries re the Caistor branch, I note you have some details re the Nat West so maybe this may help with the TSB:
“When in June 1948 the committee were informed that they could buy a property in High Street, Caistor for £1,300 they immediately applied to the Commissioners for their sanction to do so, but because the valuation of the premises by the District Valuer was considerably below that figure the Bank’s application was refused. Nevertheless other premises were obtained for £450 and after alterations had been made costing some £300, a part time branch was opened in Caistor on the 12th November 1948.”
In a further entry:
“In July 1948 premises were obtained for £450 in the Market Place at the corner of High Street, Caistor. Alterations were made and a part time branch was opened on the 12th November 1948 with hours of business 10am – 4pm on Mondays and Friday’s.”
Both extracts from ‘The Trustee Savings Bank of Yorkshire and Lincoln’ by C. Donald Hebden (1981)
The committee referred to would have been a local board of Trustees and the commissioners were the National Debt Commissioners.
The following are my memories;
I seem to recall my mother telling me of a local lady who was initially in charge, the name may have been Miss Reeder? By the time I went there in the mid 1970’s Betty Markham was the officer in charge, after that in the early 80’s two officers from Market Rasen attended and the most senior was in charge, that was sometimes myself. The branch must have closed by 1990, I had a few years away and when I returned I believe it had gone.
It was a strange building for a bank, basically 4 rooms each on top of the other including a cellar. By the time I arrived you no longer had to go down there for coal for the fire but I understand you did well into the 60’s. And as the fire place was no more than 2 feet behind the counter it must have been uncomfortable when there was a good blaze! Would you believe that even in the 1970s we still took cash in our private cars from Rasen to Caistor and then walked from the Market Place with it, I usually kept it in my inside pocket! Also when the bandit screens were fitted such was the unique design of the building the fitters were confused and set them up so the customers could either open the door from their side or lock the staff in if they chose. That wasn’t an issue as you could walk round the screens by going into the bay window. I think this may have been the last golden days of banking.
Margaret Dennis – Mrs. Lill had a dress shop called Sherrys as their daughter was called Shereeda.after the cafe moved into the Market Place.
Welcome to the Caistor Heritage Trust and Arts and Heritage page.
The first talk is around the outside of the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. The script is based on an original one by Don Morgan. The film has been created in memory of Don. Start the walk at the main gate to the church off Church Street.
From the Church make your way into Fountain Street and up to the Arts and Heritage Centre. The next film can start from here.
After this walk make your way back up to the Arts and Heritage Centre and across the Horse Market up to the old National School.
For a short written description of the Fountain Street walk click the following: http://Fountain-Street-short-version.pdf
For a map of the main highlights on the Fountain Street walk follow the link:http://03-Map-1887-Fountain-Street.pdf
For shorter written description of the Horsemarket walk use the following link: http://Horsemarket-short-guide.pdf
Now for a longer walk around the Inns of Caistor from the Arts and Heritage Centre up Plough Hill. This will bring you back to the Market Place to Church Street.
For a short written description of the Inns walk click the following: http://www.caistor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/The-Inns-and-Pubs-of-Caistor-walking-tour.pdf
For a map marking the inns click the following: http://Town-Inns-map.pdf
There are no notes or comments during the next film but a chance to travel a couple of miles out of Caistor and enjoy the Parish Church of Rothwell, St. Mary Magdlene.
Click on the following to read a poem about Caistor by Arthur Rhodes. Arthur Rhodes Poem
Mary Wilkinson – “Rhodes lived at 100 Brigg Road but none left in Caistor now.” Peter Radcliffe, ” On the right, on the part between the corner after Canada lane, and the Caistor signs.”
Mary Wilkinson – “My great Uncle George Rhodes drove for Browns for many years (and told me off when I when I sat at the back waving to boys out of the window!) good old days!”
Mark Day Used to work there 1987-1990
Alan Brown Dad worked alongside Frank Capp and they were great friends. I played darts with them both quite often. Frank was a regular in my tropical fish shop, (as was his brother Dave)
Neil Wilkyn Prior to Hartford’s I lived at 13 Grimsby Road 1950-1954. A row of terraced houses.
Anne Townsend I remember getting very large cardboard boxes from them to use as packing cases when I moved house. They were very helpful in the Stores.
Graham Thompson First place I worked
Brian Hunter A few more names I remember worked there, Mick Mason, Mick Hunter, Ray Burke, John Allenby, Brian Armstrong, Paul Dobson, Roy Belt, Eric Bell, Don Briggs, Andy Webber, Colin Parrott, John Thorpe, Terry Rouse, Ted Greaves, Paul Wilson, Nigel Webster.
Graham Thompson Yes I was there in 1973 / 74 ish.
Janet Burgin I remember coming to HM to pick mum up on a Saturday from work, she loved working there. Valerie Adams Janet Burgin who was your mum? I wondered if I worked with her! Janet Burgin Julie Leadbeater
Darren Mckay oh what a shame the photograph is taken when it’s run down and closed. Remember the big tractors shown in the large windows. Nick Parrott Yes it was a fine building and thriving business in the ’70s Darren.
Valerie Adams My dad Vic Edge worked there and I followed from 1981 to 1989 – I also worked with Julie Leadbeater, Chris Barney, June Parrott, Janet Borrill, Margaret, Hedley Giddings – Good times with some memorable people! Alan Brown You missed off my Dad, Valerie, LOL. If you have forgotten him, then at least you cannot have forgotten me. I used to babysit you all almost every week for years! – Your Dad sold me my first (Vespa) scooter for the magnificent sum of £2. Valerie Adams Alan Brown, of course, I couldn’t forget Geoff, your mum and dad were great friends an neighbours, I can remember spending lunchtimes with them when I was very small.
Dawn Lister I used to walk past there on way to and from Nanna & Grandad Young ….they lived at Fairview – the bungalow roof can be seen in the background – I used to cheat and go up the gulley in between Hartford yard and the bottom of the garden.