Barton Street before the Picturedrome

An undated image from the early 20th Century showing the buildings on the site later used to construct the Picturedrome

By Paul Evans

You can make out the Vauxhall Inn at the extreme left of the image below.  In the 1907 Smart's City street Directory, the buildings that existed between the junction with Blenheim Road and the Vauxhall were as follows (looking from right to left):

162 Barton Street - J Sterry, grocer

164 - G Poole, greengrocer

166 - J Green, stationer & newsagent

168 - L H Fearis, grocer

170 - P T Evans, picture frame maker

172 - Gloucester Co-operative Society

Can you match these premises with those shown on the photograph (you can see a larger image by clicking on it)?

The building to the right of the junction with Blenheim Road (number 160 Barton Street) was, in 1907, another greengrocer's occupied by E Ravenhill.

Photo:SR46/37156/3 (Gloucestershire Archives)

SR46/37156/3 (Gloucestershire Archives)

This page was added by Paul Evans on 19/12/2012.