The Falconer brothers were well-known and well liked in our town and were often seen going about their business, one or the other riding the trike. Also, they had the foresight to keep an archive of books and other local history, and to photograph areas of the town for future generations, to show how they were before being demolished - these pictures are now iconic. We appreciate what the Falconer brothers did.
The Falconer brothers had a shop at 141, Ellison Street, and here is a picture of it (red dot, on the pic below); the photograph was taken in about 1953/4 from May Atkins’s ‘Off Door’ shop, on William Street/Ellison Street corner (green dot).
Photograph courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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Here is a map showing the Faloner brothers shop at 141, Ellison Street (red dot) and May Atkins’s ‘Off Door’ shop (green dot), on William Street.
And, here is a close-up of the shop:
Also, I found a record showing that the Falconer brothers had a shop at 61, Station Road, Hebburn, in 1955.
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