Re: Where was this in Shields??
Posted by Barry Cram on February 21, 2019, 5:18 pm, in reply to "Where was this in Shields??"
Hello Norman, |
William Roulatt Colman was born 1893, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, and Nellie M. Frankie was born 1899, in Italy.
In 1911 there is no sign of any catering in either the Franchie (labourers) or the Colman family (Bankers and typists, etc.)
As you say, William & Nellie married in 1920 at South Shields.
In 1939, William and Nellie Colman were living at 1, Beach Road, and both shown as caterers, so I wonder if they were the first to start up the catering business, as I can see no other caterers in either family, though, in 1939, Nellie’s older brother, Joe, was a haulage contractor, and his wife, Marcant, was a café proprietor, both living at 240, Mowbray Road, South Shields.
Norman, the postcard seems to be advertising two Colman business:
1. On Ocean Road, which would have been in a solid brick building, central to South Shields.
2. A wooden premises, which would have been near where Mac (Cummings) said, on the Sea Road, just up from Gandhi’s Temple, as shown below:
I found nothing in the local newspaper or The North East Diaries: https://ne-diary.genuki.uk mentioning anything about the Colman Caterers being bombed or burned down, so I think that after about 30 years, the wooden premises (probably the cafe with the red dot, near the First Aid Post, below) wore out and the Colman family moved to a new building nearby, as shown on Sea Road, in the following image, as, ‘Colmans Seafood Temple’.