I was contacted today by a Jarrow lad; he told me that he heard that Todd’s did not have any connection to the warehouse on Grange Road West. He said Todd's had a prepacked potato factory at Queens Road/Pearson Place, before the council rebuilt the area in the Late 60s early 70s… and, as we know, they also had the property at St Kildas.
He also told me that as far as he knows, the United Reformist Free Church in Grange Road West became a Billiard Hall before it was demolished in the early 50s. Then, the empty plot was used to build a big corrugated warehouse for prepacking coal, the coal yard being directly across the road from it. He told me that the warehouse didn’t last long before it was burnt down.
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