On the Barton and Tredworth gmail account (firstname.lastname@example.org) we’ve received this question:
“I’m currently writing a book about the history behind some of Gloucester’s old signs and adverts. One that took my notice was this one for ‘H. Poole, fish, fruit, vegetable salesman, potato merchant etc’ on Tredworth High Street. I can’t seem to find any information about a ‘H. Poole’ anywhere though. I was wondering if you might be able to help me out with this? If anyone might remember the name? I would really appreciate even the slightest clue that might help me find out more. I have attached a picture of the sign in question.”
This is the picture. You can click on it to see a larger image.
The 1955 Kelly’s street Directory for Gloucester lists Hy. W. Poole, fishmngr, at no. 99 High Street. Poole’s is also briefly mentioned in audio clip 4 of the reminiscence here.
Does anyone have any further information about Poole’s that you could share with our enquirer via this page? If so, please add a comment below.