Henry Poole, fishmonger

Chris West

On the Barton and Tredworth gmail account (bartonandtredworth@gmail.com) 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.

Comments about this page

  • Poole green grocers was on corner of High Street Knowles Rd run by Poole family who also lived at premises they were there for many years until about the eighties

    By Lilian Lewis (02/04/2014)
  • Harry Poole lived in Knowles road in the 50s and 60s and later moved out to Ashmore road.  He had a daughter Maureen.Harry would ride his bike up to the rail station each day at about 5.00 in the morning to collect the fresh fish from Grimsby.

    By Robert Sandford (07/10/2013)
  • This what my brother writes ”Poole’s was in Eastgate Street almost opposite swimming baths, bought blackberries for sixpence a pound. Some went to jam factory others sold in shop at one shilling and sixpence a pound. Almost opposite Poole’s was a MacFisheries and the pub Marquis of Granby”

    By Jacqueline Rees Adams (26/07/2013)
  • I read the piece about Poole’s. it seems to me that there was a green grocer in Barton street directly across the street from the baths, my brothers and sisters and I used to pick blackberries on Chosen Hill and fill our chip baskets, then take them down to Poole’s, he used to weigh them and I think we got about a half a crown for each basket, I understood that Mr Poole then sold the blackberries to Robinson’s jam factory, or maybe it was Robertson’s. Not sure if this is helpful but I will speak to my brother to find out more

    By Jacqueline Rees Adams (24/07/2013)

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