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A S Thomas, Fish & Chip Shop – 1918 onwards

A S Thomas Fish & Chip Shop Rawdon 1918 onwards

Title A S Thomas
Date c1900
Location Rawdon
Photo ID F144
Comment See below…

Seen next to a milestone on Over Lane is a horse and cart which belonged to J Maude, a local carrier. The horseman is Albert Smithson Thomas. In 1918, he opened the first fish and chip shop in Rawdon at Low Fold, in 1924 he moved a short distance to New Road Side. This remained a fish and chip shop until recently when it became an Oriental take-away.

A S Thomas Undated

G001 – A S Thomas, Undated.

A S Thomas – Undated

Albert Smithson Thomas outside his fish and chip shop and restaurant at the corner of New Road Side and South Street. In addition, he also ran a car hire business until 1939, he would meet trains at Apperley Bridge station, many of his passengers were patients to be taken to Woodlands Convalescent Hospital, later Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 27 September 2023.
Last updated: 14 March 2024 – Photo ID: G001.

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