Victorian Powys for primary  schools
Powys Digital History Project
Montgomery and district
in Victorian times
  Powell's grocers, Arthur Street  

The photograph below shows us a typical small shop as they were to be seen in villages and country towns all over Britain.
In this case it is a grocer's shop in Arthur Street, Montgomery around 1900.

Picture by kind permission of the Old Bell Museum,
Montgomery Civic Society

Powell's shop was well known at the time for its home-made "fourpenny cake".
Young Edith Powell who grew up at the shop remembered how she hated grinding the coffee by hand in the grinder. It made her arm ache!

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