Postcards from California


Don Cox, from Auburn, California, sent me the photograph of Craddock's Boot and Shoe Shop which was formerly in High Street Halesowen. His great grandmother, Honor Hackett Cox was related to the Craddock's and she emigrated to the USA in 1867. Honor corresponded regularly with her nieces and nephews back in Halesowen who sent her postcards of Halesowen in envelopes with very little writing on.. One of her nieces was Fanny Hackett Parish, her sister Elizabeth's daughter, who lived at 29 Highfield Lane and was married to Bertrum Parish.

Don has kindly sent me scans of these postcards 


                                 This postcard is looking up Hagley Road from Peckingham Street and the former 

                                Lloyds Bank building is on the right.  On the left is Pharoah Adams, who sold 

                                English meat and a cycle shop advertising Raleigh Bikes.

                                Further up the road on the left is a  shop bearing a sign :- E Grove solicitors



                               Hagley Street with the imposing Congregational Church on the right, the 

Lyttleton Arms in the centre and Parkes on the left


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