The focal point of these photographs is the shop, 55, Gloucester Road, at the corner of North Gardens. First occupied in the late 1850’s by J Ridge, baker, it remained as a baker’s shop in the same family for more than a century. Examples are – 1877, Isaac Ridge, 1902 Mrs Ridge, 1913 Ridge & Son. It then continued in this name through two world wars and into the its second century. It is listed in Kelly’s Directory for 1960 but by 1962 the bakery has gone. In this photograph of about 1920, it seems that other things than bread were being sold in the shop.

Image Reference: JG_31_138.tif
Date: c.1920s
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 167x107
Place: Brighton
Additional Information: No comment

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