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Macclesfield: Park Green and Parsonage Street

Ref No:c02810
Date Period:1960 to 1969
Title:Macclesfield: Park Green and Parsonage Street
Description:Cornershop and barber's shop off Park Green and Parsonage Street.
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The second shop with the person in the white coat was Shingles barbers shop, with barber's pole above the window.

The Shingles shop was a hive of industry, and not only did brothers Cecil and Colin deal with the menfolk but their younger sister, Mabel, ran a ladies' salon on the next floor while their mother repaired umbrellas as her speciality. Colin also did chiropody. The business of Whittaker's painter and decorator next door dates back to 1906 when William Whittaker, his wife Emily, and their three small daughters, May, Doris and Elsie, took up residence in 1 Parsonage Street/39 Park Green. The property, rented from Macclesfield Corporation, was still in the same family until demolition in August 1970.