It was typical for Thames-ites to stand outside their shop while a photo was being taken, it is therefore assumed that Miss Amelia Beatrice (Beattie) James is the owner or in charge of the Thames Fisheries Shop. Many questions remain..that's the fun side of genealogy to hunt for answers.
The Fretwork on the verandah poles is of interest to me to try and locate the situation of the shop. Shops at the Grahamstown end of Pollen Street, and in the area opposite Walter street all seem to have this style of pole. The tiling is unique and not dissimilar style to that of the famous Charles Palmer Sweet Shop (but without the mirrors). It reminds of the shops in the Mary to Pahau street block of Pollen Street, but the lack of a second storey or fancy top facade is confusing. If you have any ideas on location, please email me :) along with any business photos that you may have.
|Thames Fisheries Shop|
Miss Beattie James on the right