This “Corner Shop” belonged to William Herbert Kettlewell and was at number 32 Cowpen Bewley Road in Haverton Hill, my thanks to Cliff Thornton for this information.
From Victorian times these types of general dealer shops were built on almost every housing development, they were usually known as corner shops even if they were in the middle of a terrace. I was brought up on the Junction Estate in Billingham and there was a parade of four shops on the estate and one of them was similar to this in what it sold, there was also a news agent and fish and chip shop, the fourth shop was at different times a greengrocer, a butcher, a DIY shop , a motorcycle dealer and others I can’t remember. The shop in this photo was trading before the Furness Estate was built in Haverton Hill, I knew the area as Old Haverton.
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
I was born in 8 Millbank Street, Stockton-on-Tees. We had a shop on the corner of the street and it was called Kettlewells, Mrs. Kettlewell an elderly lady ran it.
My mother had one of these shops in Woodland Street, Stockton from 1955 until about 1970
Bruce, well done on restoring this old photo, you have done wonders with it, considering your previous comments about its poor condition.