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9-11 High Street West
Town Hall
High Street West
Market Hall
High Street West
Telephone Boxes
Norfolk Square
Various
1-3 Market Arcade
Summary
Formerly Woolworths.

 1838 


Mr John Hampson built numbers 9 and 11 High Street West as part of the 12th Duke of Norfolk’s Town Hall and shops vision.



 1846 
Rateable Value of 9 High Street West in 1846 before the market opened £21 10s 0d Rateable Value of 11 High Street West in 1846 before the market opened £15 10s 0d



 1871 
Census
Number 9 was occupied by Thomas Pearson Hunter 34, a Draper employing 2 assistants and 1 apprentice, wife Rosa Ellen Hunter 25, daughters Ellen Elizabeth Hunter 2 and Rosa Ethel Hunter 5 months. Also at this address was Jane Gomershall 23, a Domestic Servant.
Number 11 was occupied by John Potts 27, a Draper.



 1881 
Census
Number 9 was occupied by Thomas Pearson Hunter 43, a Master Draper employing 1 man and 2 boys, wife Rose Ellen Hunter 34, daughters Ellen Elizabeth Hunter 12, Rose Ethel Hunter 10, sons Thomas Pearson Hunter 8, Alfred Herbert Hunter 6, all Scholars, Harold W Hunter 4 and Edgar W Hunter 2. Also at this address were Annie Fryer 22, a Governess (Teacher) and Susan Hall 24, a General Servant.
Number 11 was occupied by John Potts 37, a Draper & Silk Hosier, wife Margaret Potts 32, daughters Beatrice May Potts 5, a Scholar, Gertrude Potts 3, Maud Margaret Potts 2 and son George Potts 3 months.



 1891 
Kelly’s Directory
Hunter Thos. Pearson, drapr, 9 High st. we
Melia Daniel & Co, tea merchants, 11 High street west



 1891 
Census
Number 9 was occupied by William Wright 27, a Draper’s Assistant and his wife Sarah E Wright 25.



 1895 
Post Office Derbyshire Directory
Hunter Thomas Pearson, draper, 9 High street west
Hyde Geo. milliner & fancy draper, 9 High street west
Melia Daniel & Co, tea merchants, 11 High street west



 1899 
Kelly’s Directory
Hunter Thomas Pearson, draper, 9 High street west
Melia Daniel & Co. Lim. tea merchants, 11 High st. west



 1901 
Census
Numbers 9 & 11 were occupied but uninhabited.



 1903 
Derby & District Trades Directory
DRAPERS
Hunter, T P., 9 High st., west
HATTERS / TOBACCONISTS
Eversden & Co., 9 High st., west
GROCERS AND TEA DEALERS
Consumers? Tea Co., 11 High st., west
Household Stores, 11 High St., west
Melia, Daniel, & Co., Ltd., 11 High st., west
MERCHANTS (TEA AND COFFEE)
Melia, Daniel, & Co., 11 High St., west



 1903 
Rateable Value of 9 High Street West in 1903 after the market opened £68 0s 0d Rateable Value of 11 High Street West in 1903 after the market opened £60 0s 0d



 1904 


An photo from ’Glossop - A Sketch From The Earliest Period’ printed and published by Messrs. Jenkinson and Hamnett in 1904.



 1911 
Census
Number 11 was a property with 4 main rooms occupied by William Ernest Steels 36, a Grocer & Off Licence, his wife Eliza Steels 33, married 14 years with 4 children, William Wyrill Steels 13, Francis George Steels 12, Dorothy Alice Steels 10 and Nora Lilian Steels 4.



 1912 
Kelly’s Directory
Hunter Thomas Pearson
Melia Daniel & Co. Limited



 1920 


Numbers 9 and 11 are also set back from the Town Hall, number 9 has a hand painted first floor sign. Photograph courtesy of Glossop Heritage Trust.



 1925 
Kelly’sDirectory
Hunter Thomas Pearson, hosier, 9 & 11 High street west



 1926 
Midland Counties Trade Directory
Hunter, T.P., Draper, 9 High Street West



 1932 
Kelly’s Directory
Hunter Thos. Pearson, hosier, 9 High st. west.T N 174



 1932 
Kelly’s Directory
Boots Lim. chemists (Thos. Brown, mgr.) High st. west



 1941 
Kelly’s Directory
Woolworth F. W. & Co. Ltd. bazaar, High st. west



 1950 


FW Woolworths & Co. Ltd. Photograph courtesy of Glossop Heritage Trust.



 1994 


Woolworths with Pick n Mix aisle inside on the left, records and CDs on the far right. Photograph courtesy of Glossop & District Historical Society.



 2004 


Woolworths. Photograph courtesy of Glossop & District Historical Society.



 2008 
Woolworths in Glossop clossed on 30 December, the last 200 UK stores closed their doors for good on Tuesday 6 January, leaving more than 27,000 people unemployed. The firm’s 807 British outlets had been closing in stages since the end of December following clearance sales.



 2009 
Google Street View
Shows store unoccupied with a poster in the window stating Cooltrader opening on Thursday 18 June at 10am.



 2014 


Photo taken in 2014 by Glossop VAH.