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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Allison's - Builders & Garage
According to Neave, Joseph Allison was foreman to the famous Pocklington builder Thomas Grant for ten years, and started his builders business in Pocklington in November 1907, following the death of his employer earlier in the year. Thomas Grant was a builder, cabinet maker and timber merchant and a dealer of building materials. He was said to have built most of Pocklington including the houses in Percy Road, Burnby Lane, Union Street (e.g. Kimberley House). If Thomas Grant built most of the houses of the 19th Century, then it was Allisons who built many of the houses in the 20th century. They built all of the Algarth Garden Estate, which was an award winning housing development.
Allisons Advert
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Picture from the 'Pocklington Post',
Allison's Garage on Railway Street

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The clipping above is undated but I suspect it is from 1974
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From the Pocklington Times dated 2nd August, 1973
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A 1982 newspaper report illustrates the end of the firm
If you wish to add to the story of Allison's, or correct any of the above information, then please contact me.