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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.
Rowley's Clothes Factory & Shop
An old Town Guide has the following quotation about Rowley's. "In London Street is the well-fitted up-to-date model factory of Messrs. Charles Rowley Limited, the manufacturers of the celebrated 'Wold Brand Clothing.' This factory was established a few years ago as an experiment in promoting rural industries and assisting to prevent the influx of workers to the more crowded areas, and at the present time a large number of male and female workers are happily and busily engaged in the manufacture of high class Men's, Youth's, and Boys' clothing for the principal London and Provincial Clothing Houses under the most approved hygenic conditions. The Company have offices and resident representatives in London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Belfast, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, and the business is rapidly growing under the able management of Mr. Charles Rowley, the Founder and Managing Director."
Rowleys 4
This Photograph appeared in the Pocklington Post on 13th March 2008 and was taken in 1958
(Photo by kind permission of Janet Gray
Back Row LtoR:
Mrs Jackson,Mrs Skelton, Ethel Lamb, Ethel Smurthwaite, Bertha Husband, Joan Mouncey, Edith Rowley, Mrs Atkinson, Frances Scott, G Valery, Margaret Sidney, Mrs Cassey,?
Front Row LtoR, Susan Hara, H Priestman,Gloria Lowrey, Val Webster, Vera Webster, Marjorie Smith, Angela Slingsby, Jean Woodhall, M Sidney
Rowleys Factory

The Factory in London Street.
Left to right across the photo: Ruth Cox, Val Webster,
?, Mrs Stoke, Carrie Freemantle,?
(Photo by kind permission of Janet Gray)


Left to right: Margaret Sidney, Dorothy Kendra, Sue Hara
(Photo by kind permission of Janet Gray

Rowley's Town Guide Advert
An Advertisement in an old Town Guide in the 1930's
The phone number was Pocklington 8 !
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