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Gallery
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.
Meynell Grocers Shop
Meynells grocers was on the corner of Market place and New Pavement from 1902 to 1971.
The Meynell brothers Herbert and James started their grocers shop in Pocklington in 1902. Herbert was a grocers assistant in a shop in Tute Hill, Pavement, Pocklington, in the 1901 census. Whilst his brother James was working as a grocers assistant in East Cowton, N.Yorks. where their father, John, had a grocers shop. Kelly's Directory for 1905 shows Meynell brothers, Grocers, Market Place.

It was in a prominent place on the corner of Market Place and New Pavement. The brothers built up the store to be one of Pocklington's most remembered shops. They delivered groceries to all the local villages and farms. I can clearly remember Les Pearson delivering provisions to our farmhouse in Bishop Wilton in the 1960's. Herbert Meynall retired in 1971 and the shop closed (see below)
Maeynell1
This is likely to be Herbert & James Meynell.
Meynell2
View from Regent Street
Meynell3
Lots of cards in the window
Meynell4
Taken around 1911
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View from Pavement towards Regent Street
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Before Meynells, the shop was owned by Mrs Ellen Smith, New Pavement.
Parcel Delivery
Yorkshire Evening Post - Thursday 02 September 1937
Image © Johnston Press plc.
Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD..
Image reproduced with kind permission of http://www.thebritishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
Herbert Meynall 1958
Herbert Meynall in 1958 when he was 80
Pocklington Times 1968
Pocklington Times - 18th October 1968
Mr Meynall Retires
This old newspaper cutting from the Yorkshire Post
was from Feb 1st 1971
Meynall Retires
Mr Bairstow shaking the hand of Herbert Meynell with his son Bert Meynell in the centre. (Jan. 30th 1971)


If you wish to add to the story of Meynells store, or correct any of the above information, then please contact me..