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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.
Procter's Grocery Store
Procter's Grocery shop was operating in Market Place as early as 1889 with proprietor Christopher Proctor. Christopher was an apprentice aged 16 in 1881 for Joseph Whitwell in Richmond, North Yorkshire, a Grocer and Tea Dealer. He must have opened the Pocklington store around 1888. Christopher became a respected Pocklington resident, was a councilor and eventually made a Justice of the Peace. The grocery business was still operating in the 1937 Trade Directory. A Drapery was opened in Market Place by William Henry Procter (brother of Christopher), Henry Procter 1862-1931 was married to Eliza Jackson Judson
n.b. Thanks to Graham Bennett for extra Information and photographs.

Procter's Advert May 1892
Advertisement in Pocklington Weekly News in the edition of 05 May 1892
Christopher Procter of Pocklington
Christopher Procter (1866-1944)
Photograph courtesy of Graham Bennett.
Procters Drapery Store
Procter's Drapery. Was this connected to the grocery store?
Photograph courtesy of Graham Bennett.
Procter's staff
Procter's Grocery store in Market Place
Procter's Rully
Procter's Rulley
Procter's 1930's
Procter's in the 1930's
Procter's front of shop
Front of the shop decorated for the 1935 Jubilee
Procter's 1940s
Procter's in the 1940's
 

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