Tarvin Community Centre
Hargrave Church Field
Coach Pickup - Opposite Park Close
Tarvin Community Centre
By Margaret Dixon - 11th August 2017 6:00am
When buying fish and chips or curry and rice have you ever wondered about the building you are standing in?
There is a date stone on the gable end, which, until about 3 years ago was just readable and said I. SADLER 1753.
It was one of the village's 3 public houses, known as The Bull's Head! In 1828 it had Mary Pigot as landlady and in 1864 Charles Pigot (presumably her son) took over. It had ceased trading by 1890.
There was then a refreshment room on the premises run by Mrs. Bull- whilst in the yard behind "Teddy" Bull sold frozen mutton.
Also lodging were, a 29 year old lady Mabel Terry nee Partato from Truro in Cornwall who was a Theatrical manageress. Perhaps maiden names were put in a different way in 1901 as she appears to be married to an Italian subject called Charles Edward Partato- also a theatrical manager. They have a 1 year old son, Edward Terry Partato who had been born in Mexborough Yorkshire but was also an Italian subject.
(Ed. Fascinating history and photos-click to enlarge)
- J A Chrimes
The shop at the side was a barbers then launderette run by my sister and brother in law B Sawyer as was the chipshop it was then car parts shop run by Digby Humphreys. there were stables at the rear for resting coach horses. chipshop was run by Mr Mrs dodd then Mr Mrs sawyer
- Caroline Pattinson
What a lovely history and photographs. Really brings the history to life. I shall look at this part of the village in a new light!
- pat jackson
it was a chip shop when I was a little girl in the early 1950s,the door was at the side
then , my gran lived not far away near the church , I remember the laundry been near there at a lot later date.
- Jude Dodd
It was actually my husband's grandmother who first started the chip shop — Annie Wilkinson; she moved with her daughters, Olive and Maureen (later to marry and become Mrs Alec Dodd) from Liverpool in 1940 and needing something to do, decided to open a chippy! The people of Tarvin had to vote for it in order for Annie to get a licence to operate, but also so she could get a ration of fat for frying! It was a success from night 1! Annie eventually left Alec and Maureen running it before selling it to Bob Sawyer!
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