18 Cross Street

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18 Cross Street
Baroque Boutique & Beauty
??
Wedding/formal ladies’ wear & hair/beauty

?2013

Before and After Images

 

1979/80

 2015


 

About the building

From Abergavenny Local History Survey 1980

Built by W H Smith in 1926 (source : W H Smith’s Estate Department). Shop interior refitted after 1966.

 

Recent history

 

At time of original Abergavenny Local History Survey (1980), the ground floor was occupied by  W H Smith (as it had been since 1926)

At that time, on the first floor was Malcolm Lewis “The Welsh Gallery” (wedding photographer  (he also did photos for Abergavenny Chronicle;  and art gallery);   on second floor – Raymond Cox had a 3 year lease (assume this was accommodation)

By 1991* there is an advert in the Abergavenny Chronicle in this year for Family Value Discount Store selling “bargain home goods, toys, etc (an early “pound shop”).  They are still advertising in 1993 and in 2000 are advertising for an assistant manager and cashier.    (*W H Smith’s moved to current Frogmore Street premises in ???)

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

1970

W H Smith

Bookshop & Stationer

 

1937

W H Smith & Son Ltd

Booksellers

Kelly

1934

W H Smith & Son Ltd

Booksellers

Kelly

1930

W H Smith & Son Ltd

Booksellers

Car/Npt & Dis

1926

W H Smith & Son  Ltd

Booksellers

Kelly

1921

W H Smith & Son Ltd

Booksellers

Kelly

1920

Lloyd’s Bank Ltd

Capital & Counties Branch

Kelly

1914

Lloyd’s Bank Ltd

Capital &  Counties Branch

Kelly

1910

Lloyd’s Bank Ltd

Capital & Counties Branch

Kelly

1906

Capital & Counties Bank

 

Kelly

1901

Capital & Counties Bank

 

Kelly

1895

Capital & Counties Bank

 

Kelly

1891

Capital & Counties Bank

 

Kelly

1883

Gloucestershire Bank

 

Kelly

1879

Gloucestershire Bank

 

Thacker

1877

Gloucestershire Bank

 

Owen

1875

Gloucestershire Bank

 

Mer & Croc

1871

Bristish Empire & Mutual Life Insurance

 

Kelly

1865

National Provincial Bank of England

 

Webster

1862

National Provincial Bank of England

 

Morris & Co

1858

Richard Price,Managers of above

Residential

Slater

1850

James Price

Residential

Pigot

1844

James Price

Residential

Slater

1835

James Price

Residential

Pigot

1822

James Price

Residential

Pigot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other information

For more images from 18 Cross street click  * here *.

 

From Abergavenny Local History  Survey 1980
In 1920 : Manager of Lloyd’s Bank –  Stanley Rawlins, Treasurer to Rural District Council & Highway Purposes

In 1906 : Manager of Capital & Counties Bank – Edgar Huber Bretherton (Treasurer for Highway Purposes)

In 1891 : Manager of Capital & Counties Bank – Edward James Baker

In 1879 : Manager of Gloucestershire Bank – Mr E S Baker

In 1871 : James H Farquhar, Solicitor at British Empire & Mutual Life Insurance

In 1865 and 1858 : Manager of National Provincial Bank of England – Edward Price

W H Smith’s was formerly at 13 Cross Street where they had taken over from C J Fricker, Bookseller & Stationer (source: Advert 1906).  Prior to that, they had been at the L & NWR Station (Abergavenny Directory and Year Book and photos)

There is a photograph of the Capital & Counties Bank (reference A/157=1979. Official Handbook to Abergavenny c.1902/3)

On p.116 quote “was established in 1834 and now has a large business in London and the provinces with a paid up capital of £1,300,000 and resreve fund of £850,000.  The Abergavenny Branch was opened in 1872”

 

Source : Adverts in Abergavenny Chronicle

1986 : ad for Malcolm Lewis, Photographer (1st floor)

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