5 Frogmore Street

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Present Occupier:
Present Owner:
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Other Floors:
Date when first used by present occupier:

5 Frogmore Street
New Look (closed September 2018)

Ladies Clothes

Before and After Images

 

1979/80

 2016


 

About the building

A refurbished building ?date on this site. See sketch of the properties adjacent and opposite in Lion Street.

 

 

A picture in Abergavenny Museum shows the Flour Mills in 1880, with a tall brick chimney, 8 millstones, carts & waggons, etc. The mill was four storeys high. A steam pipe ran across the road to the Steam bakery in Lion Street which was known as The Lighthouse.

 

Engraving by A Tucker show the premises were part of a considerable complex including the mill, mill staff houses, blacksmiths etc. Photographs in the Museum show that Ruthers used the Lion Street frontage as the greengrocers and the fishmongers frontage was in Frogmore Street.

 

Recent history

2018 : New Look : as with all High Streets, many retailers facing difficulties with increased rents and business rates.  The company started in the UK in 1969 and now have “over 890 stores in UK and across 21 countries” (New Look website)

However, New Look in Abergavenny closed in September 2018 (?? date opened)

1989: Oxfam charity shop opened October

1970-1979: Fosters Menswear Lts,  menswear. Other floors: D M Parsons, Dental surgery

1968: Bradley’s menswear, “Bri-nylon shirts 59/6”

1967: Bradley’s Gents outfitters

1965 – 70: Bradley, men & boy’s clothing

1964, 1965: Macfisheries, fishmonger

1962: MacFisheries ltd. Advertisement “Young lady 16-19 to train as cashier/assistant bookkeeper

 

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

1947

Ruther & Son

Fishmonger

Rate book

1937

S J Ruther & Son

Kelly

1934

”        ”

Kelly

1930

”        ”

Car/Npt & Dis

1926

”        ”

Kelly

1923

”        ”

” & greengrocer

Kelly

1920

”        ”

Kelly

1914

”        ”

Kelly

1910

”        ”

& Herbert Gale

Fishmonger

Boot repairer

 

Kelly

1907

Mr Horsington

Blacksmiths

Kelly

1903

Tucker Bros, Abergavenny Ltd

Seed & Corn Merchants

Kelly

1901

”        ”

”        ”

Kelly

1895

”        ”

”        ”

Kelly

1891

”        ”

”        ”

Kelly

1884

”        ”

”        ”

Kelly

1879

”        ”

”        ”

Thacker

1877

”        ”

”        ”

Owen

1875

”        ”

Millers, seed & corn merchants

Mer & Croc

1871

”        ”

”   also Insurance agent for Liverpool & Globe

Kelly

> 1868

1865

”        ”

Millers & corn merchants

Webster

1862

”        ”

”        ”

Morris & Co

1858

”        ”

”        ”

Slater

1851

John Tucker farmer

also ran the Lion at no 6

Census

1845

Pigot

1844

”        ”

”        ”

Slater

1841

Slater

1835

Pigot

1834-45

Pigot

1834

Car/Npt & Dis

1822

Pigot

1792

Pigot



 


 

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