Identification longshot/Talking Point Number 47

  Brumas 23:18 07 Dec 2007

click here

Pick the bones out of this you blighters :o))

The sign reads
JT Fairbrass
Grocer & Butcher
Trade and Parties catered for
Mineral Water
Licenced to sell Tobacco.

Unposted with the, as usual standard template on the back and nothing else, no date or writing or anything!!

  lotvic 00:51 08 Dec 2007

I think it is in Wales

  Coffee Adict 06:55 08 Dec 2007

Doing a quick search on Ancestry reveals the name Fairbrass to be most common in the Kent/Middlesex area if thats any help and not cheating.

  Brumas 09:13 08 Dec 2007

There's no rules here - we try to win by fair means or foul ;o) anyhow that's not cheating, that is called 'using your loaf'!!

  Brumas 09:15 08 Dec 2007

Is that because the Welsh are on a roll after the triumph in the last one or is it just a 'gut feeling' ?

  Bingalau 10:50 08 Dec 2007

Funny looking sidewall compared to the rest of the brickwork isn't it? Looks like a small village shop somewhere, I will guess somewhere in Yorkshire.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:32 08 Dec 2007

Right Said Fred's great grandad?

The group was formed by brothers and Sussex-natives Richard and Fred Fairbrass

  Chris the Ancient 11:57 08 Dec 2007

I reckon that the side wall (under all that vegetation) is actually slates.

The habit of slating a side wall I have seen in a few places in Hampshire - on the South Downs bits.

Now, methinks!

One could come with a really preposterous answer to this picture... and it would be difficult to prove otherwise. Until somebody finds the exact shop!

  Chris the Ancient 12:03 08 Dec 2007

If anyone is a member of click here might provide a guide. Or maybe not.

  Woolwell 12:12 08 Dec 2007

Thanks to Chris the Ancient's prompting I had a look through and could not find a J T Fairbrass in the 1901 census. Almost all of the Fairbrass's that I foudn where in Kent or Hampshire.
I'll keep looking.

  Woolwell 12:16 08 Dec 2007

I have found a John T Fairbrass born in about 1890 in Thanet.

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