How one high street in Britain looked 125 years ago [Mail Online]

At Dick\’s Depot, pairs of shoes and boots dangle outside the shop; while at Henry James, carcasses of meat tempt shoppers from the pavement.

If this was a high street today, such wares may well have been discounted as festive bargain hunters elbowed each other to grab them.

But this is the scene from a bygone and, some might say, more civilised era: the historic market town of Shrewsbury… 125 years ago.

The treasure trove of Victorian photos shows every shop front imaginable selling everything from cheeses and chocolates to shovels and shoes.

via How one high street in Britain looked 125 years ago | Mail Online.

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