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.