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Boorman Butchers in Old Road

Boorman Butchers Shop - Old Road Wateringbury 1890's
Another great photo from John Boorman who writes:-

As far as I am aware it is one of two existing pictures showing the Boorman butcher's shop in the Old Road and as far as I am aware it is the only existing picture of Charles Boorman (1845-1901) my great grandfather and the son of the founder of the business William Boorman. Charles is shown here with my grandfather Harry Boorman who took over the business, first with his brother William, and then on his own from about 1911 to 1943. 

As you will be able to deduce Charles died at the age of 56 on 31 Dec 1901 and Harry was born 18 Feb 1869. I would have guessed, working from the apparent ages of the two men that this photo would date from about 1895 but my brother, who knows more about the history of photography than I, thinks late 1890s.

Photo and words courtesy of John & Nigel Boorman

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