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Church Street, Deeping St James

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Church Street, Deeping St James with the Drapers/Grocers of Chatteris born Frank Wilderspin on the right.

Robert Stockwell adds ……

“The street shown is Church Street, Deeping St James. The shop is now a bakers.

The shop in the photograph is called Shillaker. From the 1901 Census the owner was John Shillaker (b. abt 1842 Towngate, Market Deeping). His son Beauvais (b. abt 1883), also worked in the shop.

Frank Rignall Wilderspin (b. abt 1873 Chatteris), in the 1911 Census, is a shop owner (Draper, Grocer and Milliner) in Church Street, Market Deeping. In the 1901 Census he is living in Glinton, an employee Draper & Grocer.

EDIT: I’ve checked the location again and in fact the bakery is prior to the shop shown in the photograph. This is also confirmed in the 1901 Census. I have also checked this with the current owner of the bakery. The shop in the photograph no longer exists.”