On this postcard you can see a group of villagers outside what in 1904 was the post office located on Hermitage Road, in Saughall. At the time when the photograph was taken, the owner was J.T. Whaley, who’s family had been postmasters for many years in this location.
At turn of the 20th century the building served as the main village stores selling many provisions, as an example you can see a stock of loaves in the window, just by the horses head.
Below is a the building as seen in an extraction from Google Maps, if you look today closely you can still remnants of old adverts for Fry’s chocolates & cocoa.
Information from @Els22 on Twitter, Apparently when Mr Whaley passed away, it turned out the contents of the shop was of significant antique content, and worth a small fortune, but when he was alive apparently he lived his life like he was poor!!
Images: 1904 – S.M. Gibson Newcastle/Tyne, 2014– Google Maps