Hermitage Road, Saughall, Chester, Cheshire – Circa 1904

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.

Hermitage Road, Saughall, Chester - Circa 1904

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.

Google Hermitage Road

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


About the_joe_smoe

I started collecting Chester History in 2004 when my father got diagnosed with the terrible illness Alzheimers, i initially started to do family history to try and capture any memories he could recall (i got back to 1610 my wife side of the family & 1724 my side based on his initial recollections), to preserve them for my families future generations, when doing this i found his mind became very active talking about the past. Observing this i started to show old pictures of Chester, and the result was fantastic, he could recall many past scenarios , events, places etc. From this i started to collect all i could about Chester (no expense spared), with the view to try to keep his mind active, i have many pictures, postcards, books, adverts, etc which i would like to share, giving credit to the original authors where possible.
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One Response to Hermitage Road, Saughall, Chester, Cheshire – Circa 1904

  1. Terence Whaley says:

    The photo or the whaleys post office was my great grandfather my name is terence whaley and I would like to know who owns it now mr t whaley 0151339 8836


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