Cornish Bank, Market Place, Helston, about 1890
Meneage Street, Helston, looking down to the newly built Cornish Bank in Market Place, about 1890. The construction site is still fenced off and bill posters can be seen. The old Post Office is on the right with Roberts & Co tailors shop on the corner of Meneage Street and Wendron Street. In 2016, the Cornish Bank is now Lloyds Bank.
Meneage Street, Helston, about 1952
National Series postcard view by Millar & Lang showing shoppers on Meneage Street, Helston, with vehicles parked up on one side of street, postmarked 1952. The shop front of Eddy & Son at 22 Meneage Street can be seen on the left and signage for H A L Rowe ironmongers can be seen on the right.
Shops in Meneage Street, Helston, about 1920
Commercial premises in Meneage Street, Helston, about 1920. Number 32 Meneage Street shows J Bennetts (in 2000 this was Ultimate Video, in 2017 it is Boo Koos restaurant). Number 34 shows Hendy the Saddlers (this later became Gilberts the Saddlers, a candle shop and an auto shop, in 2017 it is vacant premises and The Fisherman's Mission). Lastly, the Horse and Jockey Inn can be seen on the right hand side of the photograph. The inn closed in the 1920s and the building was demolished. Perry's China Store was built in its place and the site now, in 2017, houses Rowes Bakery, Boots the Chemist and Superdrug. Horse and Jockey Lane, seen beetween the saddler's and the inn is named after the inn. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.
Meneage Street, Helston, about 1904
An Argall's Series postcard of Meneage Street, Helston, with a group of children standing in the road and shopkeepers standing in doorways. Date of posting is 16th May 1904.
Flora Dance, Meneage Street, Helston, 1920s
The Morning or Evening Dance during Helston Flora Day in the 1920s. The dancers are outside the National Provincial and Union Bank of England in Meneage Street. Part of the Jack Stephens Collection of local photographs.
A E Lee Jeweller, 28 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1928
Arthur Evely Lee outside his Jewellers' shop at 28 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1928. Arthur was born at Illogan in 1901 and first came to Helston in 1913. He commenced his apprenticeship as a jeweller and watchmaker with George Beringer at the age of 14. In 1922 he set up his own business at 9 Church Street and moved his premises to 28 Meneage Street in 1928. He continued in business in Meneage Street until his retirement in 1959. Arthur Evely Lee was first elected to the Town Council in 1957, became Mayor in 1962 to 1964 and was the last Member to be elected Alderman in 1972. He was made Freeman in 1985 and died in 1993. The clock seen above the shop was made by George Beringer and was originally above Beringer's premises at 18 Meneage Street. Arthur purchased the clock for his own shop following George Beringer's death and converted it to motive power. The clock is now in daily use in Helston Museum following it's conversion to electricity by Helston Town Council in 2000.
Hutchinson's Fish & Chip Shop, Meneage Street, Helston, 1997
David and Coleen Hutchinson, the owners of Hutchinson's Fish and Chip Shop in Meneage Street, Helston, treating Mike Pilgrim, Alasdair Fairbairn and Eric Davey of the Sea Fish Authority to some award winning fish and chips in their restaurant on 12th August 1997. Hutchinson's won a national competition for the best fish and chip shop in the country. Press photograph taken by Paul Yockney for publication in the Helston Packet.
J B Gilbert's Shop, 4 Meneage Street, Helston, 1951
J B Gilbert's shop at 4 Meneage Street, Helston in 1951. The greenery suggests that the shop may have been decorated for Flora Day when this photograph was taken. J B Gilbert's provided the services of a Bookshop, Library, Newsagent, Stationers and Tobacconist and was previously located at 11 Meneage Street. Jim B Gilbert was the founder of St John Ambulance in Helston. He served in France during World War 1 and it was during his time as a stretcher bearer the idea of forming an ambulance division in his home town of Helston came to him. On his return from the War he worked tirelessly to win public support and guarantors until the Helston & District Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade was formed. Mr Gilbert became, by unanimous consent, the first Superintendent of the organisation. In 2016, 4 Meneage Street is now Gillian's Larder.
Ruth's, 30 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1965
Ruth's Bakery and Cafe at 30 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1965. A Mini, first produced in 1959, can be seen in the foreground. Today, in 2017, Ruth's Bakery and Cafe still occupy the same premises.
Jennings the Upholsterers, Meneage Street, Helston, about 1900-1910
Jennings the upholsterers and furnishers at 22 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1900-1910. The owner, George Jennings, and his granddaughter, Ada Jenkin, are standing outside. The shop front has since been altered and in 2017, 22 Meneage Street is Smile Dental Care.