Matthews & Son, Tailors

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Photo:The shop in 1892

The shop in 1892 From ‘Newark Illustrated, 1892’

Photo:Front cover from a souvenir almanac published by Matthews to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII (1902)

Front cover from a souvenir almanac published by Matthews to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII (1902)

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Matthews & Son, Tailors of Newark' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Matthews & Son, Tailors of Newark' page

Matthews shop was located on the south west corner of Bridge Street, where it joined the Market Place.

From available local Trade Directories we find the following entries which trace the history of the firm:-

 1853 – No entry

1864 – Thomas Matthews, Woollen draper, Bridge Street

1869 – Mrs Ann(a) Maria Matthews, linen & woollen draper, 13 Bridge Street

1872 – ditto

1881 – ditto

1885 – Mrs Anna Maria Matthews & Son (John Leevers) tailors & outfitters, 13 Bridge Street

1892 – Matthews & Son, 13 Bridge Street

1912 – Matthews & Son, Bridge Street (NB Newark streets were re-numbered in the 1890s)

1916 – No entry

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