The following was sent to us by David Stafford.
"This is a picture lent to me by my Auntie May Smith of her father outside his shop at 209, Ashton Road , Newton ,Hyde.
His name was Walter Slater and his wife‘s name was Mary. They had 4 children ,Ernest, Walter, William and May. They lived in the shop from August 1917 until 1938. The shop next door was a butcher shop run by the Stafford family and before them it was run by the Mayer’s family.
According to what my auntie tells me ,both buildings used to be a school before they were set up as shops.
May is now 94, alive and well & living in Hyde. A picture of her is on this blog - Flowery Field school 1929."
This building still stands today , as seen on Google street maps.
Many Thanks ,David!