"I hope the attached pics are of interest for the blog: The George & Dragon, Newton and (I remember as a child) "Mr Timperley" the green grocer, the large hessian sacks full of vegetables and the brass scales by the double doors. Inside was all white washed and the doors were (can just remember) always fully open. The steel loading beam above was for a once stables perhaps?
A group of locals by the war Memorial in 1952
The War Memorial in 2012
Looking up Bennett Street towards the George & Dragon with Mr Timperleys shop on the right. 1952
The same view 2012.
Note the steel beam is still there !