I love this photo. Some Blantyre children in 1921, peer in the window of William Francis Benham’s Shop at 11 Stonefield Road. This was near the bottom junction not far from Valerios Cafe de Royal. The date and location are confirmed accurate.
The window is a good source of finding out what Benham’s sold. The tobaccanist, hardware, confectionist and fruiterer was well known in Blantyre but would only live another 4 years after this photo was taken.
Zooming in , under jars of sweets on the top shelf, i see window displays of fruit. Grapes and Watermelons were a surprise to see, but more commonly apples in the window, not so much. Tins of tomatoes on the front shelf, this is a window display that would need to be changed often.
The 4 children are unknown.
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