Saturday, March 19, 2016

Adverts for ancestors' professions 6

Concluding our browse through the advertisements in the Natal Almanac is this
large advert for Pepworth's stores. There was almost nothing you couldn't buy there in the way of 'Manchester' items: lace, gloves, ribbons, frillings, undies, stockings, corsets, hats - Pepworth could clothe you from top to toe. His shop was the forerunner of Greenacres, Stuttafords and other large department stores of a later era.

Henry Pepworth rose to prominence as a Town Councillor
 for Pietermaritzburg during the 1850s.

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