Saturday, May 19, 2007


This is the Burtons/Dorothy Perkins shop on North Street in Taunton town centre.
I love the fact that Barbara Jessie Burton laid the foundation stone for this shop in 1930 and here it is 77 years later still being used by the same company - not many shops on the high street have that sort of heritage.

There is a photo of the same foundation stone laid three years earlier on a Burtons shop in Cork, Ireland here.

Burtons itself was started by Monty Burton in 1900 in Chesterfield, England as a tailors and gents outfitters.

Oh, and did anyone see Dr Who? Hot up there wasn't it! ;)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing heritage. My local council seem very anti heritage and have pulled down nearly every beautiful old building and built ugly yuppy flats.
Doctor Who did look very hot Saturday night but whats the betting it was filmed in the middle of winter in a freezing cold studio!

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