Wirksworth in the early 20th century

Mem Lane May 3, 2012.
Mem Lane May 3, 2012.

This photograph was sent in to us by Stuart Flint of Wirksworth, and was taken in his home town.

It shows Main Street and what was of the general store owned by Walter Gregson.

Stuart’s father took over the shop in 1928 and renamed it Central Stores. Knowing that it was taken over in the 20s, and in the absence of any cars, it is likely the photo was taken around the turn of the century.