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The Corner Grocer

Introduction
This 1950s ceramic, the first in the Hazle 2000 series, sold out in a year in 1997. The corner shop below is not exactly the same but is open for customers as a real, old-style Sweet Shop! Birmingham Conservation Trust restored this terrace by 2004 and it is now run by The National Trust as a Back to Backs Museum. Homes built back to back around yards were deemed unhealthy and mostly demolished by the early 1970s.

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 We have found sourcing apt store images difficult, as Hazle did 20 years ago. The Victorian shop above on Tarry and Nansen Road is so altered that it is hard to believe Hazle partially referred to a dark, grainy monochrome photocopy of a 1950s version! Walls are rendered and a top window has gone. The wrap-around shop front is missing, with ground floor windows now lowered and modern. Only the steps, roof and dentil moulding are still present!

Hazle Ceramics
The Corner Grocer
Limited Edition 2000: Varied Posters
on Birmingham Grocer

£79.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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 55-63 Hurst Street is left with Inge Street on right. There are five stores from left: a modern National Trust Shop, a Restoration display next door as the taster for a Guided Tour, Wine and Tailor shops in older eras and “Candies” Corner Shop. Four houses accessed from Inge Street recreate 1840s, 1870s, 1930s or 1970s interiors.

 1950s service included weighing items such as cheese.

 Candies shows a demand for old-style confectionery.

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