A little bit of Newcastle retail history uncovered

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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6 Responses

  1. Rob Carney says:

    My name is Rob Carney. My mother is Mary Rye born 1928 daughter of John Henry Rye born 1898 died 1941. John Henry was the brother of George Rye.

  2. Paul Garter says:

    Hi Graham – The full old fascia is currently visible (as of Thursday 7th August 2014)

    Pics here:




  3. Martin Rye says:

    I stumbled across this note that has been written about the old fascia of the George Rye Shoe shop in the Bigg Market. If you are interested, I have an image of the premises from 1928 showing the original shop front. Many thanks, Martin Rye.

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