Numbers 1 and 2 South Parade are the premises next door to
the Fish Pond Hotel and are part of a group of three shops
opposite the Fish Pond (the numbering has changed since
this picture was taken).
In 1906 the proprietor of No. 1 was John Henry Lusby and
his shop sign that is suspended from a metal bracket announces "J.
H. Lusby Patent Medicine & Drug Stores", whilst
the shop windows on the left advertise Cadbury's Chocolates
and on the right Tobacco, Cigars and Cigarettes.
At the left edge of the photograph is a doorway with the
words Burlington House Apartments above it as well as a sign-board
for King's Tea Rooms. The Lusbys and Kings were related as
Mr. Lusby's mother was the sister of Mr. Lexey (Lexcey) King.
After Mr. Lusby died at Burlington House in 1828 his widow
Nellie and her daughter Edna continued to run the shop. Unfortunately,
Edna died at Whitworth Hospital in 1940. The local poetess
Charlotte Farnsworth lived with Mrs. Lusby for some years
and the two ladies were planning to move to Oban, which Nellie
Lusby had bought.
Unfortunately, it was not meant to be as Nellie Lusby passed
away at Burlington House in 1946. Harry Gill, the photographer,
then became the proprietor.
Next door, at No.2, was a Stamps Photo Specialist who also
carried out repairs and the right hand window seems to contain
trinkets. William Hackney was at this address in 1901 and
but he later moved further down the Parade. By 1911 the property
was described as Mr. Smith's Lock up shop.
It later became Barker's and then Buckley's, though in the
1930s and 40s Herbert Mills' shoe repairs was in the left
hand part of number two.
Then Mr and Mrs Loundes took over both sections of the shop.
links are to transcripts or more information elsewhere on
this web site):
 See: Kelly's
Directory 1899 (as Henry) | the
1901 census | Kelly's
Directory 1908 | Kelly's
 John Henry Lusby had married Elizabeth
King at St. Giles in 1868 and their son, also John Henry and
who ran the shop in Matlock Bath, married Nellie Colban at
Holy Trinity on 26 Apr 1899. MI's for the family: the Kings
and Mrs Elizabeth Lusby | John,
Nellie and daughter Edna Lusby
 There is more
about Charlotte Farnsworth. Oban information from Ken Smith.
 William Hackney is shown at No.
2 in the
 Read the article "One
Man's Photographic Memory"
 The 1911 census is published by FindMyPast
 He advertised in Kelly's Directories
of 1925, 1932 and 1941