The pictures were taken in Shropshire by Joseph Lewis della-Porta, a 25-year-old skilled photographer, whose family ran one of the UK's first department stores

How one high street in Britain looked 125 years ago

The picture was taken in Shropshire by Joseph Lewis della-Porta, a skilled photographer 125 years ago, whose family ran one of the UK’s first department stores

Shrewsbury Abbey(England)

Shrewsbury Abbey in Shrewsbury, England. Burial place of Roger de Montgomerie - Mike's great-grandfather.

St Chad's Church, from the rear, a round church!

St Chad's Church, from the rear, a round church!

For many years, Shrewsbury coracle maker Fred Davies achieved some notability amongst football fans, by a unique service he and his coracle provided. He would sit in his coracle during Shrewsbury Town FC home matches, and retrieve stray footballs from the River Severn. Although Mr Davies died long ago, his legend is still associated with the club

For many years, Shrewsbury coracle maker Fred Davies achieved some notability amongst football fans, by a unique service he and his coracle provided. He would sit in his coracle during Shrewsbury Town FC home matches, and retrieve stray footballs from the River Severn. Although Mr Davies died long ago, his legend is still associated with the club

Shrewsbury 1895

Alfred Seaman and the PCUK Photographic Convention United Kingdom a photographic history

The railway bridge on Castle Foregate, I remember it looking like this, we used to catch the bus under it. Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The railway bridge on Castle Foregate, I remember it looking like this, we used to catch the bus under it.

English Bridge looking towards Abbey Foregate, 1920's.  Shrewsbury, Shropshire

English Bridge looking towards Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Ironmongery in Shrewsbury England.

Variety really is the spice of life and in the days before chain stores a shop door and its accompanying shop front was both a thing of beauty and part of the unique tapestry of the original high street.

Drapers Hall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Drapers Hall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The RSI (Royal Salop Infirmary).  Currenty The Parade Shopping centre - the railings and trees are long gone

The RSI (Royal Salop Infirmary). Currenty The Parade Shopping centre - the railings and trees are long gone

vintage everyday: 37 Interesting Photographs Capture People Standing in Front of Stores over 100 Years Ago

Victorian Shop Fronts: Boot&Shoe Depot by Joseph Lewis della-Porta amateur photographer and dept store owner

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