Farrs became quite a large outfit with at one time over 19 stores around the state. The Cessnock store opened on what was known as Batro's corner. Can anyone pin it down??? Recorded in the Cessnock Eagle in 1928.
If you look closely at the building next to it on the left, that dark line is a shadow and that building still stands today in Vincent street, so the building in the image is on the corner of Vincent st & Maitland road it was known as Conways when I was a kid, cheers Dennis
Thanks Dennis, further digging has led me to believe that that is the correct corner. Previously known as Vincent Street and Main Road. Previously owned by Andrews, Batros purchased the business in around 1925, it then passed on to Farr's in 1928 and became Conways at a later date.
Yes I also knew it was called Main road as well, but when you start talking about it you lose people as it was only a very short strip, cheers Dennis
It was Andrews Corner in 1906 and earlier. James Andrews was the son in law of George & Martha Brown from Mathaville. James married their youngest daughter Alice Ida Brown. James employed Sam Horne when he first came to work in Cessnock in 1906. James died young (in the early 1920's) and the shop was sold to Farrs. Descendants of James and Ida still live in Cessnock.
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