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Report - Stan Beare's Barbers Shop - Harlow - Aug 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Nelly, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Nelly

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    Stan Beare's name appears over the years to have been changed by local word of mouth to Beard. This is probably understandable as he was Harlow’s longest serving Barber.
    Not a lot seems to have been documented about Beare’s career but we do know from a newspaper clipping that he owned a barbers shop at Mulberry Green in the late 1920s.

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    Sometime after this Stan appears to have moved the business to New Road where he worked alongside his daughter Kathy.
    After Stan Beare’s death it would appear that Kathy kept the business running herself for a while until her own death when the ownership of the Barber shop fell into the hands of Kathy’s husband Basil who I believe worked as a tractor driver on Soper’s Farm.
    It is said that when the Cowlin’s were built the developer wanted to buy and demolish the shop to incorporate the land into the new development but Basil wasn’t interested in selling
    Basil sadly died in late 2014 and with no children to hand the property onto it’s future is uncertain.
    I’m not exactly sure how long the Barber shop has been derelict and unused but I did find a newspaper on the window sill dated April 1981.


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  2. Wevsky

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    nice history to the place nelly ,and nice to see a report from you :thumb
     
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  3. WildBoyz

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    Nice little find that.
     
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    Small, but perfectly formed place is that.

    Good to see you back posting as well mate!
     
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  5. mrwhite

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    reminds me of the barbers i used to get my hair cut when i was a kid
     
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    Cracking report! Captures the history, one of the best I have enjoyed for a while (That's not to say I dislike the others, just this is new and exellent!!)
     
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    Nice little report, great history and piccies taken :D
     
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    This is brilliant.. I can imagine some of the conversations that must have gone on in there.. great report!
     
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    A quality report from a quality reporter if that makes sense. As i have said before its not always about huge sprawling semi live power stations/factories etc enjoyed this thanks for posting.
     
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