Great Eastern Road

Subject: Business and Industry

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa683

Inside the Allen and Boggis Coal Office in Great Eastern Road -see also image pa681. In the late 19th and early 20th century the firm had supplied large amounts of coal to local farms, works and factories as well as householders. By the 1950s sales had shrunk with the move away from steam power and most coal sales were to domestic customers and the local gas works.