24 High Street. Chatteris

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  • My grandfather, Claude Hine, was born in Amersham and was an apprentice watchmaker in Torquay. He and my grandmother (a native of Torquay) were married in August 1912 and took an existing business at 24, High Street soon afterwards. The previous owner of the business was a Mr. Underhill. As can be seen in the photograph my grandfather additionally trained as an optician. The picture shows my grandparents with |Jack Mitchell (on the left). He was an apprentice to my grandfather and later had a business in the town. However, when my grandparents moved back to Torquay in 1946 Mr. Mitchell did not want to take over the business at that time. My mother was born in the room behind the first floor window.

    By davidsp (24/06/2013)

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