William Pethardís business premises

This was a large barn at the back of The Poplars - the house which once stood on the site of the road of the same name. Pethard was a fruit and vegetable merchant who lived at the Poplars and with a stall at the Birmingham Smithfield wholesale market.
We are grateful to Eve Bent for the loan of this picture.
This is an assortment of old photographs from the village of Badsey in Worcestershire.

Updated 6 November 2002.