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J & J Graham Ltd. of Penrith
« on: March 11, 2018, 06:33:38 AM »
J & J Graham Ltd 6%u20137 Market Square Penrith

Traditional deli-cum-grocery on the main square, filled to the brim with delicacies. The delicatessen of James & John Graham of Penrith dates back to 1793.  You get the impression, once inside the shop, that little has changed!

J & J Graham was established in 1793 and over the last 200 years James & John Graham has supplied the community with the finest food and drink and today enjoys a reputation for excellence.

3d, brass 19.6mm; 6d oval brass, 28.5 X 18.7mm; 1/- (one shilling) octagonal brass, 24.3mm; 2/6, (two shillings and sixpence) octagonal brass 25.7mm.

An 8d is also known.
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Re: J & J Graham of Penrith
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 06:36:34 AM »
Another view of the store.



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Re: J & J Graham Ltd. of Penrith
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 06:47:41 AM »
Had to share one more...  ;D
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Re: J & J Graham Ltd. of Penrith
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 04:15:44 AM »
James & John Graham of Penrith appear to have had a store at Appleby too although little information is to be found other than this page

Here is a J & J Graham Appleby 6d uniface brass 26.8mm
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Re: J & J Graham Ltd. of Penrith
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 08:08:26 AM »
The two towns are nearby, but I'd have thought neither was large enough for a delicatessen shop. When I was in Penrith (admittedly decades ago) it was a sleepy base for British tourists visiting the Lake district. Perhaps the title "family grocers" on the gable describes the business better?

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Re: J & J Graham Ltd. of Penrith
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 11:04:03 AM »
This is shown on the Appleby page. No doubt the business would have been greater in the 19th and early 20th century before the coming of the supermarkets. My parents dealt with a similar small family business in the 30s, 40s and 50s.
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