~ Gallery - Shops ~
Brook Street, Gornal Wood.
Shops are no longer trading from Brook Street, but at one time several shops were adapted from small dwellings, or at least in part, to commercial use.
Some buildings have since been demolished and the land redeveloped with newer houses, older properties have reverted back to private use.
Shops trading in Brook Street...
2. Alice Baker, ladies' hairdresser. 1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
5. Sarah Jane Malpass (Mrs), grocer. 1916-1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Sidney Hawkins, retailer. 1912. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
In 1911 Census at No.20 he describes himself as a brickyard salesman.
In 1916, he is listed as a beer retailer.

11. Beatrice May Malpass (Miss), grocer. 1936-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
38b. Lydia Jones (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1924-1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
54. Lydia Jones (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1936-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]

John Witton, beer retailer. 1921-1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
75. Jane Witton (Mrs), beer retailer. [off licence] 1936-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
This propery was an off licence up until the 1980's, converted into three independant dwellings 2020.
28. Thomas Harthill, shopkeeper. 1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
78. Thomas Harthill, shopkeeper. 1936-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
No.78 is on the corner with Bird Street, with a classic 'corner shop' appearance, it continued as a shop 'till late 1970s, it is now a private residence.
William Harris, potato merchant.
Isaac Marsh, shoe maker. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Rebecca Marsh, shopkeeper. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Peter Jones, haulage contractor. 1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]