Jesse Hodges & Co Ltd

Three more photos from the Museums Chad Negative Collection, they are marked as ‘Copy negs street scenes’. To index them we need to know more about them, and so far they are a mystery. Does anyone recall ‘Jesse Hodges’ or recognise where they are taken?

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  • These photographs are of my husbands grandfathers business on corner of Huntingdon Street in Nottingham.  We have the original photographs that were on my husbands office wall.  This continued as a family firm until bought out by Pirelli/Central Tyres and was restarted under the name of Jesse Hodges in the 1980’s

    By Caroline Hodges (07/05/2014)
  • The site is at the junction of Huntingdon Street and St Mark’s Street in Nottingham. The buildings were built for Messrs Furley & Amp; Co, provision merchants, in 1898-99 to designs by the architect Watson Fothergill. Prior to this he had designed the firms shop and office on Parliament Street and Clinton Street (known as Station Buildings) and on this site he then designed a rather grand building including a house, stabling, van shed and storerooms. The full scheme was never built, possibly due to budgetary issues, hence the significantly reduced scheme seen here.

    By Darren Turner (14/04/2014)
  • Also on photo 2, if you look at one of the boards, it’s for Robin Hood Transport advertising trips to Blackpool. They were taken over by Barton Transport. Both Nottingham companies.

    By John Allcock (02/04/2014)
  • I would agree with Angie, if you look on photo 2, there are overhead power lines for trolley buses.

    By John Allcock (01/04/2014)
  • Hi John, Good call on the trolleybuses. I couldn’t work out why I could see overhead power lines with no tram tracks underneath! It cannot be Mansfield as no trolleybuses ever ran there.

    By Greg Collard (01/04/2014)
  • I don’t recognise the photos as being in Mansfield. However Jesse Hodges motor accessories manufacturing was on Huntington Street in Nottingham in the 1930’s and 1940’s

    By Angela Roche (30/03/2014)

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