Manfield and Sons, Church Street, 1949

Shop on busy corner in the city centre

"This was a shoe shop but the four floors above it were Wynn’s furniture store. It was very popular with working class people.

I remember looking in the shop window at shoes but I didn’t go in. You’d always just look in the window. When we went to Liverpool we didn’t have the courage to go into some of the big shops like Manfields. We’d shop wherever would take a check. It was the way working class people could clothe their families."