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Galkoff's and the secret life of Pembroke Place

Galkoff's and the secret life of Pembroke Place

Liverpool's fabric quarter

shop fronts in a city street

Pembroke Place c1899 © Liverpool Record Office

Pembroke Place was at the heart of Liverpool’s Victorian fabric quarter and was host to many tailoring and upholstery businesses.

Several long-standing businesses called Pembroke Place their home, including Globe Furnishing, 12a-18 Pembroke Place, which sold furniture from 1885-1947.

The fashion industry also created some very niche businesses, including the work of Emily Auger of 5 Pembroke Place, an ostrich feather cleaner. Auger’s continued to grow into a larger clothing business.

You can read more about the various aspects of the garment district that grew around Pembroke Place in a guest blog by one of our volunteer researchers.

bedroom furniture in a catalogue

Alexandra Furnishing on Pembroke Place sold the Pembroke bedroom suite in walnut or satin walnut, comprising of a 3 foot wardrobe with bevelled plate-glass mirror, 3 foot dressing chest and 3 foot washstand with marble top and tile back, and two chairs to match, for £18 18 shillings.

More information about Pembroke Place's history