Puffer' Pexton was Harold Pexton, owner of the Blacksmiths, Wheelwrights and ironmongers shop
and petrol pumps across the road from the Spangled Bull pub in Kirkheaton.
Other shops in the same parade included Hintons the grocers, Wilsons, Doggart's, Masterman and Pickersgill the ironmongers shop
Down to the bottom and up the exit ramp towards Prince of Wales Lane and Jones the ironmongers shop
After returning from the war, Dennis and his wife Millie set up their own ironmongers shop
which they ran for many years.
I haven't had much luck with the big DIY outlets yet, but every small DIY or ironmongers shop
that I visited is happy to put them on their shelves.
Then, of course, there were the characters - Wright Shink, rag and bone man, Joe Collins daddy biker, Mr Kaye fire engine driver - his ironmongers shop
sold almost any thing.
One of the main streets, Mandale Road boasted a post office, a Town Hall, a cinema known as Queen's Cinema, three banks, Reynold's ironmongers shop
and Pumphrey's Jam and Icing Sugar factory among other features.