Commerce Hall, now known as Jeffries House

  • Description

    "Back in the 1800s when Derwent Lead Mines employed hundreds of men and the Boltsburn valley was a busy community of small farms and cottages, Commerce Hall was the shop premises for Thomas Pears and then his son William, grocers and drapers. William and his four spinster daughters kept the shop running into the 1930s and 1940s, long after the lead mining population had moved on. There's more about William Pears and the lead mining community of Ramshaw, Hunstanworth, County Durham here:" Photo by Elfrieda Waren, 2011.
  • Owner

    Elfrieda Waren
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 273 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-06-01
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