Aireborough Historical Society

Barbers Shop, Towngate 1930s

Barbers Shop, Towngate

Barbers Shop, Towngate
Date Early 1930s
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
This business is still North's hairdressers (January 2013), in previous times it was a barbers, Dougie North is seen here as an apprentice on the left of the then proprietor Mr Schofield.
Dougie began his training under Tom Barker who before long sold the shop to George Schofield, in turn Benny Patrick became the owner and finally Dougie acquired the shop in 1936.
He served in the Army for the years 1939-45 when the shop was run by assistants, in addition to cutting hair cigarettes and walking sticks were sold plus umbrellas mended.
A popular item was a hair cream which set hair almost rigid.

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