George Barfoot

In 1901, George Barfoot set up as a draper in premises formerly run by Walter Hammond at 101 and 103 on the north side of the High Street, close to the junction with Victoria Street George, his wife Kate and their children Ada, George and Marguerite had come to Ventnor from Tichfield in Hampshire; they were members of the Congregational Church where George became Secretary and President of the Brotherhood. The family left Ventnor in 1915 when George went to work for a well-known London business, and the High Street premises were eventually taken over by Shanklin, Lake and Branstone Union Co-operative Society.

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