The spelling of the word "complete" as "COMPLEAT" on the bus comes from the old-time (18th Century?) enclopaedia on fishing "The Compleat Angler" by a one Isaak Walton (note original spelling of 'Isaak').Here is an advert for that great shop from Grainger Street - Isaac Walton - as featured earlier this week on the 'Retail Memories' thread, here . . .
The advert for Isaac Walton in this photo, is on the side of a good old Yellow Newcastle Trolley Bus, from the 1950s/early 1960s . . .
2 - T & G Allan Ltd.
This was a large stationers/bookshop, for many years, on Blackett Street, not far from Grey's Monument, roughly where Boots was for a while, in Monument Mall. It was a great shop, on three floors, where I used to spend a lot of time. It was very similar to a large 'John Menzies' or 'W H Smith', today. In fact, the premises were taken over in the late 1970s, when T & G Allan closed their Blackett Street shop to downsize their business, by John Menzies, before the entire building was knocked down and re-developed to become part of Monument Mall. IMG]
T&G Allan's in Blackett Street.
Taken over by John Menzies
All photos from P&T Image Archive, NCC.