Esoteric London

No. 189: Wood Green High Road, N22

Posted in Shops by esotericlondon on November 18, 2010

Wood Green High Road N22. Photo @ Roger Dean 2010

Barbara Jessie Burton was the only daughter of  Montague Burton, proprietor of Burton’s the gentleman’s outfitters. Wherever Burton’s opened a store either Montague, his wife Lady Montague Burton, or one of their children, Barbara, Raymond, Arnold or Stanley would lay a stone in the building. The Wood Green outlet of Burton’s is long gone, along with the entire Burton’s chain – yet the memorial stone remains, a fragment of a vanished retail empire.  R.D.

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  1. Jo Hall said, on November 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Such a reminder of a relatively recent time when the Man from Burton was omnipresent and it was seen to be quite daring not to be suited by Burton (in Romford that is!)

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