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Poeme99

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fish monger
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:32:59 AM »
I am trying to locate a store which was owned by John Pollard who was a fish monger between 1915 and 1950. His address was on 54 Sandy Row which looks like his house not the store. he would make deliveries up the Shankill rd.  His son also name John Pollard took it over after him. Is there anyway to figure out where this store is.

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Re: fish monger
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 09:37:01 AM »
'His address was on 54 Sandy Row which looks like his house not the store.'

What is the basis for saying that? This area would have had many houses also operating as shops, for example, if you look at the 1911 house and building return for this address, different occupier and business (Thomas Moore a carpenter / joiner and family living there) but the property was classed as a shop:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001459675/ 

BTW, it looks like Pollard is a.k.a. Polland, eg. in the Lennon Wylie street directories for Sandy Row:

1924: 54. Young & Polland, poultry salesman
1932: 54. Polland, J., poultry
1943: 54. Polland, J., poultry
1951: 54. Polland, J., fish & poultry

A big clue lies in the 1960 directory for Sandy Row, which shows the following:

54. Christie, W., fish & poultry

I mean, what are the odds that another fish & poultry seller would move into no. 54 just to live?  Is it not more likely the premises were being operated as  a business?

Another Polland reference:

Polland John of 54 Sandy Row Belfast fish merchant died 19 June 1951 Probate Belfast 29 February to Isabella McCullough Polland the widow and John Currie Polland fish merchant. Effects 2163 16s. 9d.

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Re: fish monger
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 10:01:11 AM »
Another Polland reference:



And the 1915 marriage comes back as Polland as well:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1915/09817/5564813.pdf

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 11:55:34 AM »

Poeme99

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 06:26:08 PM »
Thank you so much for this information. Gives me a lot to work with. May I ask what platform you use to find the picture.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 11:19:52 PM »
The British Newspaper Archive.

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Isabella Currie Polland

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Re: fish monger
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 09:40:03 PM »
Hi, my name is Isabella Currie Polland and John Polland was my grand-uncle. If you are still looking, I am happy to correspond with you.  :)

My kind regards,
Isa