1907 Cricket Bats, largest stock in the Town. Boys' and youths' bats from 4 1/2d. to 7s. 6d. - G. R. Barrett, 30 St. Peter's Street, Canterbury

1917 C. R. Barrett, motor cycle agent

Saturday June 11, 1904 (WTHBH) Property Sale. At the Mart, St. Margaret's Street, on Saturday afternoon, Messrs. Godden and Son offered for sale the freehold business premises and building site, known as No. 30, St. Peter's Street, Canterbury, also the corner building site with frontages to the main street and Pound Lane, together with a bakery, etc., and a plot of graden ground at the rear of No. 30 St. Peter's Street. No bid was made for the shop, the bakery or the garden ground. The corner piece of land opposite the Police Station was sold for £500 to Mr. George Barrett. The unsold lots may be treated for privately.


1929 AD from my Pilgrim's guide

1911 George Robert Barrett, age 39, Cycle & Motor Agent, born Canterbury

wife Florence Mary age 39, born Aldershot

Alice May Barrett, daughter age 14, at school, born Canterbury

John Robert Barrett, son, age 11, at school born Chelmsford

plus general servant


1929 G. R. Barrett & Son, 30 St. Peter's St., Canterbury. Rover. The Car that will exactly satisfy your every requirement. Handsome, luxurious, and possessed of an amazingly fine road performance, the latest Rover models are the most satisfactory motor-cards of 1929. They are, moreover guaranteed for two years. Full particulars with pleasure from the authorised distributors.

Saturday, June 22, 1907 (The Newsman)

TTerrible Motor Smash

Terrific Impact

Former Residents of Chelmsford Seriously Injured

Two motor cards, both of which are said to have been proceeding at full speed, came into collision at London Colney, near St. Albans, on Friday night, with disastrous results. One of the cars belonged to Mr. E. Hildred Carlile, M.P. for Mid Herts, whose wife was motoring, and the other contained Mr. and Mrs. Barrett, of St. Peters Street, Canterbury. The cars had just passed through London Colney, and were nearing the river Colne, when they came into collision. The force of the impact ws so great that both cars were wrecked. All the occupants of both cars were thrown out and injured, the most serious case being that of Mrs. Barrett, who sustained grave injuries about the head and face. Mr. Barrett also had several ribs injured. Mr. Barrett was formerly manager of the cycle department at the establishment of Messrs. J. Brittain Pash and Co., Chelmsford, and both were well-known locally. They were detained in a hospital at. St. Albans. The Rev. Canon Lake, rectory of Chelmsford, paid a visit to them on Monday. Mr. Barrett was able to go home on Tuesday, and Mrs. Barrett has since joined him. Mr. Carlile, M.P. writes: Mrs. Carlile has suffered from slight shock, but is rapidly recovering; our driver was unhurt. I have ascertained, on inquiry at St. Albans Hospital, that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Barrett is seriously injured.


Showing Barretts premises on the bottom left





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