Ludlow shops turn back the clock to 1914

Jean Parker and Margaret Edwards with the impressive display at Poyners. Photos: Andy Compton. 1432_52001

Diane Roberts with part of the Navy display at James and Co Menswear and Formal Hire in Ludlow.

Ludlow's Holland and Barrett staff Trina Oakley and Kirsty Lello in their First Word War outfits, mock grenade and warden's helmet. 1432_52003

Ludlow Cancer Research UK ex-volunteer Olga Lewis shows her granddaughter three-year-old Poppy Stewardson the display in the shop window. 1432_52005

Diane Roberts with part of the Navy display at James and Co Menswear and Formal Hire in Ludlow. 1432_52006

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SHOPPERS in Ludlow have had an insight into what the town might have looked like 100 years ago.

One of the ways in which the town commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War was to invite shop owners to take on the look of a century ago.

The idea came from Jean Parker and Margaret Edwards, who run Poyners, in Broad Street.

In some ways Poyners had to make less effort than many others as the business prides itself on taking on the traditions of the past even to the point of not having a telephone.

Jean and Margaret are keen on their history and once masterminded a display of christening gowns through the ages to mark the birthday last year of Prince George.

There remain a number of independent businesses in Ludlow that have stood the test of time and can date their beginnings back more than 100 years.

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