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Photographs of George Moore's first "Premises"

George was an entrepreneur even before he left school at 14. By then he had his own shop repairing, repainting and selling second-hand toys and he was earning money as a river warden helping Herbert Blenkhorn with his rowing boats on the River Nidd.

After George's brother Leslie was killed in the war, the family moved to Cottingley, near Bingley, where Mr Moore used £45 he had saved to establish his joinery business in a second-hand hen hut - employing a craftsman to supervise him through a formal apprenticeship.

Source: Yorkshire Post article 8/4/2003

The following photographs were kindly supplied by Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Moore

The Chicken Hut near the Sun Inn where George first set up his workshop
The Chicken Hut near the Sun Inn where George first set up his workshop

George's improved larger premises
George's improved larger premises adjacent to the Sun Garage - Mr. Lambert the owner of the Garage pictured

George in 1959 with the Cottingley Town Hall Ladies
George in 1959 with the Cottingley Town Hall Ladies