Thirtle & Co St Neots Market Square

A stern faced Daughter of the Regiment with her bicycle pictured outside Thirtle & Co, Market Square, St Neots. Looking at the costumes, this is probably around 1900. Presumably the ribbons decorating the bike are red white and blue, or maybe they are the regimental colours – we shall never know.


I had never heard of Thirtle & Co, but a quick search on the internet provided this scan of the programme for George V’s coronation in 1911. Does anyone know where Thirtle’s store was exactly? Let us know if you think you do. Is it the outfitters that later became Cadge’s?


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