Paper bags from Darlington shops

A collection of ephemera has recently been donated to the Darlington Historical Society. Included in the collection are a number of historic paper bags from shops which were once in the town centre.

They include Fitzgeralds the fresh fruit suppliers; Robson & Ogden, The Stocking Shop, hosiery and lingerie specialists; and Wildsmith’s, suppliers of tea and Prime Irish Roll.

If you have memories of these shops that you would like to share please leave a comment below.

Fitzgeralds fruit of Bondgate & Covered Market, Darlington

Fitzgeralds fruit of Bondgate & Covered Market, Darlington

 

The Stocking Shop of Skinnergate, Darlington

The Stocking Shop of Skinnergate, Darlington

 

Wildsmiths's Prime Irish Roll of Skinergate, Darlington

Wildsmith’s of Skinergate, Darlington – Prime Irish Roll

 

Sons of Skinnergate, Darlington - tea paper bag

George Wildsmith & Sons of Skinnergate, Darlington – tea paper bag