Hill’s Stores, High Street
Hill’s Stores’ Treasures
All images reproduced by kind permission of Isle of Wight Heritage Services.
Several items survive relating to Hill’s Stores, in the High Street, Ryde, at the junction with Newport Street. These blocks were used for printing purposes.
This mini mattress – approximately 30cm in length, was made to show the quality of the workmanship.
This foot warmer, although made in London, has the Hill’s stamp on the neck.
These scissors have been especially made for cutting carpets. They are made of bronze and extremely heavy! The tag states they date from 1865 and were used for cutting carpets as recently as 1972!