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JanesLtd

JANES (RETAIL) LTD
4-8 HIGH STREET
EDLESBOROUGH
BEDFORDSHIRE
DUBSTABLE
LU6 2HS

01525 220 208
https://www.janesltd.co.uk/

1888 - After more than two centuries of farming and farrier background Ezra Janes broke away from the village based family tradition and began making shoes for people instead of horsesThree years after operating his business from a cottage, Ezra decided that he would build a house and a shop. Firstly he negotiated the purchase of a property round the green, only to find that he had bought it from a man who didn’t even own it and so lost his deposit. In 1891 the original eight room building was erected which now forms the main part of Janes.To make way for his new edifice, ‘Glass Bottle Row’ had to be demolished. This consisted of thirteen cottages, which adjoined Broomstick Cottage (behind 8 High Street) and the newsagents and housed over one hundred people. There was an open stream running along the front, which is now in a brick culvert under the pavement and also until recently marked the Beds/Bucks border.Ezra did rounds in Dagnall, Ringshall and Little Gaddesden collecting shoe orders and repairs. 

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