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Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'Staff at the counter of L'Anson's store in Parry Street in Charleville, ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'Charleville Post Office, ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Winton - titled 'C. W. A. Hall in Winton, Queensland, ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Toowoomba - titled 'Margaret Street in Toowoomba. ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'Charleville Fire Station, ca. 1940'

Staff at the counter of L'Anson's store in Parry Street in Charleville, ca. 1940

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1940
(contact QldPics about this picture)

Pictured behind the counter are from left: Jack Harrington, Harry L'anson, Norm Heinemann, and Stan Keefer. Shelf stock of a general nature can be seen in the backgound. A small girl wearing a large hat, coat and long sock is sitting on a chair at the front of the counter.

The store was in Parry Street - opposite the lower part of the Charleville State School yard - in what was called Newtown. Opposite Bell's Hotel.

The photo shows the grocery side of the store. On the opposite side was the Haberdashery Department. Between the two were 'miscellaneous items'. The store stood near the State School. Outside the store was a Post Box. This was the scene (c. 1950) of frequent fights during the hey-day of one, Eunice *****, a girl who, after school, would pick off her latest victim (boys), a victim said to have maligned her reputation in some way. Many boys were forced to take refuge in the display window of I'Anson's shop. She never lost a fight and was well-respected as a result. It was unwise to make an early appearance at the corner lest you became the victim. A fashionably late arrival was deemed by many to be prudent.
(Thanks to 'Beilby' for the updated description).

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Hotels (open in new window) photo collection.