This building has housed many establishments through the years, including Furniture Show Rooms, a Gentleman’s Outfitters and R.L. Jobson and Son who were saddlers.
H.G. Archbold sold to sold clothing for boys, youths, and men, including ties, fancy vests, and fancy shirts. Archbold’s also offered a line in “indubitable trousers”, tailored in such a way that the wearer would be “easy and graceful in any position”.
Robert Luke Jobson founded his business in Narrowgate and moved to The Tower Showrooms in the 1940s. He sold items to local farmers e.g., binder twine, wire netting, and staples. Horse collars for Clydesdales, saddles, and bridles were made on the premises in the workshop seen in the picture.