John William Henry Wall 1855 - 1915 Novelist and Local Historian, "The Shoemaker Poet". A Pioneer of the Bristol and District Co-op Movement, founded at 38 Croydon St and opened at 22 Houlton Street in 1884. He set up the "Shakespeare Boot Mart" at 15 Croydon Street in 1887. A Bootcutter, on low income, who with Co-operative and Socialist Principles, fought for the rights of Working-Class people.

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Croydon House, Croydon Street, Easton, Bristol
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by Living Easton, Bristol City Council, Barton Hill History Group, and Essential Trading Co-operative #1j of the Easton Time Signs Trail series

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