The Gardners moved to 38 Warstone Lane on 29th April 1911, having previously been at 172 Warstone Lane. They had four children, Norman Frank, and Nellie Frances May (Maisie), Zena Ivy and Dulcie Carrie.  “Frank” is listed in trade directories as a “shopkeeper” or “fruiterer” He died on 12th July 1937 and is buried in Warstone Lane Cemetery, he left his estate of £1,280 to his wife Nellie. The grave (plot 1553 section B) in Warstone Lane is a family plot and now contains him, his wife, children and a grandson. After his death Nellie continued to live there but the shop seems to have ceased trading and the premises converted to office space. The property was still occupied by a Miss L Gardiner, perhaps Frank and Nellie’s granddaughter, in 1960.

Building Timeline


Henry Allen, Fruit and Veg. Dealer


Albert Walter Williams, shop and house


Alfred Frances (Frank) & Nellie Gardner, fruit and veg shop and house


Mrs Nellie Gardner, office and house


Miss L Gardner, office and house


Pizza Quarter, fast food takeaway