jueves, 22 de mayo de 2014
William Grimshaw, "Gramophone King" of Heaton Park in Prestwich
David initiated this webpage by providing the two images below. The first is a photo of Grimshaws Vauxhall many years ago. The second is an image of a flier for William Grimshaw, "Gramophone King", who is described further down on this webpage.As noted, William Grimshaw owned a bicycle shop and began selling gramophones in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Apparently in connection with his promoting the new machine, William played the gramophone in public, which proved immensely popular for a period of time, drawing as many as 40,000 at Heaton Park.