The Golden Key

Photograph of the Golden Key, December 1892

Photograph of the staff in front of the Hook Brothers’ Golden Key Grocery and Provision Stores. On the back is the following note:
Taken Christmas 1892
[left to right] C. Marshall; W. Hook – boss; C. Philips; H. Bryer; A. R. Poole; S. Coles; F. Hook – Boss.
Photograph, excluding the black backing board, measures 147.5mm by 101mm.


In 1884, some rebuilding works behind the Golden Key revealed a portion of the moat of Bridgwater Castle, which was found to have been filled with rubbish and black mud (Squibbs’ History, p.96).

The Shop on a c.1905 picture postcard.
The shop highlighted on the 1880s OS Map.