Pybus Brothers, Roman Road, Middlesbrough

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Pybus Brothers were a chain of grocers based in Middlesbrough, the brothers were Thomas and William who setup the firm around 1900. They were known for roasting their own coffee and blending their own tea bags.
Pybus Brothers. Middlesbrough
Pybus Brothers had 13 branches across the area, mainly in Middlesbrough but also in Redcar, Saltburn and Norton. They were bought out by Newsfare in 1973.

The shop can just be made out on the extreme right of this old photo.
Pybus Brothers

5 thoughts on “Pybus Brothers, Roman Road, Middlesbrough

  1. So pleased to hear the Council have stepped in to halt the removal of my family’s name from the shop in Roman Road. I do hope they can have it and the balustrades replaced.
    Jean Freer (née Pybus)

  2. My grandfather, Leo Widdop, managed the Linthorpe Road Shop in the 1930’s, maybe earlier, until he retired. I used to visit and loved to see the coffee grinders, butter slicers and sides of bacon on display. He was a grand gentleman, and on half day closing he and my grandmother, Florence used to take me to the pictures.
    Memories.

  3. Fond memories of the original shop in the 1960’s.It still retained its original interior with wooden floors,brass handrails and various aromas- particularly the coffee.
    It was sad to see it transformed into a an unoriginal and bland supermarket.

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