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    To clarify, a ‘confectioners’ would have been a shop selling sweets (a candy store), rather than a bakery. The buildings on Olivet Road look to have been extended substantially in the photo attached, which was in 1966, if the different coloured pointing is anything to go by? At this time it was a place of worship. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s26146&pos=2&action=zoom&id=28573 Also, a photo of the Sheaf Market (Rag-and-Tag) from the 1920’s, which is of the period you were looking for, but sadly no clue as to which is stall #11? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s07466&pos=9&action=zoom&id=10667 Hopefully they will give a sense of the period and the surroundings?
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    The Milners Olivet Road premises seems to be where they made sweets (not cakes) as in 1907 they advertised for a young woman used to working with cream paste, also for a sugar boiler: Their Sheaf Market operation was buying jewellery and gold: The Milner family also seem to have operated from 503 / 505 Ecclesall Road: Here is an article about a probate dispute in the family: The Milners operated their own commercial transport from Olivet Road - possibly Mr Parker was delivering sweets to confectionery shops? By July 1920 their transport was motorised, Bert Milner of Olivet Road, in a commercial vehicle owned and driven by him, had a burst tyre near Fox House on the way to Hathersage, and turned over, injuring a passenger.
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