F.J. Daw, EJ McCarthy, Harold Daw, F.W. Clayton in the door way.
Courtesy Esperance Museum
F.W. Clayton opened his cash store in 1896; the store was situated in Dempster Street on Lot 35 which had three business premises on the same lot. It was owned by W.H.F.Smith, a miner of Coolgardie, the cash store was situated between the Esperance Times Newspaper office and the Orleans Office.
The Orleans Office proprietor was a sharebroker and commission agent, he also sold chainless bicycles, penny farthings and safety lamps. The Orleans office was opened in 1896. The Esperance Times which published bi weekly ceased publication in 1896. F.W. Clayton also closed his store and left Esperance in 1898 to open a store in South Australia near Adelaide.
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