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Scott’s Barbershop – on the site of a former barbers

Scott Gleadow at his Barbershop

Scott Gleadow at his Barbershop

WE HAVE a keen sense of history on the Hedon Blog – and after visiting the new Scott’s Barbershop at 6 Souttergate yesterday, we discovered that the new business is based on the site of a previous Barbershop: CW Fawcett.

Scott Gleadow has set up his barbershop with traditional colours and includes a barbershop pole very similar if not identical to the one used by his predecessor. Scott has a photograph of the Fawcett shop which we’ve reproduced below.

Scott, who lives in Thorngumbald but has lived in Hedon too, is delighted to have set up his own business after some encouragement from friends and family. He worked in Hull for most of the 20 years learning his trade and welcomes the fact that he no longer has to do that long commute to work everyday!

Scott knows lots of people in the area and that will obviously benefit his business, but he’s not sitting on his laurels and was out leafleting Hedon Market yesterday. He is in a good spot in the town but is keen to promote the shop confident that once people come they will opt to return regularly.

He says his child friendly barber seat – in the design of a racing car – is already proving popular with parents who are bringing their children in. Scott says he’s here for the long-term and expects that many of those children being served today will go on to be his customers of tomorrow!

The shop is open for traditional and modern cuts, on:

  • Monday – Wednesday from 9am – 5:30pm.
  • Thursdays from 9am – 7:30pm.
  • Friday 9:00am – 7:30pm.
  • Saturday 7:30am – 3pm.
CW Fawcett barbershop

CW Fawcett barbershop – from photo at Scott’s Barbershop

Can you remember Fawcett’s? Any information you can provide about this predecessor shop to Scott’s would be most appreciated!

5 replies »

  1. The very popular Cec Fawcett (and his wife), were at these premises just after the WW2 and for many years, he was nicknamed “Slasher” for the obvious reasons of a short back & sides obtalnable as no “No One’s” then –as that term totally meant something then well akin from hair cutting etc…

    Cec was a staunch Member of the British Legion, and was in direct competition with fellow Barber Albert Sanderson, who lived up Lambert Park, and who had his shop, and the customary red and white pole too outside, in St Augustine’s Gate — “Main Street” to us youngsters then!!
    Cec’s son Brian Fawcett was a school pal of mine, and his hardwood bespoke furniture still exists in Burstwick .

    I gather that the red colour on the’ pole’ apparently represented ‘Blood’ as a result of the vicious looking cut throat shaving razors in use at that time!?…………………
    Albert Sanderson also served in the Forces, like the little Cec, he was a loyal Legionnaire too.
    Albert’s business was eventually taken over by Ted North, when Albert left his trade to go to work at BP in Saltend. Albert was a very skilled outdoor Bowler apparently, playing for BP Chemicals.

    Both of these Hairdressers used to ask their male customers, if they wanted “Anything for the weekend?” What offers were actually taken up, I cant honestly recall!…………………….

    Malc.

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