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early photo of Peppers Garage in Piccadilly
early photo of Peppers Garage in Piccadilly (nos. 61, 63, 65)
- notice the cobbled street and tram lines.

photo: taken after the work carried out as described below


1936 photo showing disputed building work
1936 photo showing disputed building work

between Mr John Pepper of 63 & 65 Piccadilly (on left)
and Mr Alfred Sutherland Davis of 67 Piccadilly (on right)

Judgment for Mr. John Pepper

Lord Justice Romer, in the Chancery Division to-day, resumed the hearing of the action brought by Mr. Alfred Sutherland Davis, of 67, Piccadilly, Hanley, Staffordshire, against Mr. John Pepper, of 63 and 65, Piccadilly, Hanley, for a declaration that the defendant had trespassed on a wall on the north-easterly side of 67, Piccadilly, and abutting on a passage way dividing the plaintiff's property from that of the defendant, by cutting away portions of the wall and inserting therein girders with the object of extending his premises.

Evidence for the defence was given late yesterday by Mr. Harold Goldstraw, of Messers. Wood and Goldstraw, architects of Stoke-on-Trent and Mr. G. W. Huntbach of Messers. Huntbach and Son, solicitors to the defendant.

Giving judgment today, his Lordship said that even if the plaintiff was right, defendant must have numerous easements over the wall. What possible damage plaintiff could suffer by what defendant had done, and was proposing to do, was not at all apparent, but if the wall belonged to plaintiff, he was entitled to a declaration to that effect. Plaintiff had not discharged the onus on him of proving that in 1919 this wall was conveyed to him. The action, he said, would be dismissed with costs, and there would be an inquiry as to damages, the costs of which would be reserved.   

Article from Evening Sentinel, 1936


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