A little bit of Halon history
Way back in 1847 a young man by the name of Joseph Della Porta, from Italy, relocated to Shrewsbury and by 1857 had opened a small shop on Princess Street in Shrewsbury.
With thanks to the Media Archive of Central England Flicks Sticks Bigger Picture Film Archive project
Joseph expanded the business by purchasing other stores right up to The Square.
Then in 1929 Vickery and Co, a Hosiers, Hatters and Outfitters relocated from 37-38 High Street, as it was due to be demolished to make way for the brand new Della Porta store, which is now Rackhams.
So, from 1929 right up to 1951 where Halon now stands was in fact Vickery and Co.
After a few seconds into this video on the left hand side you will see the Vickery & Co. shop front. See if you can spot it!