Thank you to Alex Dow for telling me more about Patrick Thomson,
"I just noticed the posting about PT's
At some period during WW2 and probably
previously, PT's had a conventional photo studio, as I remember having at
least one photo taken there.
My late aunt, Helen Tant, worked in the
Counting House of PT's; and as a result it was one of the bigger stores we
There was a music trio usually playing in the
In early 1945, I first encountered a
pomegranate in the restaurant, as a treat.
PT's also had a Hairdressing Salon. Such
facilities were not uncommon in the Department stores of that period.
I remember that there were regular marionette
shows at one of the Allan's stores on South Bridge."
Alex Dow, Fife, Scotland, August 17+20, 2007