I really hate it when I come across something of interest and am unable to find out any information about it.
The picture and proclamation attached is affixed to the front of now vacant shop in the Bower Buildings, 150-166 St. Vincent Street, a couple of hundred metres from the visitors information centre. Try as I might, I have been unable to find out anything about Mildred, her liking for humbugs (a brand of hard boiled sweet/lolly – picture 4) or James Brothers Store.
Did Mildred eat this quantity of humbugs or was she a humbug dealer? Her apparent lack of teeth may suggest the former!
If any reader can enlighten me and others I would be delighted to hear from you.
Address: 150-166 St. Vincent Street