Plaque: George Gissing - Wakefield shop
Erection date: 21/11/2007
Chemist T. W. Gissing (1829 - 1870) owned this shop from 1856 until his death. His eldest son, novelist George Gissing (1857 - 1903), was born in the family home to its rear.
2007 - Wakefield Civic Society
Unveiled to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gissing's birth.
Site: George Gissing - Wakefield shop (1 memorial)
WF1, Westgate, 60
This building was numbered 55 at the time. Just to the left of our photo is the passageway that you can see in our photo for Gissing's birthplace plaque.