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  High Street (East side)         Businesses 1880-1950

Updated 03 June 2013

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Pictures of premises (taken 2002)

Business / occupiers
 date ? Mill owners house.
1975
- 2, Busby Pharmacy
1981 - 2, J Busby Ltd Tel:2102
2007 - 2, Manor Pharmacy
date? - Waters Motors - cycle shop
c1940 -
Spinning Wheel Cafe
c1947 -
Mr Cunnington had electrical shop in LH side of building
1956
- Openshaw, confectioners, tobacconists, stationers, The Post Office
1964 -
4, Post & Telegraph Office, Osborn FC, and 4, Openshaw & ED, tobacconists
2000
- 4, Withers Reed Letting Agents
built after 1973 -  This was built on open ground  - anyone know the date?
2007 -
Ushers Bakers
2000 - Access road to Helmets Factory
2007
- Access to King Edwards Place
2011 -
2012 -

1881 - behind the shop was Westwood's smithy
1964 - 
8 & 10, Brax Ltd, newsagents & tobacconists
c1978 -
8 & 10, Forbouys newsagents
2000, 2007 Dec -
8 & 10, Brewhouse Gallery & coffee chop
2009 - Private residence
1964 - 12, Collins G (Mrs), hardware and petrol pumps
2007 - 12, Dentist
1881 - Site of Workhouse until 1936
1956, 1964 -
14, Lea Cafe
1975 - 14, Peggy's (Mrs ME Smith), ladies hairdresser
1981 - 14, Peggy's Unisex Salon Hairdressers. Tel:2119
2007 - 14, Coppertop Hairdressers
1881  - Site of Workhouse until 1936
1964 - 16, Pateman Alfred H, fruiterer
1981 - The Salad Bowl, Tel: 3125
2002 - 16, Village Stores
2007 -
16, Village Off-licence
1881 - Site of Workhouse until 1936
1964 - 18, Woollies, drapers
1975 -
18, Jennifer Muir Wool & Ladies Clothes
1981 -
18, Jennifer Muir - Tel: 2122 Ladies & childrens fashions
2007  -
18, Fish & Chip shop
1881 - Site of Workhouse until 1936
c1940s -Chemist
1962-1964 -
20, Stuarts, S Bishop, gents outfitters & tailors
1965 -
20, part of Barclays Bank (managers office)
pre 2007 - when Barclays bank this became a Barclays Cash Point
1881  - Site of Workhouse until 1936
 ??     - Busby's chemist
1964 - 22, Barclays Bank
2000 - 22, Barclays Bank
2007 -
22, World Class Homes
2008 - vacant
2010 - 22, Nihao Chinese Take Away
1920? Arthur Matthews Harness maker and cobbler
pre 1930
, Riddle - Saddle makers
c1935 -
Mr Stubbs fishmonger
c1950 -
Reg and Connie Field
1964 -
32, Arnold FR, fishmonger
1975/8 -
32, Damian House Discount Ltd
2000 -
32, Village Vintners
2007 - 32, vacant
1964 - 34, Arnold FR, fishmonger
1975/8 -
32, Damian House Discount Ltd
2000 -
34, Village Videos
2007
- 34, Vacant
? Miss Pateman, haberdashery
c 1920? Jenners, tailor & haberdasher
? Cycle shop
? Hardware store - Cecil Allen
1956
- Frank Bentley & Sons Decorators
pre 1964 -
36, Bently Frank & Sons, bldrs
c1964-1989 -
36, Stuarts, S Bishop, gents outfitters & tailors
1981 -
Stuarts - mens and boys wear tel: 3223
1989 -
36, Antique shop, Eileen Algar
2000 -
36, Perfect Moment, florists
2008 - 36, FuchiaPink florists

 

Some notes on Station Road and other areas (contributed by Lynton Cox March 2011)

Don't forget Hall the Baker and Simons the butcher behind the mill and where the post office hairdressers and maisonettes are was at one time occupied by the Red Lion pub behind which was a hut used by the youth club. When the building was first built it was occupied by Timberland (Yet another hardware and DIY store!).

In the sixties too, next door to Cunnington's in church street was a sweet shop and then a bicycle shop.

We shouldn't forget either Mr and Mrs Tate who had a mobile grocery van.
 

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