Stones the Drapers & Grocery Store

By Graham Amy

Is this Bridge Street and did the shop later become Whites?  Was Bridge Street formally called Old High Street?



From the private collection of Graham Amy

This page was added by Ginny Smith on 30/03/2009.
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I believe that this is almost opposite where the Woolworth shop was. Also the building to the right is now where the little sandwich shop stands with the twitten between them being where the access to Somerfields leads.

By Richard Beckett
On 30/03/2009

There is a lot of comment about this photo on a facebook page. Andy Gilbert is looking into it. I did wonder if it was around the South Lane area. When we lived in the flat opposite this area it was known to my brother and I as the bomb site before the parade of shops were built.

Yes Terry I have the same recollection; the area I recall as being just a "bomb site" just a few low brickwork walls, in the undergrowth, a great play area! On looking at early 1920's aerial photos it shows the shop on the east side of South Lane at its junction with High Street. Which we now know was listed as 9 High Street, in the census returns.

John -- Editor

By Terry Howard
On 14/08/2020

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