A Few More Neston Shops
Can we resist a quick look in Nicholson’s, on the way to Pykes, now Constables Estate Agent? Look at those lovely glass-fronted drawers. The building had suffered a disastrous fire in the 1880s, and had a whole new frontage.
Nicholsons had been there since 1905.
These 1975 black and white images are from the R.E.Benbow collection at Cheshire Archives.
Right – A picture that takes some working out. It shows one of the Johnson family outside their shop on High Street, and he is standing outside the current ‘Venus Nails’ (that would have puzzled him). The low building on the left is what is now the site of Vanessa’s hair salon.
Many of us remember these shops as Barnes.
The 1899 plan for Mr Conway for the buildings to the left of where Ern is standing, left These are the buildings that stand there now, the shop on the left being the ex-Cheshire Building Society.
Thanks to Clare Johnson for the photos of the shop.