Where we used to shop….

A photo from pre-Goulbournes Greengrocer days. Now looking much more attractive as Elephant Coffee

Susan Chambers

J. R. Hughes & Sons

J.R.Hughes was a grocery store opened in 1903 in the premises that had previously been The Nag’s Head public house and is now HSBC.


A rare photograph of the shop from the R. E. Benbow collection

Three butchers’ shops

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Evenutally Dewhursts  and various businesses since, at the corner

of Liverpool road and Raby Road.

Who are the people in the photo?

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A painting of Briscoe’s Butchers on High Street, perhaps 1890s, now an

empty shop.

The White Horse is on far left.


Pyke’s butchers when it was on Parkgate Road, now a hairdressers.


Nicholls and Ashfield Farm Dairy

This is the plan for a ‘New Shopping Centre’  on Parkgate Parade, March 1934. It was one shop and house plus two lock-up shops for W.K.Nicholls of Ashfield Farm Dairy, Brook Street.


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The Dairy was built late 1920s, on what is now Tesco car-park.


Shoe and Boot Repairs

This building has now reverted to what was presumably its original use, as a house, but within (my) living memory it was a cobbler’s shop.

It is on Parkgate Road, to the left of Maurice Rigby’s barbers shop.

The advertisement is from 1921.