Sorry to hear about your friend.
I wonder if the dance studio is still there? I remember that one and Gilbert & Harding (I think) near the Odeon on Birchfield Rd. Sorry to be off topic.I worked for Newport and Green who ran the little discount market type place, on the front they sold men's clothes, shirts, anoraks etc and at the back groceries.
They also ran the newsagents on the corner of Soho Road and Nineveh Road a few doors down, the building is still there, on the left, but not a newsagents now.
I think that had gone before I worked there, it was on the other corner I believe, think I've seen a photo.I wonder if the dance studio is still there? I remember that one and Gilbert & Harding (I think) near the Odeon on Birchfield Rd. Sorry to be off topic.
Do you remember the Drs surgery in Linwood Road Dr Warlow was my doctor.View attachment 116069 This is the picture I promised Stephen I would post of Soho Road at the junction with Boulton Road. Boulton Road is to the right and The Little Red Shop is the shop on the corner of Boulton Road. I have viewed this with a jewellers' loupe and it is clear that the articles outside, although I could not identify them individually, are hardware items such as buckets, etc. I used to live (1960-64) in Linwood Road, which is to the left, just past the bus stop. This photo was taken during the 1950's.
I think Wilds was a tobacconist where I bough a cherry weed pipe from. And where the older photo was taken was WT Baker, a butcher I worked at after school and on Saturday!This row of shops in the 1960s is still recognisable today. It’s opposite the Red Lion and near the junction with Boulton Road ( the houses just in view on Boulton Road have gone). The glimpse of the Little Red Shop looks like a hardware shop. Not sure what Alan’s was on the corner (linen, curtains, fabrics perhaps ?) but it seems popular. Doubtless some will remember the sweet shop next door. Viv.
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