Post #100 by Rosie has something to say about this.Yes the graveyard of St Phillips Paul - I think it was reduced in size on the Temple Row side, but maybe someone can advise. Viv.
Love this photo Viv. Takes me back to when I had my ears pierced in a jewellers in Cherry Street (probably just out of view) back in the late 50s!
The developers may have had an obligation to provide shop units for smaller shops displaced by the rebuild of Rackhams in which case reinstating the NW Arcade would have been an ideal place. I remember the arcade being T shaped with a branch going off to Bull Street but that has disappeared.
As far as I can remember from working on the site when the construction was taking place of the first phase of Rackhams and the adjoining office block, there were three or four small shops included on Temple Row between Bull St and the NW Arcade , the only one I remember was a tobacconist ( Withers ?). In the NWA there were possibly 5/6 shop units on the left side , about halfway down was the Irish Linen shop this shop was on the corner of the short branch which went towards Bull Street, this was slightly higher up from the side entrance into Rackhams.
Also takes me back to when I went out with a young lady who worked in James Pass the music shop again just a few doors down in Cherry Street but not, as far as I can see, in the picture.Love this photo Viv. Takes me back to when I had my ears pierced in a jewellers in Cherry Street (probably just out of view) back in the late 50s!
Around 1957-1959, I remember Tiffany's being the home of 'Model Aerodrome', a model maker's shop,mainly catering for,unsurprisingly, model aircraft enthusiasts, although they also sold model boats,cars, and model railway equipment..…………………..MalThis photo must have been taken sometime around 1969 when the Bank of England was about to be built (right). Rackhams Temple Row side can be seen (left) and Tiffany’s Boutique can still be seen. This corner of Cherry Street site is now the Regus. Viv.
In late 1960's did Mappin and Webb have another branch in Upper Priory, across from Lewis's or was that Perry Greaves? Can't find a picture of this site on BHF.I tried to reply to poolpit's post but the quote seems to have got lost. The shop on the corner of Bull Street and Temple Row was Mappin & Webb the jewellers. My parents bought me my watch for my 21st birthday there. I still have the watch but it is not working at the moment.
Hi, there is a Temple Row thread with over 200 posts as below. It probably won't have exactly what you are looking for but may be worth a browse through etc.Could anyone tell me when the original houses in Temple Row were demolished? I have reference to 14,15,and Temple Row House in 1900 but nothing after that. Any ideas? Any photos of that time of course would be like gold dust....
I think one other shop in the Arcade above the Irish linen Shop was Thorntons.I tried to reply to poolpit's post but the quote seems to have got lost. The shop on the corner of Bull Street and Temple Row was Mappin & Webb the jewellers. My parents bought me my watch for my 21st birthday there. I still have the watch but it is not working at the moment.
Looking across St Philips towards Temple Row, the building of Rackhams store is in progress. The buildings at the junction of Temple Row with Cherry Street are still in place. Perhaps the model shop was still on the corner at this time ? Viv.
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