The first photo we have of this little building is from very early last century when it was used as an office by the land agent Thomas Helmore.
In the twenties, it was used by M. G. Bersey & Co. Corn and Flour Merchants and H. J. Davies, Newsagent and Tobacconist. In the early thirties – George Bell, Newsagent and Tobacconist.
The building stood on the west side of the High Road, opposite Churchill Johnson, on stilts, with a wooden walkway leading up to it. Originally just one room but at some time, it had an extension added to the side.
Recently, a lady called Jean Hayes attended our Memory Days and told us her father had owned a café near the station bridge. His name was Frank Hayes and she has now provided us with some very good photos. Jean isn’t sure for how long her father owned the café. The Hayes family lived in Bristow Road. Jean’s father Frank is in the photos, standing in the doorway. Frank’s sister Flo Markin is also in one of the photos.
In the fifties, this building was being used as an office by Rawley, Estate Agents.
The building is believed to have been demolished in the sixties.