Remember the pet shop?
I lived in Bennett Road with my parents from 1962 until 1967. During that time the shop at the top of the road was a pet shop owned by Mr and Mrs Cottingham, and I used to know their son Peter. We would explore under the shop going through the basement and somehow end up in the garage building in Bristol Gardens.
A small parade of shops
Bridges stores was at the top of the road opposite the pet shop. I think it was called ‘The Ideal Stores’? Round the corner from that, in Bristol Gardens again, was a small parade of shops including ‘Marks Alteration Tailors’. The fish and chip shop was on the corner of Rugby Place opposite Whites Bakers , which I think closed down around this time, although Mr White still lived there above the closed shop.
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Fish shop changes
I remember the fish and chip shop owners moved out, some new owners moved in and changed the layout of the shop, then not long after this the old owners took it on again and changed the shop back to how it was. They had a small photo hung on the wall of their premises in an earlier era, when I think I remember, it was a fresh fish shop.