My great grandfather Charles Blaker owned a chain of grocery shops in Brighton, the main one being at 24 St James’s Street. He sold this to Sainsbury’s and they opened their store on 8th February 1922.
On the first photo, by looking above the store you will notice that in the 1920’s this had another floor above, probably two. But the next photo shows that by the 1950’s it was a single storey building. Whatever happened to the other floors? Did it have something to do with the war?