107 St James's Street

Business started c1931

The Fruit Stores at 107, St. James’s Street, on the western corner with Madeira Place, came into being around 1931. This picture was taken in the latter  years of the decade, when the proprietor was Edward Victor Pattemore.

A bank in the 1950s

By the end of the war the store had become a Fancy Bazaar, before being converted into a branch of the National Provincial Bank in the early1950s.

Few remaining original features

Today, little is recognisable of the original features of the shop, whereas the adjacent premises in St. James’s Street still retains their original facade. The premises are now occupied by a delicatessen called The Cherry Tree.

Research kindly supplied by Andy Grant

Madeira Fruit Stores late 1930s
From the private collection of Councillor Geoffrey Wells
The former fruit stores photographed in 2010
Photo by Tony Mould

Comments about this page

  • If my memory serves me right, when this building was a bank, there was a robbery there. Can anyone recall this?

    By Barbara Barlow (22/07/2012)
  • I am not too sure if this is St James street, in the top picture the upstairs windows are like the modern day oriel windows where as in the bottom picture facing into St James street is the old style oval bay window.

    By John Eaton (30/08/2013)

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