(Sorry for being one day late this week of this popular Saturday Guessing Game series. It takes a lot of time to obtain photos from various sources, while also trying to untangle Christmas lights, get a friend to jump start our car – thank you chippy minton for your help, and send out Christmas cards that sort of thing. We hope you enjoy the photos today.)
Our loyal reader Mary Peterson sent us these images which she took in September 1984. Thank you Mary for these great photos.
Do you recognise any of these places? Who used to run these businesses? How has the area changed over the years?
1) Paul’s Patisserie – well we know this shop is no longer a patisserie. What new business has just started there yesterday? Or what’s before that?
2) Shops and cars – these cars look classic. Could you comment on the trades and the vehicles of the time please? These days we see more of SUV and MPV models!
3) Cigarettes, magazines, toy cars… These days are shops allowed to advertise cigarettes like they used to before?
Shop 1 –
Shop 2 –
4) Esso garage. Where was it and what is this place like today?
Share your stories prompted by these photos with us.
Put your answers and thoughts in the comment below. Thank you.