Roseberry Walk

New Shops Are Built 1964

The Arrival of a Shopping Parade

These shops were built in 1964.  I used to live in Hazlemere Road and after my Mum died I found a letter in her belongings telling my Dad (who was working away) about some new shops they were building.  The letter was dated June 1964 so I’m assuming these were built that year.

Roseberry Walk shops 1967
Paul Fretwell

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  • My dad opened a shoe shop here in the mid 70s called Kent Shoes but sadly he passed away a few years later so not sure what happened to it after that

    By Deeanne Stripe (nee Kent) (23/07/2022)
  • If I remember rightly the No 5 bus went past these shops on it’s way to SEEVIC from Cemetery corner to Kiln Rd. There was a little compound opposite the shops where 3 wheeler Invacar were built/ repaired.

    By Ian Lipscomb (25/07/2020)
  • Wow, I grew up 5 minutes walk from these on Eversley Road. I think one of my best friends from my school days now lives in the flats there. Nice to see them all fresh and new! And Martin’s was always my local newsagents as a kid too.

    By Sam Byford (31/12/2019)
  • These shops and the maisonettes on the site were originally owned by Liverpool Victoria and managed by Taylor Lloyd and then Abbotts Countrywide. Liverpool Victoria sold the property circa 1988.

    By Doug Taylor (21/01/2018)
  • Yes Hi Chris I remember you.  Your Dad worked for the GPO. I did a job for an old boy on Canvey a few years back and he also worked for the GPO and knew your Dad.  I’ve got a good piece of footage showing the Greeves motorcycle factory up the road from here. Shows all those Walls Ice Cream vans that used to be there. It was filmed 1967.

    By Paul Fretwell (24/09/2017)
  • Hello Paul, brings it all back to me. So long ago, I remember you from Hazlemere/Barncombe, near the Hendersons ? In fact I think we are in the same school photo or two (R Drake). 🙂


    By Chris Marsh (01/02/2017)
  • Right down the end down the steps there used to be a toy shop called “Whites Wonderland” (late 60s early 70s)

    By Steve Bundy (10/02/2013)
  • Steve, in the early 80s Whites Wonderland must have changed to Wings & Wheels, as we often bought toys there for our daughter.

    By Eileen Gamble (Editor) (10/02/2013)

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