Three Photos of Inside of Knightswick Centre

Dated 1979/80

By Janet Penn

Three photos taken soon after the Knightswick Centre was opened. Some shops are still empty. At that time the Supermarket was Key Markets and they also had a café on the left as you entered from Furtherwick Road.

Can you remember some of the shops that were in the precinct in the early years? Please comment below.

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Echo Newspaper Group

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Echo Newspaper Group

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Echo Newspaper Group

This page was added by Janet Penn on 07/03/2017.
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In the Mid-eighties from the Furtherwick Rd. entrance on the right was:
Bata Shoes
H.W. Stone Sports, later M & J Sports
H.W. Stone electrical, later Bennett's electrical
Kingston's Butchers (as seen above)
A shop selling items for babies, later Joka's
Mackay's (clothes)
The unit which is now Costa was a shop selling musical instruments at one time and Bata shoes were also in there for a while.
On the left was:
Martin's (newsagents)
Key Markets cafe
Aladdin's Cave (clothes shop)
ABC Travel
Sound (record shop), later Goodies (sweet shop), then the jewellers
Quenby Photographic, later Julian Graves
Select (cards & gifts)

By Matt Watson
On 31/12/2017

Dacol Furnishings where Costa coffee is now

By Rick Arnold
On 07/02/2018


Re Key markets in the Knightswick

Does anyone remember when it was in Furtherwick road in the 60s roughly opposite where ripples is now. it was near the corner of Trevia avenue ,a two storey building now gone.



By sparrow
On 08/02/2018


Should have mentioned Ripples is now called Izzi's



By sparrow
On 09/02/2018

Key Markets was where Boots now is. The shop to the left of it was Peachey's greengrocers (now a slot machine place). Trevia Avenue ran beside Peachey's.

Tescos was opposite in what is now Superdrug. Our first 'supermarket' was Maypoles where the Halifax now is.

By Janet Walden
On 09/02/2018

The first Keymarket Supermarket was in Oak road opposite Claxtons' furniture store.

By val court
On 10/02/2018

As I recall, Key markets at Oak Road was originally "Greens" Supermarket, which evolved from Green and Dyson grocery store which operated on the same corner.

By Tony Maguire
On 10/02/2018

Pollards took over the Greens stores site. If I remember correctly Sketchley Dry Cleaners took over the Key market site

By val court
On 11/02/2018

The outside was

*National Provincial Building Society (still Nationwide)

* Corals

* Bike and Motorcar factor shop (can't remember the name)



*Mayfair Curtains (became Rosebys)

*Fads DIY

*Nash's Butchers


By David Harvey
On 18/03/2019

Don’t forget the record shop - pretty sure it was called Sounds (although for some reason I’ve got an image of Our Price in my head) which at one point was turned into a video rental store.

By Pip
On 02/04/2019

The car & bike shop on the outside was Macrays. This later became a record shop called Bee Bees.

There was also a branch of Radio Rentals between Quenby Photographic and Select

By Matt Watson
On 28/04/2019