First built by Captain Gregson in the late 1920s early 30s the building has had several names and owners. At the time of Gregson it was known as ‘The Tuck Box’ as can be seen on the map drawn many years later by Alan Gregson. Initially it was a tiny building but had been greatly extended over the years.
In the 50s it was owned by Pat O’Brien and was called ‘The Lake Shop’. In the 70s it belonged to Mr Neil who sold it to Bet and Ted Cherry which is how it came to be called ‘Cherry Stores’. In more recent years it belonged to the Anderson family who ran it from 1983 until 2010.
It has been on the cards for a while that it was going to be pulled down but has still come as a shock to many.
If you have memories or old photos of ‘Cherry Stores’ by whatever name it had please comment below.