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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In the Mid-eighties from the Furtherwick Rd. entrance on the right was:
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
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:
Key Markets cafe
Aladdin’s Cave (clothes shop)
Sound (record shop), later Goodies (sweet shop), then the jewellers
Quenby Photographic, later Julian Graves
Select (cards & gifts)
Dacol Furnishings where Costa coffee is now
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.
Should have mentioned Ripples is now called Izzi’s
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.
The first Keymarket Supermarket was in Oak road opposite Claxtons’ furniture store.
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.
Pollards took over the Greens stores site. If I remember correctly Sketchley Dry Cleaners took over the Key market site
The outside was
*National Provincial Building Society (still Nationwide)
* Bike and Motorcar factor shop (can’t remember the name)
*Mayfair Curtains (became Rosebys)
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.
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
What year are the photo ‘s please I worked in keys when it first opened it wasn’t in there
Date is at the top of the page Bill
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