Refreshment cafes at Leigh Beck c1925

Photos by Henry Clubb

The popular Pavilion and Tea Rooms
Henry Clubb
Cox's Hotel, Cafe and dance hall
Henry Clubb

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  • Coxes’ store one of the last commercial buildings at the point end of the island was situated on the seafront side of the junction with South Parade and Dovervelt Rd is behind Chapman Flats at the bottom of Seaview Rd. I remember pre 1960’s a rather dark foreboding building in an isolated position, (the sort of building that to a child’s eyes Witches & Warlocks lived ) I remember it had various incarnations initially as hotel then Off-licence finally general store/Post Office .Whilst In the off-licence incarnation friends and myself used it as our personal bank, ‘finding bottles’ and returning them each time they were placed out the back in the store demonstrating ‘early entrepreneurial tendencies’, pre Elf & Safety (those were the days).

    By Thomas Johnson (01/04/2013)

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