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Staff at Knight &  Lee celebrating the reopening of the store after the Second World War. Picture: Wright and Logan

Knight & Lee remembered: staff picture from the 1956 reopening

Last Saturday was the final day of trading for Knight & Lee at Southsea.   The store reopened, after being destroyed in the Second World War, on Monday, September 24, 1956, on the corner of Osborne Road and Palmerston Road and the frontage had changed little since that day.
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The original Knight and Lee store opened in 1887 on the corner of Palmerston Road and Stanley Lane by Jesse Knight and Herbert Soden Lee.

Knight & Lee: memories of a Southsea institution

Last Saturday saw the last day of trading for Knight & Lee at Southsea. The store had reopened after the war on Monday, September 24, 1956, on the corner of Osborne Road  and Palmerston Road and the frontage changed little since that day. 
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