More memories of Park Parade shopping centre

The Greywell extension to Park Parade, opened by Sid James
The Greywell extension to Park Parade, opened by Sid James
The Purbrook team are, left to right, Jon Harvey, Elizabeth Norris and Peter Emmett

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Purbrook Park is a talking success

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MORE memories of Park Parade shopping centre in Leigh Park came from David Cross.

David said I failed to mention that in later years Park Parade was either called ‘Parkers’ or just ‘The Parade.’

Colin Shepherd says that, although I mentioned many of the shops, I missed out on Good & Son jewellers and Freeman, Hardy & Willis – known all over the UK for shoes.

Then there were three different bakers – Westons (later Wilkins), Campions and Smith & Vosper.

For television hire there was Radio Rentals/Rentaset, plus Tylers the wine merchant and Mr Ford the shoe repairer.

We must not forget the well-established public house The Greyhound. This was before the extra ‘bit’ at Greywell was added on in 1966.