Broadway North Shop Closures and Changes|
The shopping parade at Broadway North was built in the late 1950s. It was the work
of Roger Howard, the son of Pitsea landowner and dairy farmer Harold Howard and a stone inscribed 'R.H.H. 1959' can be seen
on an upper outer wall at the western end. A short extension was later added at the eastern end,
occupied by Barclays Bank, and this too has an outer stone inscribed 'R.H.H. 1964', the year of completion.
Below are some of Broadway North's past traders and businesses. Where it exists, photographic evidence of the shop nameboard has been used in the naming of many
of the businesses. Other additional information where known is also included with each business.
| ||Post Office (relocated: Tesco, Hazelmere)||Crown Post Office
|1||N. Turp - Pitsea Pram Service (Nellie Turp)||Prams, Toys & Babywear
|2||Hickley's||Radio, T.V. & Electrical
|3||W. Norton & Sons||Furniture & Carpets
|4||Kibby's (rebranded: International)|
Abbey National (rebranded: Santander (2010))
|7||Peachey's Fresh Fare||Greengrocers
|8||Barton's the Bakers||Bakers and Cafe
D.I.Y. and home improvments
Jewellery and Pawnbroker specialists
|11||North Thames Gas||Showroom
|11A||I.P. Dove||Photographic processor and photographer
|Barclays Bank Chambers||Vange Steel Equipment Co.||Main Office
Barclays Bank Chambers
|David Sames (Chemist)||Head Office
Barclays Bank Chambers
|Staff Services||Employment Agency (second floor)
|Page added: 17/03/2015|
|Other points of interest:|
(1) Pitsea Pram Service at No. 1 previously traded on the south side of Station Lane at No. 35 and were stockists of Tri-ang
and Mo-Bo toys as well as model aircraft and Balso Wood. The business also had a shop at 122 High Street, Billericay.
(2) David Sames had a small chain of chemists that included Lee Chapel North, Whitmore Way and Basildon town centre.
(3) Peachey's Fresh Fare was a family business that originated at High Road, Laindon.
(4) Norton's at No. 3 was established years earlier in 1920, the main business being removals and storage. They were previously
at High Road, Pitsea on the north side close to the junction with Rectory Road. The business, which also included a shop at
323 London Road, Hadleigh, is now based in Bowers Gifford.
Text researched and written by William Cox, 2015 with revisions and additions 2015.
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