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The Parade, Pitsea, Shop Closures & Changes
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The Parade at High Road, Pitsea consists of 4 shops numbered 1-4, all of which are two-storey buildings. Numbers 1-3 form a short row with No.4 being the only detached building.

Below are some of the Parade's past and present 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.

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The Parade
NumberShop Name BusinessOpen
approx
Closed
approx
1Conway & Son
St. Lukes Hospice
Butchers and Poulterer
Charity Shop
Pre-1949
--
--
Open
2E.E. Hoad (Ernest E. Hoad)
The Chocolate Box (K.F.H. Wells)
Aaron Domestics
St. Lukes Hospice
Boot and Shoe Store
Newsagent & Tobacconist
Washing machine repairs
Charity Shop
Pre-1949
c.1950s
--
Pre-/04/2009
Post-1956
--
c.2009
Open
W.R.V.S.Women's Royal Voluntary Service   
3H.E. Shinn (Henry E. Shinn)
D. Smith
A.W. Rust (Alf Rust)
Leisure Sports
Pitsea Spice
Curry Garden
Confectioner
--
Menswear
Sports Goods
Indian Take-away
Restaurant & Take-away
Pre-1949
1950s
c.1950s
1990s
c.2000s
c.2011
c.1950s
1950s
--
c.2000s
c.2011
Open
Basildon StandardNewspaper office c./10/1962 
4Doctors Surgery
John Fisk
David Abbotts
Surgery
Estate Agents
Estate Agents
c.1949
1996
2010s
--
2010s
Open
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Page added: 18/03/2015
Other points of interest:
(1) St. Lukes charity shop at No. 2 is accessed through a doorway from within No. 1.

Text researched and written by William Cox, 2015 with revisions and additions 2015.
Copyright © 2015, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.
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