Regional Shopping Centres|
Barstable: Timberlog Lane, Long Riding, Luncies Road and Sandon Road
Year of photo:
The 16 units comprising the neighbourhood centre at Timberlog Lane was under construction during
1954. Eleven of the units are in Timberlog Lane and the remaining three, odd numbered 1 - 5, are in Long Riding.
Above the Timberlog Log Lane shops
are a combination of two storey maisonettes in one block and a second three storey block of maisonettes over 1st floor flats. Perhaps in anticipation
of the centre's completion a numbering sequence was introduced during c.1954 for existing properties in Timberlog Lane.
The first shops were let in early 1955. Stewards, T.V. and electrical dealers were one of the first to open on 2nd March 1955 along with Stacey's
hardware, which would give its name to the Long Riding/Timberlog Lane junction.
A public car park was also provided, along with three public
telephone boxes set in to the outer post office wall, though these would later be resited.
Some of the past and present businesses to have traded
|No. 199||Crown Post Office||Post Office||1950s|| |
|No. 201||Crown Post Office|
|No. 203||Howard's Dairies|
Wine & Spirit Merchants
W. Waide Pollard & Sons
|Drapers, Hosiery, Clothes|
Toys, Prams & Cycles
|No. 209||Kershaw & Cressy|
Peachey's Fresh Fare
|Wine and Spirit Merchants|
Greengrocers & Florists
|No. 211||Cox Bros.|
T. Gleed & Sons
|No. 213||Stewart N. Anderson|
|No. 215||Barnett's (K. Barnett)|
Styles Hair Studio
|Ladies' and Gents' Hair Stylists|
|Newsagents and Confectionery|
Newsagents and Confectionery
|No. 221||L. Stacey|
Stacey's Pie and Mash Shop
|Hardware, Paints, Paraffin|
Whirlpool Laundrette Co.
|Radio, T.V., Electrical, Toys & Cycles|
|No. 1||Barton's the Bakers|
|No. 3||The Bell - Achille Serre|
Wan Ying House
|Cleaners and Dyers|
Chinese Food Take-away
Fish 'N' Chick'N
|Fish and Chip Shop|
Fish and Chip shop
Fish and Chip Shop
The two units at Long Riding, Barstable West were built by the development
corporation who described them pantry shops. They were completed around July 1957 with upper flats accomodation.
Some of the businesses past and present are
PC Planet UK Ltd.
|Groceries & provisions|
Groceries & provisions
Computer components & Accessories
|No. 305||Newswell - E.E. Goodchild|
Long Riding News and Off-Licence
Confectionery, Tobacconists & Groceries
The two units at Luncies Road were built by the development corporation and
described as pantry shops. The were completed in late 1959 and designed with accommodation above which matches the style seen at numbers 562
and 564 Whitmore Way.
Some of the businesses are listed below:
|No. 51||W & D Crook|
|No. 53||J.A. Forman (late of 2 London Road, Pitsea)|
|Newsagents & Confectioners|
Newsagents and Confectioners
The single shop at Sandon Road opened
in the 1970s.
Some of the businesses past and present are listed below:
|No. 95||Wavy Line Supermarket|
Food and Wine Superstore
|Page added: 2013|
|Other points of interest:|
(1) Stacey's corner road junction was not the original Stacey's
corner. That had been where Timberlog Lane took a right hand bend into what was later named Timberlog Close in the direction of Craylands. The family
had lived on the corner there for many years where they traded paraffin and other hardware goods.
Text researched and written by William Cox, 2013.
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