I noticed that the shop(s) to the left were being renovated.
When the existing sign was removed, it revealed the signage of the shoe shop that usd to occupy the shops - was it JA Marshalls ( Bootmaker)? Does anyone have a photo of this? I was informed that this was where my uncle got his first pair of shoes in the 50's.
I wasn't quick enough to take a picture, but the Marshalls sign has since been removed, revealling original signage painted directly onto the stone.
The shop on the left appears to have the sign "Music Saloon", whilst the shop on the right reveals "J Clarke" - possible fish shop link?? The J Clarke sign is painted over an even earlier sign - very ornate in black and gold. The first word is "Adolph" the second word is quite hard to make out, possible BAL *** E?
Does anyone have any further info on the history of these shops?