High Street, Cheadle

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Date:1954 - 1960 (c.)

Description:Since this photograph was taken the face of the High Street has changed considerably. The butcher's shop to the left of the archway (leading to the market hall) is now (in 2003) a handbag and shoe shop, while the open space to its left is now used by market stallholders. In the next block of shops is Wardles gents outfitters, now a ladies hairdressers and kitchen/toileters shop. The shop with the bay window was "Golds", ladies dress and accessories retailer, and now sells bathrooms downstairs, and is the office of the Cheadle Post and Times upstairs. Further along was a gents hairdressers (now an opticians), a butchers (now a sweet and grocers shop), the District Bank (now Nat West), a bakers, (now an extension of the adjacent chemists), and another bakers (now the N.F.U.). The next seven shops were demolished in 1969, before the present ones were built.
The car in the foreground is a 1954/5 Jowett Javelin.
On the right is the Wheatsheaf Hotel, still unchanged. Behind the hedge is the current police station, while on the corner is the Co-op Furniture and Grocery store, (now Boots the Chemist). Further along that block are a printers, (now Kendrals toiletries), a grocers, (now part of Kendrals), Lees's butchers, (now owned by Wooliscrofts), and 'Slands' bazar downstairs, (now a furniture store). There is still a dentists on the upstairs floor. Further down the street is the Greyhound public house. This closed on 14 september 1962 and became Barclays Bank.

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