Leisure => Retail => Topic started by: Peterj on August 20, 2011, 22:17:11

Title: W.H. Smith Rochester
Post by: Peterj on August 20, 2011, 22:17:11
Does anyone remember or have a photo of the shop which was directly opposite La Providence in the High Street? It later became a greengrocers and is now a takeaway I believe. The manager lived in the flat above the shop. It went back quite away with a bookstall at the front, pens/hardcover books etc in the middle and greetings cards at the back. Behind this was a small kitchen/staff room. Next door (towards the Cathedral) was a jewellers and set back a bakers and a Prudential Insurance office then Tiber's insurance.
Title: Re: W.H. Smith Rochester
Post by: Mike S on August 20, 2011, 22:26:56
Remember the shop very clearly, but no pictures. The manager was a Mr.Parker in the late 1950's. His wife also worked in the shop. I lived a couple of doors away with my parents over Leonards shop. My parents were quite friendly with the Parkers and we were occasional visitors to their flat over the shop.
Title: Re: W.H. Smith Rochester
Post by: smiffy on August 21, 2011, 00:20:08
I think this is what you are looking for:

http://www.medway.gov.uk/apps/medwayimages/details.asp?doc_id=1445&searchtype=all&pg=21&pga=125&search=high%20street%20rochester
Title: Re: W.H. Smith Rochester
Post by: Peterj on August 22, 2011, 20:50:09
Thanks Smiffy. I worked for W.H. Smith & Son at this shop 1964/65 aged fifteen , running the front of shop.
Peter.