West Street - Oliver's shoe shop

West Street
Barrie Thomas

A view along West Street from the junction with Clive Road. George Oliver’s shoe shop occupies the premises on the right hand corner – at this time, Oliver’s proclaimed themselves to be the greatest shoe retailer in the world!

On the left is West Street Post Office – the main post office for the town would have been in Hamilton Street.

The car in the photo dates this view to probably around 1918 – 1920.

Later, Oliver’s premises was occupied by Ivor Strawbridge the baker who had his own  bakehouse on the premises! Today, the same building is a kebab shop.

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