Broomhall Shops over the Years

Broomhall has always been famous for its shops. In Victorian times, Broomhall Street was full of shops all the way into town. As new communities arrived from around the world, many set up shops in the area, many of which are still there today.

Listen here to people’s memories of Broomhall’s shops

This page was added by Jennie Beard on 22/06/2015.

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  • hello again,
    i do remember you when i read your letter and it was peter goodhead i couldn’t remember his full surname, didn’t you work at laycock eng on archer rd,well it was me who told you about your friend Pat farmer, since i have been using computer i’ve been in contact with her younger brother michael on facebook,he now lives in cheshire, my pal john he told me passed away two years ago,
    if you are interested there is a picture on school class photo it is springfield school photograph 1947 you maybe can fill in some names.

    By billy white (30/06/2017)
  • hello i should know you as l lived on bath st untl 1961 when i was wed and my parents were rehoused,some namesi recall across the road from where you lived were the baldwins, the crofts up the yard further on from you peter, betty, alan,, around where you liived were a lad called peter, he was in kieth peppers class at springfield school , i was in the clas above them.

    By BILLy WHITE (30/06/2017)
  • I lived on broomhall street next door to Elliots hairdresser and 3 doors from the Albert inn (also Elliots) we lived there from1943 till 1962 when they rehoused us
    We were the Harrisons Pat, Jean, Graham, and Carol,also our cousin Peter goodhead stayed with us, we all went to Springfield school . These photos bring lots of memories back .

    By Jean Gaitens (ne Harrison) (31/01/2016)
  • I’m pretty sure the unnamed shopkeeper is Ahmed Yafai. Also may be worth saying that Ahmed = Yafai. Same shop, same owner, I think.

    By Chris Richardson (23/10/2015)

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