Mr Roy Ashton remembers the shops and some local characters in the Broomhall area:
“Mr Atkin- Butcher- Broomhall Street.
Cooper- Fruit Shop- Broomhall Street.
Miss Marshall- two sisters who had a Sweet shop- Broomhall Street.
Hattersley- Bath Hotel- Broomhall Street.
Johnson- Hardware- Broomhall Street.
Stuchberry- Newspaper & sweets- Broomhall Street.
Mr Ward- Post Office- Broomhall Street.
Lockwood- Sweet shop- Broomspring Lane.
Ibbotson- Chip shop- Broomspring Lane.
Mrs Ibbotson used to have a Pea and Pie shop previous to the chip shop in Broomspring Lane.
Mr Siddall was the milkman in Monmouth Street, he used to have a horse and milk cart with a son called Ron and a daughter called Margaret and another one called Eva.
Shaw’s magnet manufacturer’s made magnets, in a firm about 4 houses from where I lived, at 37 also 41 (Monmouth Street).
A grocery wholesaler was at the corner of Monmouth Lane and Gell Street called Hodgets and Salsburys.
The cat shelter was opposite Hodgets and Sansberries.
Mr Loxley lived on Hanovers. He was a detective with the police and helped to break up the Moonie Gang.”