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Shops in Kirkgate from George Street Corner to Kirkgate Corner

'Demolition work commenced in Kirkgage from George Street to the Corner of Upper Kirkgate (on the West side), in mid-Seprember 1967'

list compiled by R G Pearson 1967


Prior to this when George Street was widened, the corner shop of KIrkgate and George Street was that of Mr Fred Wood, the Saddler, this was demolished, andit was thought to be the only saddlers shop in the country to have a Wine and Spirits Licence. Also demolished was the Music Shop of Mr Arthur Webster (Piano's etc)

Therefore, when demolition started in September 1967 the following is a list of premises affected from the corner of George Street :-

The British Oak, Public House

Sammy Herberts, Fish & Chip Shop

Wakefield Radio Co

The Spinning Wheel, Wool Shop

Hofmann, Confectioners

The Wool King, Wool Shop

Then an entry into the car park, with a Police Box on the corner (this entry was made by demolishing two shops)

Malcolm's Flower Shop

Wormalds Butchers

Progress Grocers

Then a passage

Halford's Cycle Shop

The Criterian, Public House (the landlord at the time was Mr Keighley who moved to the New Scarboro', Alverthorpe Road, Wakefield)

Then an entrance into a yard

Scarr's Hardware Shop

Morton's Post Office

Dewhirst Butchers

The Double Six, Public House

Kays Shop, Gents Outfitters

Kings, Gents Outfitters (sold military regalia also)

Hiltons, Boot and Shoe Shop

Cavendish Furniture Shop (once Jackson's Arcade)

Halford's (after leaving previous shop, which was previously The Army Stores and before that Isherwoods, Radio & Television)

Entrance to a Yard

Timothy Whites, Chemist

Liecester & Kettering, Boot and Shoe Shop

Pickles, The Gents Tailor Shop

Then Kirkgate Corner






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