Monthly Archives: October 2014

THE RISE AND FALL OF SHOPPING AT MULTIPLE GROCERIES

Although the great majority of our Bishy Road traders are independents, there are a few shops and services which are part of multiple chains, such as Swinton Insurance, Johnsons dry cleaners, Churchills estate agents, Thomas the Baker, Domino’s Pizza, Sainsburys Local and Costcutter. But did you know how far the history of our local shopping […]

DECORATING THE STREET

Our Bishy Road traders are working hard to raise funds in the local community for an enhanced Christmas display this year (follow this link for their fund-raising campaign). But you might be intrigued to hear of something similar over 120 years ago, in a tale which includes the opening of a new library and even […]

The corner of Scarcroft Road: From butchers and drapers to hairdressers and grocers

Hairdressers Glen and Julio tell us that the terrace to the south of their hair salon, known as Avondale Crescent, was built in the early 1880’s by a brother of the Hawkswell family who subsequently owned all the properties. The salon, now 47 Bishopthorpe Road, but then no 1 Avondale Crescent, was originally built as […]