Category Shops

End of an era

Sadly we say goodbye this month to Caroline Lewis, who has run the independent delicatessen, The Good Food Shop, on Bishy Road for thirteen years, with many locally sourced, tasty food products. Over the last 120 years the shop has housed a number of trades. It was a drapers for a long time, Thorolds, in […]

Where did those grapes come from?

          We’re pleased to see that the decorative carvings on the Angel on the Green have now been embellished with gold paint. But their origin is still a mystery to us, because at some stage many years ago, what was originally a plain corner frontage changed into the more elaborate arrangement […]

28 Nunnery Lane – an off licence for over seventy years

Martin Reagan is a follower of our website and contacted us with some information about his family: “My late father lived on Nunnery Lane as a child, on the junction of Nunnery Lane and Price’s Lane.  Their house, along with a few others, was demolished some years later, to make way for the current junction, […]

Bernard Kirby

Bishy Road is an important community space for us, with many local characters featuring there over many years.  We were very sad to hear of the death of Bernard Kirby, at the age of 95, and would like to share some tributes from Facebook about him. “He had lived on Nunthorpe Road for eighty three […]

Welcome to the new Corner Gallery

The Corner Gallery, on the corner of Scarcroft Road and Nunmill St, has recently had a facelift and changed hands. Artist Kay Dower has taken over from her former tutor Andreas Jaroslavsky, but the gallery continues to operate as a combined working art studio and shop. As well as paintings she is selling ceramics, collages […]

Farewell to Charles McBride

Sadly our local independent optician, Charles McBride, has just retired, to spend more time with his family, after over twenty years in Bishy Road. We’ll be very sorry to see him go and wish him a happy retirement. The shop will re-open soon with another independent optician.                 […]

Welcome to the Angel on the Green

The exciting new community cafe/bar/bike repair shop on Bishy Road is open at last, on the corner of Darnborough St. Many congratulations to Pete Kilbane and colleagues for this new venture. The name was inspired by our researches into local shop history. One of the shops here, in the 1920s, was a pork butchers, Angel […]