Wanstead High Street as seen in 1963, thanks to Wansteadium reader (and former resident) Kerry Renshaw who lived here from 1948 until 1967.
- Furniture shop Edwin Fisher, in the current Churchill’s building.
- A cafe, sometimes known as the Alhambra, where Petty Son and Prestwich are now
- Something called Senior Service, now the Kebab shop. Ideas welcome for what Senior Service was…
- Wanstead Hairdressers, barely changed, which is what people like about it so much. Kerry says it was sometimes known as the Green Saloon.
- Some Routemasters, destination imperceptible, but even then queuing at Wanstead Place.
- No pedestrian crossing.
- In the background, the legendary Andrew’s Builders’ Merchants.
- On the left, a sign pointing to a car park, but pointing not down Grove Park but rather the other side of the Corner House. ???
If anyone can fill in any of the gaps – what was in these shops after the picture – we’d like to build up a complete list based on Wanstead’s collective memory. Please leave comments using the form below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apologies that on some devices pictures are appearing the wrong way up. They must have been working out the answer to the Wansteadium Christmas quiz. (That’s a clue.)