Comment by Ernest Pyke on 29th December 2015 at 09:50
The corner on the right is known as Battye`s Corner - it won`t be known as Sapphire`s Corner by us older folk!
Comment by owdkewyed on 29th December 2015 at 17:04
Flippin eck, there's another name from the past, Battys is where I got my Linacre uniform from and was proud to wear it every day as well
Comment by Ken R on 29th December 2015 at 17:06
Ernest, didn't JJB's have a store there?
Comment by irene roberts on 29th December 2015 at 20:08
Just further up the street, Ken, somewhere between Battye's Corner and the No Entry sign.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 29th December 2015 at 22:30
Ken R; see photo #15700 - 2nd on 2nd row in Street scenes, Market Street.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 30th December 2015 at 10:08
Ken R; also see last two photo`s on same page.
Comment by Roy on 30th December 2015 at 10:25
Ernest, a great photo of Battye's corner on the page that you refer to, Street scenes, Market st, Royal visit 1954, 2nd on 1st row. I was stood just around the corner from here at the entrance to the John McCurdy Hall building.The one and only time i have seen the queen in person.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 30th December 2015 at 12:14
Thanks, Roy. I`d already seen that photo. I`ve not seen our Queen in person, but almost did! Had been in Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day and she was due later. I saw her mother and father at Walker Bros.on 7th March 1945 - photo`s in Old Gallery, Royal Visits.
Comment by Robin Leigh on 31st December 2015 at 04:39
The original JJ Broughton store was the third door from the corner. The original JJB cricket bat sign has been replaced by a fish. It became JJ Bradburn when Johnnie Bradburn took it over around 1958 - 1959.
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