Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 29th December, 2015)
The corner on the right is known as Battye`s Corner - it won`t be known as Sapphire`s Corner by us older folk!
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
Ernest, didn't JJB's have a store there?
Just further up the street, Ken, somewhere between Battye's Corner and the No Entry sign.
Ken R; see photo #15700 - 2nd on 2nd row in Street scenes, Market Street.
Ken R; also see last two photo`s on same page.
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.
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.
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 The original JJB cricket bat sign has been replaced by a fish.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.