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Dec 10, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: Frances
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Shops List

CURRENT DATABASE

At this moment in time most of my information I have typed into my database have been from:- adverts from about 7 old copies of the Retford Times newspaper given to me several years ago now for the dates 6th March 1964, 13th March 1964, 17th April 1964, 24th April 1964, 13th February 1970, 21st July 1972, 8th September 1972, 1st June 1973, 8th August 1975. I have also spent some time in the local library looking at past editions of the local paper on microfilm.

I also have copies of several local books produced on Retford and find the two containing photographs, "Views of Old Retford" and "Retford In Times Past" have many street shots showing many of the shops and this helps me with dates of when shops were in existence.

I am also compiling information from recent local papers (within the last 20 years) that I have saved about the streets of Retford and their history.

June 2001
I have been recently on several occasions to the local library and copied down lists of businesses from some of the directories published late 1800's - 1930's ( such as Kellys, etc) and have started to type them in to my computer, so far I have about 700 businesses and am expecting to have at least 1000 probably at the end of it all. Anyway when I have them all typed in I hope to sort this site out so more of them can be accessed by visitors.

This is a brief list of some of the shops and businesses in my database, obviously this is constantly growing but it may give you an idea of what businesses I know exist or existed. I may have a name and address but not complete details of what the business did, who owned it, how long it ran for, etc so just because a name exists in this list DOESN'T MEAN I know all I need to know about it. (See main page for information I would like to collect on all businesses).

** THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST **

Here goes, first a list of shops/businesses no longer trading/ trading under these names:-

Fred Akers (bookmaker) Army & Navy Ashley  
Bamforths Ivy Bashers M Best John Blow
Boaters H Bowskill & Son Brads Bassetlaw Carriers Buttons & Bows
Cash & Co Clarkson's Fruit & Veg Co-op Electrical Stor R Cook
Currys      
Debbie's The Decorating Centre Derbyshire Building Society Herbert Dickinson
Donald's Dryandra Mrs Pat Duddles Dunns
Edmundsons Elaines Electricity Board Peter Ellis
Farmfoods Fletchers Fosters menswear  
Franklins Fred's (Walkabout) Freeman's Frost's
Gas Showroom Geoffrey Goodbody's Mill Goodson
Granada Grove Motors G F Gyles Hamilton McNeil
Harcourts Hartleys Haslecroft Finances Ltd David Haxby
E C Hill      
Hillards Hodgsons Holorans S D Holmes
Home & Colonial Hop Hing Chinese Restaurant Hopkinson Howard's
International Iremonger    
Dave Jackson Ltd C S Jones    
Kam Sun J W Knight Bradley Knipe  
Percy Laws Legs & Co W Loseby & Sons C Lumley
Mark Down Discount Store Marshall & Son Martin's Travel Bureau Maypole
Melias Mercers Milner, Lazenby & Co Morley
Jane Morris The Music Room    
Neales D Newboult Norvic Footfitters  
Oates Osborn Club    
P & P Electrics John Paget & Sons The Paper Bag Shop Pheasant Hotel
Plant Preedy's    
Reads Michael Reed Ltd Reidiffusion The Remnant Shop
Retford Savings Bank James Richmond Ltd Rollin Roxy cinema
P R Rowell & Son H E Rule & Son Ltd   Scenic Sports Trophies
K Sanderson Sargeantsons Savoy Restaurant The School of embroidery
Seglars J A Selby B Shipside Ltd Shoppers Paradise
Sills Simpson's Singer George Smith
J E G Smith      
Smith Foster & Co Ltd Sneaths Garage Southward Garage(Retford)Ltd Fred Spencer & Son
Sports Supply Co Dennis Stanniland The Stocking Shop Stonebow cards
Strand Superkleen Supasnaps Suzanne
Alan Tanner Timothy Taylor Tesco  
Thrifty Tosh's A H Turner Ltd Turners (Shoes)
Turner Videos Video Hall    
Peter Ward Thos Waterfield W Watson(Retford)Ltd F G Webb & Son
Edgar Welchman & Son Ltd Wigfalls Geo H Willows Ltd Witts
Wots in Store Sarah Wright L G Wyse  
Yoell      

On my recent update I have altered the names to read in alphabetical order - easier on the eyes when looking for something, I have purposely left gaps in the above list so it makes it easier for me to insert new ones.

Page updated:5May2001/ 9th July 2001/10 Dec 2011

 

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