Monday, 29 April 2013

Corner of Stockport Road and Joel Lane

The property on the corner of Stockport Road and Joel Lane has been restored in recent months. Once upon a time it was Eric Lyne's grocers. The original stone building was involved in a fire, and it was rebuilt in brick. The ground floor is now office space and the upper storeys are presumably residential flats.

The shop next door has been unoccupied for several years and flowers are growing up a trellis from the old bay window base as can be seen in my post from July 2011. In the 1960s it was Bennett's bakers but in more recent times it has been a butchers and a sandwich shop.

The next shop along used to be Jolly & Hollingworths ironmongers. More recently it has been a pharmacists but is now a hairdressers.

A contribution to Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.


  1. You have to be pretty brave to open a retail business in this iffy economy. Hopefully the landlords will ask a low enough price to entice a client.

  2. Hello Gerald!
    You are always talented with your camera, I love your pictures and this one is a brilliant shot. Beautiful bricks and I like this charming architecture.The sunlight is just perfect!
    hugs and a nice week,

  3. Wow, that's a lot of turnover! I hope that things pick up soon and stay steady... lots of lovely windows, at any rate! Thanks for sharing them with us :)

  4. Those arched ground floor windows are lovely. They would suit a restaurant more than an office space, I think!