Gallery of Shop and Retail Premises
What's in the gallery?
Unfortunately, the collection of shop in retail premises images is rather small compared with the many small shops and businesses that ran within the larger area we know as Sprowston. This is where people looking at this archive can help if you know of any photographs or information to fill in the gaps, we would be really grateful. Please go to Contact Us
A 1970s Advert for Yeomans Electrical Shop on North Walsham Road which is still trading in 2019.
A 1970s Advert for Norwich Video Centre in Cannerby Lane.
A 1970s Advert for Brian Anthony’s in School Lane. The business is still trading in the same premises in 2019.
Shopping Area Corbet Avenue in the early 2000s there were the following shops, Grocers, Newsagent (Doug Leeks) and Hazels the Butchers.
An illustration from the 1955 Carnival programme advertising a grocery shop on the corner of Corbet Avenue and Mousehold Lane - Mayfair Stores.
Londis Shop In Linacre Avenue in the early 2000s originally there had been a parade of shops, grocers, greengrocer and butchers.
Martin's Stationery Shop, Corbet Avenue in the early 2000s
Astoria's Hairdressers shop on the corner of Denmark Opening and Sprowston Road now the Denmark Stores - taken 1945.
Mill shop on Sprowston Road in 2004. Over the years this had been a Post Office, grocery shop, insurance brokers office, estate agents.
Blanch's Coal shop in 1945 in front stands the sign for the Norfolk Arms PH beyond the lamp standard is a pet food shop which was taken over by Blanch's and incorporated into their shop a few years later.
Blenheim Garage / Filling Station and shops on Wroxham Road in 2003. Bugden's first supermarket is still trading before moving to new premises on Blue Boar Lane. This later became TESCO's The garage was also taken over by TESCO’s to become a TESCO Express.
Bugdens Supermarket now Tesco`s, Blue Boar Lane. 1980s Aerial View.
Before the road alterations, the original entry from Blue Boar Lane to TESCOs with the store still as built for Bugden.