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Kelly’s Directory, 1976

This was the last Kelly’s Directory ever published. Only seven businesses have survived until 2003: these are marked in red


Broad Street South side
(from Cornmarket Street to Holywell Street)

  • Baker W., house furnisher
  • 1-4: Boswell H. & Co. Ltd., departmental stores
  • Boswell House (1-5 upstairs): Boswell’s Properties Ltd; Critchley & Co. (certified accountants); Critchley, Ward, & Pigott (chartered accountants); Ellen Bradford (Oxford) Ltd, ladies outfitters; Brett’s School of Dancing; Vintage Car Restaurant; Oxford Chamber of Commerce
  • 4: Granada Ltd, Television Rentals
  • 5: Briscoe John F.R.C.S. Eng. surgeon
  • 6: The Children’s Bookshop
  • 7: Bonnie Boutique
  • 8: Isis Instruments Co. Ltd., Surgical instrument manufacturers
  • 9: & 10: Howes Model Shop, model aircraft, railways & model makers’ materials;
    upstairs A. Rosenthal Ltd, booksellers
  • 11: Thornton J. & Son, new & secondhand booksellers
  • 12: Gillmann, R. & Son, shoe retailers
  • 13: Castell & Son (Oxford) Ltd., Tailors & robe makers & club colour specialists
  • Boxall’s Buildings: Hunts (Lithoprint) Ltd., Printers
  • Bloom, L., furrier

Here is Boxall’s Yard

  • 14: Hunts (Oxford) Ltd, Typewriter dealers
  • 14A: Brown, Miss S.C.L.
  • 15: Lloyds Bank Ltd
  • 16: —
  • 17: Oxfam Gift Shop
  • 18: Hunts Typewriting Bureau
  • 19: —
  • 20: Brush & Compass, Artists’ materials makers
  • 21: Midland Bank Ltd
  • 22: —

Here is Saunder’s Passage

  • 23–25: The Paperback Shop Ltd, Booksellers

Here is Turl Street

  • 27: Parker & Son Limited, new and continental booksellers
  • Exeter College
  • Old Ashmolean Building: Museum of the History of Science
  •  Sheldonian Theatre
  •  Clarendon Building: Delegates’ Room, Proctors’ Office

Here is Catte Street


Broad Street east side

  • Indian Institute: Faculties Office (University Offices)

Broad Street north side (from Parks Road to Balliol)

  • Bodleian Library (new library); Indian Institute Library
  • 49-51: Blackwell’s Booksellers
  • 52: White Horse P.H.
  • 53: Blackwell’s Booksellers
  •  Trinity College
  •  Balliol College

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