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Shop changes in Cornmarket in 25 years


In 1976 Cornmarket had six shoe shops; in 2008 it has seven mobile phone shops. The only businesses that have stayed the same from 1976 to the present are Boots the Chemist, W.H. Smith, Boswells, and the three banks

East side: Carfax to Broad Street

No. 1973 2008

Today

1

Incorporated into Lloyds Bank in High Street

2

Watches of Switzerland

Pret à Manger

Pret à Manger

3

J. Lyon & Co., caterers

Republic clothes

Vodafone

4

Freeman, Hardy & Willis, shoe dealers

David Clulow opticians

Sunglass Hut

5

Golden Cross Restaurant

Pizza Express

Pizza Express

6

Vacant

West Cornwall Pasty Co

Kiehl's

7

Vacant

Argenteus jewellery/Starbucks

Change Money/Starbucks

8

Boots the Chemist Ltd

Boots the Chemist Ltd

Boots the Chemist Ltd

9–10

H. Samuel Ltd, jewellers

 11–12 

Noel Fashions Ltd, gowns

Vodafone

Wasabi

MARKET STREET
13–19

Marks & Spencer Ltd

Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

Fat Face Clothes

Fat Face Clothes

Zavvi music

River Island

20

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21

Milward & Sons Ltd, shoe retailers

22

W. H. Smith & Son

W. H. Smith & Son

W. H. Smith & Son

23

Ramsey & Muspratt, photographers

24–25

Kardomah Ltd restaurant

Burger King

Burger King

26–27

Zacharias & Co., outfitters

Pret à Manger

Pret à Manger

28

Speedwell Cleaning Co Ltd

Mobile Phones Direct

Change

SHIP STREET
St Michael’s Church
29

Number lost: shop adjoining north side of the church demolished in early 1900s

30

G. C. Bateman, optician

Lune Bleu

Pylones

31

Oxford Drug Company Ltd

Oxford Drug Company Ltd
(Boswell’s)

Oxford Drug Company Ltd
(Boswell’s)

West side: Broad Street to Carfax

32

National Westminster Bank

NatWest Bank PLC

NatWest Bank PLC

33–34

Manfield & Sons Ltd, bootmakers

Free Spirit clothes

Pandora

35

Wimpy Bar

KFC

KFC

36

Martin Ford Ltd fashions

The Works remainder books

Itsu

37

Royal Insurance Group

Virgin Media

Virgin Media

ST MICHAEL STREET
38

Austin Reed Ltd

Austin Reed Ltd

Vacant from June 2016

39

Finlays Ltd, tobacconists

Timpson shoe repairs

Timpson shoe repairs

40

F. Blagrove & Co, ophthalmic optician

Snappy Snaps

Snappy Snaps

41–42

A. L. Salisbury Ltd, leather goods

Orange mobile phones

Orange mobile phones (EE)

43–44

Dolcis Shoe Company

HMV

Vacant

45–46

Gordon Thoday Fabrics

Leon

47

Etam Ltd, ladies outfitters

3 Store mobile phones

Oxford Gift Shop

48

Harry Fenton Ltd, menswear

Thornton’s chocolate

L'Occitaine

49–50

Van Allen Ltd, gowns

Clarks Shoes

Clarks Shoes

51

Ratners Jewellers Ltd

Lush cosmetics

Lush cosmetics

FREWIN COURT
52–53

F.W. Woolworth & Co Ltd

Clarendon House

Gap clothes

Entrance to the Clarendon Centre

H. Samuel

Clarendon House

Gap clothes

Entrance to the Clarendon Centre

H. Samuel

54

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank

55

Littlewood’s
department store

Champion Recruitment

Champion Recruitment

56

Phones 4U

Phones 4U (EE)

57

McDonald’s restaurant

McDonald’s restaurant

58

Buckell & Ballard, chartered surveyors

CROWN YARD (with Crown Inn at 59A)
59–61

Burton Montague Ltd, tailors

Moss Bros

Moss Bros

62–65

Midland Bank Ltd

HSBC Bank

HSBC Bank

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