~ Gallery - Shops ~
Other Shops in Lower Gornal and Gornal Wood.
N.B. Apart from any mentioned, there are currently no shops trading from these places.
" Aggies Cafe.
photo CDM 2015
Water Road, Gornal Wood.
Just off Abbey Road, in Water Road, is now what remains of Aggies Cafe, called 'Cosy Cafe' in the 'sixties, and was very popular with the local shoppers.
Mid-60s advert from LGFC program.
Advert c1965
Bank Road, Gornal Wood.
Shops trading in Bank Road.
John L. Jewkes, confectioner. 1936-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
J.L. Jewkes, 6 Bank Road, newsagent, tobacconist, stationer. [Local Advert]
This shop is now occupied by the Gornal Veterinary Centre.
Barr Street, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Barr Street.
25. Eliza (Lizzie) Greenway (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1928-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
This was still a general store up until the late 1960s, after which it became a private residence.
Brass token issued by William Timmins
Bird Street, Gornal Wood.
Shops trading in Bird Street.
1916-1924, John Timmins, greengrocer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
William Timmins, wholesale potato merchant.
Although not a shop, this family business was run from a yard in Bird Street for a considerable number of years, registered as William Timmins & Son, in 1951 the directors were William Timmins Snr., & William Timmins Jnr., as a fruit & potato merchant trading from the premises.
Brookdale, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Brookdale
Ernest Hunt, fried fish dealer. 1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1939: 'Fish Shop' with Ernest and Maud Jones, Ernest is described as 'fish and chip fryer and fish salesman'. [Register]
Elsie Jones, confectioner. 1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1939: 'General Stores' with Elsie Jones described as a 'general dealer' and husband John was a miner. [Register]
54: Lydia Jones, shopkeeper. 1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Medical Centre, Bull Street, 1960s.
Bull Street, Gornal Wood.
The only non-residential premises left in Bull Street, is the Medical Centre which opened around 1960, replacing the doctor's surgery located in Abbey Road which has since become the bookmakers shop.
Shops trading in Bull Street...
Daniel Hickman, grocer. 1912. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
At No.7 in 1915. [ER]
John Hickman, grocer. 1916. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Wilfred Evans, grocer. 1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Ernest Hunt, fried fish dealer. 1928-1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1950's - 1960's
On the corner opposite the Bulls Head was Ginnie Marsh's haberdashery, where you could buy almost anything if she could find it amongst her vast stock. Later the shop was a corner cafe and then the base for K. & R. Kelly's taxi company. The building was demolished around 2003 and vacant plot since.
Corfield's plumbing business, at the junction of Prospect Road.
Malcolm Pugh, electrical shop on the junction with Louise Street.
On the opposite corner to Malcolm Pugh was a fruit and veg shop that was run by an elderly lady (roughly where Dudley Building Society is now).
[Information courtesy J. Webb]
Cinder Road, Gornal Wood.
Shops trading in Cinder Road...
John Wakelam, confectioner. 1916-1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
10. James Henry Lamb, beer retailer. 1928-1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1939. James Henry Lamb recorded as bricklayer and furnace builder. [Register]
1950's - 1960's
Mr Joey Hale who used to sell veg from his garden.
Box's coaches.
Walkers transport.
Tillies off licence and out of hours shop.
[info J. Webb]
Holloway Street, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Holloway Street...
19. Mary Smith (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1916-1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
19a. Mary A. Southall (Miss), shopkeeper. 1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
25a. Nellie Worton, shopkeeper. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
25. Worton & Wise, shopkeepers, 1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Esther Louisa Addenbrook (Miss), grocer, 1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Humphrey Street, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Humphrey Street...
Florence Waterfield, shopkeeper, 1912. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Samuel Bradley, shopkeeper (fruiterer), 1912-1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
At No.22 in 1915. [ER]
Isaac Hale, shopkeeper, 1912-1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
At No.31 -describes himself as a 'hawker' in 1911. [Census]
David Cole, shopkeeper. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Sarah Beardsmore (Miss), shopkeeper. 1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Musk Lane, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Musk Lane...
Ernest Abbis, fried fish dealer. 1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1a: Isaac Abbiss, fried fish dealer. 1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
4. John Hartill, shopkeeper. 1928-1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Richard Blackham, blacksmith, 1912-1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
21. Jane Abiss (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1924-1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
25. Arthur Wakelam, coal dealer. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
42. Pearl Abiss, shopkeeper.
Benjamin Baker, shopkeeper, 1912-1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
At No.21 in 1915, 1916-1921. [ER], [Kelly's]

Emily Harthill (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
The upper part of Musk Lane from the Barr Street junction to Wood Road has had traffic restrictions imposed since 7th November 1955.
Prospect Road, Gornal Wood.
Rounds Bakery
Previously this was Griffith's Bakery.
The Old Barn, 100 Robert Street.
Photo CDM 2019
Robert Street, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Robert Street...
92. Jarvis' shoe shop. < 1970s.
1939, Gladys Honor Jarvis, shopkeeper. [ER]
This premises is now a private residence.

8. Thomas Jarvis, boot & shoe dealer & repairer. 1916-1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Russell Bros. oil & colourmen.
100. The Old Barn.
This part stone built building was originally an agricultural barn, most recent uses were as a car repair workshop and carpentry workshop.
Straits Green, Gornal Wood.
Shops trading in Straits Green...
1. John Box, shopkeeper. 1912-1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory] Grocer. [1911 Census]
1. Mary Millward (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1924-1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1: Harold P. Southall, shopkeeper. 1936-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
5. Sarah Timmins (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1921-1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
5. Joseph Timmins, shopkeeper. 1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
37. Benjamin Fellows, shopkeeper. 1924-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
St. James Street, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in St. James Street...
15. Emma Marsh (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1916-1921. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Summer Lane, Lower Gornal.
Shops trading in Summer Lane...
25. Rose Hannah Malpass, grocer. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
86. Enos. Flavell, shopkeeper. 1924-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
88. Ruth Bate (Miss), shopkeeper. 1924-1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
89. H. Hickman & Son, tailor. 1940. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
89. Agnes Jones (Miss), cooked meat dealer. 1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory] Grocer. [1911 Census]
Lillian Brecknell (Mrs), shopkeeper. 1936. [Kelly's Trade Directory] Grocer. [1911 Census]
Summit Place, Gornal Wood.
Shops trading in Summit Place.
William Smart, wholesale fruiterer. 1924. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
19. William Smart, fruiterer. 1928. [Kelly's Trade Directory]