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Park Road, Lower Gornal
Park Buildings, Park Road, derelict shops 2007
Photo CDM 2007
A row of six shops at the end of Park Road, built in the late 1950s to serve the Stickley Estate, this row of shops was once thriving with fish & chip shop, butchers, hairdressers, hardware, grocery and a clothes shop, they had become neglected by the 1990's and an eyesore during their later years.
During the 1960s, the clothes shop at the near end was run by the parents of the was BBC reporter and presenter, Sue Lawley.
The new bungalows in Park Road
photo CDM 2014
Above the shops were Council owned maisonettes, the entrance to the maisonettes was at the rear of the building in Park House Gardens.
In 2008 the shops were demolished and the plot was vacant for a couple of years, in 2011 work started on redevelopment.
Six modern one bedroom bungalows now occupy this site, the red post box has also gone.
The Ellowes pub - later renamed The Spriggers Arms, once stood opposite and suffered the same plight, the pub was built in the early sixties and demolished by the end of the century. (pictures required).
The following businesses were trading in the block in the 1980s.
: Bill & Mary's fish & chip shop
: Don Lloyd, butchers shop.
: Hardware & video store.
: Arthur Turley, groceries.
: Clothes & wool shop.
Rear of Park Buildings - the six vacant council owned maisonettes.
photo CDM 2007
The above photo looks along Park House Gardens off Ellowes Road, all residents had been removed and the building is getting ready for demolition, the road has also now disappeared.
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