Digital Trail: Sycamore Road Shops

Digital Trail: Sycamore Road Shops

The Sycamore Road shops were built between 1905 and 1908 by H Bedford Tylor.

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The original shops listed in March 1906 were: 

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MJ Patteson - Number 35 - Post office stationery and fancy goods

J Underwood - Number 37 - Draper

CE Hill - Number 39 - Fish, fowl, green grocer

D Roy - Number 41 - Baker and Confectioner

PW Wetton - Number 43 - Hairdresser and tobacconist

OW Evans - Number 45 - Chemist

JA Shipley - Number 47 - Grocer

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The Sycamore Road shops have changed in the past hundred years, but perhaps not as much as you might think. This is a list of the same shops and their uses in 2021: 

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Kafenion - Number 35 - Cafe 

Christine's - Number 37 - Wool Shop

Russell's - Number 39 - Butchers 

Bournville Bread Basket - Number 41 - Bakery 

Evans of Bournville - Number 43 - Toy shop & Florist

The Bournville Pharmacy - Number 45  - Chemist 

Martin's - Number 47 - Newsagents  

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While the shops themselves might change, the character of the Sycamore Road shops remains the same. 

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Sycamore Road Shops: Then & Now 

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We hope you are enjoying the Digital Trail created for Bournville Heritage Open Day 2021. To find more locations from the Digital Trail click here