Found objects: shop front, Brentford

Some building work took place at 69 Windmill Road in Brentford a few weeks ago, just at the end of York Road, south of the A4, revealing a modest shop sign from a time past. Shop signs in pre-computer days were something to behold, with beautiful lettering carefully handpainted by skilled craftsmen. I wondered what store this had been, and contacted Celia from the Brentford High Street Project, a great source of historic information for the area, see www.bhsproject.co.uk to discover more. Celia did some detective work, checking an old phone directory on ancestry.co.uk and found this entry in 1973:

W.J. Evans, dairy farmer, 69 Windmill Rd, Brentford 01 560 2634.

So this could have been a dairy… do let us know if you happen to remember!

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2 thoughts on “Found objects: shop front, Brentford

  1. I lived at 50 Windmill Road from approx. 1952 – 1961 and remember the dairy at 69 Windmill Road very well it was where we got most of our groceries at the time. I also remember the couple who owned the dairy. I remember them as being very friendly they seemed very old to my young eyes as I was only 2 years old in 1952. I often go past where the shop was on the bus it does bring back memories.

    • How lovely to hear your memories of the dairy Christine. I just caught sight of the sign during an opportune moment while renovation work was happening, it’s covered up again now.

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