I spent most of my younger years up to about 5 years old living in Nuxley Road with my grandparents and my aunts. The house was next to Hammonds the Bakers at the bottom end near to Stream Way. I am not sure what the shop is now as it seems to change every few years.
I also remember the Grubs the nursery/plants family further up towards the village center, Co-Op and the sweet shop on the corner of Nulxey ...see more
In 1959 I was 10 years old and the village was my big adventure trip out when I went to the shops for my mum. Upper Belvedere was always known as The Village when I lived there, is it still I wonder? I even went to school there too, Lesness Heath primary, so I have many fond memories. Firstly the shops. Derrett and Dorman comes to mind immediately, they sold toys and to a 10 year old that was magic - they also sold, ...see more
My great-grandfather was Edward Alfred Mannooch who owned the furniture shop at 28/30 Nuxley Road, Belvedere. After his death in 1954 aged 90 the business passed to two of his daughters - Frances Adelaide and my nan, Lily Priscilla who chose to sell toys in one half of the shop and china in the other. Frances (who was known as Flo) was very active in the village with groups such as ...see more
Hi all. I worked at Nuxley Road Garage from 1972 to 1984, owned by Keith Braddon. It seemed to be the hub of the village with all local shop keepers using the garage.
A good friend of the garage was Brian who owned Jaques the Hairdressers, another was Frank Hadlow a local builder and J Ashton who was involved in football.
I spent many good years in and around the village and have lovely memories, I still use ...see more
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