Park Street


John
There was a famous pub there called ‘The Mauretania’. It wasn’t bombed.


Rhoda
It was still there after the war. It had a beautiful big room inside that was used as the cocktail bar. They’d used part of ‘The Mauretania’s’ (the ship) panelling on the walls. They also had a goldfish room. It was really posh – they had all different rooms.

Doris
It was the top part that had it (during the Blitz). Brandon Hill and up the top.

Rhoda
It’s gone back to being the same as it was. It’s all shops. It doesn’t
look much different because they’ve built it all up again.

Doris
It was posh. High class.

Tony
There was Maggs and Wright on the right - that took up a lot of room. It was very posh. It could compete with somewhere like Selfridges.

Terry
The shops in Park Street closed at midday on a Saturday.

Esme
Everywhere else had half day closing on a Wednesday.

Rhoda
Brandon Hill was known as ‘Mutton Tump’.

See Park Street on the walking trail