87 High Street

  • Ted Turner's shop, date not known
  • 2018. 87 High Street
  • 1988. Ted Turner shop and staff as shown in the Centenary booklet
  • Plan showing current ownership (2020) of the building
  • Note from Ted Turner to a customer in November 1960
  • Ted Turner's electrical shop in the 1960s. Luxury items were priced in guineas until decimalisation in 1971.
Archive Notes:

This was the premises of Charles Sheldon, coal merchant (who owned one of the first traction engines in the village) in early 20C. The shop, developed in 1937, stood on land owned by Charles Sheldon. The shop was owned by Ted Turner who is reported to have sold almost anything – TV, video, electrical appliances, children's toys and games, bicycles, sherry glasses. cards with holes in them to send a £1 coin, and would repair anything! 1st floor added in 1978. Now (2018) Snobby Dogs and Yemaya's Kitchen, since replaced (2020) by Bruin cafe.

A plan shows the extent of the ownership with further land to the north now being part of the ownership of 76 Church Road, see 713.

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