History of the Amersham Area

Sycamore Road Shops

This page shows a frieze of the shops on one side of Sycamore Road in early 2013 prepared for the Metro-land exhibition.  It also lists which shops were there previously and has been updated at the end of 2013.  However, there are quite a few gaps in the list so please do let us know through the Contact Us button above if you have more information we could add.  The dates are those when we know a particular shop occupied the premises, so they may have been open before or after the dates given.

Shop Panel A

Cancer Research9034T
1924 – Arthur M Kennard (Chemist)
1928 – National Provincial Bank
1939-61 – J V Moon (Milliner, Ladies & Gents Wear).  Later a fireplace shop, possibly then Kathleen Graham’s Bakery.
Hamptons
1935-61 – International Stores (Grocer)
First floor 1935-52 – Bucks Insurance Bureau
Thomson (now Brendan O’Sullivan)
1935-72 – International Stores (Grocer)
Amersham InteriorsPHO1694
1935-61 – Eastman & Son (Dyers & Cleaners)
1939-61 – Mrs G Cole (Confectioner)
1972 – The Wool Shop (Carousel)
Master Chef
1928-61 – F S Stowell (Wine Merchants)
Mr. Peri Peri
1928-61 – The General Ironmongery Stores

Arthur Kennard in his shop c1920 (PHO2583)

Arthur Kennard in his shop c1920 (PHO2583)

1972 – Eleanor Berriff (Fabrics)
Boots Opticians
1935 – Walter R E Alison (Gents Outfitters)
1952-61 – R L Alexander (Knitwear & Leather Goods)
Carphone Warehouse
1935-72 – Collins & Jervie Ltd (Chemist)
Cardella
1935 – Turner & Browning (Optician)
1952-61 – R J Browning (Optician)
1972 – Amersham Paperbacks

 

Shop Panel B

Clarks
1935-72 – Milward & Sons (Boots & Shoes)
Costa
1935 – J East (Baby Linen)
1952-61 – Junior Togs (Children’s clothing)
1972 – Currys (Electrical retailer)
Timpson
1939-72 – London Kiosks Ltd (Tobacconist)
Oxfam
1939-72 – Darvell & Son (Café & Bakery)
Holland & BarrettPHO.928
1939-72 – Freeman Hardy & Willis (Boots & Shoes)
Gatsby & Miller
1939-61 – Meyers (Greengrocer)
1972 – Multibroadcast (Television retailer)
Harris & Hoole
1939-61 – J Sainsbury Ltd (Grocer)
1972 – Hiron & Sons (Butcher)
Clock Cards
1939 – A C Beckley (Wireless Engineer)
1961 – Currys (Electrical retailer)
Santander
1939 – Boots Cash Chemists Ltd

Shop Panel C 2

Wheatleys
1939 – G Leader & Co (Ironmonger)
1952 – Wheatleys (Mens & Boys Clothing)

Caffé Nero
1939 – Helen Stuart (Milliner)
1941 – Dilys Lloyd (Gowns)
1952-61 – Achille Serre (Cleaners)
(1st floor) 1939-41 – Uxbridge Maidenhead & Wycombe Gas Co
Waterstones
1941 – Miss Peggy Milward (Milliner)
1952 – The Silk Shop (Haberdasher)
1956-75? – R E Haddock (Photographer)
1961 – The Baby Bar (children’s clothes)
1972- Pram & Toy Bar (children’s clothes)
Superdrug 
1935 – Express Cleaners
1952 – Burtol Cleaners Ltd
1961 – J A Cade (Leather goods)
1972 – R J Browning (Opticians)
Cargo
1935 – Bucks Investment Corporation (Hire Purchase)
1952-61 – North Thames Gas Board showrooms
Cargo
1935 – Unique Service (Outfitters)
1939-72 – Brandon & Sons (Furnishers)
Chilton Watson/Iceland
1935-61 – Regent Cinema
1962 – Maypole (supermarket)
1972 –Halfords (motor accessories)/Liptons (supermarket)

Shop Panel D

Hydegate Estates
1935-72 – Leslie J Bailey (Estate Agent)
Marcel (now empty)
1935 – Rita Maison (Ladies’ Hairdresser)
1939 – Patrick Leahy (Ladies’ Hairdresser)
1952-61 – Andre (Ladies’ Hairdresser)
1961-72 – Jean (Ladies’ Hairdresser)
WimpyPHO2585
1935 – Saunders & Hance Ltd (Grocer)
1961 – R Saunders (Grocer)
1972 – Mini & Minor (Children’s clothes)
Betfred
1935-61 – H & S Ford Ltd (Boot Repairs)
1972 – Shoecraft (Shoe repairs)
R M Terry
1935 – Mrs G Cole (Confectioner)
1961 – W H Rippin (Confectioner)
1972 – Caroles (Confectioner)
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1935 – Cherry’s Café
1961 – Mrs & Miss L Edwards (Café)
1972 – Marianne (Ladies’ clothes)
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1935 – W H Durose (Greengrocer)
1941 – Butler & Pike (Estate Agent)
1952 – G P Proctor (Florist)
1961 – Frank East (Florist)
1972 – Norman Penns (Greengrocer)

One O One Restaurant (now TomYum)
1935 – D W Thompson Ltd (Wireless Engineer)
1939 – Air Raid Precautions Centre
1941 – National Registration Office
1952 – H M Customs & Excise
1961 – Victoria Wine Co.
1972 – Buckmantons (Tea & coffee merchants)
?-2010? – Hopper & Babb (Butchers)