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 contact us 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

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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)

   

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