Carter Lane and Skerry Hill
Starting at the top of Skerry Hill on the left hand side on the corner was a shop that sold in particular some general goods and Confectionery. At the corner of Askwith Street there was Harry Radford’s Gents Hairdresser.
Halfway between the school and Gordon Avenue was a very small shop of a similar nature run by an old lady named Etches.
Next on Gordon Avenue corner was the Post Office from there, there were no shops apart from an oldish Gentleman who ran a small business at the back of his house charging accumulators for your wireless sets (in those days they were powered by the same and a very big battery).
On the right hand side the first establishment was Hilda Barkers Ladies Hairdresser, at No 46 on to the corner of Rock Street was the Co-operative Grocery Store with their Butchers around the corner on Rock Street. There was a small shop mainly sweets and groceries. On the left hand side virtually opposite the top of Montague Street there was also a Bookmakers attached to one of the Houses.
Carrying on at the corner there started a row of shops, first Richardsons Newsagents, Fishers Butchers, Tiny Roberts Greengrocers, a haberdashery shop, a Herbalist then Kettleys Fish and Chip Shop finally Lamins The Butchers.
The next shop at Mill Street was Burtons Grocers and a Fish and Chip Shop. There may have been a further shop next to it but I cannot recall be sure, it may have been another newsagent but the last shop at the top of Rock Hill was Certainly a Ladies Hair Dressers.