At the top of Pecks Hill there was a row of shops – a newsagents and general store, a ladies hairdressers, a chemists, a fish and chip shop and a garage. Half way down the hill there was a small engineering works owned and operated by a Mr Thrall who lived at No. 2 Carter Lane
There may have been other another shop amongst the row on Carter Lane and Newgate Lane. There was a row of shops at the junction of Sandy Lane and Ravensdale and maybe one halfway down Sandy Lane.
But there was a shop in the row on Ratcliffe Gate named Newtons that specialised in baby and infant but also if my memory serves me right ladies underwear. I know at the time I was of a toddler/ pre school age my Mother often took me with her to that shop.