Shops on the corner of Bridge Street and Hill Street
Shops on the corner of Bridge Street and Hill Street
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Shops on the corner of Bridge Street and Hill Street
This view shows part of a terrace of early-nineteenth century shop buildings that once stood on the corner of Hill Street and Bridge Street in Richmond, known as Royal Terrace. The jeweller WALTER F JARVIS, at number 29, has a traditional rusticated ground-floor shop front and ornate iron railings to its single first-floor window. The rest have twentieth-century ground floors, but the painted brick frontages on the two upper floors show hints of former shops’ painted advertising, including AMERICAN ICE CREAM, and HIGH CLASS CHOCOLATE AND CONFECTIONERY. Shops shown on Bridge Street include the AKBAR RESTAURANT, THE BAND BOX, and HILL & KNOWLES. On the corner, JACKIE at 33 Hill Street displays a ½ PRICE CLOSING DOWN SALE. A dental practice occupies its upper floors and the first-floor window has an ornate iron balustrade. Other Hill Street shops shown are ROWE, WALTER F JARVIS, RICHMOND ROTARY CLUB CHARITY SHOP, RICHMOND SCHOONER fish and chip shop and restaurant, and WIMPY BAR at numbers 21-23 on the corner of the former Heron Court. At one time number 23 was the Royal Hotel. The entire terrace was demolished in the 1980s and replaced with Quinlan Terry’s Richmond Riverside development, incorporating Heron Place. A partly-striped lamp post for the bollarded traffic island on Bridge Street carries a set of traffic lights and shows direction signs to London Airport and Twickenham. A smaller island on Hill Street also has traffic lights topped by a single pedestrian crossing sphere at a junction served today by a mini-roundabout. Several pedestrians, apparently dressed for a warmer than expected day, are shown walking past the shops and preparing to cross Bridge Street.
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London Metropolitan Archives
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