The building at 108 -110 St James Road has a warehouse that opens onto Stanhope Road, and as part of the building work the doors have been removed. I cheekily went, with camera, to ask for a photo of the warehouse, and was invited in to look at the whole building.
The building is going to remain, and be converted into four flats with parking spaces. The two workmen were quite happy to take a break from sweeping the piles of dust and rubble and have a chat! The building was originally a Co-Op grocers shop, and the top photo features original tiles on the far wall. The building was then taken over by a local company, Kay Aitch, who had a school uniform shop further along St James Road. They used 108 -110 to sell white goods.
The second photo is taken inside the loft. showing the window that looks over the valley towards High Brooms. I’m pleased the building will stay, as it has interesting features outside, and it will be good to watch the work progress.