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This is the page for 254 Cowley Road.

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2018 - exterior with recently rebranded exterior on a 'Cowboys and Indians' theme.


1990s - present

2017: The Dodgy Deli during peak hours.

This address is occupied by Cowley Road institution, the so-called 'Dodgy Deli', an off-license selling cheap (and occasionally out of date?) alcohol. It trades as Classic Wines and once sold flapjacks and other delicacies and stocks an unusually wide range of beers.

Photos of its (intentionally) graffitied shutters from 2006 can be see here.

Thomsons Directory 1991 Classic delicatessen


Kelly's Directory 1975 No 254 Oxfam Regional Centre & Gift Shop (also at No 72). Still an Oxfam shop in photo of 1984 but by 1988 had moved to No 235.[1]

1940s - 1960s

Kelly's Directory 1960 to 1972 No 254 Beryl Morris hair & beauty
Kelly's Directory 1954 to 1958 No 254 Alfred Mould & Co florists, greengrocers
Kelly's Directory 1943 and 1952 No 254 William H Allsop fruiterer

Before then?

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  1. Marilyn Yurdan The Changing Faces of the Cowley Road