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April 2018: Coral betting shop adorned with new mural, catching the morning sun.
April 2018: View from the churchyard.
2018: The new mural in progress, by local artist Mani
2018: Closeup of the new mural (in progress), featuring a Cowley Road poem by local poet Steve Larkin.
2017: Coral betting shop.
2017: The distinctive mural crouching above the shopfront, on the eastern end of this row of colourfully decorated terraces.
2017: The building's eastern wall on the corner of Leopold Street. This was the site of the last tram stop from the city, commemorated in the mural (repainted in 2018).
1995: Pre-murals! Photographed by Martin Stott



2015 - 2020

The Coral off-track betting shop was at 270-272 Cowley Road. Planning permission to change the property to a betting shop was approved in March 2015.[1]

The corporate facade contrasts strongly with the murals on the upper floor which have become emblematic of Cowley Road. Fortunately, unlike other buildings in the same row, these murals have not yet been painted over. Coral closed on 16 February 2020.

 ?1971 - 2014

Windrush Insurance Brokers, established 1971, used to be located here before the business moved to Kidlington in around ?2009. The last set of accounts with 272 Cowley Road listed as their head office was 30th June 2014.[2] An image of Windrush can be seen here

No 270

Kelly's Directory 1972 to 1976 and Yellow Pages 1979 No 270 L A Bowles, greengrocer
Kelly's Directory 1952 to 1971 No 270 E G Hampton greengrocer
Kelly's Directory 1934 and 1943 No 270 Ambrose Morgan fruiterer

No 272

Kelly's Directory 1971 to 1976 No 272 Nationwide Building Society
Kelly's Directory 1970 No 272 Co-op Permanent Building Society
Kelly's Directory 1964 to 1969 No 272 Parslows bakers
Kelly's Directory 1954 to 1962 No 272 D Morgan bakers
Kelly's Directory 1920 and 1952 No 272 A W Jackson & Co confectioners

Early 20th Century

This building is on the site of the eastern terminus and stabling of the horse-drawn tram, which used to run into the city centre. The tram is commemorated in the mural on the eastern wall.

Before then?

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