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2007 - 2017

This is the Tick Tock cafe, serving traditional full English breakfasts and sandwiches.
Thomsons Directory 2007 Nos 3-5 Tick Tock Café' There is a parent Tick Tock in Abingdon.


(Query: It was 'Sweet Charity', a charity clothes shop, during the 1990s). A photo of the interior from April 1994 is in Marilyn Yurdan's "The Changing Faces of the Cowley Road". Thomsons Directory 1988 and 1995 list Sweet Charity as No 7


An image from 1975 can be seen here
It shows Harry Slater's fishmongers at No 3 and at No 5 the signboard read simply "5 Cowley Road". In Kelly's Directory 1976 No 5 was listed as J McCann secondhand goods dealer and a sign visible in the photo says "Anything Bought". A photo of April 1991 in Marilyn Yurdan's "The Changing Faces of the Cowley Road" shows the Harry Slater sign still there (though the shutters are down), and the "5 Cowley Road" sign is partly fallen down, though clothes are still hung up for sale.

1950s  & 1960s

Kellys Directory 1968 to 1976 No 5 J Mc Cann second hand goods dealer
Kellys Directory 1964 to 1967 No 5 T A Miles second hand goods dealer
Kellys Directory 1956 No 5 Bollom Ltd dyers & cleaners (see No 226)
Kellys Directory 1952 No 5 R G Bradley & Son jewellers


Kelly's Directory of 1932 and the 1976 directory both list number 3 as Harry Slater fishmonger

Kelly's Directory of 1920 and 1932 list number 5 as being the premises of Mrs Mary Davidson, milliner.

Before then?

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