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February 2017: The empty shop unit advertised for rent by Chancellors estate agents.

April 2019

Club Terruno is a cocktail bar owned by the same folks as Arbequina next door. Unlike it's neighbour the "Ravenscroft & Fraser" signboard is not original and was created for the restaurant by Ash from Brilliant Signs, according to an article in the Oxford Mail


The 'Strand' beauty parlour has just closed and the shop stands empty. There has been a hair salon/ beauty parlour here for several years in various incarnations. Runaya is still readable on the signboard

2004 - after?2010

Thomsons Directory 2004 to 2010 Saleems hairdressers

1970s - 1980s

Kelly's Directory 1970 to 1976 Oxfam Gift Shop. Also in Thomsons Directory 1984 but not 1988. Thomsons Directory 1988 Worldwise (Oxfam publishing?)

1958 - 1967

Kelly's Directory 1967 No 72 Radio Rentals
Kelly's Directory 1958 to 1966 No 72 Rentaset Ltd

In 1961 this shop was a 'Rentaset' radio and TV rental shop.

The British Motor Industry Heritage trust holds a photo in their archive TV sets being unloaded from the shop into one of the characteristic Rentaset vans. Sadly the image is under copyright and cannot be reproduced here.

before?1920 - 1958

Kelly's Directory 1920 and 1952 to 1958 No 72 Ravenscroft & Fraser watchmakers

Before then?

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