This is the page for 11 Cowley Road.
Number 11 is now a private residence, and has been for many years.
Bookshop at the Plain.
This was Razors, this shop sold punk accessories and 50s style American clothes. Inside it was covered with all shiny black plastic. From an interview with the Dec 6 - 19 1977 edition of the Back-Street Bugle, the owners say "We sell punk things, but we're really into 1950s American clothes, music, decor and cars." It moved in March 1978.
1976 - 1977
It was called Plain Clothing and then briefly Tacky Glamour (painted with a rainbow and run by Maddy). A photograph of April 1976 appears to show this shop with the name The Nearly Shop and a larger sign "Everything Secondhand".
Kellys Directory 1943 to 1973 Chas Wood & Sons furniture removers (now based at Horspath Industrial Estate)
Cowleyroad.org is a DIY community history - help us write it!
Do you know more about this business, or remember what was at this address before? Do you have any old photographs or memories to share? Please add them to the site! Here is a how-to guide.
- David Kemp (ed): The Treasures and Pleasures of britain (1992)
- Marilyn Yurdan