This is the page for 159 Cowley Road.
1962 - present
This is a branch of Tesco supermarket. It was closed for a couple of years while new flats were built above it. Re-opened in 2022 and the frontage at the right-hand end is aparto Spireworks who manage the flats
Kelly's Directory 1970 Nos 159 to 167 Tesco. Note photos (right) taken by Paul Freestone in 1978, which show demolition of the left part of what is now Tesco's - apparently this is where Butlers grocers were before Tesco expansion. The front door of Tesco's was then moved Westwards into this space.
Kelly's Directory 1966 Nos 159 and 161 Tesco Nos 163 to 167 Home Linens (formerly at Nos 175 and 177)
Kelly's Directory 1964 Nos 159 and 161 Tesco Nos 163 to 167 Shoppers Market, department store
Kelly's Directory 1962 Nos 159 and 161 blank, Nos 163 to 167 Butler's Drapery store
1940s - 1950s
kelly's Directory 1956 to 1960 Nos 159 and 161 Dennes, furniture & drapery
Kelly's Directory 1958 to 1960 Nos 163 to 167 Butler's Drapery store
Kelly's Directory 1943 to 1954 Nos 159 and 161 Motor Supplies (C V Bolton) & Chapman of Oxford, house furnishers
Kelly's Directory 1952 to 1956 Nos 165 and 167 Butler's Drapery Store (and No 167 in 1920)
Kelly's Directory 1952 to 1958 No 163 Bobby's ladies hairdresser (Mrs Irene E Wells)
Kelly's Directory 1952 to 1954 No 163 Eastmans dyers & cleaners
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