This is the page for 205 Cowley Road.
Occupied by Beeline Bicycles, who moved here from a much smaller shop at number 65.
Local cycling club the Cowley Road Condors meet here each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Although the sub- police station closed in 1967, the police have retained a bolthole here, still using the white door to the right of Beeline in the 2017 photo on right.
The single-storey public toilets were demolished to make way for a larger building, with shop space below and ?flats above. Beeline Bicycles are the first occupants of the new shop space.
New public toilets were installed at the back of the building, overlooking the grass of Manzil Way.
1980s & 1990s
Public toilets, plus two other shop units, were at this address (a 1995 photo by Martin Stott is shown to the right. ).
There was later the Libra project drug addiction counselling service based here.
Thomsons Directory 1984 and 1998 No 205 H A John Developments. Thomsons Directory 1991 Oxford Property Services, Penthorn Ltd (The Old Workshop), Pro-Tek Fire Systems Ltd
1900s - 1970s
The 1932 Kelly's Oxford Directory lists 205 as "Ephraim Organ and Son Builders and Decorators and Sanitary Engineers", with the phone number 3522 and asking for Telegrams to be addressed to "Joinery, Oxford".. Organ's there in 1899 directory and still there in 1976 directory
Kellys Directory 1943 to 1967 Oxford City Police East Oxford Sub Station
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