This is the page for 72 Cowley Road.
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
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