On the far left is the old Freemason's Tavern at the bottom of Winkfield Road. (The 1930s rebuild is pictured here.)
On the next corner, in the background, is the original Lordship Tavern that stood on the corner of Accacia Road (the old building still stands today). The pub moved to a new building 40 metres east on the corner of Perth/Dunbar Roads in the 1930s.
This image also has the old Lordship Tavern in the background (but it has lost its dutch gable by this point).
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My brother in law had a Green Grocers in between the two pubs for many years from 1960's.
Do you remember what the shop was called / what number it was at?
His name was Brian Abbott I can find out if it was called anything other than Abbott's, I just remember it being in the middle of the two pubs.
I seem to remember that there was a hardware shop called Tuck & Norris (or something like that) either on the corner of Acacia Rd or very close by. They might have even occupied two premises or I could be confusing them with someone else.
1960 phone directory:
Looks like the name survives operating out of a house on Truro Road, though the "30 years experience' strap line suggests that they may noyt be related to the Lordship Lane lot.
I grew up on Acacia Road and can confirm that Tuck and Norris was on the corner of Lordship Lane and Acacia Road! The son (Alan?) took over the business from his father and then moved it out only a few years ago; the '30 years' could be referring to his own experience in the business rather than the historical family's?
This is a fascinating picture for me- thank you for sharing!
Tony, I emailed Tuck & Norris and yesterday spoke with Alan. You're right about the Lordship Lane premises covering more than one shop. It started in 618 then expanded into 620 (The old Lordship Tavern premises on the corner of Acacia Road).
Close-up shot of the Lordship Tavern just added here.