This week I came across a unique row of shops which was affectionately known as “The Flat” on Lodge Rd in Hockley. Most of Lodge Rd is on a hill so this section was popular and became a busy shopping area.What’s great is that many of the shops have the original overhead frontage where the canopy would have been. On many of them just the old metal chains are left but others appear to still have the canopy, like in this weeks the Friday photo above.
Mills Wines & Spirits shop sits quite abandoned on the corner of Lodge Rd and Ford Street. I found an old photograph and it looks like it used to be Hockley Drugs Store. This is a really good example of the shops on the road and the old style frontage. Well worth a walk down as it is unusual to find a row of shops like these.