Gosport High Street Past and Present

Gosport High St

131 High Street - Middle Street

I have a list of the occupiers of the addresses in Gosport’s High Street from I understand 1958. I am looking the put in a comparison for 2018. I hope I will be able to see how many have survived over last 60 years.

Some of the occupiers in the 1958  list may have just lived in the flats. I will try to sort  them out and remove them as I am more interested in the businesses. Ian Jeffery ian@gosport.info

131 High Street – was Middle Street

No 1958 2018
North Side of High Street
1 Silver Arrow Cleaners Ltd  John Lane Insurance
2 Knight, LG & R Dental Surgeons Millennium Dental Clinic
2  Watson RR
3 Drs NL Russell DC MacKenenzie & G Raperport Surgery  Churchers Solicitors
4  Portsmouth & Gosport Water Co Scruples Hairdresser
5  Ministry of National Insurance Nat West Bank
6  Southern Gas Board Showrooms Argos
10 Fox & Sons Estate Agents
 11/13  Brighter Homes Ltd DC Design & Create Hair
 11/13  (Up) Ashley Academy of Dancing
13 Scott GL BetFred Bookmakers
13a Jonsberg Miss D Store Twenty One
14 Gifford SN Stationer & Confectioners News Round Newsagents
15 Williams EW & Dyer HE Dentist
19 The Bell Inn Vaping Lounge
20/24 Lloyds Bank Ltd Lloyds Bank Ltd
20/24 Herage WA
25 Rentaset Radio & TV Suppliers Vanilla Bean Patisserie Cafe
26 Midland Bank Ltd HSBC Ltd
28 Churcher & Churcher Solicitors The Star Wetherspoon Pub
29 Sunbeam Cleaners Ltd The Star Wetherspoon Pub
30 Frazer & White Heating Engineers Centre Peace Hub
30a Bradford JR
31 Frazer’s Hairdressers Gosport Funeralcare
31 Stone JMR
32 St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church St Marys Roman Catholic Church
32 Quinn Rev AJ Idowu Rev P M/ Roth Rev G M
35/6 National Provincial Bank Ltd Zodiac Discount Store
35/6 United Friendly Society
35/6 Palmer AJ Accountant
36/7 The Star Nelsons Bar
37 Johnson RO Emma’s Night Club
38 World’s Stores Ltd
38 Clapham JR
38a Sole Connection & Key Kutters
Gosport Tool Precision Engineers
39 Smith’s Pharmacy Perfect 10 Nails
40 Morgan LWW Saddler Mann Estate Agents
40 Field LM Architect & Surveyor
41 Miles Bookshop Biscoes Solicitors
41 Lisle CW
41a Miles LC
42 Portsmouth Evening News Gosport Fone Shop
42 Chapman TKG
43/4 Barclays Bank Ltd Barclays Bank plc
43/4 Curtis CG
45/6 Gunton’s RD Gunton FRHC Florist & Fruiterer TUI Holiday Store
45 Gunton RD
45 Wolletts Mrs V
47 Greeburch Bros Ltd Tailors Golden Touch Amusments
47 Quinton CC
47 Weeks AE
48 Mumby Charles & Co Soft Drinks Manufacturers Eden Mobility
48a Stewart Eric Photographer G&S Sports, Leisure Cycles (now closed 2019)
49 Holmes GEA Newsagent Oriental Well-Being Salon
50 Syandhaft EG Hairdresser The Salvation Army Charity Shop
51 Milletts Gentalmans Outfitters Post Office/ WH Smiths
54 Portsea Island Muil Co-op Society Superdrug
55 Arnolds Fruiterer & Greengrocer Cardfactory
56 Neild W&B Tobacconists
57 Keatsts of Gosport Radio & Nursy F McDonald’s (Closed 2019)
60-61 Halifax Bank
62 Cory Clarence Cycle/ Motor Cycle en Hays Travel
63 Dittman & Malpass Ltd Seedsmen Empty Site
64 Bolloms Dry Cleaners Peacocks Clothes
65 The Works
66 Warrens Bakery
67 Hill RJ Hairdresser Print Works (Now closed 2019)
68 FirstLight Trust Charity Cafe
69 Nationwide Building Society
70 Paley’s Restaurant Nixon T Knights Convenience Store
71 Gosport Photographic Service Solent Diabetes Association Charity Shop
71 Newland BW
72 No1 Currency Exchange
73 The Old Northumberland PH Bartholomew AE Subway (takeaway)
74 “The Drive” Snack Bar
73/74 Conduict, W.H.G Coffee #1
South Side of High Street
78 “The Isle of Wight Hoy” Frydays Restaurant
Finlay’s Tobabanists Frydays Fish & Chips
The Dive Cafe The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
The Parcraft Factory (Harris & Parkin Ltd) Clothiers
The Kings Arms
79 Vail LS Estate Agent & Auctioneer Brothers Kebab & Pizza
80 The Port Hole Cafe & Fish Bar Kings Dinner Cafe
81/84 Littlewoods Stores New Look
86 Woolworth, F.W & Co. Ltd. Poundland
86 Pep & Co
87 Bata Shoe Co. Greggs
88 Southern Electricity Board Branch EE Phone Shop
89 Weaver to Wearer Gents Taylors Supercuts
90 Hug, W.F. Jeweller Hug Jewellers
91 Sandra Shoes, Footwear Ridgeway Exotics Pet Shop
92 The India Arms Hotel Ridgeway Exotics Pet Shop
92 Mason, W.G.
93 CEX Entainment Exchange
94 The Cup & Saucer cafe Reflex (Records)
95/96 Weston Hart Ltd. Radio & TV Thomas Cook Travel Store
97 Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Footwear Shoe Zone
97 Tisbury, W.J.
98 Crown, Wallpapers Cancer Research UK Charity Shop
99 Field’s One Day Cleaners Poppins Cafe, Restaurant
99a Radio Rentals
100 Green,G.W. Ltd Bakers Bake A Cake (Now closed 2019)
101 Maxwells, Family Tailors British Heart Foundation Charity Shop
101a The Chocolate King Confec & Tobac.
102 Stead & Simpson, Footwear Timpson Locksmith’s
103 Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care
104 Cheshire, R.S. Opticians Sweet Wise
104 (Upp.Fl) Hemsley, S.L.V. Acct & Auditors Your Senses Massage and Therapy
105 Swiss Restaurant Edinburgh Woollen Mill
107 Bateman, G.C. Optician Vision Express Optician
108 Bishop Bros. Ld Clarks Shoes
109 Boots the Chemists Boots the Chemist
109a Grayson, H.S.& Chas Dentist Boots the Chemist
110 Henry Blake & Co Ltd, Naval Outfitters Boots the Chemist
111 Montague Burton Burton Menswear
112 General Post Office Burton Menswear
111/2 (FL3) Bryant, H.C. QDs Live Lounge
114 Evans Women’s Clothing
114 Dorothy Perkins Women’s Clothes
115 Lipton, Ltd, Grocers F Hinds Jewellers
115 Downer, Miss A.M.
116 Peters, Geo & Co Ltd Wine Merch. Cycles & Radio & TV Costa Coffee
116a Maynards Confectionery Carphone Warehouse
117 Righton & Bennett Ltd Automobile Agent, Engineer, Cycles, Radio, Tv Angel Cards (Now closed in 2018)
118 Cooper, Dorothy Milliner Holland & Barrett Health Food
119 Smith & Vosper Bakers & Confec. Beal’s Estate Agents
120 Worley, F & Co Footwear Specsavers Opticians
121 Dewhursts Ltd Butchers Legend Barbers
122 Ministry of Labour Womens Sect. Little Slice of Heaven Cake Shop
123 Puttock & Blake Estate Agents Auc Aestbezia Beauty Lounge
124 Hepworths Ltd Gents Tailors Leaders Estate Agents
125 Maypole Dairy Co Ltd Grocers Ladbrokes Betting Shop
125a Stirman F.R.J.
126 Harvey N.S. & Co Lrd Wholesalers Jeffries Estate Agents
127 Timothy Whites & Taylors Ltd Druggist M&Co Clothing
128 Pink W. & Son Grocery & Provs. Santander Bank
129 The Scotch Wool & Hosiery Stores Santander Bank
130 Hooper A.E. Fishmonger Family Ties Cafe
131 Griffin N.S.A. Game Shop
132 Women’s Clothes Shop
133 Durston H.S. Estate Agents & Auct. Fairhalls Estate Agents
133 White F.H.
134 Katies Vinyl Bar & Kitchen
134 Upper Record Shop Vinyl
135 BrightHouse Weekly Payment Store
136 PoundWorld (Closed in 2018)
137 Parker Torrington Ltd Chartered Surveyors
137a Apus Bodyart
138 Phiilips H.J. Decorators Merchants ELJ Furnishings (closed 2018)
139 The Trustee Savings Bank
142 Borough Treasurers Dept.
145 Gosport Home Help Service
146 National Savings Committee
147 Penton Mrs M.
148 Wlatt T.
Gosport Town Hall Gosport Town Hall
Gosport Discovery Centre
Walpole Road (South side)
2 Gosport & Alverstoke Unionist Club Conservative Club
Sperring W.G
Ritz Cinema Job Centre
5-7 Iceland
2 Retail Park High Street Pets Corner
2 Retail Park High Street Maidenhead Aquatics
1 Retail Park High Street KFC Take Away
3 Creek Road Halfords
Walpole Road (North side)
15 Morrisons Supermarket

11-15 High St Gosport was demolished in early 2019, a 70 bed hotel, cafe and restaurant are due to be built.

I All 2018 added,  if you spot any errors please let me know.  I feel it would be interesting to see how Gosport High Street has changes over the years.

Thank you Derek Sumpter for the information for 36/7 1958 ‘The Star’.

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