Christy's Shop - early 1940's - late 1940's

Mr F Bowes of Kingsbury, London NW9

By Jackie Embury

Evidence of an Agreement between Mrs Louisa Christy of Parade House, High Street, Ashwell (widow) and a Mr F Bowes of Deanscroft Avenue, Kingsbury, London NW9 dated 23rd October 1940 has come to light.

It would appear that Louisa sold a lease to Mr Bowes in the sum of £600 + stock-in-trade in the sum of £424.16.10d., for the shop and Parade House.  It also appears that Mr Bowes ran the shop for 7 years prior to Anna and Kit who rented the shop and Parade House from Louisa late 1940's - 1951.


Photo:Lease Agreement dated 23rd October 1940

Lease Agreement dated 23rd October 1940

Patricia Lewis

Photo:Completion Statement - Oct 1940 - page 1

Completion Statement - Oct 1940 - page 1

Patricia Lewis

Photo:Completion Statement - Oct 1940 - Page 2

Completion Statement - Oct 1940 - Page 2

Patricia Lewis

This page was added on 09/05/2013.
Comments about this page

Fred Bowes was my grandfather and from my understanding he took over the shop so that he could remove his family from London during the war. My mother (Fred's daughter) had been sent to Blackpool to work for the Civil Service but I believe came to Ashwell to help run the shop, including making deliveries.  The family also lived in Letchworth where my mother met my father.  After the war, my grandfather moved the family down to Brighton where I was born and remain.

By Nigel Robinson
On 07/01/2016

Thank you Nigel for your comments it confirms my research.  Do you have a photo of your grandfather and mother at that time, even better if you have them at the shop please, these could be added to complete the picture? Best wishes, Jackie 

By Jackie Embury
On 08/01/2016

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