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000379 Tranquil Vale, No 74

000379 Tranquil Vale, No 74

Corner of Tranquil Vale and Royal Parade 1910.

When Highland House was built, No 74 was leased by William Carson for a toy and fancy bazaar. It became known as Carson's Bazaar and as Carson's Corner.

Carson's name (later owned by Alexander Vernon) stayed here until 1913 when the company moved to No 42 Tranquil Vale, where the name stayed until 1930.

In 1920 the shop reopened as a second hand furniture shop. From 1927 to the early 1940s, the corner shop sold lingerie, but 74A, the small shop on the left of the photo was an arts and crafts showroom, a wireless shop and then sold antiques.

In 1949, No 74 was leased to Jameson Benbrook as an antiquarian bookshop, the Bookshop Blackheath. After 3 years, Benbrook sold the business to Misses Atkins and Korn who retired in 1962. Their successor was Mrs May Roberts but in 1970 she sold the business to her manager, Louis Leff.

Today it has a new owner and trades as The Bookshop on the Heath.
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Keywords:In Focus, One Face, Long Shot, High Quality, Unknown photographer, 1910, Horse drawn vehicles, Unknown Copyright, Fancy goods, Lights, Cancer Research UK/Imperial Cancer, The Bazaar