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000117 Tranquil Vale, No 3

000117 Tranquil Vale, No 3

In 1917, No 3 Tranquil Vale became the Blackheath Village Stores and it traded in this name until 1946.

For more than 100 years, No 3 Tranquil Vale was one of the best-known Blackheath grocers. The first tenant was John Dalton, followed in 1849 by Multon Lambert, who traded as a cheesemonger and grocer until 1883. In that year, it was taken over by Dannatt & Co. In 1917, No 3 was registered as The Blackheath Village Stores Ltd. in which name it traded until 1946.

It received considerable war damage in 1941 but in 1946 was acquired by Cullens Stores However, they soon surrendered the lease.

In 1950 the freehold was acquired by the Blackheath Preservation Trust who restored the buildings. After restoration, the old Village Stores became briefly a showroom for gas appliances and in 1963, it reopened as Blackheath Wallpapers, selling paint and wallpapers.

In 1986 it reverted to its original purpose as a grocery and delicatessen trading as the Village Delicatessen.

Kenneth Cunningham, solicitor, occupies the upper space.
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