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Roberts Stores/Post Office, Burgh Heath
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Roberts Stores/Post Office, Burgh Heath

Roberts Stores, incorporating the Post Office, at Burgh Heath. This postcard is postmarked 1912. The location is believed to be where Travis Perkins is now located on the A217.
Picture added on 06 November 2013 at 12:03
I had to use Google Street view to find Travis Perkins! Yes, this is the old Roberts Stores building. It was set back from the road and had a roughly semi circular entrance drive not dissimilar from the TP one today, except that it may have been a little further from the single carriageway A217 and it wasn't surfaced.

Roberts provided a grocery delivery service and my mother used that. I can't remember the make of van (possibly Morris Commercial?), but it had a side access facility.

Also set back from the road between the Stores and the village hall was French & Foxwell garage where Cooper garage now is. That access road was also unmade - not uncommon for minor roads even in the 50s!
Added by Michael Funnell on 06 April 2014
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