Welwyn Stores

Fish counter

By Llinos Thomas

Fish counter of Welwyn Stores, July 1939
Welwyn Garden City Library
Main staircase Welwyn Sores, 1939
Welwyn Garden City Library

I love this photo of the fish counter at Welwyn Stores, now John Lewis, taken in July 1939. The fish counter reminds me of shopping with my parents as a girl. I always wanted fresh fish or meat but had to make do with gristle sausages!

I think the picture of the staircase shows how the layout of the building hasn’t really changed. Where are the escalators though? I wonder what date they were put in, does anybody know?

This page was added on 11/05/2009.

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