Shops then and now

Jesse Taylor's first shop
Jesse Taylor
Interiors shop 2004
After various changes of use the shop is now Frankie Doodle.
Aaron Rigg
One hundred years ago this shop was run by Martha Ellis,who sold fish and vegetables.
Ellis's closed in 1958 and had a variety of owners before Drinkwaters took over and selling fresh fruit and vegetables.
Aaron Rigg
Keeleys and Post Office; note how the windows have changed slightly from Prouts and Roberts layout.
Aaron Rigg
In the 1920s this was Prout's store, selling clothes for the whole family
Jesse Taylor
Rob in the post office shop
Aaron Rigg
The Post Office until 2016. It is now based in The Old Police Station
Aaron Rigg
Cotswold Collection, a clothes shop, which closed in 2010
Now 'Le Tradition', selling French bread and pastries
Aaron Rigg
Walters tea shop, the half-timbered building, well-used by cycling clubs
Still called Walters, but run by Mr & Mrs Frank James. This photo was taken in 1953 when Frank, a noted confectioner, made cakes as the Royal Regalia.
Roberts and Co.
The building in 2001. Note that the roof line is different from the mansard roof of the Roberts & Co photograph.

Some shops in Campden have been in the same use for many years but most change ownership quite frequently. Our archives hold photographs going back 100 years and we are also recording the uses of buildings in the High Street now, building up a picture of the changing commercial life of the town.

see also the story of postal delivery in Campden

Comments about this page

  • Happened to find the exact photo of Prout’s Stores in our heirlooms. Very interesting. My grandfather happens to be Richard J Capeling who was a co-manager in Keeley’s. On the back of Prouts photo is written “our Robberts old shop now – owr prouts”? I also have a painting in our living room with the Keeleys on painted by Constance 1939. I live in Margate UK with my mum and family. Would love to hear more.

    By Ann Aydin-Capeling (09/05/2020)
  • Thank you for the photos of Prout’s Store which later became Keeley’s shop and Post Office. My great grand mother was Flora Lily Keeley. Her uncle Henry Keeley and his son were the proprietors. I live in Australia and appreciate the information, especially the pictorial records, that you offer on this site. Thank you.

    By Jacqueline Connor (16/10/2018)
  • Thank you for the comment Jacqueline – we aim to please!

    By Mary Fielding (05/11/2018)

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