Then & Now: Popular hairdressers was once a coffee and gift shop


With lockdown beginning to ease, the hairdressing industry is getting ready to reopen, writes Shaun Dowdeswell.

This week I decided to take a look at the history of the building that has housed hairdressing business Peter Hickman since the 1980s.

NOW: Peter Hickman hairdressers

The building still boasts its original Victorian facade. Interestingly, the advert in this article states it was once a coffee shop and even offered accommodation for cyclists and football teams. The changing face of the building saw it become Catherine’s gift shop in the 1950s.

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