Old shop was a part of Dame Thora Hird’s past

Queen's Square before the alterations and the demolition of cottages on Tunstall Street and Pedder Street.
Queen's Square before the alterations and the demolition of cottages on Tunstall Street and Pedder Street.

The latest in our ‘Then and Now’ series shows Queen’s Square at the bottom of Queen Street.

The black and white photo was taken before the demolition of cottages on Tunstall Street and Pedder Street.

Queen's Square now.

Queen's Square now.

The Cash Drug Store (now the site of the Plaza Arcade) was owned in the 1950s by 
a Mr Boothman-Haig who was a member of the Plymouth Brethren.

The Brethren had a meeting house at the end of Clarence Street. Many readers will no doubt remember the nearby Price’s DIY shop, next to Morecambe Trawlers.

Above the door of the Queen’s Square chemist shop were three large laboratory bottles, each filled with a different coloured water.

Where Heron House is now, stood a Co-Operative shop where Thora Hird once worked. Woodburn’s baker’s was next door.

Thanks as always to David Hodgson for the photos and information.