Mr Nunn remembers the early days of the Town Centre.

Mr Nunn discusses the early days of the Town Centre and what kinds of shops were available; “It was a very small community”

Stevenage Museum

Transcript:

Interviewer: What do you remember of going to the Town Centre?

Mr Nunn: It was in walking distance, I suppose it was about a mile, and mostly downhill. It was Bedwell Crescent where we lived it was on this hill and it was only partially built the Town Centre, and also they had a church, St Andrews, Church of England Church, which now has been pulled down unfortunately, and they built some flats but that was in Bedwell Crescent. But we walked down the hill, near St Georges, and there, under the underpass, you went under the underpass over to the shops and there was the fountain, its still there. There was the statue of Mother and Child, one of Moore’s sculptures and they had the Co-op, they had a tiled mural on the side of the store, it was quite a smart store. On the other side there was Fine Fare and there was a furniture shop, Hardy’s I think it was at the time. By Gunnels, there was a Woolworths. It was a very small community. And they had one pub, Edward the Confessor, that was near the bus stop and that was the only pub that there was in the actual town centre itself. Later they did build another one which closed after a couple of years called the Longship but that closed. And that is now council offices.

Nunn 2015

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