On Bournville Lane, opposite Lea House Road is a house that once held the shoe repair business of Harold Lea. Sadly this old shop sign has recently been sanded and painted over. From sharing this photograph on twitter I was able to learn from Mr. Lea’s grandaughter that he had two further shops. Another shoe repair business at 29 Maryvale Road and a drapers in the building that is now St Mary’s hospice shop on Raddlebarn Road.
His business was listed in the 1939 telephone directory. And he operated out of his premises on Maryvale Road between 1930 and 1971.
Do you remember Harold Lea’s shops? Do you have memories to share?