There are no longer any shops in Walcot Square. In the past there was a grocery shop (corner of Sullivan Road and Walcot Square) and backing on to it a hardware shop which also sold oil (and coal in small quantities when the old-fashioned delivery carts and vans vanished). Next door was a little haberdashery and shoe-repairer: the shoe-repairer's sister ran the haberdashery. Next came a shop selling sweets, cigarettes, newspapers and stationery etc. On the other side of the road was a greengrocery. Further along at 89 Walcot Square was a dairy. Just around the corner in Brook Drive there was a fish shop and a butcher's. Near the Kennington Road end, on the corner of Bishop's Terrace, there was another shop - a general store which was destroyed in the WW2 bombing.
[Source: Maud Zimmermann's social history of the Walcot Estate 1996]
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