Over the years a number of shops and trades have grown up in and around Spencers Wood.

We have a collection of information and photographs documenting changes over the years from deliveries of milk by horse cart to today’s convenience stores.

Some of these are listed below – please email us if you can add to this list – better still, come and talk to us if you’ve worked in any of these businesses.


Adeys (Grocers) Blissimi / Anita’s  (Hairdressers) Society for Microbiology/ The Co-op/ Dearloves

(now converted to Marlborough House appartments)

Spencers Wood Stores / London Road Stores
Telephone Exchange/

BT Centre

The Village Maid One Stop/formerly The Post Office 


Double’s Garage

and before that the village Blacksmiths


Warings (Bakery) Judds (Sawmill) Judds Sawmill Day Lewis /Rankin /Farleys (Chemists)

Harrisons (General Stores)


Chandlers Hair & Beauty Salon
The Style Centre The Style Centre


 Sheermans (Butchers)

now Healthy Buildings International


 Parkers (Estate Agents) / Hop Inn (off licence) / The Cricketers (pub)