Home Sweet Home, 12 Station Road

Fabric shop and dressmakers on Station Road, near West Croydon Station.

According to their frontage as of May 2012, they specialise in "quality lace and embroideries, Kente, Duku, Holland wax prints, Jacquard, Swiss voile, head ties, etc", and they have "expert dress makers on site".

According to Cinema Treasures, this was the site of Croydon's first cinema, the Station Picture Hall, which opened in 1908. The cinema was renamed to West Croydon Picture Hall by 1913, and re-renamed to Kings Picture Palace by May 1914; it finally closed in 1917.

According to a photo on Flickr, as of c. 1985 the occupant was a business called Able & Willing, and according to another, as of 1989 it was Pepper Personnel Ltd.

As of July 2008 (according to Google Street View), these premises were occupied by Original Barbers, while Home Sweet Home was further along the road at number 24. However, at some point these two businesses swapped over, and by May 2012 Home Sweet Home was at number 12 and Original Barbers at number 24.

Existence last checked in March 2017.

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OS X co-ord: 532188     OS Y co-ord: 166054     (Latitude: 51.378155 Longitude: -0.102051)
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