Historical version 29 of Croydon Mobile Centre, 168 North End (view current version)

  • 168 North End, CR0 1UF

Business premises on North End near West Croydon Station, vacant as of August 2015. It was previously a pawnbroker and jewellery shop called H Purchen. Still vacant as of December 2015.

As of early January 2016 there's some sort of building or shopfitting work going on inside.

According to Ward's street directories, in the mid-1930s the premises were occupied by Zeeta Caterers. The London Tramways website has a photo of the shopfront around this time.

It was H Purchen pawnbrokers by 1967 (see London Road History article). This closed down in late July or early August 2015 — as of July there were signs in the windows indicating a closing-down sale, and by August the shutters were down every time we walked past.

London Road/North End ... Sade's (CLOSED), 172 North End 071, 170 North End H Purchen (CLOSED), 168 North End Maplin, 166 North End Paddy Power, 142 North End ...

OS X co-ord: 532150     OS Y co-ord: 166042     (Latitude: 51.378056 Longitude: -0.102601)
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