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Smerdons of Westcliff, Hamlet Court Road

I got a bit of a shock when hunting this one down, to see what state the property was in today. It turns out that Smerdons was in the premises that I knew as 7-eleven stores.

Smerdons of Westcliff, Hamlet Court Road
Smerdons of Westcliff, Hamlet Court Road

I knew that the building had been badly damaged by fire, but I admit I wasn’t expecting to see this building site:

Smerdons, 127-129 Hamlet Court Road
Smerdons, 127-129 Hamlet Court Road

That must have been some time ago, and I do not know exactly what the site looks like now.

Of the original advert, many shops really could do with taking note of the promise “A complete absence of high-pressure methods”. There are images of the old building (in Londis guise)¬†on Flickr – just search for Smerdons Westcliff.

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