New pictures of Temple Stores

I recently purchased nearly 100 glass plate negatives of Biggin Hill dated from, I estimate, from around the 1930's. Half of them are of the Temples Stores and below is a selection of them. The first is Bottom Temples showing their fleet of delivery vans. The rest are of Top Temples.

Great shot of the store taken from (the now) Temple Road.


Looking towards Hillcrest Road.


All set up for the day's trading (note the delivery van being loaded up)


The Temple Road side of the store.


A selection of lawnmowers sit outside the Hillcrest Road side.


Close up of the windows and display cabinets.


This picture, taken from the timber section, looks up Temple Road towards 'Anne's Pantry', later the Raj restaurant (now demolished).


Taken from the roof of the house opposite looking along Hillcrest Road.


From the same place looking over to Mount Pleasant.