2013 Hardware Stores (under same name since 1972 and as a hardware stores or oilman since at least 1881)
Like 156 Regent’s Park Road (until 2010), this shop has remained much the same since it opened, apart from a brief spell as a grocer in the 1870s.
- OILMAN James Thorn 1868
This was the first oilman in Primrose Hill.
- GROCER Albert Wythe 1871-75
- OILMAN Frederick Wythe 1881
- ” Richard Welsh 1889-1929
- ” William Welsh 1930-40
A Mr Puddyfoot had a pump outside for paraffin which never used to work. He also delivered from house to house in his van, and householders took a can into the street for it to be filled.
- ” Thompson’s Stores 1950
- ” Thompson’s Household Stores 1955-70
- HARDWARE Thompson’s 1972p
- ” Mercury Stores 1976 -present