Where did the garage go?

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Poppins is now a familiar sight on the High Street, but, originally, I believe this domestic building was extended to put a garage in front of it.

By 1926, Ernest Victor Lomas-Smith had opened an electrical shop there and Graham Barson (in Camberley & Yorktown between the wars) has a lovely photo of the shop front with what looks an amazing promotion for Ever Ready batteries.  Apparently Lomas-Smith took over from Lenthalls.

Graham says that this is now the HSBC Bank, but I think that Poppins is the spot – does anyone know for sure?

15 High Street Camberley is now Kitchen Kapers, so that doesn’t help us at all!

More recently, the building was a jewellers – and before that?


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