Looking along Cumbergate from a location that would now be inside Queensgate with Boots store ahead of you on the right. Date unknown but presumably early 1970s.
The JH Duddington store that sat on the corner of Long Causeway (right) and Cumbergate (left), pictured c.1900.
A lovely old image dating to the late 1890s or very early 1900s and showing Indian born Edward Law’s Saddlery Shop (centre) with the Post Office building to the right. In 1904, the shop building was leveled to allow the Post Office to extend to the left.
An Edwardian view of Long Causeway with the Cumbergate junction on the right. Date unknown.
Crisps Wine Shop, later known as The Still public house, from a 1941 painting by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976).
The building survives today as the Handmade Burger Company and the access way in the background would, today, lead you into the Queensgate Centre.
The former Almshouses at the junction of Cumbergate and Exchange Street as presented in a 1944 watercolour painting by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976).
A nice watercolour painting of Long Causeway at the junction with Cumbergate on the left.
The painting dates to 1947 and was produced by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976).
An old and battered image of Cumbergate around 1910.
Chaotic scenes on Long Causeway with Cumbergate in the background ….. today the site of the “Boots” Queensgate entrance.
Thanks to Rob Sharman for a photo he took in 1969 showing Coltons Cycles which were on Cumbergate at the time.
Six images showing the inside and outside of The Still in its heyday.
Two images taken in the beer garden at The Still featuring Kings School pupil and soon to be pop star with chart-toppers Erasure, Andy Bell.
The demolition of part of Cumbergate in 1977 showing, amongst the rubble, an old sign for the Greyhound pub that fronted onto Market place.
Looking along Cumbergate with the White Horse public house on the right.
Thanks to Chris Allen for this image.
A view from outside Colton’s Cycles on Cumbergate and looking towards Hereward Centre in the distance with the ground being prepared for the Queensgate development.
Thanks to Chris Allen for use of this image.
A 1954 advert for Gibbs Shoe Shop on Cumbergate which includes a rather bizarre looking Pedoscope X-ray machine !!!
The magnificent old Post Office building in Cumbergate pictured in 1974 and shortly before its demise. Today it would pretty much be under the Boots store in Queensgate !
A wonderful list of alcoholic beverages from 1879 with a gallon of “very old” scotch whisky retailing at just 20/- or £1 !!!
Lincolnshire born John Bruster operated as a Wine and Spirit Merchant in Cumbergate from the late 1840s.
Cumbergate in the 1930s from a vantage point that would today be the Queensgate “Argos” exit. Note the Cadbury’s Chocolate advert in the shop window on the far right !
Based on Cumbergate opposite the General Post Office, Pepper’s Store was a shoe/boot maker and repairer. Tough to picture this one today but you would be inside Queensgate with your back to Boots and facing the Arts & Crafts shop !