Tags: A N Bromley, boots, café, city centre, edwardian, jesse boot
This beautiful Edwardian building was designed by architect A N Bromley in 1904. It stands on the corner of High Street and Pelham Street, and was Jesse Boot’s flagship department store in Nottingham and the forerunner of all Boots larger stores. It included a café and even a library along with the usual toiletry, chemist and gift departments.
The Boots shop closed in 1972 and has since been used by a succession of other shops. I particularly remember a kitchen gadget shop with lots of wonderful gizmos and doodads spread over three floors plus, I believe, a café. I can’t for life of me remember what it was called though.