London Road Corn Stores and Car
Not all buildings are demolished when their original purpose has ceased, however. The low white building the car is just passing in this 1920s photograph was built in the early 1900s as a corn store. It survived fulfilling this purpose until Charlton's the corn chandler went out of business in the 1960s. It was then rented to a variety of small businesses until it was bought up by a Veterinary Practice in 2012 and completely rebuilt internally with air conditioned reception area, consulting rooms, operating theatre and recuperation space for several dogs, cats and other pets. Externally the building retains much of its original look albeit functional without style.