Saturday, August 22, 2020

Where in Redditch part VII (updated)

Royal Enfield acquired a nice showroom in Redditch in the 1950's to sell its bikes it was situated in Church Green East, a street that unsurprisingly, faces the church green. It is a fairly short street, so unless the building was demolished it must be one of these. Which one could it have been? Google does not have street level view in Redditch so I cannot get a closer look.
Update 8/22/20. With the help of Barry Love, who is setting up the real Royal Enfield Museum in Redditch we were able to find it, it is the one labeled Royal House in this picture,
Funny story: in one of my visits to Redditch I mustered the courage to ask a couple of old timers in the street "there used to be a Royal Enfield showroom around here, do you know where it was". They replied "no, we're not from here, we're from Eversham. And they are in India now anyway!". I was literally standing in front of the store when I asked that question!

Update 9/11/21: A spectacular investigation by Simon Taylor indicates the store was actually at 8a Church Green. See details here. 


  1. I vote for the red brick building third from the right counting from Peakman Street. It looks to have the most developed display windows. Most of the others look like they might have housed only apartments above small shops. Just a guess.



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