I was walking along Howard Road yesterday afternoon on my way back from the record office, and this rather charming sign was uncovered. The building is yet another being converted from a shop into a house – hopefully with more sensitivity than some I have seen lately. Does anyone know anything about this business on the corner of Lytton Road and Howard Road? R Pratt (greengrocer) appears in Kelly’s Directory of 1960 at 17 Lytton Road, telephone number 78017, which seems to be the same premises. Also on Lytton Road that year were Tandy Brothers Ltd (painting contractors) at number 16, G G Marriott (painter and decorator) at number 31, and Thomas Albert Viles (boot and shoe repairer) at number 63.