Stonehouse History Group

Welcome to the web site for Stonehouse History Group


- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

Mr Andrew Blick at some time acquired the land upon which the post office now stands together with quite a substantial house known as’ Barnards Villa’ which had a frontage to what is now known as Barnards parade.


He used part of the Post Office land as a Garden to the Midland Bank upon which I believe it had a Tennis Court.


Leo Blick sold the ground on which Barnards Villa stood in the early 1960s to the development company from London who built the existing shops which stand there today hence the birth of Barnard Parade.


The wooden shops in Queens’s road were built by the family I believe after the 1914 war and was occupied by various tradesman.


A hair dressers, Barber and the late Jack Anderson had a general grocers for many years until he moved down to new premises nearer the high street


- An Extract from from an interview with Mrs.Valerie Blick.





1960 - Barnard House demolished to make room for shops!

The High Street and Barnards Parade in the late 60’s not long after it was built.