Whilst the Museum is closed and our collections unable to be seen by visitors, we have created a weekly virtual museum with an Object of the Week feature from our collections.
Object of the Week : L is for Lilley’s
The Museum’s photo archive contains many images of Shenley Road over the years. Here, the white shop on the corner of Shenley and Furzehill Roads was bought by Geoffrey Lilley in 1943. His wife was made manager while he worked in an aero factory on Spitfires. When the war ended he returned and built up a business that by 1951 was one of the most extensive radio & electrical shops in South Hertfordshire.
In the 1950s and 60s Lilley’s became the place to buy your LPs.
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