Cheapside photographed before World War 1 by Edwin Dale
A ceremonial arch at Cheapside in 1897 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, photographed by Albert Smith
Cheapside is one of the western gateways to St Helier. Developed for housing in the 19th century, it was previously an area of sand dunes beyond the Parade. It's position on the edge of the town made it a logical place to erect ceremonial arches on important occasions, and two of these were the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, and the Coronation of her grandson, George V, in 1911.
There are some fine Victorian houses in the area, little changed since the day they were built, but these are largely around the corner from Cheapside itself, along West Park Avenue and St John's Road, which adjoin it at its western end.
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The Old England Hotel in Cheapside
The staff outside H N Picot's grocery shop at Cheapside in about 1910
Another arch at Cheapside in 1911 for the Coronation of King George V
A horse-drawn charabanc outside the Old England Hotel at Cheapside
Another picture of the ceremonial archway at Cheapside for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee
Early 20th century photograph by Edwin Dale
These decorated lamp posts were the best St Helier could manage for the 1978 Royal Visit of the Queen and Prince Philip
Simpson's chair and cabinet depot announced its opening at 9 Cheapside in an 1840 advertisement