Court Arcade. This facade has been around for many decades, only what is behind it changes… We had a unit there from 1972 until 1990 when we moved to our present site.

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Court arcade 1972-1990

Court Arcade 1972-1990 – This is the facade which was saved when the old Court Cinema burnt down many years ago. By the time we took up residence there, it was a shopping arcade called Court Arcade. The space behind this facade was nothing more than a long shed, divided into units. The units had concrete floors, asbestos in the ceilings, and no proper access to drinking water or toilet facilities. Never the less it became a fantastic ‘alternative’ arcade and was well ahead of its time. We have many happy memories of our time there, and we still in many cases keep in touch with friends we made during those crazy days.

About Guru Boutique

This is a blog about a small family run fair trade gift, clothes and card shop, which at the date of writing has managed to survive for almost five decades. In 1971 the idea took shape for this business, but it began life under the name of Quaker Girl. In 1972 it became Guru Boutique. Guru Boutique is much more than a business, it is a way of life and a labour of love!

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