Heritage Trail Location 21
The wide, tree lined, Broadway was part of the design of Richard Adolphus Came, the London architect employed by the Syndicate who took over the Spa from Mr. Hotchkin. Mr. Came envisaged a small garden city in the midst of the flat agricultural land surrounding Woodhall Spa. The Broadway was created at the beginning of the 1890s and we can imagine it then, with horses pulling smart carriages along the straight, leafy, road while fashionably dressed visitors strolled along the pavement under the glass and wrought iron canopies in front of shop windows.
Mr. Erdmann Voss, hairdresser, was one of several Germans living here before World War 1. He later moved to Station Road.
Mackellar`s was well patronised from Edwardian times, when as well as the expected beer, cider, spirits etc. and various European wines, the shop also advertised wine from California and Australia, “in flagons and half flagons.” Mr. H.R.Maynard was a chemist on the Broadway in the early 19th century.