The Percy Platt shop was on Union St Oldham and were the sole traders in the town for Bradbury Motor cycles. They also sold sewing machines which is kind of a weird combination of goods but I guess they knew what they were doing. Perhaps it was part of the deal with Bradbury’s as they made the sewing machines as well as the bikes.
Although we are looking at the shop here, there is a great little website showing the history of Bradbury Motorcycles here, and if you Google their name you will find lots of photos of motorcycles they produced. I might also mention that if you have any photographs or other media relating to Bradbury’s, their family would be very interested in them.
Back to Percy Platt.
This page is about “Before & After” or “Yesteryear Then & Now” so what happened to Percy Platt’s shop at 129 Union St, Oldham? It’s quite amusing (Or maybe not) to see who occupies the premises today, It’s a sex shop owned by Simply Pleasure and I am not sure how to write this in a sympathetic manner. But consider this, once you could buy a bone shaking piece of engineering equipment from these premises, now you can erm, still buy the same 🙂