The road was developed from about 1895, with shoe factories at the top on both sides and housing on one side only.
At the bottom of the road stands the Baptist Church built in 1900, and at the top was Robinson's first factory, taken over by the Town Band Club when Robinson Brothers built a new larger factory at the corner of Roberts Street, just across Grove Road.
The first Town Band Club opened in 1898 in a former shoe factory that was
built in 1895 by Eli Robinson and it was rebuilt in 1939.
We don't have a picture of the original building - please can you help?
Destroyed by fire in 2006, the Band Club lost all its archive and music.
For several years they tried to secure plans to rebuild but were denied.
The site has now been redeveloped for housing, and the Band Club is now in Station Road.