Celebrity opening JLP01_08_071863
Yate Shopping Centre, Yate, South Gloucestershire. A crowd walking along a precinct at Yate Shopping Centre for its official opening, showing actress Pat Phoenix and radio and TV personality Ted Ray amongst the group.
Yate shopping centre was designed by architects Stone, Toms and Partners and was constructed by Laing. It was built to serve a growing population and was a link between the old village and the new town with its modern houses. The shopping centre consisted of four wide shopping precincts linked by a centre court, housing four banks, a supermarket and a Woolworths store. There were also large car parks and a bus terminal. The official opening of Yate Shopping Centre took place on 25th September 1965 with Coronation Street actress, Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner), carrying out the ceremony watched by radio and TV personality, Ted Ray
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