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Storylines[]

Although the pharmacy only appeared in the last decade, it has been featured prominently in several storylines.

During Sharon Mitchell's painkiller addiction from 2012 to 2013, she visited the pharmacy regularly to take out prescriptions.

In 2014, Shabnam Kazemi applied for a job in the pharmacy and, due to her impressive CV and an experience in pharmaceuticals, she was offered the job. However, Shabnam began to have second thoughts about leaving Denise Fox running the Minute Mart alone, so, declined the job offer.

In late 2014, a petrified Linda Carter bought a pregnancy test after being raped by Dean Wicks. She discovered she was pregnant.

In January 2016 Shabnam successfully gets a job working at the pharmacy. It is also mentioned that the Pharmacy has a partner branch in Ealing.

Previous uses[]

Vincent's Fish bar (????-1989)[]

A fish and chip shop.

Julie's (1989-1990)[]

A hair salon and beauty parlour owned by Julie Cooper. In July 1989, Julie acquires the lease and has the old chip shop converted into a hair salon by Paul Priestly, opening in August 1989.

The business eventually fails and in March 1990 she sells the lease to Phil and Grant Mitchell as she leaves Walford to return to Salford. They are brokering the deal for a dodgy mate, Billy Turner, however, the premises sits vacant and is unused, with the windows boarded over come March 1992.

Staff[]

Name Position Year
Julie Cooper Owner/Manager;

Hairdresser

1989-1990
Michelle Fowler Receptionist 1989-1990
Marie Davies Trainee Hairdresser 1989

Walford Video (1992-200?)[]

Following the closure of Julie's, the premises was converted into a video rental shop managed by Nigel Bates. The shop in Turpin Road was part of the Walford Video retail chain. Known workers for the Walford Video Head Office were: Doug Meakin (Area Manager), John Fraser and Bill Wells.

The shop was previously owned or managed by Mr Leeson who sacked Nigel in October 1995. By May 1996, Walford Video had gone into new management and rehired Nigel as the shop manager. Robbie Jackson temporarily manages the shop when Nigel leaves Walford in 1998, however, the permanent position of shop manager was given to Barry Evans. Other employees at the shop included: Gavin Sharp, Mickey Miller, and Chelsea Fox.

Natalie Evans also ran a dating agency called Romantic Relations from the store for a short period. When the shop was put up for sale, it was purchased by Phil Mitchell as an investment for his son, Ben. Billy Mitchell tried to turn the premises into an internet café, but was unsuccessful when the computers he bought were stolen. 

Owners[]

Name Year
Mr Leeson 1992-1996
Walford Video Retail Chain 1996-????
Phil Mitchell ????

Managers[]

Name Year
Nigel Bates ????-1998
Robbie Jackson

(Duty/Acting Manager)

1998
Barry Evans 1998-2000

Staff[]

Name Position Year
Bianca Jackson Shop Assistant 1994
Neil Shop Assistant 1995-1998
Joe Wicks Shop Assistant 1996
Dot Cotton Shop Assistant 1997
Robbie Jackson Shop Assistant 1998
Barry Evans Shop Assistant 1998

Walford Fashions (2007)[]

The building was previously used as a Fashion retail shop, selling Saris to Walford. The shop was ran by Manju Patel only for a short time.    

See Also[]

Turpin Road Pharmacy - Gallery

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