The shop pictured was one of two Pawn Shops in Radford, the other was on Radford Boulevard, the Denman Street shop was well used in the 1920's, 30's and 40's.
This location was used in Alan Sillitoe's book (1958) and film (1960) 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'. Alan Sillitoe's family lived off Salisbury Street and he drew on his own experiences of life in Nottingham for the story. His main character, Arthur Seaton, worked at the Raleigh factory opposite. Karel Reisz, the film's director used many parts of Nottingham throughout to add realism to the film.