Harsant & Lee Chemist

This is a photo (enlarge photo)of the High Street in Epsom. On the right hand side you will see a bay window just in front of the people on the pavement. This was known for a long time as Harsant Lee's Chemist. It was owned by the Harsant and Lee family for at least 2 generations and some members of the family were even born in the apartment above the shop.

And this is a view (enlarge photo) of the front of the shop.


List of Directories show the following:-

1895 William Harsant Chemist - High Street

1899 Frank Worsley Harsant, Chemist - 127 High Street

1926 Frank Worsley Harsant, Chemist 127 High Street and Frank Arnold Lee Optician

1934 Harsant and Lee, Chemist and Optician 127 High Street


So the shop was owned by the family for about 40 years. It was in 2007 a Lloyds Chemist, part of a chain of chemist shops throughtout England. Which would mean that the shop has been a chemist for over 100 years.