Shepherd’s Bush Market Celebrating a 100 Year History
“When my grandfather arrived in England in the early 1900s, he spoke very little English. Immigration officers had spelled his surname incorrectly, and it was only after he opened up the business in 1919 that he realised the name was incorrect. But he thought it would be bad luck to change the business name, so it remains Dave Horatha & Co to this day.” – James Horada
After tenanting various stalls in the market, Dave decided in 1936 to occupy a railway arch – number 170. The family business is still in the same location today, having passed from Dave Horada to his son Joe Horada, and then his grandchildren Danielle and James, who together run the shop today.
“The appearance of the shop has changed very little over the decades – it’s antique, quirky, quaint. My earliest childhood memories are of sweeping the floors in the shop, to help out. We grew up here.” – James Horada