Not that it was always a shop; back in 1911 soon after it had been built it was the home of Robert and Janet Connell. They were from Scotland, had been married for 38 years and had two children one of whom was still registered as living at home despite being a ships steward.
It was then an impressive seven roomed house. If I wanted I could no doubt discover when the property was converted into a shop. It was certainly selling sweets in the November of 1958 when R.E. Stanley photographed it.
Today it has reverted to a home as have other commercial conversions along Beech Road.
Pictures; Number 1 Beech Road by R.E. Stanley, November 1958, Courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, m17659, and from the collection of Tom McGrath