There has been a market in Acton since medieval times, and the facilities for trading and shopping have grown to reflect the growth of the town. The 1920s and 1930s were probably the greatest times for shopping in Acton. In Crown Street, there was an open market and a substantial covered market hall built and owned by the Poore family, who operated a large ironmongers business in the High Street. 
Today, Poore’s of Acton still exists – a DIY store just off Bollo Lane, Acton W3.