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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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91 of 98  Mon 6th Nov 2017 9:58am  
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mcsporran, that's a useful picture, I thought the building was about one floor up in 51, there you go, the fifties were confusing times as to the rate of re-building. Thanks.
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NeilsYard
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92 of 98  Sat 30th Dec 2017 5:43pm  
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Apologies if posted before.
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NeilsYard
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93 of 98  Wed 25th Apr 2018 4:05pm  
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A new one to me - similar to Cliff's on the 2nd page of this thread - Interesting as it shows the short-lived store in the context of Broadgate and the entrance on the left to Market Place....
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Roger Turner
Torksey
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94 of 98  Wed 25th Apr 2018 8:12pm  
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It certainly isn`t very photogenic, if I was a Scotsman I`d say dour, monolithic?
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NeilsYard
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95 of 98  Thu 26th Apr 2018 9:19am  
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I you mean the original store Roger then yes Deco utilised many a slab-sided arrangement.
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Kaga simpson
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96 of 98  Thu 26th Apr 2018 12:51pm  
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Roger, I know they let it burn,? they were short of water, they had a pump drawing water from the Sherbourne at the bottom of the Burgess, saved buildings like the Wine lodge and Aslows MHW etc,, made sure Owens was clear of people and then left it.
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Prof
Gloucester
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97 of 98  Thu 26th Apr 2018 1:25pm  
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The Owen Owen Trinity St shop to the left of the entrance to New Buildings in Midland Red's photo (70 in this topic) was where they had that fascinating cashier booth to which all the overhead cables carried screw top round containers, and at the pull of a lever, the notes and purchase docket sped at a fast rate, to be opened and change sent back by the cashier. To a child this was great fun to watch as they whirred past overhead. Edited by member, 26th Apr 2018 1:27 pm
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pixrobin
Canley
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98 of 98  Thu 26th Apr 2018 2:42pm  
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Yes Prof, Philip showed the device in post 741 in the 'Shops of Yore' thread
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