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Annewiggy
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106 of 109  Tue 5th Mar 2019 11:53am  
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New development planned for Daimler Wharf
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OddSock
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107 of 109  Sat 30th Mar 2019 1:49pm  
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Hi CKV 1D, I too have fond memories of Jubilee Crescent. Having grown up in nearby Grangemouth Road, Jubilee Crescent was the centre of the local community. As a kid, who could forget 'The Candy Shop' with its dedicated counter for little tots in the right-hand corner - all the penny sweets displayed behind it! We had branches of Woolworths, Fine Fare and Lloyds Bank - I believe the Coventry Building Society is still there, but in my day it was the Coventry Economic Building Society!! There used to be a ladies hairdressers, just along from the newsagents, named Jenny Lovegroves I believe? I remember my mum going there when all the stylists wore plum-coloured jump suits as shop uniforms (well, it was the 80's!!). Then there was the waste land, where Asda now stands, which was where a huge bonfire would be built every November 5th. Originally, it was Kwik Save that was built there - next to the off licence (now Boots I believe?) - and, at some point, Johnson Sectionals squeezed itself into the gap inbetween the pair of them! The army also used to visit on a regular basis, parking up tanks and other military vehicles on the central grass area of Jubilee Crescent - great fun as a kid, climbing all over those! Must have been some time ago though, 'cause I can remember the small Police Station next to the library and.... shock, horror.... I can actually remember going inside and seeing a policeman inside!! (handing in lost property I was guvnor!).
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Annewiggy
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108 of 109  Sat 30th Mar 2019 5:23pm  
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Hi OddSock. The Candy Shop was my weekend job in the early 60’s when I was about 14. I loved the little ones coming in and standing by the rail to point out what they wanted. In the summer I was also allowed to make the ice cream cones when the machine was set up just outside the door. I got quite expert at weighing the sweets and twisting the corners! The only sweets I helped myself to were liquorice comfits, still love them, which was surprising as I really liked chocolate. Good old days🍬🍬🍦🍦
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arley
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109 of 109  Tue 2nd Apr 2019 3:23pm  
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On 3rd Mar 2019 10:05pm, lindatee2002 said: Sorry to see the shop close after all this time. We used to go when it was Forbuoys, my mum used to buy birthday cards there. Who lives in those flats upstairs? That side of Jubilee was where we shopped at Perks. Mum collected the stamps and we got a lovey dinner service - square plates with flowers and a yellow border. The bags of broken biscuits were good too.
I remember when it was Halls
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