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Gas Centre
Perth Scotland
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721 of 739  Thu 1st Dec 2016 8:12am  
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The First clothes shop is still trading, it is now in Daventry Road opposite Quinton Road.
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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722 of 739  Thu 1st Dec 2016 9:56am  
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It's still owned by Gary Kirton who is also a very talented drummer.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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723 of 739  Thu 1st Dec 2016 9:22pm  
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On 24th Sep 2016 5:38pm, Prof said: Anyone remember Isherwood's pork butcher in Walsgrave Road, Stoke?
Oh my word yes - down near the forum end of the road. I nearly mourned when they closed down - we've never found homemade sausages and faggots anywhere near their quality since - absolutely delicious!! Smile And just a few doors away I also have fond memories of Bonham & Wilson, where I used to pop in to buy the occasional transistor, resistor or reel of solder when I was a young keen electronics geek building little radios, probably around 1980. It led to a job at the GEC though, so mustn't grumble! Wink
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covgirl
wiltshire
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724 of 739  Fri 2nd Dec 2016 11:03am  
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I certainly do remember Isherwoods, I passed it on the way to and from school every day, the thought of faggots or sausages for tea kept me going all day, I wonder what happened to their sausage recipe, I've never found anything as good. My mother always got the Sunday joint from there, wonderful stuff, do I remember sawdust on the floor or is that my imagination?
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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725 of 739  Fri 2nd Dec 2016 2:19pm  
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Covgirl - My hubby had a Saturday morning job when very young at the butchers opposite Radford common and one of his jobs was to clean the shop floor and sweep the sawdust up before closing time, so it would have been usual to see sawdust in many butchers shops. (50's) Wave
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Prof
Gloucester
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726 of 739  Tue 3rd Jan 2017 2:56pm  
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I wonder whether anyone remembers Mrs Osbourne's sweet shop on Binley Road, and next to the Biggin Hall pub, opposite Momus Boulevard? Just inside Crescent Avenue (same area) on the left was a small cake shop. I think it had no upper storey. They sold their own individual Madeira cakes with a paper wrapper and the shop name. I know it well enough but just now cannot recall the name. Took me 5 minutes to remember, how could I forget? Wimbush, name of the bakery. Edited by member, 3rd Jan 2017 3:04 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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727 of 739  Tue 3rd Jan 2017 3:15pm  
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On 2nd Dec 2016 11:03am, covgirl said: I certainly do remember Isherwoods, I passed it on the way to and from school every day, the thought of faggots or sausages for tea kept me going all day, I wonder what happened to their sausage recipe, I've never found anything as good. My mother always got the Sunday joint from there, wonderful stuff, do I remember sawdust on the floor or is that my imagination?
Cov girl I don't think I remember sawdust on the floor of Isherwoods, but at Stan Roberts' butcher on Binley Road there was.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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728 of 739  Tue 3rd Jan 2017 4:24pm  
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On 3rd Jan 2017 2:56pm, Prof said: Just inside Crescent Avenue (same area) on the left was a small cake shop.
A couple of images of Crescent Avenue in here for you Thumbs up
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houghton1854
coventry
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729 of 739  Sun 8th Jan 2017 11:07pm  
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I had a nest of tables and a three piece suite in 1972 from Waring and Gillows at corner of Hay Lane
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petunia
Coventry
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730 of 739  Sat 14th Jan 2017 3:05pm  
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On 24th Sep 2016 5:38pm, Prof said: Anyone remember Isherwood's pork butcher in Walsgrave Road, Stoke?
I remember Isherwood's from the 70's - delicious pies. There was also a bakers on the corner, think it was called Moores. The large electrical appliances shop called Trident was also there at that time. Wonder if anyone remembers the small supermarket called Midland Grocers on Alfall Road, it was owned by the Bryant family. I worked there in the 70's. We knew a lot of customers by name. One day a customer who lived nearby asked if we would like to go round to her house and watch Princess Anne's wedding on her new colour tv, so we took it in turns to go! Looking at Street View from 2014 I am pleased to see that it is a supermarket once more (Costcutters).
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dots
Mid Wales
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731 of 739  Sat 14th Jan 2017 7:50pm  
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Hi Slim, re Ireland's stationers Smithford Way, I started work there the day after my 15th birthday. A family owned business office equipment, pens Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman, greetings cards, the whole gambit. I will always remember my first customer, "a box of paper clips please", of course I had no idea where they were. I asked Mr Radford the manager saying "this woman wants paper clips, Mr Everton". He whispered "this woman is a lady until we find out otherwise", a lesson I have never forgot. I also met my wife there so Ireland's holds many special memories for us both. The company was owned by the Smith family, although no big pay packets as the car factory lads, it was a great place to learn retail that led my wife and I to buy our own business in Wales. As a postscript the Smithford Way shopkeepers were a nice bunch. I was friends with John Orme, his dad owned the workwear shop. John and I started work at almost the same time. Adams the crockery shop. Ashers material shop who gifted us curtains as a wedding present. A tailor gave me a huge discount on my wedding suit, made to measure, three fittings, I've never had such a good suit since. Such good family run firms. The big boys can't compete on proper service, great times, thank you, A Ireland's stationers.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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732 of 739  Sat 14th Jan 2017 8:14pm  
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Hi dots Wave - many memories in your post. I remember well all of the shops you mention, but there's other memories too. You see, for a couple of years we lived with my grandparents - when we all moved to another house, it was Jack Smith and his family who moved in. I remember they had a daughter, Elizabeth. Directly opposite was the Ormes' house - although John, like me, went to KHVIII, we were never particularly close friends. Eventually we had our own home on an adjacent plot, so I knew the Smiths and the Ormes for some years.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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733 of 739  Sun 12th Mar 2017 6:44pm  
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Telegraph article on "shops we have lost" Sad
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Prof
Gloucester
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734 of 739  Mon 13th Mar 2017 3:37pm  
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On 1st Sep 2016 7:27pm, mickw said: Hi Prof there's a photo of Lynes store on page 21 post 302 on this topic posted by Midland Red unfortunately it's boarded up awaiting demolition. Cheers Thumbs up Edited by member, 1st Sep 2016 9:27 pm
Thanks, mickw. Yes, I did see it but I would love to see Lynes' shop front when it was still trading!
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Slim
Coventry a bit
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735 of 739  Fri 24th Mar 2017 12:44pm  
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I remember the old style Sainsburys when it used to be on the opposite side of Trinity St, before becoming Halfords. It was a long thin shop, and as young boy, I found it boring being dragged around with my mum. There were separate counters, tills and queues for everything; each purchase had to be paid for separately, so one spent an age in the place. The term "supermarket" had not been heard of. When I was a bit older, everyone was asking "What's this new supermarket they're going to open in Coventry? What is a supermarket?" The shop also had a distinct smell, because nothing was prepacked. Raw meat, fish, butter, cheese etc. was everywhere. Flitches hung from huge steel S-hooks. I daresay the cheese was the biggest contributor to the overall smell, and I hated the place and its smell. My command of the English language was still in its infancy, but I distinctly remember telling my mum "I don't like this shop, this shop stinks!". Mum was quick to castigate me with "You mustn't say that, Sainsburys is a nice shop". Mum remained a loyal customer of Sainsburys all her life, despite the numerous competitive supermarkets in later years. Smile
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