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Midland Red
Cherwell
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721 of 732  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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722 of 732  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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723 of 732  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
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724 of 732  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
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725 of 732  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
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726 of 732  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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727 of 732  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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728 of 732  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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Midland Red
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729 of 732  Thu 18th May 2017 3:18pm  
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Telegraph report on Alma Delicatessen closure
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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730 of 732  Sun 21st May 2017 7:01pm  
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There are now some great Polish shops in the city (and some super Chinese supermarkets). The Alma was fantastic, but too expensive. I recall buying stuff there and seeing it in supermarkets for half the price. They were, at one point, the only place to get tins of Illy Espresso coffee.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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731 of 732  Mon 22nd May 2017 9:44am  
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I remember the earlier shop in the lower precinct (1990s). They sold multi coloured prawn crackers which were a novelty at the children's parties, but after some years they disappeared and I then wondered if the colouring ingredient had been banned. Edited by member, 22nd May 2017 9:56 am
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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732 of 732  Mon 22nd May 2017 3:25pm  
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It was always known as the Polish shop. I was a regular in the 70's as it was the only place that sold Eastern European produce which at the time I loved, there was a creamy sweet which I cant remember the name of at the moment which I bought by the bucketload. They also sold soured cream (it never occurred to me to make some myself). My kids also loved the various Polish sausages that they sold. Eventually when other Polish shops opened (including one nearly opposite them) and supermarkets began to stock the same items the Alma could no longer compete
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