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Greg
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811 of 842  Sat 30th Nov 2019 8:02pm  
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On 28th Nov 2019 6:27am, Heathite said: Two pages from directories, 1957 & 1960, you will see on the 1957 page that Timothy Whites is not numbered, don't shoot *me*!
Sadly, the building I was referring to does not seem to appear on this list. The company I worked for hired this building to put on an exhibition for two or three weeks and I was involved in putting it together. The building was empty before and after that and was eventually demolished to make way for Sainsburys.
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Annewiggy
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812 of 842  Fri 15th May 2020 5:40pm  
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I used to hate wearing stockings as my legs are quite fat. Woolies were the first place that started to sell tights. They weren’t very pretty, either pink or blue nylon pants with legs attached. Soon though you could get all sorts of tights. Do you remember a little shop in the side of BHS facing Woolies that just sold loads of different sorts of tights?
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Prof
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815 of 842  Sat 16th May 2020 11:24am  
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In this photo by MR we see Fleet St from St John's to the turning into Holyhead Rd. The last shop on the right I remember was another one with young ladies repairing nylon stockings in the window. I had to pass it whenever I went to the Allesley (8) bus stop in Holyhead Rd to visit my grandparents in Coundon. Edited by member, 16th May 2020 11:45 am
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tignabruaich
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816 of 842  Sat 13th Jun 2020 10:53am  
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I think the greengrocers was Blue Chain Stores. They were next to Boots. I remember Fare Value, one of the first self service grocers (supermarket to today's generation!). Sainsburys opened up in the city centre fairly soon after. Faines (?) was a stationer nearly opposite Blue Chain. Post copied from topic Earlsdon on 14th Jul 2020 7:42 pm
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Prof
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817 of 842  Mon 13th Jul 2020 8:35pm  
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Blue Chain Stores (greengrocery) rings a bell. One on the Holyhead Rd, opposite Malvern Road my grandmother used, been there many times.
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Slim
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818 of 842  Tue 14th Jul 2020 7:06pm  
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Prof said: Blue Chain Stores (greengrocery) rings a bell. One on the Holyhead Rd, opposite Malvern Road my grandmother used, been there many times.
Confirmed. On the corner of Redesdale Avenue. I can still picture the blue lettering and chain logo against a cream background on the front and side elevations of the large canopy overhang. My mum used to shop there, and I often accompanied her as a littl'un.
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Suitably Chastised
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819 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 1:25pm  
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Was looking at my Bible that was given to me as a gift some years ago and it got me thinking where was the Christian/Church book shop in town?
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Midland Red
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820 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 2:00pm  
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There are several references to the Church Book Shop earlier in this thread Thumbs up
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pixrobin
Canley
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821 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 3:28pm  
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In 1965 it was in Hertford Street I believe. My mother went in to order my 21st birthday gift (David Bailey's 'Box of Pin-ups'). I still have it. Edited by member, 8th Aug 2020 3:30 pm
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Annewiggy
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822 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 3:33pm  
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Yes, Pixrobin, looking through the newspaper archives they were in Hertford Street. In December 1965 they moved to larger premises at 27 Trinity Street.
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3Spires
Leicestershire
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823 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 4:04pm  
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On 8th Aug 2020 3:28pm, pixrobin said: In 1965 it was in Hertford Street I believe. My mother went in to order my 21st birthday gift (David Bailey's 'Box of Pin-ups'). I still have it. Edited by member, 8th Aug 2020 3:30 pm
Keep that safe pixrobin - worth a fortune at auction.
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824 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 4:36pm  
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Oh yes, I remember now. Thanks pixrobin and AW.
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825 of 842  Sat 8th Aug 2020 6:45pm  
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On 8th Aug 2020 2:00pm, Midland Red said: There are several references to the Church Book Shop earlier in this thread Thumbs up
Thanks MR, I trawled the index for any previous posts but never thought to look in Shops of Yore! Thumbs up
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