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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby frank2014 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:40 pm

not sure about this one fell either om knowsley road or on Stanley road does anyone know.
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby ValDaw » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:28 am

I remember the Bazaar on Stanley Road. My dad was the owner of Reg Sloan Furnishers, next door but one. Mr Enfield had the pottery shop between them.
The owner of the Bazaar was one Solly Gilman who would 'hold court' most Saturdays in the centre of the shop. Taylor's bread shop was at the end of the block; I was always fascinated by the fluorescent fish paste they used to sell. The women who ran the shop were Jean and Margaret.
My dad bought the shop on the opposite corner, that had been a hardware shop and turned it into a second-hand furniture shop. However, he kept the huge paraffin (Esso blue) tank at the back of the shop along with a big old silver till for the half a crowns it cost, for a gallon. I often had to serve it as a young teenager.
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby ValDaw » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:55 am

Re., Reg Sloan Furnishers; he didn't do removals, just did house clearances and sold new and used furniture. However, his parents who lived at 56 Miranda Road, were the removals people. The business was advertised as H. Sloan Removal Services on the side of their house, next door to St Richards church. It was there for years. They were the first removals business in the area to have motorised vehicles, having previously used horse-drawn wagons.

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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby bob. b » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:18 pm

Great post the Conner shop in canal st and berry st
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby PETER CRAIG » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:03 pm

ValDaw wrote:I remember the Bazaar on Stanley Road. My dad was the owner of Reg Sloan Furnishers, next door but one. Mr Enfield had the pottery shop between them.
The owner of the Bazaar was one Solly Gilman who would 'hold court' most Saturdays in the centre of the shop. Taylor's bread shop was at the end of the block; I was always fascinated by the fluorescent fish paste they used to sell. The women who ran the shop were Jean and Margaret.
My dad bought the shop on the opposite corner, that had been a hardware shop and turned it into a second-hand furniture shop. However, he kept the huge paraffin (Esso blue) tank at the back of the shop along with a big old silver till for the half a crowns it cost, for a gallon. I often had to serve it as a young teenager.


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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby ValDaw » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:33 pm

Thank you Peter. I only ever actually lived for six months in Bootle; in one of the flats above my dad's shop in Stanley Road, but my life revolved round the place. My mum was born in Ursula Street and my dad was born over a chip shop in Hawthorne Road. I was Christened in Trinity Church, Hawthorne Road so I feel like I have the right to be here.
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby red and white liz » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:44 pm

dorothy834 wrote:Costigans in Strand Road always had sacks of
rice..lentils raisins currants etc on the shop floor
with the top of the sack turned over..
and the there was the Home colonial. ? Remember a chap name Dave there
just loved all the shops in Strand Road 40,/50s and Stanley Road up to the North park
and Dylis's chippie...mmm

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Both my nan and mum used to work for Costigans. They said Mr Costigan was a lovely man.
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Postby bob. b » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:10 pm

Liz Welcome to the forum you will enjoy the people.
Little bit of history your nan and mum worked there
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:23 pm

frank2014 wrote:not sure about this one fell either om knowsley road or on Stanley road does anyone know.

Fells was a bike shop on Knowsley Road just past the Queens pub. My sister Eileen bought a bike from there I used to pinch it when she was at work :)
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Postby bob. b » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:38 pm

Like it Eddie now the truth is out.
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby BossHogg » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:18 pm

The bazaar on Stanley Rd, was that the one between Wadham Rd and Keble Rd? If so, I remember it very well, I grew up on Wadham Rd between Stanley Rd and Queens Rd. :wink:
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Postby efc46 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:51 pm

Philip Cohen Strand road bought me black shirts with white piping around the collar an sleeves we all had one/Davey
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Postby dave s » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:25 pm

BossHogg wrote:The bazaar on Stanley Rd, was that the one between Wadham Rd and Keble Rd? If so, I remember it very well, I grew up on Wadham Rd between Stanley Rd and Queens Rd. :wink:



Yes it was. I too have fond memories of the Bazaar, recall as a youngster buying lead soldiers and small lead models for pennies. It was a magical place to us youngsters. I grew up on Queens Rd between Keble and Hertford. Dave s
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Postby BossHogg » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:33 pm

We left Wadham Rd in December 1982 and moved to Sterrix Lane opposite Ford Cemetery. I had a Sunday job washing and polishing the cars at the funeral directors on the corner of Hereford Rd/Queens Rd. :wink:
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Postby Village Idiot » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:21 am

frank2014 wrote:anyone remember costigans

Yes, me! Used to go in there with my mum to buy loose biscuits and other groceriesI can remember the smell of raw bacon and I can remember Mr, Costigan.
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby beardedpapa » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:21 pm

Hi lily.

You mention Kardomah coffee, I always thought they just sold tea. My Dad was a delivery driver for them after his demob from the army in 945/46.

I remember he took me on a delivery trip with him around North Wales, must have been between 1946-1948 as he left us after that. I recall having to get out of the van at one of the hills in North Wales and unload the van so it could get up the hill. We then had to carry the crates of tea up the hill and reload the van. On reflection I don't think I would have done much of the work as I would have been about 10 at the time. It only happened once on the trip so I guess after his first delivery the van was able to handle the load.

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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby Invicta » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:20 pm

Dooleys & Nolans at the bottom of Brookhill Road are my first memories.
Then Marshall & Weetch in Ford, where we'd go for broken biscuits on the way to school. Next door was the sweet shop where Bonesy's mum worked - Carr Meadow Hey. :D Ken
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Postby Invicta » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:24 pm

I started work in Keizers of St Anne Street. Across the road was Irwins where we'd buy our lunch.
A fresh Vienna loaf, 2oz butter, 2oz ham straight from the slicer and a pack of Smiths crisps with the little blue pack of salt in them.
Best lunch ever :D Ken
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Postby Mike McC » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:44 pm

I lived in Addison St, the first street off Knowsley Rd. The shops I remember are Mrs Reidys at the corner of our street, Achesons grocers corner of Byron St next door to George Brookes cobblers. May Corkindales greengrocers corner of Burns St. and on the opposite corner Josie Sealeafs Chandlers. Further along was Nicholsons Butchers and then a group of shops between Dryden and Gray St which included the post office. From there my memories are a bit hazy, but there was Fells Bike Shop, the Co-op, Roberts Chippy. Kellys Bakers. and a wallpaper shop.

There were so may corner shops you did not have to walk far to get a 7 o'clock razor blade for your dad, a Double E powder for a teething baby, a loose ciggy. or a bottle of pop.
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby Bonesy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Invicta wrote:Dooleys & Nolans at the bottom of Brookhill Road are my first memories.
Then Marshall & Weetch in Ford, where we'd go for broken biscuits on the way to school. Next door was the sweet shop where Bonesy's mum worked - Carr Meadow Hey. :D Ken


She did Ken, thanks.
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Postby J.F.G » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:53 pm

griffo wrote:My mum worked in Sturlas on LInacre Road
I used to love going in there as a child they had a tube type container they put the vouchers in when you paid and it would 'disappear' up a pipe


My Mum worked as a " Collector " for Sturlas, this entailed going from house to house, collecting cash from people in the Bootle / Litherland area who had bought things on the " weekly " it does not bear thinking about in this day and age a female walking round with a bag full of cash !

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Postby filsgreen » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:13 pm

My mother was a Provvy agent on Dodge in the 70's, JFG. :shock:
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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:20 pm

Does anybody remember Turnbulls on Stanley Road, just around the corner of Exeter Road to the right and opposite the Kings Gardens, and a couple of shops along from Whitmores? (where I used to buy a woodbine and a match! :shock: ) Sorry, but spelling maybe not correct.

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Postby Marie777 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:55 pm

Maggie Kelly's was our life line when the war was on and as a result we continued to shop there until 1965. Two Maggie's ran the shop which sold whatever you wanted. Maggie Gavin was the other one,to this day I don't know how they were related but together they ran a very efficient business. This shop was situated between Braemar Street and Marsh Street on Miranda Road. We were well looked after and I still feel guilty when I hear people say how hard it was to put a meal together when the bombing was going on, Aunty goes down the back entry to visit Maggie and she comes back with everything we needed, at a price of course. We continued to shop there until we lost Aunty in 1965, only seemed fair.
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Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:19 pm

Samples Bread shop was on the corner of Bianca Street and Stanley Road. They made their own bread and we really enjoyed eating the corners off a warm fresh loaf on the way home from 'messages'. Never though mam would notice ? :roll:

The biggest attraction for us were the large underground bakery ovens which kept the stone pavement flags warm in the evenings and we spent many a game there before dark. Even when it snowed there was always a large clean dry square above the ovens for us to sit on. Can't remember any mobile phones though. :D :D :D
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby BossHogg » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:19 am

Is that the one that sold bread dough to bake at home during the bread strike in the 70s? I always remember the massive queues.
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Postby mckenna » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:14 am

Does anybody old enough to remember a backery on the corner of Beatrice Street and Miranda Road called Oates
at Christmas time my dad use to make the bun loaves for the family and relivtives he was a baker by trade work for
Sykes in Rose Place Liverpool we use to take the bunloaves down to Oates and they would give you a metal tag for when you went to collect them. the smell from the bakery was great fresh bread and cakes .George
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Postby Shelagh » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:56 pm

Lovely memories of all those shops..especially learning how people managed during the war :)
Fascinated to hear about the underground bakers ovens..how convenient for the kids :D

Sturlas lady would call to our house in the fifties, a friendly woman called Dolly, came on her bike every Saturday!!

Provident lady in Bootle was Brenda..used to think she was really brave, handling all that cash!!

Loretta..had to laugh at the match and the Woodbine (loosy) bought a few of them myself in the sixties!!
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Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:44 pm

I always remember all the 'collectors' calling on Friday nights. It was my job to say " Me mam said she's not in. Can you come next week". :oops:
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby nicola jackson » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:27 pm

I loved Josies, the little corner shop on Gloucester Rd Bootle. I can still see her behind the counter with the huge red bacon slicer. Xx❤️
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby PeterR » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:35 am

Very interesting about long gone shops i'm surprised that nobody has mentioned BRADLEY'S on Strand Rd, My Mam took Me there once for new short pants ,as being the 5th in the family I got all the handmedowns -in fact most of the pants I got were just holes surrounded by a bit of worn material-this new pair of pants were actually for Me to wear to go to a funeral. RIP Uncle Billy. :)
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Re: Great shops that have now gone.

Postby Invicta » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:29 am

Janette's Dad, Syd , managed Moss Menswear, just down from where the Strand is, by Felices. She worked there on a Saturday morning. Seamen from many countries would buy
10 shirts, underpants, socks and in Winter the Sailors from the Far East would buy warm jackets, hats and gloves. They always wanted a deal so Syd would throw in a free pair of woolly socks which made them happy. :lol: K
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