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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby peter c » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:43 pm

[quote="Forshaw"]Hi All .There were a couple of newsagents along there but the first one down from the corner of Park Street was I think Woodwards.My Mum used to clean for Mrs Woodwards for a while .Was the other one Coltmans ?or something similar .We used to look in Coltmans window and Baggie all the toys for Christmas .We. bought sticky lice and pop there on the way back from school .I think Pawsons was a dairy back then .I'm glad you remember seeing Montgomery ,because I saw him in Park Street too .And I'd begun to think I'd imagined it after all these years .Thanks for the memories[/quote]

Thank you for that response. You are right, I think it was Woodwards who I delivered papers for. Poor guy, I sometimes missed a customer or two and not tell him and he would get the flack from them when they came in to complain. I also remember another newsagent, Downings, further down Hawthorn Rd. - a very nice place that sold lots of good stuff. My Mum worked at the jam works on Park Street near the barracks in the late 40's - she used to sneak out some strawberries for us once in a while. That was a real treat.
Nice memories.
Thanks.
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby CONNELL » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:22 pm

peter c wrote:Thank you Bob. Only name I recognize is Tom Smith. Tom jr. was a very good friend but unfortunately we lost contact after I left for Canada in 1957.
I don't think Pawson's was the name of the news agent but I'm not sure. It was a few shops down from Park Street , between Park Street and the bakery shop.

Peter

Woodward's was the newsagents. Pawson's was further down and sold milk and ice cream. Was next door to chandlers, owner Mrs Mallinson.
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby Vivian » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Hi, I lived at 81 Park Street from 1947 to 1968. Not been on site for quite a while, so catching up now :)
Park Street born and bred, Christ Church, Eden Vale, Balliol Sec Mod and Bootle Tech.
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby peter c » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:01 pm

Hi Vivian.
You probably lived across the street from my good friend Charlie Muirhead (I think that is how he spelled his last name, maybe it was Moorhead?) just a little bit up from Well Lane, on the opposite side of Park Street. We went to St. Monica's together.
I lived in one of the two prefabs at #21 Park Street across from Davis and the Scott's. I would love to get a photograph of our prefab. Also any old photographs of St. Monica's school, I attended there from about 1945 to 1955 then went to Bootle Tech before leaving for Canada in 1957.
Cheers, Peter.
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby Marie777 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:30 pm

Just been reading this long standing post. Still wondering why nobody has mentioned

the Kehoe's doubt if that is the right spelling but I remember there was a John, Dennis, Molly and Justin.

They all went to St Monica's, that's about all that I know but they were a very nice family and just after I got the computer

I was in touch with Molly who was still living in Fernhill Road, never left the Bootle area. Just wondered ????
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby Vivian » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:36 pm

peter c wrote:Hi Vivian.
You probably lived across the street from my good friend Charlie Muirhead (I think that is how he spelled his last name, maybe it was Moorhead?) just a little bit up from Well Lane, on the opposite side of Park Street. We went to St. Monica's together.
I lived in one of the two prefabs at #21 Park Street across from Davis and the Scott's. I would love to get a photograph of our prefab. Also any old photographs of St. Monica's school, I attended there from about 1945 to 1955 then went to Bootle Tech before leaving for Canada in 1957.
Cheers, Peter.


Hi Peter, will have to get thinking cap on, I am terrible with remembering names from way back when! Will have a word with big brother Eric. Re school pics have you tried Merseyside Schools on facebook or Bootle and Sefton history on fb?

Cheers Vivian
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby billygooner » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:49 pm

hi peter c,I to went to the tec 1955-1957 then on to an apprenticeship in lairds, I was born during an air raid jan1941 in 283 hawthorne road between the shops opposite the gates of Christ church school, still live in sunny bootle. regards billy.
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby peter c » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi, nice to hear from you.

I was born during the Blitz in 1941. Lived on Earl Road across from the park gates until moving to a prefab on Park Street in 1947. My cousins lived on Hawthorn Road, further down from you, across from the co-op. I went to St. Monica's and then to the tech in 1955. The only teacher I remember at the tech was one we called Jocko. I remember him because he taught my dad almost 30 years earlier.
I have been looking on line for pictures of our prefab but had no luck with that or in finding old pics of St. Monica's.

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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby peter c » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:47 pm

[quote="BOBHAMO"]Hi Peter and welcome :D :D :D :D
photo of park street you can just make out the prefabs
i have some photos of park street will get them out
one of my school mates dougie cooper lived in the prefabs
next to spensos
[img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/764/20601708793_d5d195011e_z.jpg[/img]
bob hamo[/quote]

Hi Bobhamo,
Were you able to get any photos of the Park Street prefabs (I lived in #21) and I would sure like to see them, if they are available, before I leave this world.

Thankx,

Peter
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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby peter c » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:19 pm

[quote="Vivian"][quote="peter c"]Hi Vivian.
You probably lived across the street from my good friend Charlie Muirhead (I think that is how he spelled his last name, maybe it was Moorhead?) just a little bit up from Well Lane, on the opposite side of Park Street. We went to St. Monica's together.
I lived in one of the two prefabs at #21 Park Street across from Davis and the Scott's. I would love to get a photograph of our prefab. Also any old photographs of St. Monica's school, I attended there from about 1945 to 1955 then went to Bootle Tech before leaving for Canada in 1957.
Cheers, Peter.[/quote]

Hi Peter, will have to get thinking cap on, I am terrible with remembering names from way back when! Will have a word with big brother Eric. Re school pics have you tried Merseyside Schools on facebook or Bootle and Sefton history on fb?

Cheers Vivian[/quote]

Yes I have tried those sites but they don't seem to have too much from back in the 40s and 50's. Maybe I'm expecting a bit too much. Were you able to get anything from your brother? Any info about St. Monica's or the Park Street prefabs would be appreciated. I attended three St. Monica locations before going to the Tech in "55 (not sure I can remember the street names) I started in about 1945 at the school across from the church and ended up at what we called the old fever hospital. I assume you attended there too? By today's standard it was very primitive - we used to take turns fetching the coal (or coke) to keep the fires going). In order to rehabilitate the grounds we had a weekly class in gardening, which I enjoyed. That experience has stayed with me all my life - I love my gardens.

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Re: Park Street 1947 - 1957

Postby peter c » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:38 pm

[quote="lily8"]It looks like one Bootle lady got a bit carried away over Monty :D

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/84364891[/quote]

That is funny. I remember Monty driving past our house (21 Park Street) on a tank but I didn't see any lady kissing him. Anyway, it was'n't my Mum - I hope.

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