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Postby everliver » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Looking for some information with regards to Littlewoods pools

What is a Joey :?: :?:

Has anyone got a picture
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Postby henry » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:33 pm

either a young kangaroo or in the old money an old threepennny bit
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Re: Pools

Postby Invicta » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:23 pm

Wasn't a Joey a "three penny bit " ? Ken
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Postby Matt » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:57 pm

I believe it was a very simple gadget with an elastic band used for opening the
footy pools envelopes.My mum was 'Miss Efficiency" at either Vernons or Littlewoods because she could
open the envelopes faster than most other ladies and therefore mark more coupons.Hope I can find it but
she has a letter and an award somewhere in the little box of her treasures that she kept.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm

The old silver threepenny bit, was known as the silver Joey. :wink:

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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:51 pm

Some info on how they checked the coupon
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:09 pm

Invicta wrote:Wasn't a Joey a "three penny bit " ? Ken


This is why i posted the silver Joey.
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Re: Pools

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:43 pm

Here you go Ken, pool clerks checking coupons. :wink:

Workers at Littlewoods and Vernons Pools Rooms.

One of the four large Littlewoods Pools rooms in 1949, where the women check coupons against the weekend's results.
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A Vernons pools clerk checking coupons
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Workers at Vernons Pools
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Liverpool and England player Roger Hunt mobbed by football fans at Littlewoods Pools during a visit to the Charnock Road call centre
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Postby Maureeng » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:26 am

I worked for Vernons pools from when I left school til I got married , the second to last photo " workers at Vernons Pools" has joeys on the clerks desk's, at the bottom of the photo the two ladies looking forward each have a joey on their right hand side, the black funny looking thing with a handle with a knob on top, this is the joey and it was used for stamping the coupons last thing on a Saturday night before we went home, it was a security thing so every coupon had to have that security code stamped
on it or you would not get paid out. Hope this answers your question everliver. :)
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Re: Pools

Postby Matt » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:54 pm

Hi Maureen so I was wrong again.I knew there was a lady on the forum that worked for Vernons but I could not remember who it was.
but I have found my mothers "Miss Efficiency " letter signed by Vernon Sangster so she was at Vernons not Littlewoods when she
got that award.Keep punching your Joey.
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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:17 am

Joe what can l say fantastic pictures a little bit more of Bootle, Liverpool history mate
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Big thank you for the pictures, Joe :P :P

Maureen thank you now, people, who never worked in the pools industry know what a Joey was used for just a little bit more of local history. :D :D :D

Well my next question is how many pools buildings in Merseyside area a little bit of Bootle history :lol: :lol: :?: :?:
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Postby everliver » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:00 pm

Can anyone name people in the picture Roger Hunt :lol: :lol:
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Postby everliver » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:07 am

Three Joe's in the third picture on front row used for stamping coupons cast iron frame with round wooden top. :D :D :D
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Re: Pools

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:58 am

Maureen do remember the Par Nall (sp) room at Vernons on Hawthorne Road, it was the place where we used to feed all the coupons from across the country into huge computers which would then pick out all the possible winners, we worked shift work from 7pm Saturday until 9 pm Monday night, It was a great help for the pools workers and would save them an awful lot of work... My sister Kathleen worked in Cash dept in Hawthorne for years, a great gang of girls and friendships made for life.

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Postby Maureeng » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:56 am

Hi Sheelagh, no, I don't remember that even though I worked at Hawthorne Road,after I had my first child Andrew I went back there working Sundays marking the coupons and left when I was expecting Gary, I loved working there. :)
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Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:12 pm

Hiya again Maureen, after a few months on days I chose to work nights 5pm - 7am Saturday/Sunday then 7pm-7am Sunday/Monday for this we were paid a full weeks wages. Slept most of Monday then up and out. I also took a 2nd job in TJ,s warehouse toy dept 3 days. I was loaded. I still think Vernons and Littlewoods gave us all a great a lesson on how to work hard and play hard. Any free time in between working I was out with the girls ...and a few lads :wink: 8)

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Postby Maureeng » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:22 am

I remember the shifts starting but it didn't suit me because of the children, I was on a good wage as well so can't complain,lol. :D :D
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Re: Pools

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:23 pm

This photo is from Gordon Ray, on the Memories of Litherland Site.
Vernons pools on the junction of Hawthorne Road Linacre lane. :D
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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:48 am

Joe, Fantastic picture.

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Postby filsgreen » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:18 am

Great picture, Joe. I remember the red neon sign on the front of the building on the Linacre Lane side, stating "Post it to Vernons" and the image of a someone Posting an envelope. :D
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Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:26 pm

Smashing picture Joe, it brings back lots of memories,

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:43 pm

Thank for your comments Bob, Phil and Sheelagh. :wink: :)
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:45 pm

Steam train passing Vernons Pools Aintree headquarters. :wink: :)


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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:48 pm

It looks like girls are giving blood. :wink: :)

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Postby john j connell » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:46 pm

Great photos Joe, reminds me of the mobile X-ray unit that was a familiar sight around the clinics and schools in Bootle and Liverpool in the 1950s. JJC.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:01 pm

Thanks for that John, when I first saw it I thought the same, but i don’t think they'd be queuing for an X-RAYS though.
I had an MRI scan in Fazakerley in a mobile scanner at 20 50-hrs in March this year. :wink:
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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:40 am

Great pictures Joe
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Postby Maureeng » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:43 am

Great photo of Vernon's Hawthorne Road Joe, many happy memories from when I worked there. :D :D
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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:06 pm

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Postby everliver » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:08 pm

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Re: Pools

Postby henry » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:08 pm

everliver wrote:Image

Vernons

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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:43 pm

All them ladies from Bootle well well :D :D :D

Great times in Vernons pools

Any pictures of Littlewoods Girls

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Re: Pools

Postby everliver » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:22 pm

Does anyone still do the pools :D :D :D
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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:52 pm

My mum worked for Littlewoods over Coffee House bridge? it wasn't until after she died I found out from her sister my aunty Betty she was a secretary there. I was under the impression she worked on the 'shop floor' checking coupons. She would meet me Friday after school (infants) and take me to town and buy me a Famous Five book and a little chicken, cant remember the name of it but it started with a p! I was such a fussy eater them days, not now!!! Any photos Bobby of the Littlewoods there? Thank you.

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