henry wrote: a member of the Searchers worked in Swifts and his name was Chris Crummy and he changed it to Chris Curtis.
Chris lived in Netherton Grange until a few years ago. I believe he then moved into a retirement home close by, situated on Ormskirk Road between the canal and the British Legion. I heard he passed away not long after moving to the home.
peter davenport wrote:Henry
Thanks for confirming that for me. Some memories do get a bit distorted over the years but I felt fairly confident of that one.
The 'celebs' names you mention; Cathy Kirby and Dusty Springfield, both great singers in their day, sadly no longer with us.
Bettymac wrote:Hi Annette the tailors was called Cohens it was owned by a nice jewish man if you remember you could by a suit length and take it to him and he would make it up in a week,also there was a young chap who worked in Swifts on the corner facing the strand he was called Chris Crummy he was the first drummer with the Searches group in the late 50s early 60s . Betty.
Bernie R wrote:What a cracking photo that is Mack!!!
I'm guessing that the shops in the precinct must have been accessible before the frontage came down then?
Can anyone tell me the name of that little street on the left please?
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