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Re: Linacre Road

Postby henry » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:34 am

The lighthouse on the outside looks more like a Dalek
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:38 pm

Not when it was put up? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Invicta » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:25 pm

Daleks existed a thousand years before We first saw them in 1963, they just hadn’t found us. :shock: K
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:35 pm

Sorry Ken. I didn't realise Henry was knocking about when the Daleks first came? :lol:
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby henry » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:39 pm

Aren't you going to say sorry to me or I will get them to EXTERMINATE you :P
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:29 am

1930s Linacre Road

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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Shelagh » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:19 am

Great picture of Lighthouse Tea rooms Linacre Rd - sign on top window, ladies dining - how quaint :)

Only just noticed this question from JFC - where was Jewellers shop on Linacre Road?
Shop called Armstrong’s, address 100 Linacre Road Litherland (top of Longfield Rd) Charlie Armstrong, shop owner during the sixties.
Percy Armstrong (father) run a jeweller/optician business at same address early nineteen hundreds!
Bought my first pair of gold sleepers from Armstrong’s in the early sixties, also had my ears pierced there!!

Shop owner probably retired by the late sixties, he’d be getting on a bit by then.

Hope that helps :) others may have memories of the old shops along Linacre Rd!!
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Dan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:49 am

Three shops come to mind.
First, obviously, is the Broadway Stores. Probably the best shop in the world. It had everything any 10 year old boy could ask for.
Air pistols, magnets, mouth organs, pen knives, practical jokes. I still look in the window when I pass.
Then there was a newsagent that was one of the few that sold World Sports. The magazines were hung from clips.As soon as you walked in you could see if they had it.
Finally, there was a music store,family run, in the big building on the bend in the road just before the bridge. Used to buy some of my cassettes there. Still listen to them.
OMG. Forgot the Bootle Odeon. I loved going to the pictures. Coming out and being blinded by the afternoon sun.

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Re: Linacre Road

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:33 am

Some great shops in Linacre Road, that I remember. Sturlas, My mate got his Chopper from there. Peter Johnson's clothes shop, I bought my clothes on the drop from there and my brother met his wife in there, she was an assistant. Finally, there was the Army and Navy store, which was great for getting your canvas rucksack for school.

I loved the Broadway stores, I bought my "donkey lazzy" from there to make catapults. Put two holes through a piece of "welly" with two feet of lazzy and you had one. I also remember buying a 10 in inch hunting knife, to go camping with. God knows what I thought I was going to do with it. :D
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:04 pm

The Broadway Stores is on Stanley Road. Sayers cakes, were at the top Longfield Road next to Sayers was Freeman, Hardy and Willis shoe shop, then you had Armstrong Jewellery shop next to that was a paper shop ran by an old woman for years on the corner of Beechwood there was a second-hand car shop then it was a ladies hairdressers if my memory is right. :wink:
Cheers Joe.
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby billygooner » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:33 pm

hi joe90, methinks the broadway store is on Linacre road. at the corner of my home street. regards billy.
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby filsgreen » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:04 pm

It's not, Billy, Joe is right, it is on Stanley Road.


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Re: Linacre Road

Postby henry » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:54 pm

billygooner wrote:hi joe90, methinks the broadway store is on Linacre road. at the corner of my home street. regards billy.

You thinks wrong Bill
Linacre road starts almost outside the Pacific
See you tomorrow if you are ok.
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby Shelagh » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:23 pm

Joe, you certainly have a good memory..can vaguely remember Sayers being at top of Longfield, just know that the census lists Armstrong’s address as 100 Linacre Road, knew it was somewhere around top of Longfield, thought it might be next door to Sayers, not next door but one...just goes to show, memory not what it was!
Trying to remember paper shop next door (other way) can’t recall, but likely been in there at sometime!

Worked in the sewing factory opposite Armstrong’s, knew the shops back then, forgotten most now, remember a few..Ross’s, Greek chippie (lovely chips :) ) Tolls..two floors of ladies clothes - very handy on payday :wink:

Remember Sturlas, bought a pram and kitchen cabinet there, early 70s - money no object (with a Sturlas cheque :wink: )
Niece (Sam) owns the hairdressers, ground floor of the old Sturlas building, so I’m still a regular at Sturlas!

Local boys would get their jeans from the army and navy stores fifties/sixties.
But once they started work, Flemings on Walton Road was the place to go - best denims around!!
Broadway stores served the community well - sold everything, from alarm clocks to toy guns, peashooter’s, darts, caps, kettles, toy mice, the lot....glad the old shop is still going :)

Nothing like a bit of history for a pleasant stroll down memory lane :D
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Re: Linacre Road

Postby billygooner » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 am

to filsgreen/henry, sorry you are both right I put it down to old age, henry I will see you today, regards billy
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