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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:53 pm

Lancashire Watch Company, Prescot.

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TP Hewitt and staff. Apparently the company would only employ single women. Marriage meant loss of employment.

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1893 Pinion Making Department.

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Pinion Polishing Department.

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Tool Room

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1908 Vigil size Lancashire Watch.

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Empty Factory became the Liverpool Pals' Barracks.

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Book by John Platt £65.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:30 pm

Febuary 26 1990 Pier Head

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July 2005 Closure of Wade Smith

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Closure of Courtaulds Aintree 1981

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:40 am

No longer with us. Part 1.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:19 am

No longer with us. Part 2.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:26 pm

Airbus Beluga XL Maiden Flight February 14 2019

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:15 am

I've always loved the houses at the Christ Church end of Merton Road.

I went around the small building to the right when it was offices.

This one's for sale at £125k. Should come with its own history book.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Walsh » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 pm

Dan. The Merton Road house brought back memories - close to the oldest house in Bootle. As a teenager, I recall tidying the garden and doing the paintwork (mostly black + white) there. A few metres up Merton Road, towards Christ Church, was a red public phone box. It was one of the few that worked in those days and I often called my judy (my wife of 40+ years) in Portsmouth, from there. Walshy.
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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:30 pm

From the 1960 Bootle Times.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:07 pm

1896 Strand Road Station Hotel.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Invicta » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:47 pm

Send me a couple of cases of St Emilion at £ 2/9 per bottle. 1896 it might be ready for drinking by now :lol: Ken
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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:32 am

When Stanley Road/ Strand Road was a thriving shopping area.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:34 am

April 18 1964

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Invicta » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:51 am

Who is that in the foreground next to Tommy Lawrence, could it be Alfie Arrowsmith.? Ken
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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby henry » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:51 am

Dan wrote:When Stanley Road/ Strand Road was a thriving shopping area.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:52 pm

Invicta wrote:Who is that in the foreground next to Tommy Lawrence, could it be Alfie Arrowsmith.? Ken


He was in the team Ken.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Invicta » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks Dan,
A good lad Alfie never quite made the big time.
:D Ken
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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:05 pm

Talking of local companies.

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£575 million = NOK 6,477 million.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:30 am

Some adverts from 1962.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:35 am

From 1896.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:29 pm

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 am

January 1967.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:52 pm

1966

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby ALAMO2008 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:19 pm

Dan wrote:
Invicta wrote:Who is that in the foreground next to Tommy Lawrence, could it be Alfie Arrowsmith.? Ken


He was in the team Ken.

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I think I have 10 of those 11 autographs in my Autograph books not sure about Arrowsmith will have to check.
Used to go to Melwood to watch them train, went there with my friend from Warwick Bolam Jimmy Finegan
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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:23 am

1921 Bootle Times.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:22 am

1969 Bootle Strand

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby filsgreen » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:58 am

Some memories evoked there, Dan. The Strand when it was a shopping centre, not the charity shop shell it is now. :(
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Re: Adverts for local companies

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Re: Adverts for local companies

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:07 pm

British American Tobacco 1968 Christmas Party at The Mons.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:20 am

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c1905 South Road Waterloo.

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1908 St Vincent de Paul's.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:11 pm

1907 Johnson's Dye Works.

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Walsh » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:41 pm

Dan, Wonderful postings, resulting in much nostalgia.
Great to see the old lathes and speciality mills; I was made to machine a solid steel cube to be a sliding fit in a steel box, as an apprentice engineer. I recalled the joy of being able to reassemble my Grandad's pocket watch as a 7 year old lad; in truth, it took me just 30 minutes to strip down- but, ahem, over 10 weeks to reassemble (lessons of a lifetime).
The old adverts reminded me of many events. My Grandma used to sit in front of the coal fire, in her South Park Bungalow on Hawthorne Road, intently watching the formation dancing on her Rediffusion TV during 'Come Dancing'. Her favourite was the Constance Millington formation dancing team, trained locally. Like many, I bought vinyl 45s, when saved pocket money, XMAS or birthday money allowed. Recipients of much cash included the Broadway Stores, opposite the Gaumont cinema on Stanley Road and the Pop Inn, on Stanley Road diagonally opposite Ash Street. I bought my first plastering trowel in 1966 at Parrs store on Stanley Road. It was a good few quid but still continues in use, despite so many years of cleaning. The store also stocked the very local ‘Aunt Sally; liquid soap, bottled in Park Street, near its junction with Stanley Road. The smell of this cleaner was unmistakable - it always reminded me of women proudly scrubbing their steps at the front of houses in Brookhill Road - and the grim stairs of the Cavern, in later years. Not to worry, the music was legendary. Walshy.
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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:19 am

Cheers Walshy.

Where to start. Aunt Sally liquid soap in a bottle with a cork stopper. Loved the colour, smell and gloopiness of it.The colour reminded me of Lifebuoy soap.We used to get it from Ken the Chandler, who'd drive round Netherton in his van, every Friday night.

We always watched Come Dancing when the Constance Millington Ballroom Formation Team where on, because one of the women dancers worked in Brennand's in the Square.Always had a bee-hive hair-do.I think her name was Connie. I had to laugh at the ad they put in- learn to do The Twist.

Broadway Stores. My older brother has still got my pellet gun. His grandson was using it for target practice in his workshop last year. Firing at the lamp shades. It must be hereditary.

The Paint Pot in the Strand- used to get my pens there, and paper from Richmond Row in town(Tootill's, I think).

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Re: Adverts for local companies

Postby Dan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:24 am

From the Geneva Motor Show. Only one made, £14 million - it's already been bought.

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