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  1. The stone detached house in Warringtons yard and Nicholsons shop opposite were knocked down at the same time. Maisonettes were built on the land both sides of the road in the early 60s. It didn’t look like a bakery at all, it was just a terraced house and in the window was advertisements. Quite dark inside too.
  2. It didn’t look like a bakery at all. It was a terraced house, it had a loud bell under a rubber mat just inside the door, all the kids going past would jump on the mat and then leg it.I think the bakery was at the back of the house. You are right Express Dairies and then Warringtons had the yard.
  3. I remember this shop, Only remember the daughters who seemed middle aged when I was a child. Old Tup if you remember the entrance to Swann Morton’s opposite the old church on Borough road, Park View road is opposite. Warringtons transport had a yard opposite the shop at the time. Think it was demolished in the early 60s.
  4. . My bike was kept on the road thanks to this shop. Lovely memories, new inner tube, wheels, handle bar grips, brake repairs. More than this Bert’s shop was wonderland to me because he mended my roller skates, replaced lost keys(remember the winged fittings that fastened near your toes) new wheels and straps. Bought my first pair of double ball bearing skates there. Pure Nostalgia.
  5. Hi Iansheff I think if a person in the old Workhouse at Firvale died the address was registered as 2 Herries Road.
  6. I remember Thermogene on a roll. Cut a piece off and slapped it on your chest. A spoonful of cod liver oil and malt. Cannot remember if any of it worked though. If you had mumps a scarf was put under your chin and tied on top of your head. We must have looked silly.
  7. A Liberty bodice and poultices for various ailments!
  8. I remember all of the ones mentioned. Do you remember the suitcase salesmen? Betterware? Easyclean? Oatcake/pikelet man on bikes. On rare occasions a knife sharpening man and bike with little grindstone attachment in a box...
  9. Old people near me when I was young were Humpty Dumpty an old man who could only walk a very short distance without sitting on somebody’s wall. Major Watson fancied himself as a soldier. Jane we had Upside down head too, big bushy red/grey beard and bald head.
  10. Great voice, Praise and Grumble was a fantastic idea. A true gent. RIP Bob Jackson.
  11. June Cooper ..I think she lived at Kiveton Park.
  12. Thank you will try to get hold of a copy. Miss Callis was a big believer in fathers being present at the birth something that not all maternity units allowed 50 years ago.
  13. 51 years since I attended Pat's classes on Nursery street, I remember them so well. Pat was a lovely lady. Will try to find a copy of her book can someone tell me it's title please?
  14. Echoing my thoughts on this Nikki Red and I too feel the anguish for our kids. It is shocking for families of victims. Parents of the person who pulled the knife suffer greatly too. Do we all know what our kids do when they leave the house. My thoughts and sympathies are with the victims family and friends. No dispute should ever be settled in this way.
  15. Was the Lancaster expected in Derbyshire this afternoon. Stunning.
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