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I remember Bill Beevers motorbike shop when he first opened it. I think he'd won some race or other on the Isle of Man TT and he opened the shop on the strength of that. He put the 'bike in the window. Didn't have any porn in there then. Or was I just a late developer?

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Next to the natwest bank was a small tobacco/ice cream shop, called balls or walls, then a bookies. Was the hairdressers called sally anne. Siddalls fruit and veg, but didnt they have some kind of plumbing/building company. was there a davys bun shop, and a chemist on there.

I was a paper boy for underwoods from 74-78

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I remember the buses fondly. No's 75 and 33 in particular. Then later there was the 20. It seems that whenever I came out there was always one of them coming up/down Firth Park Road. There were also the out of town buses too (can't remember the numbers: 65?) and the 150/151 that went up Barnsley Road.

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oh what was the butchers called opposite corner to the firth park hotel

was down there today and its up for let :( not the butchers :)

they had lovely egg custards and dripping cakes

i had to go for my nannan who lived on robey street

and then the newsagents just on the front there too

and o popple street chip shop , scollops 5 p each

them were the days

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oh what was the butchers called opposite corner to the firth park hotel

was down there today and its up for let :( not the butchers :)

they had lovely egg custards and dripping cakes

i had to go for my nannan who lived on robey street

and then the newsagents just on the front there too

and o popple street chip shop , scollops 5 p each

them were the days

 

When I lived down there, the butchers was Spinks, next door to that was a newsagent, can't for the life of me remember what that was called, but it was owned by an ex Sheffield Utd player, can't remember his name either.

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I remember the buses fondly. No's 75 and 33 in particular. Then later there was the 20. It seems that whenever I came out there was always one of them coming up/down Firth Park Road. There were also the out of town buses too (can't remember the numbers: 65?) and the 150/151 that went up Barnsley Road.

 

Dunno about thr 150/151 but there was the 265 Barnsley bus. From town this was pick-up only until it got to Lane Top.

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When I lived down there, the butchers was Spinks, next door to that was a newsagent, can't for the life of me remember what that was called, but it was owned by an ex Sheffield Utd player, can't remember his name either.

 

I think it was Brian Bradley, he used to have another shop on rushby street which his brother used to run.

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I think it was Brian Bradley, he used to have another shop on rushby street which his brother used to run.

 

It was definitley Brian Somebody. He used to open at 5:00 am to catch the morning shift-workers on their way to work.

 

One shop not mentioned was the beer-off on the corner of Barretta street. Kept by an ex RAF officer, whose name I can't recall, and sold draught ale from a hand pump.

 

And yes the pork butcher's shop was Kramers, perhaps Friedrich's shop was the one at the bottom of Bellhouse. I believe the other butcher's shop at PH was Ashton's which later became Siddall's green-grocers ?

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There was also a fruit and veg shop called Mcsteads.

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When I lived down there, the butchers was Spinks, next door to that was a newsagent, can't for the life of me remember what that was called, but it was owned by an ex Sheffield Utd player, can't remember his name either.

 

Spinks was brilliant, I went to Earl Marshal School and if you didn't get there for 12:00 on the dot at dinner time the queue went up the road. The best meat pies ever. On Friday's I had to go every week for my mum to get them for tea.

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There was also a fruit and veg shop called Mcsteads.

 

That's the name I was trying to remember, - although I think it was Maxted.

Strange little man stuck in the 1940s. My missus reckoned he used to sell stuff he'd found in the skips at the wholesale market.

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It was definitley Brian Somebody. He used to open at 5:00 am to catch the morning shift-workers on their way to work.

 

One shop not mentioned was the beer-off on the corner of Barretta street. Kept by an ex RAF officer, whose name I can't recall, and sold draught ale from a hand pump.

 

And yes the pork butcher's shop was Kramers, perhaps Friedrich's shop was the one at the bottom of Bellhouse. I believe the other butcher's shop at PH was Ashton's which later became Siddall's green-grocers ?

 

Ithink the beer-off was called JOBSONS,MIGHT NOT BE THE RIGHT SPELLING.

He used to stand at the back of the counter watching his assistants doing the work.

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