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My parents ran a beer-off (draught john smith's mild was a bob a pint) on the corner of john street & baron street in the late 1950s. Being next to bramall lane, match days were incredibly busy; I can still picture the fans in cloth caps & scarves thronging the tiny shop wanting sandwiches & flasks filling with hot tea. Even summer there were always quite a few cricket fans wanting bottles of pop etc. My Dad fancied his hand at signwriting, so he started to write "free beer stores" above one of the shop windows. For some reason he never finished the job, so the sign only ever read "free beer". I don't remember anybody coming in & demanding any!

The beer-off closed down sometime in the 1960s & briefly became the blades souvenir shop.

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slightly humorous addition

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I lived two doors from this one -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1226951

Next door to a murder -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1232525

This was my favourite chip shop -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1232146

This paint merchants has been here for many years -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2182626

Joe Cocker went in here occasionally -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2186824

"Pop" Meeson's stinky sweet shop -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2187216

A former Grocers and Off Licence -

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1006946

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Hi there,awoollen.Terry was my cousin and lived at the bottom of CLEVEDON ST.Had not seen him for almost fifty years,until feb.this year 2010, when the family's were attending funerals.eightlegger.

 

Wow. All you Grimesthorpe people. I was of the Warrender family and we lived at number 27 Adsetts Street. My grandmother lived at 34 Clevedon Street, and we knew all the Suters. Is Betty the sister of Tommy Clarke?

We all remember Suters shop where we could buy almost anything, and it smelled delicious. I also remember Lawrence Suter, and Jennifer Suter who lived in the next yard to the shop.

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Hi Tara Misu. Are you related to a Keith Warrender who had a son named Paul. Paul's about 54 now.

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Wow. All you Grimesthorpe people. I was of the Warrender family and we lived at number 27 Adsetts Street. My grandmother lived at 34 Clevedon Street, and we knew all the Suters. Is Betty the sister of Tommy Clarke?

We all remember Suters shop where we could buy almost anything, and it smelled delicious. I also remember Lawrence Suter, and Jennifer Suter who lived in the next yard to the shop.

yes betty was my dear wife

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We had 3 corner shops when I was a kid. Blagdens was on the top of Margaret street . He gave me 5p too much change which I told him about and he gave me a packet of mint munchies worth 16p for being honest. That has always stuck in my mind when I need to be honest about anything. Charlies corner shop was on the corner of Charlotte road and clough road that then became a chemist . There was also the one on the corner of shoreham street and Charlotte road but icannot remember what that one was called .

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the one on slinn st/heavygate road was sydney nigel coldwells and he and his wife sold allsorts. i used to get sent almost everyday for bits and bobs and me mam and dads fags!

 

I remember cauldwells or coldwells well and was sent for bits and pieces. By the time I got back to Bates Street I'd eaten the corners off the loaf. When my Dad got married again he moved to Dore and Nigel delivered their groceries all the way there. His Dad had the shop before him, but as a boy he used to help out in the shop.

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Suttcliffes,corner of Ruthin and Hunsley Street,I remember my mother sending me for a 'bobsworth' of spuds,kept outside in a sack,occasionally a couple might go missing from the sack and magically reappear in a fire on the old brickyard behind the Who Can Tell!

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Anyone remember the little corner shop on the end of Gladstone St at the bottom of Handsworth Hill ( darnall ) Can't remember who owned it now but it changed hands twice when I lived there . Proper lovely shop that sold everything . It was pulled down in the 70s with the street , I often wonder why they pulled those houses down because they have never done anything with the land :rolleyes:

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Anybody remember Hales corner shop ,Carrington road ,Ranby road ,just brilliant ,great bloke as well ,would help anybody with anything

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Anyone remember the little corner shop on the end of Gladstone St at the bottom of Handsworth Hill ( darnall ) Can't remember who owned it now but it changed hands twice when I lived there . Proper lovely shop that sold everything . It was pulled down in the 70s with the street , I often wonder why they pulled those houses down because they have never done anything with the land :rolleyes:

 

Hi Susiewusie, We always knew it as Baileys sweet shop. Mr and Mrs Bailey ran it in the 60's and sold lovely lollys and frozen Jubblies!

Further up Handsworth Hill was Smiths sweet shop with a fabulous assortment of sweets in glass jars. No wonder we spent so much time in Butcher Bentall's dentist surgery!:hihi:

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I use to like them Expressions for the corner shop, but it was a way of life for some

people when they wanted groceries, on the tick, on the never never, on the strap,

can i open a strap book till my husband gets paid on friday.

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