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Hiya Mark. The Swap shop was owned by a friend of my fathers and for the life of me i cannot remember his name. All i can remember was that he live at Nether Edge. Got my first air rifle from him. The Chinese was called The Coronation after the cafe that used to be there and i think he had something to do with the garage at the bottom of Gilpin Street. I always knew him as Nobby after his reply after every order, nobelong.

 

Could the guy who owned the swap shop be called Donald Roberts or Donald Heywood ???

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Could the guy who owned the swap shop be called Donald Roberts or Donald Heywood ???

 

Don't know who actually owned it but the guy who ran the shop for 18 years (up to the early 70s, I think) was a close friend of mine, Bob Smith.

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I first knew Bob as a friend in 1976 but remember him in the shop when he bought my bike in 1962 or thereabouts

He died around 2003.

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The `sasparilla café was called Jack`s....black, greasy haired bloke with a `tache I recall...

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