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Old Photos of Holme Lane, Hillsborough Corner

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I have a print of Geo Cunningham’s”Hillsborough Corners” depicting a scene 30s or 40s

I did post it on this site sometime ago

The Hillsborough Inn was the first pub I went into when I reached legal drinking age in 1957.

The landlords name was Wilf.

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Thank you for the links everyone. The shop in the very left corner A E Woods is the shop that we currently occupy. I think the tower in the middle of the picture looks like a church which would have been on what is now the waste ground in between Wilkinsons and the bank;

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14 hours ago, Faith Hope said:

Thank you for the links everyone. The shop in the very left corner A E Woods is the shop that we currently occupy. I think the tower in the middle of the picture looks like a church which would have been on what is now the waste ground in between Wilkinsons and the bank;

what you selling and do we get a discount? (Scottish)

best of luck with your new venture.

Rocker.

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On 20/01/2020 at 23:01, Olive said:

Ah, now it makes sense.  Time hasn't been kind to Hillsborough Corner has it? 

I used to help out at Brian Key's garage (independent Reliant specialist) on Roselle St just up the road from Hilsbrough Corner with Simpkins sweet factory at it's  end.

The old guy who lived in the end house was always telling us how durring the blitz the dead from the area had been laid out in the yard behind the terrace houses there awaiting identification / removal. 

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What a terrific thread, I've just found. Memories of my past and my families past.

 

Thank you.

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In reply to Rockers Rule,  I set up a charity shop, but  before you say Oh no not another one, we provide training and retail work experience for young adults with learning difficulties since they find it very difficult to find meaningful employment once they leave full time education. Our students are trained then supported to carry out a range of tasks necessary to run an effective retail outlet. They learn to liaise with customers and suppliers, sort, steam and price up garments for resale, serve customers, use tills, give correct change, stock rotation and window display. The skills resulting from work experience placements will put the young adults in a much stronger position to seek formal employment.

We're inbetween the Golden Scissors barbers and the cake shop, pop in and have a browse next time you're down that way. 

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On 25/01/2020 at 14:45, Faith Hope said:

In reply to Rockers Rule,  I set up a charity shop, but  before you say Oh no not another one, we provide training and retail work experience for young adults with learning difficulties since they find it very difficult to find meaningful employment once they leave full time education. Our students are trained then supported to carry out a range of tasks necessary to run an effective retail outlet. They learn to liaise with customers and suppliers, sort, steam and price up garments for resale, serve customers, use tills, give correct change, stock rotation and window display. The skills resulting from work experience placements will put the young adults in a much stronger position to seek formal employment.

We're inbetween the Golden Scissors barbers and the cake shop, pop in and have a browse next time you're down that way. 

I would have no reason to say"OH NO, Excellent and hat's off to you & wish you well with your endevours.

Rocker

 

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Faith Hope, the waste land you refer to is where the Old Blue Ball public house used to stand for nigh-on 200 years; it survived the Great Flood of 1864 but not the ignorance and disinterest of City Planners.  It had a bowling green at the back and the forecourt that was later used as a car park was a raised rose garden.  The church actually stood where Wilkinsons store is, set back off Bradfield Road.  As a young lad I lived in a cottage on the other side of Bradfield Road, where the Farm Foods shop now is.  It was one of a square of four back-to-back cottages and we lived in one at the back: No 1 house,  7 court.

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