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    Default London Road - the opposite of Liverpool ONE

    This article is taken from the now closed liverpool.com website that is still being updated?!

    What?s the opposite of Liverpool ONE? Well, London Road?s a good place to start. This raggle-taggle route no longer takes you to a place where the streets are paved with gold but, thankfully, it still takes you to the wonderful TJ Hughes. Despite the loss of the Odeon, and, sigh, Bensons For Beds, there are trinkets and treasures worth exploring...continues...

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    London Road used to be my local shopping street for years. Colliers (we can date when I was in there getting my school clothes one saturday when Alan Waddle scored the only goal in the Derby match) - Colliers had one of those tube payment systems. All mankind which then became Mailbox for your kecks, shirts, jeans etc. Timpsons and London's shoe shops, Woolies, Jonathan Silver, TJ's (that subway under Stafford Street), my parents got our glass cabinet out of Hardys, our office bought our snooker trophies from that shop facing the co-op which I traipsed around with my mam when it was fine fare. Had 3 piece suites from a couple of shops in London Road too. Pity how it's gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    London Road used to be my local shopping street for years. Colliers (we can date when I was in there getting my school clothes one saturday when Alan Waddle scored the only goal in the Derby match) - Colliers had one of those tube payment systems. All mankind which then became Mailbox for your kecks, shirts, jeans etc. Timpsons and London's shoe shops, Woolies, Jonathan Silver, TJ's (that subway under Stafford Street), my parents got our glass cabinet out of Hardys, our office bought our snooker trophies from that shop facing the co-op which I traipsed around with my mam when it was fine fare. Had 3 piece suites from a couple of shops in London Road too. Pity how it's gone.
    London Rd does look a mess in parts but intrinsically it can be saved if it became a focus for specialist shops which were then supported by the population. Like many Liverpool shopping streets, it's suffered from a change in buying habits; so many existing shops could not survive. Some regeneration has taken place already of course, Remember the old frontage of the Arndale Centre next to T J Hughes. It was hideous and now having been reclad looks quite attractive. Other buildings in the street could do with some of the same tender loving care.

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    I agree Taffy but not just buying habits but the total destruction and depopulation of the area too. London Road once served hundreds of families based in and around the Bull Ring, Gerard Gardens, the Four squares on Soho st as well as the Piggeries - all in close proximity. Subsequent housing counts for a lot less than half the original numbers and if people head into town now, it's for St Johns and liverpool 1.
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    Got a suit from the Fifty Shilling tailors in London Rd cost me 8 guineas(?8/8shillings)
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