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    Default Johnnie Gianellis Chippy

    Does anybody have any pictures of Johnnie Gianellis Chippy that was located in Islington? It was demolised to make way for the now derelict TG&W Union building. Gianellis was world famous, as many of the stars who played the Empire used to end out for a portion of chips, mushy peas and fishcakes. Johnnie with his brother Frank and his sister Marie, were well known characters in the area.


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    Paul, haven't you got that other pic, the one with the Gardens in the background that causes all the 'aaaahhhh's in your film? There's a story on the scottie press site about kids damaging the Hannah May Thom statue that was in Standish Street in the 1960s and Frank was in the local pub with his mates who were alerted and ran out to chase the culprits. He was apparently revered down in the Holy Cross parish and was a main part of the May Queen procession organisers.

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    Ohh my God,

    This photo has just taken me back 40 years

    Johnnie is the one with the glasses is'nt he ?? and was'nt the other one his brother ??

    Lovely brown chips..........plenty of salt and vinigar please

    They were the days my friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady View Post
    Ohh my God,

    This photo has just taken me back 40 years

    Johnnie is the one with the glasses is'nt he ?? and was'nt the other one his brother ??

    Lovely brown chips..........plenty of salt and vinigar please

    They were the days my friends

    Jacky
    Johnny's on the left Jacky,Thats his brother Frank with the glasses on.

    I'll av a Steak pie in the Fat..Mmmmmmmmmm.

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    Does this one take yer back Jacky!!
    Gerard Gardens being demolished..
    Thats My Aunt on the right,She was the 1st Child born in Gerard Gardens and was a friend of Maria Giannelli..
    I've got a picture like this taken about 10 seconds earlier showing my Aunt Laughing..
    Better not show that one..She'll murder me..



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    is it me or does Franky look like albert tatlock from coronation street

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    A cracking picture Gerard,

    So sad when the gardens come under demolition , still,i have very fond memories and i often recall on them.

    Thanks Gerard

    Jacky

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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    is it me or does Franky look like albert tatlock from coronation street
    Lol..He doe's doesn't he d-p..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady View Post
    A cracking picture Gerard,

    So sad when the gardens come under demolition , still,i have very fond memories and i often recall on them.

    Thanks Gerard

    Jacky

    Cheers Jacky..I'll root a few more out for yer.

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    There's a Joe Devine piccie special for yers.

    Gerard'l have that one too I bet.


    There were two tables in there. A white marble one and a wooden one and one big long bench at the back which ran along the length of both tables.

    There was Maria working the spud cutter and Frank and Johnnie serving their great fish, chips and mushy peas, all in last nights echo, finish off with a screwball with a pink chewy in the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    There's a Joe Devine piccie special for yers.

    Gerard'l have that one too I bet.


    There were two tables in there. A white marble one and a wooden one and one big long bench at the back which ran along the length of both tables.

    There was Maria working the spud cutter and Frank and Johnnie serving their great fish, chips and mushy peas, all in last nights echo, finish off with a screwball with a pink chewy in the bottom.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh..I can taste the chips now Ged...
    Loadsa Salt 'n' Vinegar with the Vinegar in little brown Shandy bottles with a plug with a hole stuck in the top !!

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    Mmmm yeah. Just thinking Gerard. If that Bernard Fallon fella had an exhibition with a couple of dozen that have gone down a storm, Joe could fill the Walker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Mmmm yeah. Just thinking Gerard. If that Bernard Fallon fella had an exhibition with a couple of dozen that have gone down a storm, Joe could fill the Walker!

    Certainly could Ged Lad.

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    Sat night was our chippy tea night back then too Gerard. I seem to remember Captain Scarlet and the mysterons, Dr Who (Jon Pertwee era) and Roddy McDowell in Planet of the apes were on the telly back then, oh and the Generation Game with Brucie and Anthea - giz a twirl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Sat night was our chippy tea night back then too Gerard. I seem to remember Captain Scarlet and the mysterons, Dr Who (Jon Pertwee era) and Roddy McDowell in Planet of the apes were on the telly back then, oh and the Generation Game with Brucie and Anthea - giz a twirl.

    Emma Peel in the Avengers....Ohhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyy God.
    I still have strange dreams about Emma Peel..

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    Great picture Ged i feel like i belong in it - if you get my gist !!

    Joe Devine..........My Godmother was Maggie Devine,she had a son Joe and one Timothy............is this the same Joe ??

    Jacky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady View Post
    Great picture Ged i feel like i belong in it - if you get my gist !!

    Joe Devine..........My Godmother was Maggie Devine,she had a son Joe and one Timothy............is this the same Joe ??

    Jacky

    Was he called Jobo Jacky..thats the name he has always gone by..
    Joe lives 3 doors from me and he has got me bloody harrished..(Only Kiddin)
    Do this on me printer...How do I do that on me Camera..(One I got for him..Another Sony H2 Convert)
    I am in his all the time or he is in Ours..He took Hundreds and hundreds of photo's around Liverpool in the 70's and 80's..Fantastic pics that have turned up here there and everywhere and not a bit of credit given to him.
    His photo's have even ended up being sold in Spain on postcards from tourist shops..
    And well known Liverpool books..again without any credit..And I dont mean Rrrr Ged's brilliant books..
    Im now working with him on them and we will be bringing them out on a Dvd..
    Deal done..Hands shaken....When I find the time..My Beatles thingy comes 1st.

    I'll have a word with Joe T'morrer and find out about what you mentioned.
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    On the subject of chippes; anyone remember Openshaws on Rice Lane?
    Their fryer was in the Liverpool life museum.

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    I saw that fryer in the museum.

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    Default that picture......

    Hello there,

    I´m a member of the gianelli family and have been looking for pictures of our shop for a while. My dad is stephen gianelli and was born in the shop. Thanks for the picture he was made up with it!!!!!!


    Graham Gianelli.

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    Hiya Graham, glad to hear the Gianelli's are still going strong. Whenever Gerard Gardens is spoken about by the older community, Gianelli's chippy always gets a mention and it does so too in the locally made film 'Gardens of Stone' I expect you've seen the pic below too. All the best.
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    Sorry, yes of course, i've just noticed the same pic off the Scottie press website is in message No.1

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