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    Question Cousins Cake Shop

    Anybody remember the chain of Cousins cake shops, in particular the one on Church Street / North John St?

    I think it closed in the early 80's but the sign was still around until the development of Liverpool One. Is now Costa Coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lan02 View Post
    Anybody remember the chain of Cousins cake shops, in particular the one on Church Street / North John St?

    I think it closed in the early 80's but the sign was still around until the development of Liverpool One. Is now Costa Coffee.

    Cheers.
    Used to be known as 'Cousins Corner' a favourite meeting place, similiar to meeting under the clock at Lime Street Station or under Lewis's statue. I always thought they should have kept that sign.........however thats progress.

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    I remember their Custard slices , it was better than Sayers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Used to be known as 'Cousins Corner' a favourite meeting place, similiar to meeting under the clock at Lime Street Station or under Lewis's statue. I always thought they should have kept that sign.........however thats progress.
    I met a few there meself Johny. I seem to remember more not turning up though...

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    Anywhere's better than Sayers.
    I don't know why they've outlasted the others.

    There are still a few shop doorways with a "C" in them.

    Who remembers Wallers?

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    I posted a photo of the doorway of one that is now a sayers in Hunts Cross. Didn't know what it was, so asked here. Couldn't tell u where that thread is now though

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    There was a Cousins in Dale street by State House and also under the four squares tenements on Soho Street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    Anywhere's better than Sayers.
    I don't know why they've outlasted the others.

    There are still a few shop doorways with a "C" in them.

    Who remembers Wallers?
    I agree , Sayers should be outlawed . I remember Mitchells , they made gravy pies , it was in Anfield and the ques would be around the corner .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    Anywhere's better than Sayers.
    I don't know why they've outlasted the others.

    There are still a few shop doorways with a "C" in them.

    Who remembers Wallers?
    I thought the 'C' stood for Costigans , the C was normally tiled into the entrance of there shops.

    Cousins were famous for their Strawberry Tarts, not like the processed crap from Greggs and Sayers.

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    I thought it was Costigans too.

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    Liverpool had a few chains of cake shops over the years, Kirkland and Jennings(Fly in the Loaf pub is one of their old shops),Frances Mckays,Shaws,Sykes,Scotts.Lunts, All went to the wall.
    Yet we have outside firms with branches in Liverpool now such as Gregs,Greenhaughs,
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    I thought the 'C' stood for Costigans , the C was normally tiled into the entrance of there shops.

    Cousins were famous for their Strawberry Tarts, not like the processed crap from Greggs and Sayers.
    What do you think of Satterwaites Johhny ? I love their Birhtday cakes , and their Chocolate eclairs .

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    Speaking of smaller cake shops, a Satterwaites has opened in the Strand. My mum always used to love the pork pies from there and I always used to get the marzipan creatures they sold oh and rum truffles

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Liverpool had a few chains of cake shops over the years, Kirkland and Jennings(Fly in the Loaf pub is one of their old shops),Frances Mckays,Shaws,Sykes,Scotts.Lunts, All went to the wall.
    Yet we have outside firms with branches in Liverpool now such as Gregs,Greenhaughs,
    I've never heard of most of them Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Speaking of smaller cake shops, a Satterwaites has opened in the Strand. My mum always used to love the pork pies from there and I always used to get the marzipan creatures they sold oh and rum truffles
    it just looks funny with your avatar.. guess you liked those cakes.

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    Used to be a Satterwaites and a Cousins in Crosby I think.

    Some of them like the Cousins in Church Street had cafe's at the rear.

    Remember Sayer on Walton Vale used to have a cafe at the back. The Sayers on Tithebarn Street still has a cafe and it is like going back in time to the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lan02 View Post
    Used to be a Satterwaites and a Cousins in Crosby I think.

    Some of them like the Cousins in Church Street had cafe's at the rear.

    Remember Sayer on Walton Vale used to have a cafe at the back. The Sayers on Tithebarn Street still has a cafe and it is like going back in time to the 70's.
    We have a Satterwaites in Formby . There was a lovey confectioners on Robson street years ago , i don't recall the name of it though .

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    Aren't Satterwaites still in crosby ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Aren't Satterwaites still in crosby ?
    I think Lan02 just said that SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Aren't Satterwaites still in crosby ?
    Sorry, think you could be right there.

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    I know there's was at least one in Waterloo but I've not been down Crosby way for a few months coz there was one on Moor Lane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennylane View Post
    What do you think of Satterwaites Johhny ? I love their Birhtday cakes , and their Chocolate eclairs .
    Satterthwaites of Crosby, top of there game and cant be beaten, your right Debs, there birthday cakes and range of other cakes and bread are tasty.

    The other famous cake shop chain was in St Helens, 'Pimbletts', which went to the wall about 18 months ago, they became famous for custard slices. I recently heard that two of the old bakers have bought a couple of the old shop and are calling it 'Pimmies' known to everyone from St Helens as 'Pimbletts''

    Was 'Reeces' a cake and bread shop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    I know there's was at least one in Waterloo but I've not been down Crosby way for a few months coz there was one on Moor Lane
    I got the ribble bus to that one once and when the driver shouted 'Moor Lane', this chinese woman put her umbrella up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I got the ribble bus to that one once and when the driver shouted 'Moor Lane', this chinese woman put her umbrella up.
    Ha, if I'd have said that, I'da been slated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Was 'Reeces' a cake and bread shop ?
    It certainly was JB.
    Sayers First shop was in Old Swan
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Satterthwaites of Crosby, top of there game and cant be beaten, your right Debs, there birthday cakes and range of other cakes and bread are tasty.

    The other famous cake shop chain was in St Helens, 'Pimbletts', which went to the wall about 18 months ago, they became famous for custard slices. I recently heard that two of the old bakers have bought a couple of the old shop and are calling it 'Pimmies' known to everyone from St Helens as 'Pimbletts''

    Was 'Reeces' a cake and bread shop ?
    I haven't heard of Pimletts John , do you remember the little cake shop on Robson street , i was only a kid when it was open . Not sure when it closed . Satterwaites bread ..Yes , i love making toast from their brown bread ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    Anywhere's better than Sayers.
    I don't know why they've outlasted the others.

    There are still a few shop doorways with a "C" in them.

    Who remembers Wallers?
    I remember Wallers

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    I love Sayers by the way and being a mere youngster - I know no better
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