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    Default Old Liverpool Toffee Shops

    These examples are just from London Road.

    "Noblett's" was, I think, a competing toffee manufacturer to Molly Bushell of famed Everton Toffee. This photo is either London Road, or Pembroke Place? [courtesy of LRO]


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    Wignall's Toffee Shop, London Road, R.H. Wignall was the grandson of Molly Bushell, the original inventor of Everton Toffee [see advert below.]

    [courtesy of LRO and Kev's post "Various London Road Images" http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...ht=london+road ]

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    Molly Bushell's Everton Toffee, 39 London Road [opp. the Odeon] and 169 West Derby Road, opposite the Zoological Gardens, [original Gore's Directory advert]

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    The original advertising paintwork on the toffee shop, at the top of London rd,was partly revealed,some years ago! It was then a butchers shop,and the London rd development agency,had some idea of renovating, at least the frontage,but nothing was done! I haven't been past it recently,so I don't know it's condition now.

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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for memory jog. I remember quincyg posted this series in the "Surviving Signage and Shop Adverts" thread. It looks like the same shop shown in the black & white photo above. Also London Road, I think?

    Part of the word "Noblett's" can be seen, as well as "Improved Everton Toffee"

    Photo credits to quincyg [see post thread below]
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    Any idea where about in London Road this is, and what side?
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    Yeh,that's it,well done D! Any idea what it's like now.....still the same? I've been told that the old ?department store,a few doors up,has been demolished!(can't remember it's original name!)

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    No sorry, I only remember it from quincyg's post. I haven't seen it up close myself? Looking at the B&W photo again, we could be looking up Greek Steet?

    I think Noblett's and Wignall's were competing against each other for the Everton Toffee business?
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    Looking behind the George 3rd monument on this pic',you can make out the name "Colliers" which sounds familiar,though the building is different.The toffee shop was on that line of shops.Greek st,is further up on the left!

    photo courtesy of L.R.O.
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    Here's a Google Streetview snapshot.

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    Noblett's was at 108 London Road. Wignall's Toffee Shop [their rival] was at 39 London Road, on the opposite side of the road, opposite where the Odeon is today.
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    Cosher butchers,Jewish buisness early 1900's or even earlier,wonder why they're leaving it in a dillapidated condition?

    This ones London Rd,anyone know where their second shop was.
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    Good post Daz.

    Who painted the second picture dazza?

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    Thanks fortinian,

    The second picture is originally from Kev's post "Various London Road Images" http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...ht=london+road ] and is courtesy of LRO.

    Unfortunatly no artist is given, but it is dated 1865. William Herdman was prolific then, but it's not as sharp as his other subjects, maybe it's his father WG Herdman instead?

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    Cosher butchers,Jewish buisness early 1900's or even earlier,wonder why they're leaving it in a dillapidated condition?
    Yes, it is a pity George. Often council's sponsor an accepted method of bribery to sort out their conservation work. They'll give planning permission on a site, provided the developer restores x, y & z.

    It's dangling the carrot of planning consent over completing conservation work amongst other things. The problem with this is that site can lie idle for years and years, whilst the council sits on it's thumbs.

    I think they should be more proactive and lead the restoration. The duty of looking after the city's heritage should be theirs, or the governments.
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    I'm led to believe that the other Galkoffs butchers was behind Lime Street somewhere? can't find it meself,I did find an interesting piece of iron plate flap on the back off a building and for the life of me wondered what the hell it was? as its halfway upthe wall and most peculiar.

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    Galkoff's has it's own website,haven't looked through it,but maybe the info's there?

    http://galkoffs.tripod.com/

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    66 Brownlow Hill,well fruitless me looking now as the NCP car park will be on the spot?

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    Everton Toffee Shop reinstated.

    A slightly different perspective, but as close as I can get it. The upper party-wall of the Toffee Shop [second chimney from left] is roughly where the present day yellow stone wall and fencing is located [see map below also]. That places the site over Netherfield Road South pavement and partially over the road.

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    Thanks George, interesting piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Thanks George, interesting piece.
    huy guys just been reading your post very intresting i wonder would any one know any thing about taveners sweet factory i have gone back to 1890 scotland rd and kew st 1920s and wonderd if any one had pics or storys for my ex employees site i have on face book i have nearly finished my little history just would love some more pics etc regards ( lisner john k)

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