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    Default Skelhorne Street.

    This was taken on 18th July 1966 during that crazy summer of World Cup football and World Cup Willie.



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    The Mirror news board reads 'Last Nights big games: Full reports', however, there were no games on 17th so the poster must be at least a day old.


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    There were games on 16th including England beating Mexico 2-0 with goal in either half from Manchester United's Bobby Charlton and Liverpool's Roger Hunt, staged at Wembley Stadium in front of 92,000. This win found them leading their group from Uruguay, Mexico and France after their 3 games.

    On the same day West Germany fought a 0-0 draw with Argentina at Villa Park in front of 51,000 leaving the group standings as W.Germany, Argentina, Spain and Switzerland.

    Also playing that night was Portugal who beat Bulgaria 3-0 at Old Trafford in front of just 26,000 fans, Eusabio getting on the scoresheet as he was to do regularly during the tournament.

    The last group finished with the Soviet Union topping it from N. Korea, Italy and Chile, with the Soviets having beaten Italy 1-0 with a goal from Chislenko at Roker Park in front of nearly 28,000.

    By 1985 I, myself was to have been to all of these grounds following Everton.

    Also in the picture, the Taxi premises were to become Las Vegas amusement arcade within a few years, providing pleasure to a number of the Gerard Gardens kids I could name and of course the well loved Ribble Bus Station can also be seen.


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    Thats a great pic that Ged.. never seen that before..
    I'm just looking at my ones of this area for the Concourse House thread..

    (Anybody remember the name of the mens/boys clothes shop that was......
    next door to the Punch and Judy cafe thats just in view on the pic...?.)



    And the Las Vegas..?...crap..!!
    The Magic City arcade around the corner by the Futurist was well better..

    Gerard Gardens lads..?...very popular...VERY..!..with the young lady who's dad
    was manager of The Magic City...very popular indeed was this young Prescot lass..


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    Thanks Gerard. I don't think I'll remember it as although voluntarily dragged around town on a Saturday by my dad as I for some reason loved the household goods sections in the basements of Blacklers and TJ's and the like, he was always buying gadgets that like now you'd say 'Why???' I never took much notice of the clothes shops names. I know Harold Ian was later on the next block along towards the big house. See how long it takes the rest to come up with it. I'm sure you've mentioned getting your Ben Shermans from there in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Thanks Gerard. I don't think I'll remember it as although voluntarily dragged around town on a Saturday by my dad as I for some reason loved the household goods sections in the basements of Blacklers and TJ's and the like, he was always buying gadgets that like now you'd say 'Why???' I never took much notice of the clothes shops names. I know Harold Ian was later on the next block along towards the big house. See how long it takes the rest to come up with it. I'm sure you've mentioned getting your Ben Shermans from there in the past.

    I was never out of Harold Ian Ged, never...
    on my 8.28 I got as chain lad on the Mount Pleasant car park I done well..

    A lad named Frank who I knew worked there..
    that might have something to do with me being dead smart going out them days...!


    The shop I mention was the 1st place you could buy Bennies in the town..
    some might say different...I'm talking about the real American style Bennies.
    boss unusal cheque styles.. not the plain gingham you can get today..
    and it was the 1st shop to sell American style 'Boxies"


    Blacklers basement..?...I loved that place..
    just like a giant 50p shop...rubbish... only dearer..

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    Ha ha yeah, that's how I remember it.

    Until the Grotto came to town - oops no, still the same, only it was Father Christmas giving it you instead.
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    The mens clothes shop - wasn't it Harry Fentons - or am I getting it wrong ?

    I remember World Cup Willie well enough

    edit - on second thoughts, Harry Fentons was by the American Bar I think - somewhere along that block ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Ha ha yeah, that's how I remember it.

    Until the Grotto came to town - oops no, still the same, only it was Father Christmas giving it you instead.

    I've got a few pics of my lads in Blacklers..
    with Darth Vader.. this 9 foot tall bloke in a suit..

    cant remember what that event was...
    It couldn't have been Chrimbo..
    must have been some Star Wars promotion day..

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    The mens clothes shop - wasn't it Harry Fentons - or am I getting it wrong ?

    I remember World Cup Willie well enough

    edit - on second thoughts, Harry Fentons was by the American Bar I think - somewhere along that block ?
    Not Harry Fentons Lind...
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    My memory is getting a bit jumbled up now ! .. was Harry Fentons on Renshaw st then ?? opposite Lewis's ? -- I'll get it right in a minute!
    .. but I remember the name of the shop - as my fellah used to buy his gear in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    My memory is getting a bit jumbled up now ! .. was Harry Fentons on Renshaw st then ?? opposite Lewis's ? -- I'll get it right in a minute!
    .. but I remember the name of the shop - as my fellah used to buy his gear in there.

    I dont remember Harry Fentons Linda.. what year would that have been..?
    the old Wimpy on the corner opposite Lewis's was a decent clothes shop around 1974..
    same style as Harold Ian and Jonathon Silver on London Rd..
    I cant remember the name of that ..

    There was one in town I went for my hippy style penny round collar stuff and far out loons keks
    behind Jack Sharps.. what was Solitaire.. that was a great shop... more casual than Harold Ian..


    What was it called... ?...thats it, head done in all day now..!

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    ..And what about the shop on Commutation Row next to..(or 2nd next to..).. Peppers pub at the bottom of Islington..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    I dont remember Harry Fentons Linda.. what year would that have been..?
    the old Wimpy on the corner opposite Lewis's was a decent clothes shop around 1974..
    same style as Harold Ian and Jonathon Silver on London Rd..
    I cant remember the name of that ..
    Yeah, probably that's the one. I'm sure the name was Harry Fenton. I'm talking early and mid 1970s.

    I can't recall the one on Commutation Row.
    There did used to be an Indian restaurant there at one time (1960s) called The Kohi Nor. ( it might have been next door to a pub).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Yeah, probably that's the one. I'm sure the name was Harry Fenton. I'm talking early and mid 1970s.

    That would have been it Lind...
    I hope so... I've never remembered the name of that place all the times I've thought of it..
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    I just asked my husband - he said yeah Harry Fenton's was opposite Lewis's (he used to work in Lewis's at that time)

    What about the mens boutique in Lewis's - it was called 'The Buttonhole'.


    .. appologies for hijacking this thread, sorry Ged!

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    No problem Linda, I am enjoying a couple of oldies catching up with what was around before I was born, it's very educational
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    I always enjoy reminiscing about some of the old shops and the fashion styles of the 60's and 70's.

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    Sorry Ged lad...


    The Buttonhole ?...now thats got me..
    Lewis's was great as well back in the 70's for clothes.. nice stuff..
    then it went crap selling Johns Market type rubbish.. the whole shop went downhill..

    Got hundreds of pics Lind all over Lewis's before it closed.. all around that mens clothing department.
    I was wandering around the 5th floor area, where the ladies Glemby hairdressers was..
    I noticed this little room hidden away....up some stairs down a little corridor, I think..
    Unused for years, the area outside all dusty..nobody been there for years..
    I went in this little room and it was amazing... a gents toilet..
    Spotless.... mirrors all over the wall.. fancy dimly lit little wall lampshades..
    Window view looking out over Dickie Lewis toward The Adelphi..

    All lit up.. very dim, as if still in use.. absolutely spotless.
    and it hadn't been been used in over 10 years..or how ever long that 5th floor area had been closed..

    It was like going back in time... it really was...

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    The Buttonhole was on the first floor menswear department - but it was separate from all the other clothes as it was a trendy boutique.
    It had a wooden framework which made it a separate area, and the fitting room had ranch style swing doors.

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    Harold Ian in the 70s used to sell very smart womens clothes too as did Austin Reed in Bold St. Lucinda Byre bottom of Bold St was another classy clothes shop one of the first to have a cafe, Abrams the made to measure tailors top of London Road sold US Ben Shermans before Harold Ian opened. In the 60s there were quite a few "glamour' dress shops around the city including Nanettes by the Forum and a couple near the Odeon.Trendy boutiques also opened in Mount Pleasant and Leece St. Levi's chinos were Aviator and Lee's were KDs (Khaki Drill)
    1966 was the beginning of boutique shops within shops in places like Lewis's and Owen Owen and even T J Hughes in their own way.

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    Skelhorne Street in 1983.

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    Another view...notice the old hackneys
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    There's still a taxi rank there on Copperas Hill now.
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    There's still a taxi rank there on Copperas Hill now.
    Well yeah,there would be,Ged...I mean it makes sense as a Taxi driver to park up outside a railway station terminal.

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    They used to park inside the Station so being on Copperas Hill might have been more for the Adelphi Hotel
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    hi i rember the area well i was a junior porter in lime st station used to go to the ribble bus depot for tea and eccles cakes thanks for the memory jack

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    patches..who sold great loons, the original buggie smugglers

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    Patches had a perrenial fire/closing down sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacj mcgee View Post
    hi i rember the area well i was a junior porter in lime st station used to go to the ribble bus depot for tea and eccles cakes thanks for the memory jack
    Sounds great, Jack. Nice memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    There's still a taxi rank there on Copperas Hill now.
    And Nelson Street serving Lime St station too, don`t know how they make a living, they must be lucky to get a fare every couple of hours.
    Must have been alright when only 300 plates were issued.
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    must be lucky to get a fare every couple of hours.
    At the prices the black cabs charge is it no wonder,2 before you set foot in the door.

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    The wierdo shop at the back of "Jack Sharp's was called "Cape",with another called "Silly Billy's", off Whitechapel.And what happened to "All Mankind",which had shops on London rd. and Lime st.?

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