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    I worked in Owen Owens in the 60s and used to go across to The Villiers in my lunchbreak - the best pint in town. Also The Sefton, where Sadie was in residence. Whatever happened to him?

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    Great pic's, it's amazing how quick you forget these places!

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    graham nee, handmade stage wear............ classic...... you wouldn't see many business's in town these days like this being able to afford cbd rents

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    were these pics 83? I can see some sort of foundation posts etc being in place, as I remember the square opened around 88 as i left uk in 89, and it took about 18months to build, anyone got a precise time, in fact I remember going into the skin shop on the corner, not shown closest to the market to buy a crap sheepy ( pigskincoat) ( crackling with buttons) around 87

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    were these pics 83? I can see some sort of foundation posts etc being in place, as I remember the square opened around 88 as i left uk in 89, and it took about 18months to build, anyone got a precise time, in fact I remember going into the skin shop on the corner, not shown closest to the market to buy a crap sheepy ( pigskincoat) ( crackling with buttons) around 87
    They're great photos.
    It was 1986 when those posts went up, as I took a set of photos.

    "Clayton Square Shopping Centre opened for business 9 November 1989, and the public poured in, but Boots was the only shop which was actually open."
    From my Notes.

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    thanks mate, my memory is not tooooo bad after all. thanks

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    excellent memories there.
    Can't believe it's that long ago. Feel old now .
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdseye View Post
    I worked in Owen Owens in the 60s and used to go across to The Villiers in my lunchbreak - the best pint in town. Also The Sefton, where Sadie was in residence. Whatever happened to him?
    Sadie was in 'Casey's Fish bar' - a pub on Cases st. He also worked in the Big House (the Vines). In the latter years he was more known for running the Bar Royal in Wood st.

    Sadie died a few years ago.

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    You're all quite right- I took these in 1986 not 83. Was reading the back of the wrong print...
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    I was back home on holiday later that year (1986), Cases St was boarded up then and they had started demolition. I used to drink on Cases St all the time, mostly in Egerton's. So it was heartbreaking to see the street (or most of it) being torn down.

    I took some photos, I'll have to dig 'em out and scan them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse mouse View Post
    I was back home on holiday later that year (1986), Cases St was boarded up then and they had started demolition. I used to drink on Cases St all the time, mostly in Egerton's. So it was heartbreaking to see the street (or most of it) being torn down.

    I took some photos, I'll have to dig 'em out and scan them.

    My mother in law used to work in cases ( nancy) late 70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Sadie was in 'Casey's Fish bar' - a pub on Cases st. He also worked in the Big House (the Vines). In the latter years he was more known for running the Bar Royal in Wood st.

    Sadie died a few years ago.
    Sadie worked at the Sefton too before Casey's.

    He was as hard as nails, I have lost count of the times there would be a a group of lads who didn't know him and would take the pi$$, put it this way, anywhere Sadie worked they didn't need no bouncers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    My mother in law used to work in cases ( nancy) late 70's
    I emigrated in 1976 Shoney, and don't remember her.

    Sadie worked there then and there was a black lad called Jimmy, who was a "friend" of Sadies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse mouse View Post
    I emigrated in 1976 Shoney, and don't remember her.

    Sadie worked there then and there was a black lad called Jimmy, who was a "friend" of Sadies.
    I've been here since 89, she used to tell us storys of sadie being as hard as nails, her nephew john gallagher drank in there for years but he's dead now

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    I've been here since 89, she used to tell us storys of sadie being as hard as nails, her nephew john gallagher drank in there for years but he's dead now
    John Gallagher, that name rings a bell, how old would he have been?

    Egerton's used to be managed by a short stocky fella named Tommy O'Keefe who was married to one of the Bennets.
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    Colour pics of Clayton Square here too http://inacityliving.piczo.com/?g=41897456&cr=7
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse mouse View Post
    Sadie worked at the Sefton too before Casey's.

    He was as hard as nails, I have lost count of the times there would be a a group of lads who didn't know him and would take the pi$$, put it this way, anywhere Sadie worked they didn't need no bouncers.
    He was also a real nice fella. Qu-eer but nice.
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    Great pics mate!!!

    Brings back memories of my childhood..........sagging school, trying to rob models from City Models.......looking for coppers in the public phone boxes...and visiting Blacklers to ride the huge rocking horse!!! Quality!!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilly10 View Post
    Great pics mate!!!

    Brings back memories of my childhood..........sagging school, trying to rob models from City Models.......looking for coppers in the public phone boxes...and visiting Blacklers to ride the huge rocking horse!!! Quality!!! :-)
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    Thumbs up Clayton Square

    Hi All,
    My navigation may be a wee bit out,was Blacklers further up the road.Then right opposite Blacklers was a Big Butchers Shop.Was it called W.H.Brabins.Ifit was thats where my Dad worked before the war and I think he got the job about 1936.My Mum cried I can remember because he had managed to get a job.A year or two later he came home with this quite big photo of the Brabins staff all in front of the shop.Don't know what happened to the one we had.Hope some one might recall it it was in sepia.Hope my navigation is right.Great site Love it.Best Regards Ken B

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse mouse View Post
    I emigrated in 1976 Shoney, and don't remember her.

    Sadie worked there then and there was a black lad called Jimmy, who was a "friend" of Sadies.

    Jimmy was mixed race - second name was Robinson I think.
    When dressed as Shirley Bassey he was stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    The last days of Clayton Square 1983
    Anyone remember the name of the mens boutique on the corner of CS and bowler street? round about 79/84

    I remember going in there with a mate I bought a snazzy flyaway collared silk shirt and the mate bought coat of many colours,I asked him outside was he religious

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Anyone remember the name of the mens boutique on the corner of CS and bowler street? round about 79/84

    I remember going in there with a mate I bought a snazzy flyaway collared silk shirt and the mate bought coat of many colours,I asked him outside was he religious
    Was your mate called Joseph?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Was your mate called Joseph?
    Funny you should say that Spike...no it wasn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Jimmy was mixed race - second name was Robinson I think.
    When dressed as Shirley Bassey he was stunning.
    Remember seeing him in a T-shirt emblazoned "Rough Tough Creampuff", with a rather naughty picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redjed1 View Post
    Remember seeing him in a T-shirt emblazoned "Rough Tough Creampuff", with a rather naughty picture.
    Wow,remember that well!

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