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    Can anyone remember what shop or shops occupied the building before Mothercare and later Gap were present on the corner of Lord Street and Whitechapel? I know its a long shot but does anyone have a photo? Thanks very much

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    Hi Partsky,

    This is probably a lot earlier than you're interested in, but Hope Bros. occupied the building in 1899, picture courtesy of LRO.
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    Before mothercare it was Ethel Austins womens wear.

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    Her indoors is arguing with me that it was Boodle&Dunthorns the jewlers?

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    She just lost....Boodle&Dunthorn was on the corner of North John Street and Lord Street....Yis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    She just lost....Boodle&Dunthorn was on the corner of North John Street and Lord Street....Yis!
    Still is George !...didnt think that Ethels was there before Mothercare though !

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    Still is George !...didnt think that Ethels was there before Mothercare though !
    I think George is right Squiggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I think George is right Squiggs.
    I bow to your wisdom Pabs (and George too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    I bow to your wisdom Pabs (and George too)
    It was George that came up with it Squiggs. I was trying to remember and had no chance, but when George said it I remembered.


    Dam this Alzheimers...

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    BTW
    I just googled "liverpool,ethil austin"
    They show more than half a dozen sites, but I do not know the lay out of Merseyside. You could try it and be sure?
    Anfield housewife, who would have thunk it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    BTW
    I just googled "liverpool,ethil austin"
    They show more than half a dozen sites, but I do not know the lay out of Merseyside. You could try it and be sure?
    Anfield housewife, who would have thunk it?
    I remember Mum telling me that one of her first shops was on Park Road in the Dingle !

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    I remember Mum telling me that one of her first shops was on Park Road in the Dingle !
    That's gone now hasn't it?

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    Well, that's torn it!

    I have a slight interest in this because she and I share the same family name so...I have found a geneology site. Lots to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    That's gone now hasn't it?
    Went years ago Pabs !, it was by the old Woolies shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    Went years ago Pabs !, it was by the old Woolies shop
    Thought it had. I remember Park Road being a busy bustling shopping area. How times change. I wonder if the new Tesco will help around there.

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