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    a lot of images and info on the first Woolworths opened in this country.

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    http://museum.woolworths.co.uk/1910s-firststore.htm
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    Thanks very much for that.
    That's the first time I've ever seen a photo of the building when it was Woolworths.
    In 1934 most of it was converted into the Tatler cinema, and the building still survives as Clarks shoes in Church Street, and Bon Marche in Williamson Street.

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    I can remember the Woolworths on Park Road. This building appeared on the front page of the Echo, showing looters, at the time of the Toxteth riots.
    It's still there, but has had so many changes over the years. It's been Woolworths, Cee 'N' Cee, Gainmore, Kwik Save...then I lose count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I can remember the Woolworths on Park Road. This building appeared on the front page of the Echo, showing looters, at the time of the Toxteth riots.
    It's still there, but has had so many changes over the years. It's been Woolworths, Cee 'N' Cee, Gainmore, Kwik Save...then I lose count.
    Thanks for the other names, Marky.
    I moved to the Dingle in 1991, and it was Kwik Save then.
    It's worth mentioning that that was the site of the ancient Peacock Inn, and is the highest point on Park Road.

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    Hey Phil. Don't let Roger Phillips hear you calling it THE Dingle. Just like Wirral, he says there's no THE prefix. Me, I always call it the Dingle cos he can't hear me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hey Phil. Don't let Roger Phillips hear you calling it THE Dingle. Just like Wirral, he says there's no THE prefix. Me, I always call it the Dingle cos he can't hear me.
    I never hear Roger Phillips, so that's my excuse!
    Is that his usual type of fascinating subject?
    I used to live in Bromborough in the 1950s and it was in THE Wirral.
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    We we've always called it *The Dingle* an' I've lived here all my life (not quite,, he he he). I remember me mam used to walk us all up from King Gardens to Woolies an' there used to be a market there as well. Then we would come down Beresford Road an' walk back down along Mill street to the butchers on the corner of Warwick street. I still go to him for my meat.

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    Hiya Maria.
    mmMM Johno's pies .

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    I learned my kids to swim at Steble St baths. It was the one they went to with junior school (even though it was off Scottie) so they were used to it. Every saturday morning and then into Park Road for Sayers for the din dins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeous View Post
    Hiya Maria.
    mmMM Johno's pies .

    They still make them !! but not as good. An' right next to them was a wooden board-walk with lots of shops. There was the *Oller* an' the fair used to come every year with the walzers an that. Then there was Cooks (It was a German delicatessen, we'd call it now) They used to make loverly spice balls in gravy but you had to bring yer own bowl. Then there was Clarks shoe shop an' then Imundi's (The Italian Grocers.) All before you got to Dick Jennings or the Weathercock.

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    Thought you may like to see this, courtesy of City Enginners Collection
    This is Woolworths West derby road taken when the engineers were fitting
    the pavement barriers, the road to the right s Buckingham Rd
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    Woolworths, Allerton Road, July 2006.
    Didn't Woolworths nearly pull out of Liverpool when their main, Church Street, store closed? Allerton Road remained as far as I remember, though. They returned to the city centre with the one in St. Johns market.


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    Ex-Woolworths, Park Road. This became Gainmore, Cee-n-Cee, Kwik Save among several other changes of use. A quick Google search for Cee-n-Cee, states that Kwik Save took over their 49 units in 1978.



    c)Liverpool Echo, picture:Richard Williams.
    When it was Kwik Save it appeared on the front page of the Liverpool Echo (July 7th 1981). The picture shows the booze section of the store (Liquorsave) getting looted.
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    Did anybody hear of the plans (a couple of years ago) to demolish all that block as far as High Park Street?
    I saw a render of the site laid out as a sort of "Plaza" with trees.

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    I recall that picture with the trees. I think it was in one of those Council mags that get pushed through the door. I didn't see or hear any other mention of it. The nearby Church was up for sale recently, so who knows.

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