Photo: Philip Harrison
Item #: 21364
You can just make out the police box before Bradshaw St.
That was Mrs Bithells hardware shop on your left shoulder and Gracies chippy a little bit farther up. Happy days.
Could you go upstairs in Gracie's chippie in the late 1950s and eat there? My grandma used to take me to the novena at St Patrick's church on Thursday evenings. The treat was the fish and chip supper afterwards. We always walked quite a way up Scholes. It was a chip shop with an upstairs cafe. Somehow Gracie's Chippie rings a bell. Can anyone enlighten me?
I lived in Lindsay Street from 1953 to 1962 and remember Greasy Gracies but don't remember an upstairs. I do remember taking our own dishes to her on a Friday after dad got paid for a 1/- mixture, 6 pennorth of chips and a fish. I also remember roller skating from the Plantation Gates to the police box and stopping by running into the box. Sometimes there was a policeman in there and we got a right telling off. We also hoped that the bus wasn't coming along Bradshaw Street as we hurtled acrossco
I remember my dad drinking in the Bay Horse pub , the white building on your right shoulder
My gran had the flower shop before it was Bertha Woodsjust to the left of where you are.
Don't recall an upstairs either. But I do remember you could get 4 as well as 6 of chips. One of my mates, it may have been Tommy Pike asked Gracie for meat & potato pie one night. When he said he wanted it warm Gracie popped it in the fish fryer. Nice!!!!!!! There was on other chippy across from the petrol station that Brian Williamson's mum used to run. We spent many a night in the cellar playing cards cos Brian's job was to peel the spuds. We would fill an old cast iron bathtub full and haul em upstairs in a basket when the fryer shouted. Shiela is that you who lived on Thompson Street??