Photo: Dougie Yates
Item #: 4854
Amazing how little traffic there is on the road in those days. I had forgotten about those shops on the right of the picture. Thank you for the memories it brought back
I don't Know who owned the shop on the corner but the Chippie was owned by Edie cottham next door was Griffith's bike shop and the furniture shop I think it was Roscoe's
yes you are right about the shops,i remember Roscoes furniture shop.I think there used to be Brinlows flowers or something like that.I remember my mam getting my walking day flowers from her.Good days.
Thank's Tom I remember now!!!
The scrubland you see on the left used to have terraced houses built on it. I played in the backs there as a kid and one of the homeowners had a big parrot in their back garden and they used to let us palay with the parrot too.
Am I right in thinking the Grimshaw's (corner shop) had a son who played for one of the top soccer teams? Goalie, I think.
Many years ago I used to live in one of the terraced houses on the side where there is scrubland in the photo. A small treee is now on the site of my ancestral home.
hi Karin I think the parrot belonged to Steve Brogan,he used to take it in the Bath Springs in the 70's.
Roscoes furniture shop became Ashton Heating & Plumbing. Early sixties I think.
used to be the best chips for miles around from the chippy next to Griffith's bike shop! I can smell them from here!!! mmmmmmmmmmmm
ah yes! and before Grimshaw, it was Cave. But does anyone remember across the road from this, on the corner, just next to the car in the foreground: Ramsdale's Ice-cream Parlour?
Does anyone have a photo of the terraces opposite before they were demolished as I've never seen one! As a child, I lived in the corner shop almost opposite Grimshaws just after it was Ramsdale's Ice Cream shop. It became my dad's, Prescott's furniture shop then later my dad ran his coal haulage business from this address.
His coal haulage truck (sides removed: going as a flat bed) provided one of the Floats for the procession celebrating the coronation (June 1953). Few of us on Rag Bru could afford cameras in 1953. However, Leadbetter, who later had the photographic shop on Gerrard Street, were then located on Skelton Street. Surely there must be some photos around out there!
I can't remember the exact route of the procession, except for inexplicable reasons, that it included Nicol Road. However it terminated on the Whithill: then open land between the Bath Springs, and the old St Peter's School. (Just yards from Leadbetter's Studio!) In the Fifties there was not public access to this land, But it was full of bunting and marquees and stuff for the festival: it must have been opened specially for the event!
If you are reading this, and can find any photos, please consider putting them up.
ps sorry 'inexplicable' refers to my selective memory.Not to the procession including Nicol Road. No intention to offend.
i thought this was b4 1982
I remember the chippy well. We'd take our own dish and they'd keep it warm til it was your turn. I used to buy puncture repair kits from the bike shop. Brimelows florist was further up near Bryn Baptist...my great aunt.
Remember the chippy well . Not tasted chips like them since. The best ever but the worst service. Also remember the machine they used to cut the chips.
I remember Grimshaw’s shop on the corner and the brilliant chippy too! Yes and Roscoe’s furniture. There was a shop in Eddleston Street on the corner of Skelton Street behind. I think it was Mrs Haseldine’s? I remember shopping there with my mum in the 1960s.
There was also some ruins of an old school on Soughers Street (where the new houses are now)? We played there as children too.