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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 18th August, 2020)

Shops on Scot Lane, Aspull


Shops on Scot Lane, Aspull
Walt(nth Yorkshire) will recognize these shops, one of them was Billy Croston’s where he worked when young. The old picture is of an Aspull tram, stopped in front of the same shops.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Mick on 18th August 2020 at 06:23

It looks like a steam tram

Comment by: julie on 18th August 2020 at 08:05

I can remember the Chinese takeaway used to be a toffee shop in the 70s when I used to call in on my way to aspull secondary Modern school.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th August 2020 at 08:51

Remnants of the past ...another world. Very interesting to see how it was.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 18th August 2020 at 09:36

Aye Dennis I do recognise these shops, Billy's shop was the second from the left. I started to deliver groceries all over the village from the age of 12 or 13 years old. Typically Mon /Tue again Thr/ Fri 4:30 pm - 6:30pm, Saturday 9am until 1Pm all for 14/6p (70 p) PER WEEK, back in the latter end of the 50-early 60s. Rain snow, hail or blow regardless the kindly folks of Aspull wanted their groceries. Thanks for the reminder Dennis, mainly fond memories of that time. Good photo too !

Comment by: Ray on 18th August 2020 at 10:18

Mick, The tram is powered by electricity, the chimney above the tram is
on the gable end of the chinese takeaway in more modern times. Cheers.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th August 2020 at 10:25

I love these "before and after" photos. If you ever happen to be in Higher Ince with your camera, Dennis, would you take one there please? xx

Comment by: Veronica on 18th August 2020 at 12:05

And around Scholes as well please Dennis...the streets that were.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 18th August 2020 at 13:40

The trams that ran upto Aspull stopped here just outside the Moorgate Inn. Mother would tell us she had ridden on them but often had to get off and walk over New Springs bridge then again up Ivy Brow, then everyone would climb back aboard to complete their journey. She also said that during snow passengers were asked to help with a push.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 18th August 2020 at 13:53

I’ve dragged my old bike out of the shed and pumped the tyres up Irene, now, if I can just pump myself up enough to get pedalling I’ll make higher Ince my first stop.
Veronica, I’ve sent a couple in of Scholes but it’s up to Brian if he uses them or not.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 18th August 2020 at 13:59

Do you remember that bacon slicer that Billy had on the counter Walt? He was very proud of that bacon slicer was Billy. And his weigh your own potatoes? Straight from the sack with half a pound of dirt still clinging to each Prato!

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 18th August 2020 at 17:20

Yes Dennis, I remember very well, do you remember the sterilised milk bottle crates upturned so that customers had somewhere to sit and chat. Billy had a party line phone installed shared with his brother Pearce. Pearce had a cattle truck, farmers rang the shared number to organise the movement of livestock. Gone are the days Dennis but not the memories.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th August 2020 at 17:56

I was before you, our Veronica! (Only joking, as you know!).

Comment by: XPat on 18th August 2020 at 19:29

Looking at these shops ,key in shops in search and compare them with
likes of
J Powell ,
Latimers
W Rigby
Liptons
J Beswick + Sons .
They had such a pride in their shops . No disrespect to these shopkeepers but they look like they change every week, just change the signs . Back then , those shops were an integral part of the community .
Maybe these are as well for this area . Times change .

Comment by: Veronica on 18th August 2020 at 20:34

Course you were Irene, we'll be starting a new trend of 'Guess where this is'!

Comment by: Edna on 18th August 2020 at 21:34

I would like to see Schole's, Veronica.But would like to see Higher Ince as well, because that's were my mother in law came from.They had a shop Irene in Higher Ince.xx

Comment by: Veronica on 18th August 2020 at 22:25

We'll end up being related Edna, my Grt grandparents lived in Caroline St, they had a shop as well.

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