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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby rutlander » 27 Feb 2020, 18:54

A fine picture of fine fare.I worked there for a few months before \I joined he arm in 1968
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Rob72 » 27 Feb 2020, 19:24

I think the Pancake photo was taken a few doors down from Flower Corner.

The gap in the photo is where the arcade was.

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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Tresagreen » 27 Feb 2020, 19:29

And just look at those prices rutlander, butter 2/8d, who would have believed then that we would be paying over £1 for it now !!!!
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Papa Smurf » 27 Feb 2020, 19:32

Rob72 wrote:I think the Pancake photo was taken a few doors down from Flower Corner.

The gap in the photo is where the arcade was.


Bingo!! I was quite fond of the arcade years ago...
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby EWW » 27 Feb 2020, 21:00

I lived in Marshall St that is behind where the stepback was and was the film library in the picture. At one time the two properties that became
the twins hairdressers was the Bendix self service Launderette. When those places closed we used to park on the front. There was also a small
piece of land opposite beside the door to the snooker club that Eddie or Laureen Tann used to park their Jag on. Eddie and Laureen still drive
the Jag and has Eddies initials on the plate...EBT.

Her indoors worked at the other snooker club also which was in the old Pilot cinema. It was owned by Ian Williamson. He also started
the Maltings Snooker club. The same guy that ran both clubs went on to own Grants restaurant right beside where that picture was
taken. Sadly he died a few weeks ago. He was a really good guy.
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Papa Smurf » 27 Feb 2020, 22:33

EWW wrote:I lived in Marshall St that is behind where the stepback was and was the film library in the picture. At one time the two properties that became
the twins hairdressers was the Bendix self service Launderette. When those places closed we used to park on the front. There was also a small
piece of land opposite beside the door to the snooker club that Eddie or Laureen Tann used to park their Jag on. Eddie and Laureen still drive
the Jag and has Eddies initials on the plate...EBT.

Her indoors worked at the other snooker club also which was in the old Pilot cinema. It was owned by Ian Williamson. He also started
the Maltings Snooker club. The same guy that ran both clubs went on to own Grants restaurant right beside where that picture was
taken. Sadly he died a few weeks ago. He was a really good guy.


Sad to hear about Ian Williamson. Good to see the Maltings still going though.
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby EWW » 27 Feb 2020, 22:44

Sorry PapaS I did not mean Ian had died but Les who ran both clubs for Ian. Sorry for confusion. :?
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Papa Smurf » 27 Feb 2020, 22:49

EWW wrote:Sorry PapaS I did not mean Ian had died but Les who ran both clubs for Ian. Sorry for confusion. :?

Ahhh!!! No probs :)
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Nuggets » 12 Mar 2020, 15:57

EWW wrote:Fraid not Ms Green. That was a caravan selling place (Malletts) I think before the supermarket was built.
The other end of the stepback has been the Eagle, Limberts and Van Pelts for donkeys years.

Hi EWW,
I don`t recall Mallets having traded caravans on that site, but prior to Elmos in 1962 and then a few years later Fine Fare I believe 112 Norfolk St. was run by Whiteley and Creasy
Caravan Distributors! That`s If I`ve got it right!
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby rospaul » 12 Mar 2020, 20:58

:smt023 …… You are correct Nuggets, the Albert St end of the old Eagle bomb site was occupied by Whitely & Creasy Caravan Sales in the early 1950s. Used to go too and from school that way, especially on a Tuesday through the Castle Mkt. Happy Days..... :D

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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby EWW » 12 Mar 2020, 21:20

Yes it was Nuggetts but "H John Mallett" used that site. My sister used to live behind it. Malletts used to have a big banner across the front.
RP wrote this in an earlier thread.

H John Mallett Ltd used part of the old bomb site in the 1950s and early 60s for Caravan sales before moving to new premises on Hardwick Road.
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby rospaul » 13 Mar 2020, 10:35

:smt017 …… Just a thought, who in the austere days after WW2 were able to afford a caravan anyway ? Most of the people in our area couldn't afford a decent bike let alone a car to tow it...... :lol:

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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby EWW » 13 Mar 2020, 11:19

Just see the caravans in this picture taken in the fifties.

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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Nuggets » 13 Mar 2020, 16:07

Thanks,
EWW and Rospaul,
as you say RP. just to have a bike was an achievement in those mid to late 50s.
I did try looking through my collection of books and other bits and pieces that I have amassed over the years hoping to see something of this area of Norfolk Street in a photo from the mid to late 50s but to no avail.
Again thanks for getting back to me on this subject.
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Re: CROWN & MITRE

Postby Tresagreen » 13 Mar 2020, 17:31

If you look very carefully at the very bottom of this photo, you can see the caravans. Cattle market is to the left to give you bearings. Photo is from 1959.

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