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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 08 Mar 2010, 10:49

David Greig's

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby philukxp » 26 Mar 2010, 00:03

I don't know the year of this picture from a postcard I have. The shadow I assume must have been caused by something lying across the image at some point

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby teddybear1959 » 26 Mar 2010, 00:13

I love that picture as I always wonder who "Gert & Daisy" are walking arm-in-arm up the street. They are not really properly dressed as they don't have jackets on, but they have their hats on.

I would think the picture is around the 1910-15 date, skirts just above the ankle, but still looking Edwardian. I'm sure someone on here will have a copy that has been posted and we will be able to date it more accurately.

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Re: Address?

Postby desira37 » 27 Mar 2010, 01:27

melanie wrote:Hi there,
Any idea of the addresses of these shops? My GGrandparents lived (and I believe ran a clothiers shop) at #22 High Street (1881) and #6 High Street (1871).

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby teddybear1959 » 27 Mar 2010, 10:06

21 & 22 were roughly opposite Baker Lane. Where Tesco's used to be, (I think it is a cheap shop now?).

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:49

Tesco's High st was one of the jobs I was crane driver on. Part of it was the old Smiths
newsagents place, it was a loverly old shop. Cannot remember what the other shop
taken in also was. Wilkinsons that now occupy the site are moving to the old
Woolworths Shop in the Vancouver centre.
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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby apollonine » 27 Mar 2010, 14:53

I believe the shop was LeGrice EWW...
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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 14 Mar 2011, 21:51

Now you can see what was there before Woolworths moved to the High st.


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Postby EWW » 02 Jun 2012, 20:53

old-git wrote:(Looking North) 1908, Scot and Son No.42 on right. Cash & Co. No 87 on left.
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Old-Git has Cash & co at 87 and it says number 20 on here, Did they move?

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 02 Jun 2012, 20:59

Should have checked first. Found that they had two shops, 20 and 87 :oops:
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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 13 Jun 2012, 09:52

48-49 High street. David Goddard is giving me some pictures of the old shop
and a write up of the business for its centenary when he can lay his hands
on them.

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 01 Dec 2012, 22:14

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby thaberland » 02 Dec 2012, 21:19

:smt006 Thats more like I remeber back in the 40s and 50s the street lights were there, and the ones on frairs street we use to follow the old lamp lighter around,
never would let kids do that today Great memories :smt007 Thanks everyone :smt007
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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 03 Dec 2012, 10:38

A few more of High Street. I think most of these shops are no longer there.
(pics courtesy of our member APPSO)

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Re: High Street - pre 2005

Postby EWW » 15 Aug 2018, 09:35

Another nice old picture of a grand old shop. The sales assistance were not even allowed to call each other by their first name in those days.
And the supervisores were treat like gods. :)

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