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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2012, 12:21:29 AM »

The cobblers shop down the steps on market street belonged to Mr Bill Bradbury when you went on the arranged day to pick up a pair of repaired shoes it was always !they will be ready tomorrow! and they were. Bill and his wife and two children lived above the shop. At one time Bill was the leading fire officer at Marple fire station in the memorial park and if you happened to be in his shop when the fire siren went you were asked to leave , Bill locked the door jumped on his push bike and off he went to the fire station. Next door was Mr.Dawson the grocer then  Frank Wardel the Undertaker. Painter & Decorator, and Musician. Mr Chapman butcher. Mr Chew hairdresser, Mr Somerset i think he sold radio's, then the Pineapple
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You go back further than me then. Can't remember the Grocers next to Frank Wardle's (was it the Wiseway dry cleaners by the time I lived on Market Street) and by my time the end shop was the estate agent. And next door to Mr Wardle was Miss Bennion, (a private house). As children we were terrified of her but much later when I came back to live in the flat over our shop and she and I were the only residents of Market Street, I found out what a nice old dear she was
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2012, 09:37:14 AM »

You are right Henrietta - my memory let me down (blame old age and visitors!).  I had got the cobblers and barbers mixed up - the children used to be very rude about having their hair 'Chewed'!  Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2012, 05:39:16 PM »

Wiseway cleaners took over the shop when Mr & Mrs Dawson retired.  Ray
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2012, 05:43:02 PM »

I'm intrigued.  Where's the Curly Wurly Tree?

Ray sent me a photo of the Curly Wurly Tree over the weekend but I was away, so couldn't upload it. Here it is now:


* CURLY WURLY TREE DALE ROAD 6.JPG (88.11 KB, 640x426 - viewed 551 times.)
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2012, 07:48:30 PM »

Hames the bakery with the mirror where you could pretend you were harry worth it was where the hairdresses is next to alan the paint,
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« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2012, 02:29:10 AM »

Hames the bakery with the mirror where you could pretend you were harry worth it was where the hairdresses is next to alan the paint,

Formerly Wilson's (or possibly Gore and Wilson)?

Does anyone remember old Mrs Woodward? She of the slightly sinister sweet shop who had a son who, in modern parlance, had learning difficulties (won't repeat what the kids used to say)? Shop was - um - possibly where the cake decorating shop is in the row running between the wool shop (then Mr Rainford the Jeweller) and Neil's greengrocers (Then Harrop's greengrocers). Without standing outside and looking I can't be sure

And Becky Want who presents on the radio is the dausghter of June and Ernie Want who had the television shop in the same row.
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« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 04:08:50 PM »

Becky Want. The shop was a ironmonger's owned by Mr Sutton who was  Becky's Grandfather and June's father. Ray
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« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2012, 07:01:16 PM »

Becky Want. The shop was a ironmonger's owned by Mr Sutton who was  Becky's Grandfather and June's father. Ray
While I lived in Market street June married Ernie and they took over the shop but IIRC it kept her father's name. In my time (1950s/60s) the shop sold TVs, etc., and had records (possibly upstairs and as a teenager I used to go there to spend my Christmas and birthday record tokens).

The ironmongers was Walsh's, presided over by Mrs Walsh who died last year in her 90s. I went to school with Stuart Walsh. The family were in the building trade.

As a very small girl I was appalled when the stone cottages with gardens in front, next to Trinity Chapel,  were demolished to build the hideous 50s modern block of shops (where Boots is now). It probably counted as slum clearance and they may have provided very unsatisfactory living conditions but I thought they were very pretty - to be fair I couldn't have been much older than 4 or 5 when they went. I've been very much against things being knocked down in the name of mammon ever since.
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« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2012, 07:06:57 PM »

You are right Henrietta - my memory let me down (blame old age and visitors!).  I had got the cobblers and barbers mixed up - the children used to be very rude about having their hair 'Chewed'!  Cheesy
Yes, and when we were at school Mr Chew's daughter had to put up with a lot of good-natured and not so good-natured ragging about her name. The last I heard she had never married so she appears to have learned to live with it!

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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2012, 01:55:47 PM »

In c1947 a weekly market of about 15 stalls was opened on land next to The Jolly Sailor where the shops are now, it lasted about six months, someone in Stockport Town Hall found in the archives an old law stating that markets were not allowed within a radios  seven miles of Stockport so ended the market.      Ray 
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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2012, 11:07:36 PM »

In c1947 a weekly market of about 15 stalls was opened on land next to The Jolly Sailor where the shops are now, it lasted about six months, someone in Stockport Town Hall found in the archives an old law stating that markets were not allowed within a radios  seven miles of Stockport so ended the market.      Ray 
Oh, the fair used to set up there, in the 1950s didn't it? I was tken by my parents once when I was small but I didn't like the noise so we never went again.

I wonder, if the by-law is extant how do Famrers' Market get away with it, I wonder. I'd always thought that Marple must have had a market back in the mists of time (well probably the 19th century) because of the name of Market Street
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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2012, 05:15:38 PM »

Mr O'Gara was the friendly Irish street cleaner who pushed his barrow round in the 1960's and 1970's.
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2012, 10:14:12 PM »

Does anyone remember Jimmy Saville visiting the Co-op? (Many years ago!)


I do he was there for the opening of the coop or something, funny but not 3 days ago I was telling my Dad about meeting him there.

I remember the bon bon on Church Ln, the Choclate box on Stockport Rd. Going for a loaf for my Nanna at the bakers that used to be next to where the Cheshire is now. The kids boating lake and wishing the council would fill it full of water.

Marple in the mid 80's was a young boy's dream, living 2 secs from the countryside and the canal.
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« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2012, 05:35:54 PM »

Kenny Everett and the "Nice Time" programme team at the bonfire in the Memorial Park in the 60's
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« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2012, 08:28:35 PM »

i remember the bonfire and fireworks dad took me and my brother and sister i reckon it was 66/67 gore and Wilson's was where the cafe and light shop are it was probably the first supermarket in Marple
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