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Old 05-10-2017, 07:00   #286
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Re: My early life in Accy 1946-68

Originally Posted by Retlaw View Post
Ecky thump Margaret, tha dusn'd ayf bring back memories, my grandad Fenwick lived on Higher Antley St, only a door or two away from thi Grandma, Daniel's coyle, think he moved to Lee St an took oer a pub, cake shop at top end of Major St, facing back Higher Antley St, they med some right gradely Parkin, A thowt ice cream man were Clemson, delivered in a horse drawn milk float.
I used to do me Grandads shpping for him during last war, armed wit basket, ration books, an money, you could get every thin you ever needed in shops in Woodnook, last stop were for his tobacco, fromt shop on Nuttall St, he always gave me a brand new penny, aypenny for that, and I was too watch closely as grandads baccy was cut off a large coil of black twist, an balanced the penny, aypenny. Dusnd thowts like thad start you ramblin thro time, ell fire near 75 years since. And tha geet punced eyut o skoo wen tha wur 14 an all.

The ice cream man might have been Clemsons for you, but in my time it was Birtwells.
You were right about the Daniels...they did branch out and the pub they had in Accrington was The Kings Arms.
In fact, when I was in Rough lee having my daughter, one of the younger generation of the Daniels was in there having her son...we reminisced about how it was when we were children.
I didn't tell her that I often went with a coal shovel and riddled under the coal yard gate for whatever would fall on the shovel.(frequently not much other than a bit of 'slack').

Frank...that has solved the mystery. I have racked my brains trying to remember who had the greengrocers.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:18   #287

Re: My early life in Accy 1946-68

The Daniels brothers were Frank and Jack. One had the Kings Arms on Lee St around the corner from where we lived on Plantation Street and the other had the Coal business. Not sure now which was which.
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