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Old 31-05-2011, 17:11   #46
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Ironically we are at 18 Peel St but not the same shop
And ya don't sell floors either
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Old 29-10-2011, 16:25   #47
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Re: Shops in Peel Street

Going back to the beginning of this thread, there may have been a runaway crash in Little Blackburn Road but I am pretty certain there was something similar in Peel Street late 50s early 60s affecting those shops mentioned by Willow in post no 1. I remember going down town at night, it was foggyand there were oil lamps with flares all across the road to stop traffic going down Peel Street.

I remember Nobles, posh shoe shop, and Veevers, posh grocers. Also getting my school uniform (and liberty bodices) from Isobel Winter, but the woolies came from the blind shop on Bank Street.

I also remember the shed at the bottom of Infant Street and Catlows when it was at the top of Broadway - a regular vist by me and my mum on a Saturday,
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Old 29-10-2011, 17:02   #48
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I also remember the shed at the bottom of Infant Street and Catlows when it was at the top of Broadway - a regular vist by me and my mum on a Saturday,
If it was a large green shed what did they sell ? I can't recall ever going inside .
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Old 29-10-2011, 17:44   #49
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If it was a large green shed what did they sell ? I can't recall ever going inside .
I think they sold anything and everything I seem to remember lots of wooden tables with goods on them
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Old 29-10-2011, 17:47   #50
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If it was a large green shed what did they sell ? I can't recall ever going inside .
Think claytonx has it right, i can remember Fruit n veg stalls also, was a large green shed like building (Lavatory Door Green) people used to say.
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Old 29-10-2011, 18:26   #51
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Yes it was definitely green but I can only remember it vaguely and not much about the insides.
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Old 29-10-2011, 18:40   #52
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Going back to the beginning of this thread, there may have been a runaway crash in Little Blackburn Road but I am pretty certain there was something similar in Peel Street late 50s early 60s affecting those shops mentioned by Willow in post no 1. I remember going down town at night, it was foggyand there were oil lamps with flares all across the road to stop traffic going down Peel Street.

I remember Nobles, posh shoe shop, and Veevers, posh grocers. Also getting my school uniform (and liberty bodices) from Isobel Winter, but the woolies came from the blind shop on Bank Street.

I also remember the shed at the bottom of Infant Street and Catlows when it was at the top of Broadway - a regular vist by me and my mum on a Saturday,
That takes us back a long way(liberty bodices)
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Old 29-10-2011, 18:48   #53
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That takes us back a long way(liberty bodices)
Ya claytonx with the rubber buttons
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Old 29-10-2011, 19:03   #54
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Remember them well Jaysay
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Old 19-01-2012, 16:14   #55
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Going back to the beginning of this thread, there may have been a runaway crash in Little Blackburn Road but I am pretty certain there was something similar in Peel Street late 50s early 60s affecting those shops mentioned by Willow in post no 1. I remember going down town at night, it was foggyand there were oil lamps with flares all across the road to stop traffic going down Peel Street.

I remember Nobles, posh shoe shop, and Veevers, posh grocers. Also getting my school uniform (and liberty bodices) from Isobel Winter, but the woolies came from the blind shop on Bank Street.

I also remember the shed at the bottom of Infant Street and Catlows when it was at the top of Broadway - a regular vist by me and my mum on a Saturday,
it was in the early 60 a vehicle went into vevers shop fronf it was foggy I was in the AFS at the time we helped tidy up in the shop and he gave me a chocolate log
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Old 20-02-2012, 16:16   #56
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Harris's was a BABY AND CHILDERNS clothes store. Very posh.Our family was more the market stall clothes shop.
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Old 21-02-2012, 13:17   #57
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I can remember painfully Hughes Dentists I think it was over the bank
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Old 21-02-2012, 13:51   #58
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it was in the early 60 a vehicle went into vevers shop fronf it was foggy I was in the AFS at the time we helped tidy up in the shop and he gave me a chocolate log
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Old 15-10-2014, 21:08   #59
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Sorry guy's, the crash was at the top of Peel street where the bank now stands. A lorry drove into them during a thick fog. I remember looking at it when I was small boy. Must have been around 1950. I can also remember seeing small oil lamps glittering to mark the spot. ( no fancy flashing lights in those days).
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Old 15-10-2014, 22:39   #60
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Sorry guy's, the crash was at the top of Peel street where the bank now stands. A lorry drove into them during a thick fog. I remember looking at it when I was small boy. Must have been around 1950. I can also remember seeing small oil lamps glittering to mark the spot. ( no fancy flashing lights in those days).
Sorry but your mistaken, The bank you refer to was the T.S.B. I opened my first savings bank account there in 1945. If you read the thread through you will see the real crash was at the top of little Blackburn Rd.
Having served in th Fire Brigade, I would have known of a crash if it had hit the bank. I used to read the old incident records, and John Kelly and I did the history of Accrington Fire Brigade.
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