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Old 16-10-2014, 13:39   #61
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Yes the little garden area at the top of Blackburn Rd (opposite the Canine) is the site of the crash. A shop I think not a bank.
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Old 16-10-2014, 19:24   #62
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Only just found this thread. Eh brought back some memories. I had liberty bodices from Isabel's too. I still have a card she sent my mum when I was born. Bet no shops do that these days. Seem to remember another shop on that block that sold pinnies. If I recall correctly the make was Beech Tree. Many were the wrap around sort most ladies wore in 1930s and 1940s.
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Old 16-10-2014, 20:12   #63
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I'm sure the Beech Tree pinny shop was at the top end of little Blackburn Road.....next to(or near to) Smiths confectioners shop......they made the tastiest corned beef hash pasties you ever tasted.......and I liked their Russian cake too, but was told never to ask what was in it(it was off cuts from all the different kinds of sponge cake and it was 'glued' together with jam).
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Old 17-10-2014, 12:36   #64
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Yeh Margaret I think you are right about the pinny shop being in Little Blackburn Road. Sorry another senior moment.
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It is Ok......they get more frequent as time goes on.
I only remember because that was where I got sent for our work overalls........and because it was near the confectioners too.

I remember Price's Cake shop in Peel street.......they used to make lovely trifles.
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Old 17-10-2014, 14:22   #66
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I loved Greens pies and cakes. They were up Burnley Road.
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Old 12-09-2018, 16:46   #67
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Veevers was my grand dads shop he sold out to the Co Op on retirement and yes they did sell odd things like chocolate flavoured ants.

I am trying to see if I can trace any pictures of the shop, as I was quite small when it was sold.
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Old 16-09-2018, 18:38   #68
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The truck crash was at the top of Little Blackburn Road. The truck came through the lights and hit the building which I think used to be an off licence killing a man. The building was never rebuilt and it was turned into a small garden with a couple of benches. wasn't one of the shops on Peel Street a chemists or was that the other side???
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didn't that become the jewelers on that corner?
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Old 28-08-2020, 12:14   #70
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Were there no Trade Directories ever published for Accrington?

What about Telephone Directories. There might be some old ones in the Library.

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Old 28-08-2020, 16:06   #71
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I am not aware of there being directories for Accrington only. The most common ones which did cover Accrington were published by Barrett's of Preston. The earliest known one was published by Rogerson in 1818 It covered much of NE Lancs
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Old 28-08-2020, 20:01   #72
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I noticed you said about a 1951 Barrett's Directory but were there any more after that year, Bob?
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Old 28-08-2020, 20:39   #73
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1951 was the last Barrett's covering Accrington, though the company continued with others later in the 50s. There have been other firms publishing some with Accrington content, but nowt since 1951.
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Thanks, Bob. What a shame there are none after that.
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