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herby

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013, 10:42 AM »
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          Thanks Bill it looks a lot better than it did in the war. That was our air raid shelter then. The glass blocks in the floor had four rows of sand bags on top of them                             herby

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2015, 06:04 PM »
The Tameside Council are now in there, following the closure of the Council offices next to the old town hall. Hard to say what might be occupying the remainder of the building, which previously seemed to be predominantly employment agencies.

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2015, 07:34 PM »
It looked a sad place when I still lived in Ashton in the 1970s. There was a Comet electrical store by the right-hand entrance where I bought my final SLR camera in 1981. I can recall being taken into the Clarence Cafe when I was a nipper. Ooh -  that's a long time ago.

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2015, 03:51 PM »
Hi the dancing school  in Clarence Arcade was run by Jean Whittet. I was a pupil and we used to do annual shows at Ashton and Stalyridge Town Halls. She had the studio on 1 side facing Stamford street and a room on the other side as a changing room.

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2015, 10:12 PM »
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2015, 01:32 PM »
Glad to see that the sharp Ashton wit still remains - not!

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2015, 04:59 AM »
The one thing I liked about the Clarence Arcade as a little kid in the late 30's was the wonderful echo you got if you gave a little "whoop" in the middle of the ground floor. Our mother used to let us walk in and she would meet us at the other end. Happy days! Ayess.

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2015, 06:58 AM »
Glad to see that the sharp Ashton wit still remains - not!
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2015, 04:33 PM »
The one thing I liked about the Clarence Arcade as a little kid in the late 30's was the wonderful echo you got if you gave a little "whoop" in the middle of the ground floor. Our mother used to let us walk in and she would meet us at the other end. Happy days! Ayess.

Ah yes, ayess - I remember that echo echo echo echo .............. echo echo.
(Silly joke but who cares - my water's back on)