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Ryecrofter

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The model shop
« on: November 23, 2009, 01:40 PM »
One of the great delights of my childhood was to have a walk from Ryecroft to a certain shop on Old St. to gaze in awe in the window of the Model shop which we new as Charlies. Sometimes, if I had the money I would buy a glider or Airfix kit or something for my railway and though the shop was tiny it was packed with planes and boats and trains that were way out of my league.
                  But I'd love to know more about "Charlie" and how long did the shop last. It was set back on the right about half way between the baths and the library

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 03:53 PM »
My first recollection of Charlie's was when the shop was over Deans furniture on Warrington St. in the early or middle 40's.Flying was on Sundays on the Moss.
I remember him and his wife riding a tandem with a sidecar for(now I know)Barry,also bringing a model to fly.
My early kits were Vega(small chuck glider)Polaris(bigger chuck glider)Playboy and so many more.We still have 5 RC models in the spare bedroom,much to the delight of the grandkids.

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 04:32 PM »
Hi
     If you try ashtonmodels.co.uk you will find a history about charlies model shop it closed in 2004

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 06:17 PM »
It was next to my dream shop, Claremonts Motorcyles  ;D  I think it was the model shop they blew up,when filming devs fire on Coranation St , shortly before the whole row was demolished to make way for the new NHS building.
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Re: The model shop
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 07:51 PM »
always thought claremont m/cycles was on stamford st

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 08:23 PM »
always thought claremont m/cycles was on stamford st  ourjud1

That's where I remember it too, ourjud1. Unless it moved later.

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01653.jpg

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 08:38 PM »
Thank you very much, good people, you have brought back many fond memories and made a happy man very old (or something like that ! )
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Re: The model shop
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 11:42 PM »
Claremont Moters was always on Stamford St. I see that on the Corner of Bentick St and Old St a New Tameside Collage is being built for Buisness Studies a three Storey building on the ground floor will be a place that the public can drop in for Coffee ect Fudge

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 10:07 AM »
I stand corrected  :-*   But , I am sure by the time I started dragging my mum to sign the HP papers , The Suzuki car shop had flipped to the left of the motorbike shop,not in the grand building it was in at the time of that photo.
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Re: The model shop
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 10:37 AM »
Hi Chris I don't remember what cars were sold but there was also a car showroom as well  it was quite a long section of cars and bikes along that part of Stamford St. Fudge

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 10:49 AM »
The bike shop had its windows blown out last thurs cos of strong winds as walked past it after hairdressers.

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Re: The model shop
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 01:52 PM »
Looks like the Old Bill were paying a visit the day that photo was snapped!!  Denise   :-X
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Re: The model shop
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 03:22 PM »
Lol, It was a Suzuki dealership from 1979, when i started frequenting next door  :)  Yhey did take part ex's though. I wonder if its the same company that now occupies monks garage.
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Re: The model shop
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2009, 08:03 PM »
the owner was called Charlie Dixon .

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