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greeny

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MARKET AVENUE
« on: November 24, 2009, 02:55 PM »
hi can you remember the avenue pre 60s that ran from bow street to stamford street ,  i remember a few shops that were there , may pole , meadow dairy , grociers shops , two toy shops lomas , then there was one that a train set was set up int the window you put a penny in a slot at the side of the window and the train went round the track a few times , timpsons shoe shop , boots the chemist corner of old street and the avenue also i remember a shop dont know the name of it they sold tea and coffee beans i love the smell when you went in the shop they had tea chest with evey tea you could mention , a sacks of coffee beans , also there was mans outfitter at the coner of stamford street and the avenue , also a butchers i think it was called brians ,  and percy wrights a fruit and veg out let , can any one add any more to these as the avenue was a popular shopping mall back then  :D

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 04:12 PM »
Prices Cake shop next to percy Wrights.  Tobacconist shop and The Hand bag shop which moved in to what was the toy shop. Fudge

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 04:46 PM »
I think the coffee and tea shop you remember was on the corner with Wellington Street, opposite the handbag shop. The advert for Burrows teas is still painted on the corner of the wall above the window.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 05:58 PM »
Lexicon lending library was there about
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 07:07 PM »
The dad of a school friend of mine was manager at the Maypole.

Lumb's owned Toyland on Old Street (a walk-through shop to Wellington Street, which sold toys, prams and cots etc) and the one in the Avenue, which later became the handbag shop, still owned by Lumb's.

Price's bakery (also one in Stalybridge) sold delicious cream oysters, with melt-in-the mouth flaky pastry.  Denise
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 11:25 PM »
My Mum was Manageress of Prices during WW2 and I did part of my Apprenticeship with Boots Chemists - a Mr Pennington used to be the Manager in the late 1940's

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 12:27 PM »
 hi another one came to mind, alan shaws , bacon and cheese, also there was a shop thar sold overalls uniforms ets , and there was one that sold shirts ties and milatry blazer badges  :)

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 02:29 PM »
Also a Army and Navy Stores . And  a small Shoe shop . Fudge

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 02:34 PM »
Allen Shaw's was on the left hand corner of Bow St and Market Ave as you walked away from the Market Hall. My Uncle George (Wragg) worked there. We used to buy our bacon and cheese from him.
Lumb's for handbags and umbrella's.
Burgess and Dyson's for books -used to choose sunday school prize there.
Coffee beans roasting is my abiding memory of the top end of the Avenue near to Stamford St.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 03:00 PM »
 On the corner Stamford st and the avenue was a Greersons ?
hardwear shop and Gibsons sport shop was in the half near
the market 

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 08:12 PM »
Market Avenue businesses 1961

The Avenue Umbrella shop
2&4 Oxley's departmental stores.
3 Norman Sykes & Co Chambers Accountants
3 Ashton Buisness Training School, typewriting school.
5-7-13 E. Lumb Ltd prams, toys, also umbrellas and leather goods
6 Lexicon Book Co. Ltd booksellers
8&10 Wm. Timpson boot and shoe retailers and repairers
9&11 Walkers tea and coffee merchants
12 Adams Stores, hardware dealers
14 Hills Drapers Ltd
15 Burgess & Dyson Ltd booksellers
18 Morris Boot and shoe retailers
17 Brown Brothers, overalls shop
18 Redman Ltd grocers
20 John Favours Ltd grocers and provision merchants
21 Kirkmans Footwear Ltd
22 Gardner Bros. gents tailors
23 Micks, fashion house
25 Jas Smith and sons Ltd dyers and cleaners
26 Boots The Chemist
27-29 B Wallis, gents outfitter
28 Andrews Confectioners Ltd
28-30 Frank Brine Ltd butchers
31 Grafton House Ltd, fashion house
34 A Ellison, furrier
36 Stockingshop Ltd outfitters
38 Northern Cigarette Service Ltd tobacconists
40-42 Alfred Smith grocery and provisions
41 Percy Wright, fruit & greengrocery
45 Geoffrey Gibson, sport outfitters
47 Taylor's Creamery, delicatessen
49 Allan Shaw, grocer (& 11 Bow Street).

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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 09:32 AM »
Thanks for that Vanessa - I'd forgotten there were so many shops there!  Meg - I remember going for my Sunday school prize at the bookshop too.  Didn't you have to go downstairs to a basement for the childrens department?

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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2009, 04:03 PM »
hi thanks venessa for the list of shops on the market avenue a few had gone by 1961 , where did you get your list from ,i love to see a list on stamford street of the same years thanks again

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2009, 04:35 PM »
Yes you did go down stairs to the Children dept I use to go with my daughter for her Sunday School Prizes Fudge

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2009, 05:43 PM »
Same here, Greeny, the shops on Stamford St would be quite a list though!  As for Burgess and Dyson, I recall getting my first Parker fountain pen and a bottle of Quink royal blue ink from there for grammar school.   Denise   :)
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