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Edtheball

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #15 on: 13:26:13, 25/03/10 »
I got it wrong - it was 'Saxone' for blood-red loafers. (Like anyone cares.) ;D

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« Reply #16 on: 23:16:35, 25/03/10 »
That's why I was careful not to say a Ben Sherman, couldn't afford one at the tender age of 13!!! The stall was immediately at the bottom of the escalator, the shirts were shrink wrapped, can't remember how much!

Edtheball

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #17 on: 23:35:13, 25/03/10 »
Steve - we all tried to conform. 8)


Bizarrely, the 'skin' element in those days was not a racist thing - well, not in my world - and while it was 'tribal'... United v City -  it was (generally) only football.


As a Scot, I opted for United - still have a 'den' in my house with Denis Law's pic in it O0   I used to hold City in high regard... unless they played 'us'...not any more.


City (now they think they have money) fans have 'lost the plot. (Sits back and awaits 'pelters.')

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #18 on: 21:17:56, 22/04/10 »
I worked in the underground market as my saturday job. Think I lasted about 2 weeks.  :D

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« Reply #19 on: 10:47:28, 23/04/10 »
I worked there too and lasted about the same time lol  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: 16:31:44, 07/05/10 »
I remember there was a stall on the underground market that used to sell copies of aftershave and perfume. It was ran by an old lady with HUGE hair and she would always let you try stuff before you buy.

Mad Manc

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #21 on: 22:57:00, 01/06/10 »
Had to close down because big business (Tesco) got it's way as usual.  Got a Freddy Krueger t-shirt from there.

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #22 on: 09:37:52, 13/08/10 »
Oasis , Stolen from Ivor, Justins.
 
 Jaytex and Ben Sherman shirts, Brogues (Royals), Loafers, Crombies, Sailors, Extra wide bags, Parallels (Royals, stones, Electric blues, electric reds, Browns,) Loons, Budgie jackets, Harringtons,  Two tones (tonics), overchecks, Prince of wales check. football jumpers, patchwork jumpers, Sth sea island bubble jumpers, penny round collars, slazenger jumpers, red socks, barathea blazers with 20 silver buttons up the sleeve,
 
I am old

Edbanger1

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #23 on: 22:17:22, 13/09/10 »
Hello everyone, I've just registered and noticed this thread about the underground market. I remember it well, when I'm in the basement of Tesco's now I try to re-orientate which part of the market I'm in.
 
It was a good place to browse, although towards the end it became a bit empty, you could tell its days were numbered, many stalls were closed. I wish they had have left it as it was, although when it was there I'm as guilty as of any for not fully supporting it...
 
I got some good records that I'd been searching for from a secondhand record stall that was there too. I can't remember it's name. Anyone remember Goldmine Records, near the Shambles (before it was moved) in the name of progress... ???
 
 

tony dixon

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« Reply #24 on: 13:06:07, 14/09/10 »
I used Goldmine Records - it was the best place in town for American imports.

If memory serves me right the shop re-located to Tib Street where it still trades under the name of Beatin' Rythm or am I having a senior moment ?

There was also a nice little cafe on the site ( Shambles Sqare ) called Hazels.

Edbanger1

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Re: Underground Market, Manchester
« Reply #25 on: 14:15:29, 14/09/10 »
I used Goldmine Records - it was the best place in town for American imports.

If memory serves me right the shop re-located to Tib Street where it still trades under the name of Beatin' Rythm or am I having a senior moment ?

There was also a nice little cafe on the site ( Shambles Sqare ) called Hazels.

That's the one, near Safeway supermarket, it also had a lot of Northern Soul when it was near The Shambles, after it moved I lost touch with it, although I had a look in once when in Tib St, not only did it move, but it also moved the prices north...that said some of the Cd's and LPs I bought in Goldmine for a few quid are going on ebay today for big money.  O0

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« Reply #26 on: 09:06:14, 25/05/11 »
Hello there ,just registered having googled Manchester underground market.
It was around late 78 early 79 i first came across the Underground Market. I was 14 and heavily into Punk music. At the entrance just to the right was a shop called Oasis. Various punky items could be purchased (bus conductor trousers with zips up the back of the legs,mohair jumpers and various t shirts).
Once inside the market , other punky shops were found (Habeas Corpus, used to chat with the fella that ran the stall,he gave good advice for a 14 year old punk on what new coming bands were on the up).
The main attraction for me was a record stall specialising in Punk and New Wave. I cant remember the name of this Vinyl goldmine but thousands of picture sleeves adorned the walls. Virgin Megastore on Market Street was an afterthought as by the time I was back in daylight my limited cash as a teenager skiving school was spent.  Happy days

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« Reply #27 on: 21:22:14, 09/06/11 »
i used to work in the underground market in 1971 .. ladies fashions sell mini's midi's maxi's hot pants lol there was two stalls the one i worked on was to the left of coming down the moving stairs there was a shirt stall right affacing us .. enjoyed my time there  :)

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« Reply #28 on: 20:46:28, 30/07/12 »
back in the early 90s i was heavily influenced by the American hiphop scene taking over young Mancunians and had a pair of dungerees i bought from a shop in the market opposite Beatties.The shop or the brand of dungerees i had was called if i remember rightly Rhiskas or something like that.Does anyone else remember this shop/dungeree name?It was a a Asian owed shop if remember rightly too...any help appreciated

Jdbooth50

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« Reply #29 on: 11:50:21, 02/08/12 »
Well there was an underground market, between the Arndale Centre (as it is now) and Spring Lane in the olden days, but I don't know if it was still going in the early 90s.