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Lewis's
« on: 11:19:13, 19/07/06 »
Is Lewis's still there?  My first job was there selling stockings (can't you tell it was many years ago) and I really hated it.  I can't remember what the main street was called which went down to Deansgate.  I left Manchester over 34 years ago and have'nt been back but one day - maybe! :-*

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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #1 on: 13:48:51, 07/08/06 »
Yup still there, my Mum used to work in the hairdressing department there back in the 50's
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #2 on: 16:42:27, 19/08/06 »
Didn't they have the BEST Christmas Grotto's. They had an Easter display once with live chicks and people dressed as rabbits (or hares) on stilts under their trousers (or maybe they were just tall) I was petrified and screamed the place down.
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #3 on: 17:05:18, 19/08/06 »
Yup, I recall that Grotto, great stuff  ;D
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #4 on: 12:07:16, 23/09/06 »
The one thing I remember about Lewis’s was that their furniture department — all that heavy stuff — was on the top floor! On the ground floor, during my long period of flatulence I used to let off excess steam near the perfume counter then hop-it as fast as I could. Ah! Happy Days!
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #5 on: 13:42:16, 22/10/06 »
too much information peter
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #6 on: 16:45:27, 02/01/07 »
the building is still there, but its a primark / t-k max now - my first ever job was at lewises in 1981 - i also remember 1/. running away from my parents inthere to join the army at the recruitment centre next door - i was 7 - they told me to come back - i never did 2/. they had and may still have a space telescope observatory on the roof - i went to a demonstration of lasers there in the early 1990's.
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #7 on: 17:15:13, 02/01/07 »
the building is still there, but its a primark / t-k max now - my first ever job was at lewises in 1981 - i also remember 1/. running away from my parents inthere to join the army at the recruitment centre next door - i was 7 - they told me to come back - i never did 2/. they had and may still have a space telescope observatory on the roof - i went to a demonstration of lasers there in the early 1990's.

i didn't know they had a space observatory on the roof, must take a look, have you been to Jodrell Bank, does that interest you, the writer Alan Garner lives near there he has written books on teleporting - which i would love to be able to do
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #8 on: 17:18:58, 02/01/07 »
Yes, I love Jodrell Bank, - the lewis's telescope is considerably smaller of course, and a fan of Garner's work too - I met him in my college days - also went dow a copper mine at Alderley Edge which inspired his Weirdstone Of Brisingham book - a very eirie place
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #9 on: 17:49:14, 02/01/07 »
did he write The Tomorrow People?  I've got some of that on video
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #10 on: 17:52:39, 02/01/07 »
Not the tomorrow people, no - his best known books are the weirdstone of brisingham and the owl service
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #11 on: 18:00:30, 02/01/07 »
I'll have to look out for them, first editions anyway.  I was listening to the radio late on night and G.P. Taylor was being interviewed,  they said he was going to be another J.K. Rowling, so I immediately bought two signed first editions on ebay and still have two to get, heard of him?
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #12 on: 18:04:14, 02/01/07 »
the alan garner unofficial website is up at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~xenophon/
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #13 on: 18:10:04, 02/01/07 »
the alan garner unofficial website is up at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~xenophon/
And very good it is too! I like his Stone Book Quartet best, but Elidor is excellant and I think a bit under rated.

Shame about Lewis's...
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Re: Lewis's
« Reply #14 on: 18:12:49, 02/01/07 »
ELIDOR WAS FANTASTIC I GOT THAT ON VIDEO, THAT WAS ALAN GARNER
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