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Michael1

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Old Shops
« on: 19:34:55, 01/11/12 »
Hey I am new to this but picked up on a thread about Derber's shoe shop on Market Street. I loved that shop. Bought a pair of blue Kios in 1979ish. The girl who sold them to me had really dark hair and wore a racing green jumper. I also used to work at Woolworth's and it's amazing just what you remember and maybe forget. I love Manchester.  O0

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« Reply #1 on: 19:45:00, 01/11/12 »
Hi Michael and welcome to the forum,
 
Weren't Derbers shoes Italian? 
 
When did you work at Woolworths?
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« Reply #2 on: 19:51:09, 01/11/12 »
Hello, I remember the girl who sold me the shoes had very dark hair and maybe was Italian. I don't know but thinking about it she may very well have been ::) . I worked at Woolworth's initially as a 'Saturday job' type of thing but carried on for a few years. It was between 1982 - 1985. I worked on the first floor, up the escalator. It's weird just how you remember things.

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« Reply #3 on: 19:53:17, 01/11/12 »
Were you at Woolworths at the time of the fire, there is a whole thread on here about it and it's even mentioned on other threads - cheethamgirl was there at the time
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« Reply #4 on: 19:56:11, 01/11/12 »
No, the fire was in 1979 but most of the staff were still working there when I joined. I was one of only a few who would go up to floors 4/5. Are you an administrator on this forum or just a 'user'? It's very interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: 19:57:39, 01/11/12 »
I'm the moderator, Chris is the admin, is this the first time you've viewed the forum or have you been looking for a while?
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« Reply #6 on: 20:14:53, 01/11/12 »
I always get them mixed up.
 
Maybe someone will come on and give us some information about Derbers, if it is Italian then it may still be
doing business there, I know a few on here who would remember the shop ;) 
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« Reply #7 on: 20:21:14, 01/11/12 »
I'd like to know more about Derber's if anybody knows anything. I also have a friend who works as a tailor next door to Mr. Thomas's. I haven't seen him for a while but his shop is amazing. You have to walk up a million stairs but it's worth the effort. Loads of photos of 'stars' who he's designed, made or altered for. I often think I'd like to retire in Manchester centre but we'll see. Bit of a way to go yet......... :)

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« Reply #8 on: 20:23:57, 01/11/12 »
Is that Tom's Chop House and James the Tailors?
 
Tony Dixon on here may be able to find something, perhaps an image of Derbers
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« Reply #9 on: 20:41:06, 01/11/12 »
Sorry for delay, it threw me out. Yes, that's the shop I was on about. My friend is the son but he's not really my friend, we just chat along whenever I visit.

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« Reply #10 on: 20:42:50, 01/11/12 »
I've been trying to find the old Manchester images site which Tony put on, I'll keep trying though I should have saved it
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« Reply #11 on: 20:48:00, 01/11/12 »
OK thanks. I am going to bed quite soon but I enjoyed tonight. Have a good evening. I just checked my watch and it's not even 21-00pm yet. [censored].


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« Reply #13 on: 21:12:08, 01/11/12 »
That's brilliant. I just saw a photo of the underground market. I once bought a 'deerstalker' leather jacket from there. There was also a shop that sold trainers. I remember the owner and am sure he had curly hair. I think they had a unit on top of the underground but cannot remember. Thanks.

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« Reply #14 on: 21:13:42, 01/11/12 »
Glad I can help :)
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