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debussy

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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #60 on: 21:44:54, 02/10/14 »
Hi maggi
My cousins were Dawn and Mark Dutton.They lived on the right hand side as you looked up from Walmer St.They will be early 50s in age now.
There was also that pub on the corner of your street was it the Queens or the Vic.
You're right the pub at the other end was the Osbourne I think the streets there were called Nelson and Victory St.
Those houses around the Osbourne were lovely old cottages with gardens until they were demolished.
Opposite the Osbourne was Trinity house which is associated with Platt Church it's still there today.
We'll carry on the memories in the next post.

maggi

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« Reply #61 on: 07:59:33, 03/10/14 »
HI Deb




There wasn't a pub on our Street,
it was the Queens on Blundell Street, (my local at 18)  the next Street to Princess St.
the name Dutton rings a bell??


Yes it was Victory St, there was also the Gardeners Arms down there, it was so pretty there,
walked that way to the park

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« Reply #62 on: 22:23:30, 04/10/14 »
Yes maggi Gardeners Arms and Rusholme working mens club down there as well.
On a different note I don't miss the outside toilet in those old Rusholme terrace houses.I got locked in ours as a boy and my mum couldn't get me out.Fortunately there was plenty of good neighbours and one of them kicked the door open!
There was no central heating of course either but I don't remember being really cold in winter.Bet I would if I went back to it now.

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« Reply #63 on: 22:42:20, 04/10/14 »
Oh yes ....I remember......
we were lucky,  we had a bathroom, posh eh?


But I do remember the cold winters, sometimes with ice on the inside of the window,
a coal fire to heat the house??




Where did you live?

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« Reply #64 on: 22:51:42, 04/10/14 »
Hancock Street.Going down Princess St from your house turn right at Jones's shop then 1st left.
It's funny we have a woodburner now,it's like going full circle back to a coal fire.

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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #65 on: 22:56:53, 04/10/14 »
I know Hancock St, off Heald Grove too




Yes I had a woodburner in my last house, funny!


Jones's shop blinking eck!   Lovely loose butter

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« Reply #66 on: 23:42:40, 04/10/14 »
Yeah loose butter wouldn't be allowed now.Great interiors those old shops it would be like stepping into another world going in one now

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« Reply #67 on: 07:53:08, 05/10/14 »
You are so right
Was it Haycock's on the other corner?
Dead clicky in there, looked at you strange if you went in


Remember the chippy?  Who ran it when you were there, what years are we talking about?


And Thurloe the butcher, was it?  On the corner of Turner St, I lived there for a year too,


Remember Brian Pounds lived on Heald Grove


And the Craddocks, Pheaseys, on the street opp Jones's?? Began with T?
And Mike Cobbledick lived on Walmer Street, as did the Skellys, Comers
blinking 'eck, digging these up ........aren't I?
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« Reply #68 on: 17:55:14, 05/10/14 »
Yeah! I watched Straw Dogs there in 1972.  My youngest son was born 2 weeks prematurely because of that film.  I got bitten by a few fleas that night and when I tried to leave at the end, my foot had become glued to the floor by a dried up Walls ice cream.

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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #69 on: 18:12:59, 05/10/14 »
Quote Maggi:  And Mike Cobbledick lived on Walmer Street


I couldn't believe that name and then looked in my 1983 directory (which I kept) and found an
M. Cobbledick at 126, Water Street, Manchester 3

there is a D. Cobbledick at Sylvan Avenue, Timperley


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debussy

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« Reply #70 on: 20:17:38, 05/10/14 »
Yes I think it was spelt Acocks but can't be sure.
John Thurell was the butchers on corner of Princess and Turner Street.

Not sure which chippy you mean where was it? Speaking of all way through 60s into early 70s

There was a Brian Pounds lived in my Street Hancock Street.
The name Craddock is very familiar sounding.

Hi Prof
I assume you're talking about The Troc where you had your unfortunate  accident with the ice cream.I spent many Saturdays there at the matinee . I believe it was the last cinema in the country  to still be lit by gas lamps.

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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #71 on: 13:05:12, 06/10/14 »
You have got them all correct Deb


I am talking of 60s &  70s too,
Brian Pounds lived on Heald Grove when I knew him,
2nd house in, on the right from Walmer Street,


Gosh....were the Cobbledicks still there in 1983, wow!


The Chippy on the corner of Walmer & Princess, up the steps,
opp corner to Dowds, off licence & grocers,


The Craddocks lived on ...opp Jones's Street, where Acocks was, on the corner with Princess St??


Then there was the Heyes family on Walmer Street,
Jenny Jones on Aspinall St,
Anthony Mc Cann, Mc Garrys, Kevin Kelly, Norma Rawlinson
gosh I am brain searching, with such plaeasure


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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #72 on: 19:38:30, 06/10/14 »
You've really got me thinking now maggi about this Brian Pounds.
It was his mum who lived on my Street and I think he came back for a while.There was more of his family members there as well.He was my friends uncle.If we are talking about the same person he was in the army for some time.

I remember that chippy up the big steps.
My favourite chippy was off I think it was Parkfield Avenue .I am starting to forget some street names now.Think it was called Nicks he was Polish.Best fish and chips in Rusholme for me.
My worst which came later was Rusholme chippy on Wilmslow Road.Is it still there I wonder.

These Craddocks were quite a big family weren't they?


I went to Healld Place School and left just before the demolition.It was so strange watching people leave those houses and them being boarded up ready for the bulldozer.

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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #73 on: 19:46:16, 06/10/14 »
Aw lovely memories,


Yes Brian was in the army


And the Craddocks were a large family, Brian, Dave, Paul are 3 I remember


Oh gosh Nicks chippy.....queuing around the corner on a Friday eve, with your plate in your hand,
Pudding chips peas and gravy, yummy. Or the greatest fish.  I could eat one now


I worked at the Sabiry bar, do you remember that, a cafe come coffee bar, owned by Indians, while still at school, on Saturdays/Sunday's,   A great curry sauce.


Any other memories?


Did you ever go to Rays Place on Wilbraham Road?

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Re: Rusholme in the 60s
« Reply #74 on: 22:42:47, 07/10/14 »
Yes it is the same Brian Pounds.
He would prob be well into his 60s now because I am early 50s.The last bonfire night before the demolition he organised it with Police to shut our road off so we could have a last firework party in our street.Good memories.

NICKS FISH You're right think about it and you want one.
I do remember that name Sabiry bar but I can't remember Rays at all.
There was another chippy on Claremont road round the corner from Heald Grove.It was on that small row of shops there with a barber's and laundrete.It was called Frowds (sorry bad spelling).Ok but not a patch on
Nicks.

Anyone who ever lived in Rusholme even for a short while must remember MECCA BINGO.Them days this seemed to be a pastime for middle to old age ladies of the Ena Sharples Hilda Ogden type.
I used to hear them ask each other had they won at bingo, the immortal reply was ' no I was one off'.