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    I lived on Mackenzie Road, Lower Kersal and grew up there in the 1960s. There were 4 corner shops – Mrs Kelly’s for groceries and sweets I think, Mrs Hope’s for sweets, Mrs Ashton’s where I was sent for 2 pints of Jersey milk and bacon cut on No.8 setting, and Mr and Mrs Fildes’s who sold fish and greengrocery. They always had a black cat. The social club was at the top of the street. There was also a garage there where I was sent to buy batteries, etc. The lady had blonde hair and glasses – can’t remember her name. The Racecourse Hotel was across Littleton Road. There were allotments there, too – my parents had one. Opposite the pub were Chadwick’s newsagents (this had lots of choice for sweets and the penny tray), Mrs Porter at the drapers – she had a black poodle called Pierre who used to bark when you went in, the hairdresser’s where my mum used to go (Beryl?), Mr Goldstone the Chemist. Further down Littleton Road round the corner from St Philips’ Church were the chippy, Mrs Lancashire at the off licence, O’Brien’s greengrocers, Mr and Mrs Mills at the butcher’s and another newsagents at the end of the row. Opposite was H Bescoby’s and a dry cleaners I think. I remember the playing fields on Littleton Road and the red path which ran along the side of the fields. Noonan’s had a wool shop further down towards Cromwell school. Mrs Noonan had the shop and her husband had the ice cream van. I used to take cups and bowls to him for ice cream so we could have ice cream floats with lemonade. Used to have twist cornets as well which were delicious! The mineral man also used to call round with pop, and I used to take bottles back to Ashton’s to get money back off them!

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    I would think there are many older Wulfrunians who lived in the vicinity of Marsh Lane, Fordhouses around 1964 when this photo was taken remember it as
    Wobaston Secondary School.

    In the foreground though is a sculptured pillar designed and executed by J.Paddison.
    Can you recall what the name given to the sculpture

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    I am looking for a Marvin Mayor. His last name is pronounced "Mare", but not sure how it is spelled. He lived in Biddulph, had a wife, Lorraine who is divorced and re-married and a son Nigel. He was last seen 5 years ago working in a pub in Congleton, hooked up with the landlady. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thank You.

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    Yep I was DJ in The Carousel http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdpyrah/tags/carousel/ and in Grannys and in what used to be "The George" where the Red Room is now under what used to be Baileys. Had some great nights in Baileys.. saw Paul Daniels there when he was just getting started. He was on because Tommy Cooper was ill. Also The Three Degrees, Slade, Mud, Showaddywaddy, Les Dawson.. showing my age
    Also the hotel, I think it was the White Hart, and shops that used to be where the Haymarket is now. I was only a kid but I can remember them well, (and Lewis's). I got my first ever pair of long trousers for school from Cheatle's, which used to be there. Irish Clothing Store (now just Irish) used to be among the shops that were there as well. I can still remember the smell of cordouroy in that place!
    The Great Central station in its last days.
    The bridge on Catherine Street that used to cross the railway (the line ran to Skegness and the East coast) where the Horse and Jockey pub is now. It still features in a few of my dreams even now... going over it on a double decker bus feeling as if I was thousand feet high.
    Look through the photos on the link Zingari put up... loads of old favourite haunts

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