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'Peter' was over Dewars shop in Church Street. The only Bluebell pub that I know was in Huyton and the Grapes on Prescot Road Eccleston Hill.

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There was a Grapes pub in Liverpool Rd; and a Blue Bell in Parr, at one time. I read about them on our pubs list up above and of course everyone over a certain age remembers the little man with his pipe above Dewars in Church St.

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I do not think Peter was over Dewars shop.

 

What was over Dewars had a much longer pipe, and was better dressed.

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In retrospect I agree with HORT. He did have a longer pipe so the above manikin is not our Dewars guardian.

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If I remember correctly, the manikin was positioned on the wall on the first floor of the tobacconist's shop

 

His pipe was in the "smoking position" ie the stem was in it's mouth and the pipe bowl in it's hand.

 

The original pipe was lost/ broken and the pipe in the photo is a replacement.

 

This is from memory.

 

I regret and apologise that I cannot confirm this statement without reference to physics.

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I seem to remember the pipe in the smoking position on the one at Dewars,No doubt it will be googled

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Nothing to stop you Googling Gangad, but no one has to Google, just look in the Connect Photos,

though unless someone has better eyesight than me, it doesn't give a definitive answer. noway.gif

 

Click to enlarge.

th_churchst.jpg

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The mrs reckons there was a Bluebell on High St NLW

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There was a Blue Bell next to the Oddfellows club on Broad Oak Road.

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Peter also suffered an injury during the second world war,part of his leg was damaged by shrapnel from AAA.

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In the picture that Phyl posted, of the man over Dewars, it clearly looks that he has both hands out in front of him.

 

The photo that Jmosh has posted shows the bloke has one hand in his pocket.

 

Anyone else noticed this?

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The photo j mosh posted only bears a slight resemblance to the one on dewars shop, also it doesn't have the patch on his leg where it was damaged.

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So it a Fake one blahblah1.gif

What about the two bolts in is leg then

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The damage to the one on dewars is on the top part of his leg and it's very visible, a bit of a botched repair really.

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..and where the heck was Pratts?

Hi Kizzy, Pratts was a make of Petrol, I believe it's a Petrol Pump Glass Globe that they used to have in Petrol Stations.

 

"Circa 1915 (8) Gilbert and Barker Model T 8 Pump in Pratts Colours

Skeleton pumps soon became beacons to passing motorists to indicate the availability of petroleum spirit.

Pumps were often over 8 feet (2.4 metres)tall with glass cylinders topped with illuminated glass globes."

 

http://www.petroliana.co.uk/images/History/Gilbert1.jpg

 

Hi Jmosh, Where these items in The World of Glass?

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they where Phyll

I said I was not sure where other three pic's was

 

Thanks to you we know now they are part of St Helens history

 

Phyll your a Gem jamie.gif

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I believe it's a Petrol Pump Glass Globe that they used to have in Petrol Stations.

 

 

Well that's interesting - I worked in a few petrol stations during the 60's and have seen photo's similar to these somewhere but I didn't recognise what they were from Jmosh's photos, thanks Phyll.

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Well spotted Kizzy, so it looks like it was the original from Church St., for all those who said it wasn't!

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Peter also suffered an injury during the second world war,part of his leg was damaged by shrapnel from AAA.

 

A triple a battery , didn't think they had been invented.

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