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20 hours ago, Alan said:

My memory of Tyrers was of quite an upmarket shop. Only wealthy families bought their kids' grammar-school blazers there. The rest bought them at the Co-op or used family hand-me-downs

Alan, We weren't well off but our Mum & Dad always made sure my Sister & I had nice uniforms for school, mine was from Tyrers, my Sister's (who went to Notre Dame, I went to Mount Carmel) was from another place that the School recommended. When I talk to my Sister we still talk about those sacrifices they made for us back then.

I used to love Tyrers, another memory is going in Tyrers after school with my friends and looking at the clothes & trying the sample perfumes, make up etc. the staff were always very nice & no one ever threw us out. :bigwink:

When I was older I used to treat myself & go there for Lunch/Tea & also get my Hair done. :thumb:

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You set my memory in gear there Phyll. The moneyed ones in my family were my paternal grand parents, both ex-teachers so on the odd occasion when they bought me or my sister any school uniform it was inavitably from Tyrers. If my Dad, a widower, bought us stuff it was usually from Helena House Co-op. Another memory is that the badge for my blazer was handed down from my cousin Norman's family - he was leaving Cowley as I was starting there

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Yes, he was good to me too. My mother died when I was just nine and he kept an eye open for me and gave me good survival advice when I started at Cowley. Sadly he passed away in his early 60s

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When my dad eas a shotfirer deputy at Bold there was an annual dance held there with all the fonrirs of the day.I was to

D that when i was 18 i could accompany them.

Sadly when i was 18 it was found that the treasurer who ran the funds and other buts for the bo

D people ran away eith a young lady taking all the money in the safe. The Flece wouldnt let them have their dance there any more. 

 

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This of course is a very famous picture locally, when the Town Hall Fire burned off the spire. .........9th of June 1913.

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The actual cause of the fire has never been fully established but it was thought to have been started by a workman who was getting things ready for the visit of the King and Queen the following month.

What is remarkable though is that the wheels still exist from this old fire appliance and are on display at the Eccleston Smithy.

 

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21 minutes ago, Big_Jeff_Leo said:

Eccleston Smithy

If that's the one opposite the end of Gunning Avenue near the junction of Kiln Lane and Bleak Hill/Millbrook Lane, it played an important part in my childhood. My best mate lived just 50 yards away from it and we spent many happy childhood hours "helping" there

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