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Also Toy and hobby in northgate st and the indie clothes/record shop where thr roman experience is now situated off upper bridge st. Cant remember its name though.[/quote]
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post Oct 15 2008, 04:55 AM
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QUOTE (Neil Fishers Biggest Fan @ Oct 14 2008, 09:27 PM) *
QUOTE (angel of the north @ Oct 14 2008, 10:13 PM) *
Dave house had a record shop at the back of chester market but I cant remember the name of it.
The Tabacco shop on Eastgate st my favorite shop in chester ever it was like stepping back in time going in there as a kid.

I know David well,he's working in the hospital in Ellesmere Port i think,it's a while since i've seen him.
Remember him once collecting EVERY single record that had been a Top Thirty hit in the 60's!
He was trying to collect all the Eurovision hits last time i saw him,'cos i have got one here for him. biggrin.gif

Was that the David who had a a record shop at Tudor House in Bridge Street about 10 years ago? I used to spend hours in there.


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I used to get my records in the 80's from the Vinyl Grooveyard in the market,anyone know if its still there,years since i have been in the market.


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post Oct 15 2008, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE (open yer eyes man @ Oct 15 2008, 12:04 PM) *
I used to get my records in the 80's from the Vinyl Grooveyard in the market,anyone know if its still there,years since i have been in the market.


No it shut down now it was Dave house who had it for yrs but as NFBF has said he works up the cottage hospital in the Port now.


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post Oct 15 2008, 11:30 AM
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Here's a few for the collection:

The old Woolworths just by the Eastgate Clock, remember the upstairs restaurant?

Penny Lane Records across the road from the old ABC Cinema - still remember those queues for the pics going all the way down the road to the ring road!

Diners Den anyone? Was there one called The Witches Kitchen?

Trickys Barbers in Frodsham Street - The sole survivor from there, Paul, works in The Cutting Shop in Vicars Cross now.

Remember the old Army & Navy Store in what was pretty much a square block of a shop, right next to the car park by Yates.


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post Oct 15 2008, 11:46 AM
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Dukes wine bar above WH Smith's was where i had my first illegal pint in town. I remember standing on the brass runner to look taller.


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post Oct 15 2008, 12:18 PM
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the butchers that used to be under the Vic pub and on Bridge st Claude Crimes which got bought out.
also I used to love that old bakery come cake shop on the corner of watergate st and bridge st up in the row
that was virtually in front of you if you go up the spiral stairs case.

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post Oct 15 2008, 12:24 PM
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Anyone remember Harry Fenton mens fashion shop in the late 70,s in the grosvenor precinct
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post Oct 15 2008, 01:18 PM
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QUOTE (city1st @ Oct 15 2008, 01:24 PM) *
Anyone remember Harry Fenton mens fashion shop in the late 70,s in the grosvenor precinct

Certainly do,i knew someone who worked there! Next door to Swears and Wells,(Fur and Leather shop.)


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fosters on Northgate st


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QUOTE (Banksy @ Oct 15 2008, 12:30 PM) *
Here's a few for the collection:

The old Woolworths just by the Eastgate Clock, remember the upstairs restaurant?

Penny Lane Records across the road from the old ABC Cinema - still remember those queues for the pics going all the way down the road to the ring road!

Diners Den anyone? Was there one called The Witches Kitchen?

Trickys Barbers in Frodsham Street - The sole survivor from there, Paul, works in The Cutting Shop in Vicars Cross now.

Remember the old Army & Navy Store in what was pretty much a square block of a shop, right next to the car park by Yates.

Pauls the owner is he not?From Pennyfford?

Used to be called The Cutting Room on the rows along from The Boot i think?Who was the tall lad that worked in there,was it Rob?Gareth was the small lad and mad as a frog.Paul,i'm sure was the owner and now the owner of The Cutting shop in Vicars Cross.

My folks met in Burrells where they both worked.The old fella was also the store manager at Cantors(turn your house into a home!),then opposite that the old Co-Op,for a while.



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Rob / beany aint seen him in yrs then seen him in town last week and he aint changed abit from the Quids inn days.


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post Oct 15 2008, 02:58 PM
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Bradleys mens shop by the Eastgate which was bought by Fosters. They used to have a warehouse on Queens Rd and I worked there in my summer hols from school cira 1969 crying.gif


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Already mentioned, Penny Lane and Trickers. Vinyl Grooveyard and I also remember buying my first vinyl lp, Queens Greatest Hits, from the record shop in Millets too!

Cousin's bakery/cafe on the town hall. My Nan used to work there.

Inside Story where Woolies used to be. Did a lot of courting in there as a teenager biggrin.gif

Is Moss Bros still open? Used to get the YSL shirts from there late 80's/early 90's, and Pringle jumpers from Caran D'Ache in Frodsham Street. Sort of an upmarket Stolen from Ivor. Used to get used 501's and band posters from Tudor House too.

Used to love to go to the Owen Owen delicatessen in Bridge Street, and smell the coffee beans. The smell of coffee beans still reminds me of that shop, and Christmas shopping with my Mum bowdown.gif

See also, the Kwik Save on Sealand Road. Thursday night big shop, 30p in 10's for the Asteroids and Galaxian machines while my Mum went round the supermarket. Putting your food in boxes cos they used to charge for carrier bags. And getting the "Kwikky Bus" home after. Also used to use the Kwikky Bus to go to the match on a Saturday, but had to buy something to show your reciept for getting on the bus home!

Also the video shop on Egerton Bridge in Blacon (Ted Leatherbarrows, used to have Track and Field machine in there!); Hairways Barbers in Blacon (we miss you Frank!), the Kowloon Chinese on the camp and the outdoors at both the Highfield, and the Waggon.


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Stolen from Ivor??? I seem remember that being a shop when i was just a young pup.


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QUOTE (martyn blue @ Oct 15 2008, 09:26 PM) *
Stolen from Ivor??? I seem remember that being a shop when i was just a young pup.

Burtons the Tailors,and Jacksons the Tailors.
Can anybody remember the back entrance to Browns of Chester,(Welcomed in by a gentleman in uniform) before the precinct was built,the little street went past the Grosvenor car park,past the Assembly Hall into Newgate st?
Does anybody remember Joe Broster? Who was comissionare for St Michaels Row.Anybody remember Syd Bath who used to sell newspapers outside Bollands?
Anybody remember the toilets under the road at the junction of Bridge St and Lower Bridge st?


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QUOTE (martyn blue @ Oct 15 2008, 09:26 PM) *
Stolen from Ivor??? I seem remember that being a shop when i was just a young pup.


It was on the Town Hall square mate. Where Vision Express is now.

Full of NafNaf and Sonnetti sweatshirts and Ball jeans.


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Does thrifty shoppers in brook st count?..........Is the disabled fella still running the joke shop in the last place on the left in lower bridge st before you get to the river..Tudor house(Punk gear and Petunia oil) Opposite hedleys fishing tackle in Bridge street which was between Something Different and the old kings head..Bear and Billet..Got glassed outside Whats cooking by some smackheads from The Saddle 14 stitches in the infermary and born the city hospital..Oh and Sports bar then if you behaved there you got into cinderellas if not Blimpers or Munroes/Whispers above the witches..Remember Caverns before it went Into a Ahem gay-bar???


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QUOTE (CHESTER68 @ Oct 15 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Does thrifty shoppers in brook st count?..........Is the disabled fella still running the joke shop in the last place on the left in lower bridge st before you get to the river..Tudor house(Punk gear and Petunia oil) Opposite hedleys fishing tackle in Bridge street which was between Something Different and the old kings head..Bear and Billet..Got glassed outside Whats cooking by some smackheads from The Saddle 14 stitches in the infermary and born the city hospital..Oh and Sports bar then if you behaved there you got into cinderellas if not Blimpers or Munroes/Whispers above the witches..Remember Caverns before it went Into a Ahem gay-bar???


Knew Vince very well. So did you of course, through John!

Talking of the gay bar, remember when it was the Cestrian, and it used to have the peelers on on a Sunday dinner?


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QUOTE (NWAS @ Oct 15 2008, 10:05 PM) *
QUOTE (CHESTER68 @ Oct 15 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Does thrifty shoppers in brook st count?..........Is the disabled fella still running the joke shop in the last place on the left in lower bridge st before you get to the river..Tudor house(Punk gear and Petunia oil) Opposite hedleys fishing tackle in Bridge street which was between Something Different and the old kings head..Bear and Billet..Got glassed outside Whats cooking by some smackheads from The Saddle 14 stitches in the infermary and born the city hospital..Oh and Sports bar then if you behaved there you got into cinderellas if not Blimpers or Munroes/Whispers above the witches..Remember Caverns before it went Into a Ahem gay-bar???


Knew Vince very well. So did you of course, through John!

Talking of the gay bar, remember when it was the Cestrian, and it used to have the peelers on on a Sunday dinner?

Never new that was the Cestrian..Always thought it was round City rd..Poss b4 it was the Scooner---Vince bowdown.gif


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QUOTE (CHESTER68 @ Oct 15 2008, 10:08 PM) *
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QUOTE (CHESTER68 @ Oct 15 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Does thrifty shoppers in brook st count?..........Is the disabled fella still running the joke shop in the last place on the left in lower bridge st before you get to the river..Tudor house(Punk gear and Petunia oil) Opposite hedleys fishing tackle in Bridge street which was between Something Different and the old kings head..Bear and Billet..Got glassed outside Whats cooking by some smackheads from The Saddle 14 stitches in the infermary and born the city hospital..Oh and Sports bar then if you behaved there you got into cinderellas if not Blimpers or Munroes/Whispers above the witches..Remember Caverns before it went Into a Ahem gay-bar???


Knew Vince very well. So did you of course, through John!

Talking of the gay bar, remember when it was the Cestrian, and it used to have the peelers on on a Sunday dinner?

Never new that was the Cestrian..Always thought it was round City rd..Poss b4 it was the Scooner---Vince bowdown.gif


John still goes to OT with my old man and brother.

The Cestrian was opposite Sports. It's Bar 6 T 9 now. Never heard of the Scooner, but you are older than me so... Sunday dinner boobs. We used to go for that, then the afternoon lock in in the Waterloo (RIP) when Spenner had it.


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QUOTE (CHESTER68 @ Oct 15 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Does thrifty shoppers in brook st count?..........Is the disabled fella still running the joke shop in the last place on the left in lower bridge st before you get to the river..Tudor house(Punk gear and Petunia oil) Opposite hedleys fishing tackle in Bridge street which was between Something Different and the old kings head..Bear and Billet..Got glassed outside Whats cooking by some smackheads from The Saddle 14 stitches in the infermary and born the city hospital..Oh and Sports bar then if you behaved there you got into cinderellas if not Blimpers or Munroes/Whispers above the witches..Remember Caverns before it went Into a Ahem gay-bar???


I used to work in Caverns behind the bar, then got the push when it turned in to Connections the gay club. Gay Ray was the owner and his bum chum was called Nikki, they ended up with Clavvertons in Lower Bridge St.


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I know Ray Graves through his brothers, Ronnie and Dessie. Old Blacon family the Graves, out of Brentwood Road. Ronnie used to have the Ship in Handbridge with his wife Robbie, and it was brilliant. Never shut, top ale, proper oche etc its a crying shame seeing it closed. Had a top night out in Connections once with the Mrs as guests of Ray. Top night, no mither. Gutted I never got chatted up biggrin.gif .


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QUOTE (NWAS @ Oct 15 2008, 10:29 PM) *
I know Ray Graves through his brothers, Ronnie and Dessie. Old Blacon family the Graves, out of Brentwood Road. Ronnie used to have the Ship in Handbridge with his wife Robbie, and it was brilliant. Never shut, top ale, proper oche etc its a crying shame seeing it closed. Had a top night out in Connections once with the Mrs as guests of Ray. Top night, no mither. Gutted I never got chatted up biggrin.gif .


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