Photo: Bill Eatock
Item #: 12724
I used to go to school along here AND go home to Ince for my dinner!
The little girl who I eventually married lived in a little shop not far from where this photo was taken! Maybe you called in there for toffee!
There WAS a shop near this spot which used to be jammed to the doors after school. It was known by a lady's name but I can't remember what.I THINK she used to sell glasses of pop as well as sweets.
That would probably be the place. Jan's mum was called Olive. Another weird thing is that I used to deliver bread to the shop when I helped the Harvey's bread man. The world shrinks daily!
It WAS Olive's;she must have been motheaten with the after-school rush!
Irene and Bill,
When I went to HAGS in 50s there were 2 shops in that area.
One was at the end of the row of houses on the left of the picture.The other one which would have been on the left hand side of the photographer is probably the one you are talking about.In the 50s the owner was called Betty(a lovely woman)and myself and 2 of my school friends use to serve in the shop whilst Betty had her dinner. We all loved helping her.Thanks for the memories Bill
The other shop on the left was Percy Fairhurst's, a general grocers shop. Sammy Davenport lived 3 doors down from this shop, across the road was the wooden hut of the Drill hall caretaker with the Drill Hall behind it where I spent 4 years in the Army Cadets during the War. E.T.
I lived in a house on the left. The shop up by the Drill Hall, I think was Mr. Baron, his daughter Margaret became the Librarian in Leyland Library. Next door to the shop lived the Finches, the Miller, Hurst, ?, Lythgoe, Ellis, Butterworth. I used to go to Mr. Davenport's to get help with my Maths homework .