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Betty Bow


Betty Bow
Photo: Jane Marsden
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Item #: 21458
Now long gone!!

Comment by: Julie on 18th September 2012 at 13:18

Where was it?
Is it the top of the Wimpy?

Comment by: tommy on 18th September 2012 at 17:24

Was it near the canal at Martland Bridge?

Comment by: tommy on 18th September 2012 at 17:28

Or was it miry lane.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 18th September 2012 at 17:51

It's in Miry lane..think it's Wilcock Street, turning left at Betty's will bring you to the railway bridge.

Comment by: les on 18th September 2012 at 18:45

wilcox's st , i remember them building it , now 1st class motors ,before that barry browns garage before they moved across the rd then to orrell

Comment by: Gerry on 18th September 2012 at 18:48

Was it Peter Blond at one time?

Comment by: Jane on 18th September 2012 at 19:57

Yes it was at Miry Lane,You've got it Maureen, No Gerry, it was never Peter Blonds...(I don't think)

Comment by: ken on 19th September 2012 at 00:19

Didn't Alan Leyland own Betty Bow. Peter Blond was in Clayton St.

Comment by: spenian on 19th September 2012 at 07:07

This building stood where First Class Motors have there car forecourt on the corner of Wilcox St

Comment by: john on 19th September 2012 at 18:01

my mates wife worked here , julie gibson ,and there linda

Comment by: Standisher on 20th September 2012 at 22:06

Used to go ot with a girl who worked here in the late 70's. yes, Alan Leyland did own the place. Peter Blond's was around the corner on Clayton Street, opposite Gordon Fords. How time flies :)

Comment by: Martin Robinson on 16th November 2019 at 00:57

Alan Leyland owned and ran Betty Bow , along with his son John,and his secretary,Betty.
I felt so priviledged to have been able to meet them
Alan had a wonderful gift of communicating with people.
I will miss him
Martin Robinson

Comment by: Edna on 2nd July 2020 at 22:59

My sister in law, worked here for quite a long time Joan Bootle.She lived round the corner from Betty Bow in Prescott St.

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