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Poolstock Lane, Worsley Mesnes


Inside Kay's Hardware
Photo: Catherine Bolton
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Item #: 12346
We didn't need B&Q.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 29th October 2009 at 17:00

What a brilliant pic! I love the white brew-can on the right of the top shelf (bottom picture); my dad used to take one to work at Ince Wagon Works. Happy memories!

Comment by: Cyril on 29th October 2009 at 18:54

And the pint mugs, you don't see them around now, mind you I don't think I could drink a pint of tea these days. Good photos Catherine.

Comment by: Cathy Bolton on 29th October 2009 at 20:04

I can't see the price on your brew-can Irene but the white pint mug is 2/1d and the smaller one is 1/4d.
A tube of EVO-STIK is marked at 1/9d.
I can't take the credit for these interesting Poolstock Lane photographs, they were taken by the shopowner Norman Kay and we've told him how much they have been appreciated.
He didn't want any acknowledgement, but he's got it now anyway!

Comment by: dave johnson on 29th October 2009 at 21:28

Cathy, whoever took the photos doesn`t matter but thanks for posting. They are like gold-dust.

Comment by: marie on 29th October 2009 at 21:29

i think a can see bottles of wadickers varnish on the shelf

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 30th October 2009 at 13:28

The pics would make fabulous "nostalgia" jigsaws with so much colour and detail.

Comment by: Jem Glover on 30th October 2009 at 14:11

They call the brew cans "Billy Cans".They had them in the foundry at Walmsleys Bolton,when I was there only three years ago.

Comment by: Jean on 4th December 2009 at 22:54

What fantastic pictures! Wonder who did the stocktaking !!?
We dont have shops like this anymore sadly.

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