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King Edward Lodging House. Scholes Early 1900's
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Item #: 10172
A picture showing the King Edward Lodging House in Scholes It was Later turned into a sewing factory and demolished in the 1960's The building, with the workmen stood outside, is the 'Rope and Anchor' Public House. On the other side of the Lodging House was the 'Shovel and Broom'.

Comment by: John on 28th March 2009 at 11:13

Another gem Ron.

Comment by: m.grundy on 29th March 2009 at 21:51

This certainly takes me back. The mention of The Shovel and Broom pub. Use to go there in the 1950's. My dad has played the piano there. Also I think one of dad's relatives lived there.

Comment by: Bernie on 15th November 2009 at 13:34

My dad (John Lees, 83, once of Scholes ) was happy to see this photo as no-one would believe him when he said that the sewing factory was a lodging house - it was built by the same firm (Cubby) that built the Royal George, and was owned by the Liverpool Lodging House Co.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 18th March 2014 at 11:31

If I am not mistaken the sewing factory was Andertons.

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