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Photo: Daniel Houghton
Item #: 19207
Was that the site of what is now the Post Office
Hi Daniel what a great set of photos. Thanks for putting them onto the site.
aww how lovely is this photo! i remember it as billy lygos,my hubby has been in there many a time on his way home from school he said i used to be the first out of school , rose bridge, and run to lygos for his dads suit so nobody would see him ha.
William Lythgoe, pawnbroker, 171 Manchester Road Ince. If you look in the top right windows you can see "Ince House", if you look at the top far left wall you can just make out the name William.
joseph, thats very interesting for me as i only ever knew this shop as billy lygoes thats what everyone called it,i never knew it must be william lythgoes, same person same shop .i allways remember the jewelery in that very same window on the right.
This picture is up there with the best. If you have more please stick 'em on.
My mother told me of an auntie of mine(not a blood relative but one of the special aunties we all had) who got engaged on Saturday night and on the Monday her mother made her pawn her ring. Sad days.
I just about remember "Lygoe's" as we called it. Thankyou so much for posting this.
It says Clocks Watches Gold Silver then ALBERTS I wonder what they ment by Alberts.
It was the chain the watch was held on across the gentleman's waitcoat, usually with a fancy "drop" hanging from it. Look at Fred Dibnah's "watch and albert" across his waistcoat next time you see him in telly.
I think an Albert is a watch chain
got my first pair of long pants from there and boy were they long my mam said i will take them he'll grow into them he then wrapped them up in brown paper and string and the smell in the shop was musty damp and pariffin funny how things stick in your mind excellent photo
The sign just above the door mentions Jewellry or Jeweller
The two shopkeepers look like they are 'hard' men, but I suppose to run a Porn Shop in Higher Ince in those days, you had to be 'hard'
You couldn't leave a row of clogs outside today, they would be gone in a flash.
Dear Dear Stuart.... Surely you mean a PAWN shop A PORN shop in Ince... Well! the very idea !!!
We lived at 6 Careless Lane from around 1955 to 1962 when our house was demolished. We used to call it Ligoes and I have two vivid memories. One was that if our ball went over Ligoe's wall they were not very pleased and my dad had to get it for us and the second was when our dog Rex went berserk one night and we found out the next day that Ligoe's had been burgled. That would have been around 1960. There was also a great bit of pavement guttering than ran from Ligoes all the way round to our house that you could race lolly sticks around when it was teeming with rain. Now that is showing my age!
Great photo. My husband's great uncle was in fact William Lythgoe. We were wondering if one of the men in the photo was Uncle Willy (as he was known in the family). Does anyone know?