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Kayes Shop
Photo: McDonald E
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Comment by: Edna on 23rd February 2021 at 17:13

This is me, stood outside Kays Darlington St.1975. We just couldn't walk past.My husband had to go in!! Thank you Veronica xx

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd February 2021 at 17:47

It's not a shop I ever went in Edna, but I know my brother did. xx

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd February 2021 at 18:06

Is that REALLY you, Edna??

Comment by: Edna on 23rd February 2021 at 20:13

Yes Irene, Its really me.1975.It seems a blinking lifetime ago!! xx

Comment by: Zoonie on 24th February 2021 at 09:17

Kaye's Boutique if you please!

Comment by: Julie on 24th February 2021 at 09:33

Edna I bet you felt so sad seeing that photo of yourself in 1975 how things have changed today! like myself I just wish it was 1975 again for the better, there isn't any shops like that today where you was standing outside. Everything has gone and been taken away its so so sad.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th February 2021 at 09:36

When you look at the state of the building though.. it was time for it to go ... sadly. It really had served its purpose.

Comment by: Edna on 24th February 2021 at 13:45

I agree Veronica, the shop looks like its something from the early 1900s

Comment by: Fred on 24th February 2021 at 18:35

There are still some shops as bad as this in Newtown which should be demolished.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th February 2021 at 19:12

Not at all like Spink and Robson's, Dolly dear, where we went for Fred's clock-and- barometer all rolled into one! (Kaye's would have been cheaper though, and we could have treated ourselves to a tenpenny brandy at Wallgate Station buffet!). I am told by my friend Geoff that it was exactly like the buffet in Brief Encounter. xx

Comment by: Veronica on 24th February 2021 at 20:01

How about taking Bobby and Margaret for their birthday treat my dear, Bobby would love a sailor suit.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th February 2021 at 20:13

We used to live just further down in Warrington Lane..and left about 1976,I remember the shop well,rings made from sixpences I remember well..there used to be a very funny story somewhere on WW of someone as a lad being taken in by his Mum,and he had to go to School in a Japanese uniform,he only wanted a blazer for School,yes this photo brings a lot of memories back,I went past it every day taking my little one to School...exactly facing it was a pet shop,and my young Son would pick a dandelion from the side of the shop and push it through the letter box for the owner Mary Collins..who he liked.

Comment by: Edna on 27th February 2021 at 13:21

Its unbelievable Maureen, seeing Darlington Street now.To how it used to be.

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