Darlington Street13 Comments
Photo: McDonald E
Item #: 32960
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
It's not a shop I ever went in Edna, but I know my brother did. xx
Yes Irene, Its really me.1975.It seems a blinking lifetime ago!! xx
Kaye's Boutique if you please!
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.
When you look at the state of the building though.. it was time for it to go ... sadly. It really had served its purpose.
I agree Veronica, the shop looks like its something from the early 1900s
There are still some shops as bad as this in Newtown which should be demolished.
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
How about taking Bobby and Margaret for their birthday treat my dear, Bobby would love a sailor suit.
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.
Its unbelievable Maureen, seeing Darlington Street now.To how it used to be.