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Johnny Morris and his shop.
Photo: Philip Confrey
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Item #: 936
Johnny Morris and his shop which was on the corner of Bryn St and Garswood St. He was a well known character in Ashton. Folk knew him as "Johnny Moggie" and I don't know anybody who actually bought owt off him as he used to run them out of the shop! The shop was full of all sorts from bikes to tin cars, the stuff would be worth a fortune now.

Comment by: Carol King on 21st November 2007 at 16:25

I remember once calling in the shop on the way home from school. I was supposed to get some nails for my dad. I beat a hasty retreat when a spanner came flying at my head!

Comment by: John Harrison on 10th July 2008 at 08:52

Whatever you wanted, if he didn't like the look of you (ie if you were under 50 ) you were greeted with "Geet none " ( pronounced "known"). He had an old car in the bacK, with cord-operated wooden hands for indicators. I wonder what became of it?

Comment by: marjorie hayes (brogan) on 28th July 2008 at 09:25

i remember he used to paint his prams etc every year and put them outside to try and sell.but they were there for ever,if you went inside all you could see was a 12inch square hole to get served through.memories.

Comment by: Michaela Keeling on 5th February 2009 at 14:22

My mum grew up on Bryn Street, she reckons the car went to a museum.

Comment by: janet farrimond (nee smith ) on 3rd December 2009 at 21:12

i remember going in with my brother billy i was to scared to go by myself

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