Photo-a-Day (Friday, 14th August, 2009)
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
Hi Brian.. I must say that u really have got a sharp eye. I didnt notice anything the first time. Yeah, that mannequin head must looked freaky at night. And I absolutely cant figure out that thing in the wall.What do u think it is?
photo not that clear but is it a anchor point for cables/telephone wires?
Billy Haseldene's shop, nice one Brian, brings back memories for me. There used to be a shoe-shop around there somewhere, and I remember after buying shoes for my sister and I our mother took them straight into the cobbler's to have soles & heels put on them - that's how quickly we wore them down!
Did this shop use to be Toppings i the 1940s and 50s?
Toppings was the shoe-shop I was thinking about I'm sure, was a few doors away.
The photo is of Toppings shoe repairers. Next door was Gaskells then Evans who sold everything 'DIY' ish. Then came Little toffee shop followed by Taberner's cake shop then May Bail's fruit shop, Prestons and then the Shoe Shop which was BARTONS
I stand corrected! Yes, was Toppings before Billy Haseldene. Shoe shop Bartons; I remember the cake shop, but thought it was on the opposite side. On the same side as the cobblers there was also a butcher, Higham's I think.
This is a really good photo,Brian.
Pat, The butchers higher up on the same side was Nelsons.
Thanks for putting me right on that bob - don't know where I got the name Highams from! I remember my mother used to get boiled ham from there, was the best she said (going back some 40 odd years or so).
I remember playing as a child in Chapel Street Pemberton, with William Haselden.
If i remember he worked at Toppings when he left school.He must have taken the shop over in later years.
William worked at Bert Smiths shoe repairers in Hallgate after he left school. They also had a shop in Station Road.
Could the thing in the wall be a flu outlet for a gas heater?