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#595416 - 6th Oct 2011 12:06pm help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers
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I lived in the Wirral from 1967-83 ....can anyone help me make a list and detail the names of the old shops that graced the Borough Road area a short distance from Tranmere Rovers and as far as the old Plaza cinema? I would really appreciate it if people had PHOTOS, and any memories of the shop keepers/shopper (including, for 30 years, my mum)
I remember a specialist paint shop (now take-away) , TV repair shop, Mr Mann's newsagents, a Chemist /photographs, very posh ladies dress shop next to Sayers, and who could forget the sweets/greetings card shop
GAY CARDS : ) ' Them were the the days

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#595420 - 6th Oct 2011 12:18pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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bloody hell,lived in singleton ave till 1985 and my mind has gone blank.there was a halifax building society on the bottom and a hoover shop on the opposite side alongside the funeral parlour.post office, clothes shop where you could get your uniform from(cannot think of the name),small goth type shop that used to sell posters tee shirts and stuff,small tea shop cafe, diy store further down that used to be opposite the petrol station thats now a dry cleaners.will come back later if i can remeber any more

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#595423 - 6th Oct 2011 12:22pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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betty humphreys was the uniform/clothes shop.

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#595454 - 6th Oct 2011 1:06pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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There was an estate agent on the corner of Singleton Ave. and a gents' tailor a few doors up from it. There was a car radio shop on the other corner. I think that there was an Army recruitment place between the Kingsland and the Plaza.


Edited by detsi (6th Oct 2011 1:12pm)
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#595458 - 6th Oct 2011 1:16pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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there was also a car audio shop at the bottom of singy ave which then moved across the road to by the tailors.

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#595464 - 6th Oct 2011 1:25pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: phalinmegob]
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Originally Posted By: phalinmegob
there was also a car audio shop at the bottom of singy ave which then moved across the road to by the tailors.


Soundwaves, don't think they were there until the early 90's, but if you phone Ian or Adam on 201 0201 they might remember what was there before.

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#595478 - 6th Oct 2011 1:45pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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Think there used to be a stamp dealers somewhere along there .

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#595494 - 6th Oct 2011 2:22pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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Used to be a branch of Martins Bank on the corner of Singleton Ave/Borough Road. Opposite the car audio shop mentioned earlier. My Dad used to take me in to the bank there to have my moneybox emptied and put into a savings account. Remember the days when you got decent interest ?? ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.

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#595500 - 6th Oct 2011 2:30pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: zigzagwanderer]
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Originally Posted By: zigzagwanderer
Think there used to be a stamp dealers somewhere along there .


post office ? ...only joking,do vaguely remember somethink along those lines,think that may of been further down nearer the library,but my memory of my younger days aint that great.

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#595509 - 6th Oct 2011 2:37pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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Stamp/coin dealer was furher down Borough Road on the other side - might have been in the group of shops just past the library where Grange Electric used to be on the corner.

Soundwaves used to be a car showroom and might have been a vacuum cleaner bits shop in between iirc.


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#595629 - 6th Oct 2011 4:15pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Corner of Parkend Rd. Trustee Savings Bank.
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#595673 - 6th Oct 2011 5:27pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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The estate agents were Band and Spencer. There used to be a great little shop near Birkenhead Tech end called 'Wotnots' which sold alternative hippy-type clothes and stuff (late 70s-early 80s).The woman who ran it had the longest hair ever!

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#595738 - 6th Oct 2011 7:41pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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The post office that was in Singleton Avenue by the car showrooms, moved onto Borough Road and was in the block of shops between the corner of Singleton Avenue and Parkend Road. The gents tailors is stil there in that same block but the post office has gone the same way as most post office in the town {closed down} Apart from the gents tailors the one other shop between Singleton Avenue and the Prenton hotel that has remained open without changing it use in the last 50 years is Sayers cake shop on the corner of Parkhill Road. That is apart from the 2 chip shops which have closed then got new owners who have refurbished and opend again.
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#595746 - 6th Oct 2011 7:58pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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as long as i can remember, the shop next door to sayers has been a small hardware store.thanks to poppet, i posted a thread about the name of this shop about two years ago and it been bugging me ever since. "wotnots", i was a bit of a headbanger in my youth and was always in there.pretty sure there has always been a laundrette there somewhere. chris, when did the bank dissappear, my nan lived at number 3 park end road and i seem to remember something to do with dental work but not a dentist, maybe they made falsies or something,then maybe it turned to a sandwich bar.

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#595862 - 6th Oct 2011 10:12pm Re: help ....Borough Road shops - near Tranmere Rovers [Re: David_Challinor]
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think the bank at the end of parkend was still there till at least the mid 60s
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