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#680444 - 30th Mar 2012 3:42pm The Old Market
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Old Birkenhead Market. I thought this so much better than the new one. Can't replace those smells and characters. No date on this


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#680446 - 30th Mar 2012 3:43pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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The nut corner. Was this the guy who had loads of different nuts stacked up


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#680449 - 30th Mar 2012 3:49pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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The new one, which I visited yesterday, is a dismal place and almost deserted.
The old one was always busy, and fun, especially outside on a Saturday night.
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#680467 - 30th Mar 2012 4:44pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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Ely looks busy !

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#680487 - 30th Mar 2012 5:38pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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Wasn't that Donnelly?

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#680488 - 30th Mar 2012 5:45pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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Mmmm. Oops, I think you are right. I'm sure there was an Ely in the market - or was it Eli ?? Memory - wot memory ??? Help !

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#680498 - 30th Mar 2012 6:14pm Re: The Old Market [Re: ]
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Eli was in the corner in the inside bit of the outside market, anyway the bit that wasn't the main hall.
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#680521 - 30th Mar 2012 7:20pm Re: The Old Market [Re: bert1]
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Eli was in the corner in the inside bit of the outside market, anyway the bit that wasn't the main hall.


Do you have Irish ancestry, Bert?
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#680531 - 30th Mar 2012 7:32pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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my gran used to work on a greengrocers stall in there and as a little girl i used to sit behind the very high counter on all the sacks and colour in my colouring book i must have been about 3yr smile
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#680537 - 30th Mar 2012 7:35pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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The nut corner. Was this the guy who had loads of different nuts stacked up
wow thats an old pic thanks for sharing Pablo
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#680623 - 30th Mar 2012 10:28pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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People used to queue up just to listen to Eli's patter. He'd have all the women buying off him. I can still hear me mam shouting,'E R Eli.'

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#680633 - 30th Mar 2012 10:38pm Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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my first ever job at 15 was working on an outside stall selling royal albert bone china sets to the public the stall was run buy a guy called roy who was similar to eli and used to bid the prices down banging the counter with some trunchen type thing , tha stall was round the back buy the tunnel entrance, he used to pay for our dinner and used to go to a cafe called betty's for our break... ahh the memories of the old market

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#680705 - 31st Mar 2012 6:00am Re: The Old Market [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: bert1
Eli was in the corner in the inside bit of the outside market, anyway the bit that wasn't the main hall.


Do you have Irish ancestry, Bert?


I have Chris and what bloody trouble they've caused.
Eli's stall was under cover in an area known as the outside market, this area could have been an after thought and added on to the main hall after it was built. It was known as I remember it as "The inside bit of the outside market"
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#680725 - 31st Mar 2012 9:51am Re: The Old Market [Re: bert1]
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Confession time. I went with my mother and wife shopping in there. My wife threw a cigarette butt on the cobbled floor and I laughingly said you will set fire to the place. It burnt down that night. laugh

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#681587 - 3rd Apr 2012 7:09am Re: The Old Market [Re: pablo42]
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I liked the best place in the old market it was Amies Cafe just before the steps as you descend into the fruit market it had a little covered part where you could sit and watch the people shopping, pie WHITE potatoes and peas, my Gran and I spent some time there when I took her shopping my Gran was blind and I took her to the Market every Saturday.

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