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#988914 - 30th Oct 2015 11:09pm Grange Rd. businesses
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The mention of Hubbard and Martin's on another thread leads me to ask if anyone can remember the names of the shops on Grange Rd. on the right, between Charing Cross and Vincent St.
The ones I remember were Hubbard and Martin's, bakers, Bibby and Perkins, gents' outfitters and school uniforms with a barbers in the basement. Rushworth and Dreaper's, records and musical instruments, and, on the corner of Vincent St., Boots chemists.
There must have been others: anyone fill in the gaps?
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#988915 - 30th Oct 2015 11:42pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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Derwent TV?
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#988921 - 31st Oct 2015 5:44am Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: diggingdeeper]
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The numbers were, 239-257

239/241 Boots
243/247 Bibby & Perkins
249, Maison Dore, later, Hyman Jacobs
251, Jones Ryalls, TV & Radio, Rushworths & Dreaper
253, Hubbard & Martin
257, Midland Bank, George Sturla, Draper.1973


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#988922 - 31st Oct 2015 6:19am Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: bert1]
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Boots later became Famous Army Stores
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#988923 - 31st Oct 2015 7:21am Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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Sturla's also had two quite large shops on the Haymarket in Birkenhead, one next to the Wellington Pub and the other just across the road next to the Chester Arms Pub. They sold clothing and shoes and other stuff such as curtains, bedding, etc

I remember that every August, school clothes would appear in the window for their 'Back to School Event' - a chilling reminder to kids that the six-week holidays wouldn't last for ever!

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#988924 - 31st Oct 2015 8:00am Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: yoller]
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George Sturla, died 1931,
Probate, 163384 0s 11d


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#988945 - 31st Oct 2015 10:02am Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: bert1]
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Who remembers Sturla's cheques?

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#988946 - 31st Oct 2015 10:18am Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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Yes I remember Sturlas chequers Spellbinder, that's how our school uniforms were bought. Most people used them when I was young.

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#988978 - 31st Oct 2015 1:52pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: cools]
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Remember Mrs Reader (Reeder?) who used to call round every Saturday morning for the weekly payment for the cheques?

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#988986 - 31st Oct 2015 3:03pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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on the corner of that block as you reached Vincent Street was a church with about 6 to 10 feet of ground at the front with a few grave stones on it.
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#988987 - 31st Oct 2015 3:11pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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Ooops Sorry chaps, the church was on the end of the next block down. corner of Horatio Street and Grange Road.
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#988988 - 31st Oct 2015 4:17pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: jimbob]
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Yes, Jim, corner of Horatio St. It was a primitive Methodist church.

Didn't Sturla do well? that was a huge sum of money he left. It was just a few years before my parents bought our house in Ben Nevis Rd. for 750.
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#989349 - 3rd Nov 2015 12:48pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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I'm curious as to why the Midland Bank and Sturla's share the same address. The bank was obviously at ground level; was Sturla's on an upper floor?
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#989351 - 3rd Nov 2015 1:37pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: chriskay]
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Midland Bank closed, not sure when, Sturla's moved in and were there in 1973 (Phone Book)
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#989409 - 3rd Nov 2015 7:40pm Re: Grange Rd. businesses [Re: bert1]
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Midland Bank at the top of Grange Road at Charing Cross closed in early 1990's.

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