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Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's #1018426
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Does anyone know the name of the tobacconists shop in Brighton Street, Seacombe in the late 1950's. It was right at the bus stop for buses going from Guinea Gap baths to Leasowe/Moreton?

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Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018429
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Hi MK
I hope someone can answer your questions because most members on here are pre 50's era
Welcome to wiki

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: mikeeb] #1018498
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Thanks for the welcome. This is my first foray into Forums - my grandchildren are slowly dragging me into the 21st century. Am loving the site.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018499
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Hi MK , welcome to Wiki you will find yourself getting addicted to this site. How long have you been in New Zealand? It looks a lovely place.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: cools] #1018501
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Hi Cools, thanks for that. Came to NZ in 1965, stayed a couple of years, returned to Moreton then back here again in 1969. Been living here in various places in the North Island since then except for 2 years living in Baltimore USA. Lucky enough to have made sev eral trips back to the Wirral. NZ lovely country, lovely people but I'm still a Moreton 'girl' at heart.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018509
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Are referring to the shop opposite the old Cinema? It was next to the bank on the corner of Brougham Road and was run by a woman called Clair. She had an old cat who's tongue always poked out. My mum owned the wool shop a few doors up.


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Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018519
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It was opposite the Marina Cinema, I've forgotten the name but remember the shop well,as you say bus stops outside - don't remember the cat Habdab.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: Habdab] #1018523
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Thanks Habdab - this sounds like the shop I remember. Hopefully someone reading this will know the surname of the owners at that time.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: buddy] #1018524
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Thanks for that Buddy - now just need the surname of the owners, so hopefully someone reading this will be able to help.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018525
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All I knew the woman as, was Claire. That was back in the late 50's early 60's. Try the Library, they used to keep records of local businesses. Oh, and the bus stop was outside my mum's wool shop. Close though smile

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Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018526
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I think the directory of local businesses was called Kelly's Directory. You might get a copy of it from the Library.
Don't tell me you need the name so you can complain about something you bought in the 50's?


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Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: Habdab] #1018529
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Will email the library and see if they can help. Wish I had paid more attention as a child - can just remember my grandma saying it belonged to her brother (or sister) but the family had 'fallen out' some years before. I was allowed to buy liquorice root from there on my way home from swimming lessons at the baths.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018530
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The shop was 91 Brighton St,

1956 Telephone Directory
W Sharp, Sweets & Tobacconist

1938, Leonard J Thompson
1964, E Wright
1969, J Connor

Image, 1956 phone book

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Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: bert1] #1018583
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Many, many thanks for that Bertieone. Will now have to do bit of research as none of the names are my grandmother's maiden name so must have been one of her married sisters. Everyone's help much appreciated.

Re: Tobacconists shop Brighton Street - late 1950's [Re: moretonkiwi] #1018589
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Found a couple more,

91 Brighton St,

L Bascombe, 1953
A Cheetham, 1959


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