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#274551 - 8th Dec 2008 1:06pm Lowther, Fox & craven street *****
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Lowther/ fox/ Craven/exmouth st... Does anyone have any photos of these streets please, or any of the area comprising exmouth st to park road north during the 60s/70s.
I used to live in lowther street & my nan lived on the corner of Fox/craven st until the compulsory purchasing orders of the 70s moved us away.

On the corner of our street was Marriots mortorcycle shop (before it moved to oxton rd) & i remember the building of the fire/ambulance station on exmouth st (as kids we used to stand under the ambulance wash & get soaked). I also have a very early memory of horses being stabled for some reason or another in a yard at the bottom of Craven/conway street, this would be about 1966 id guess on the site where the plant-hire shop is now (behind the queens hotel).
Lol. i also have a memory of my mum dragging all us kids up to the bakers arms on exmouth street and demanding that my father come home for his tea.

Any information on this area would be much appreciated.



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#274637 - 8th Dec 2008 2:10pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: Razzi]
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I do have a couple of pictures, but due to family interest, they are actually only of Marriots motor cycles before they moved to oxton road. There may be something in the background, but the shots were taken of the shop. will try and get them posted when I finally figure out how to get the images on here...( i am getting close, but they still go massively oversize when i post them) Next few days I will have it sussed.

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#274643 - 8th Dec 2008 2:27pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: Razzi]
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Originally Posted By: Razzi

Lol. i also have a memory of my mum dragging all us kids up to the bakers arms on exmouth street and demanding that my father come home for his tea.


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#274654 - 8th Dec 2008 3:56pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: chriskay]
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Thanks phil, much appreciated smile

lol & "if only" chriskay ... my mothers version sort of went ...

Expletive, expletive, i've been slaving over a hot stove for hours (she lied) expletive expletive ...i'll beat you to death with your own spirit level if you don't come home now ..expletive ... & your dinners in the dog. Flounce off home.

Teehee smile

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#274673 - 8th Dec 2008 6:35pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: Razzi]
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Originally Posted By: Razzi
.... i remember the building of the fire/ambulance station on exmouth st (as kids we used to stand under the ambulance wash & get soaked)....


The 'new' central fire and ambulance station at its opening in March 1973:



It replaced the fire station on the corner of Borough Road which was opened in 1895:





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#274678 - 8th Dec 2008 6:56pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: uptoncx]
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The building in the background in the pic. of the new fire station is the old Astor cinema, corner of Claughton Rd. & Atherton St.
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#274689 - 8th Dec 2008 7:46pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
The building in the background in the pic. of the new fire station is the old Astor cinema, corner of Claughton Rd. & Atherton St.


The Astor was demolished in March 1982, but a small part (in fact 5 small parts) have survived. The five carved 'composers' stones were rescued and put on display outside a builders yard on the Queensferry to Mold Road. They were bought for 700 and shipped to Cork in Ireland.




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#274706 - 8th Dec 2008 8:40pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: uptoncx]
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Fantastic pictures Uptoncx.
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#274719 - 8th Dec 2008 9:42pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: BMW Joe]
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Ok.. got the hang of pics now....
these three relate somewhat to this post as well as a couple of others

so firstly Atherton street looking towards charing cross...
someone mentioned Roberts and Jobson the sports shop at the cross, on the Left side of the pic is one of the tennis rackets above the shop window.



Then looking the other way..



And Finally Marriots Motor Cycles, I think this is before it moved to Oxton road ,
though I was sure the street down the side was Sun Street, but as I cant figure where this was/is I am not too sure.



and cheers, top pic of Exmouth street fire station, my dad was a fireman there for many years.

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#274761 - 8th Dec 2008 11:46pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: phillhere]
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Great pics. The first one though isn't Atherton St., but looking up Exmouth St. Atherton St. is where the car is emerging, heading towards the Cross; You can see the Astor on the right of the pic. That's Atherton St.
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#274762 - 8th Dec 2008 11:47pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: phillhere]
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Posted by Chris Kay in another thread smile
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#274769 - 9th Dec 2008 12:12am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: Mark]
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Wrong place Mark.

Thats where the current Marriots is.

I can match up all of the pictures to go in the now and then topic, all except one;



Map as to where it is please?
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#274772 - 9th Dec 2008 12:34am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: BMW Joe]
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Location of old fire station:







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#274773 - 9th Dec 2008 12:42am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: uptoncx]
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Ahh, of course. Thanks Upton.

You can see the spire roof of the building that still there today.

This now and then match was taken a bit further up.

I'll have to get a now and then of all these thumbsup


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#274783 - 9th Dec 2008 1:21am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: BMW Joe]
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excellent pictures guys. thanks for Sharing thumbsup

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