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Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: bert1] #294663
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Originally Posted by bert1
i do remember the Air rifle shop now. The jewelers was definitely a stand alone jewelers,


I remember buying an air pistol at a shop on that part of the street (opposite the market), but I thought it was a shop which sold other stuff, maybe like a second hand shop or even a pawnbrokers. After all this time though, nearly 60 years, memories get a bit hazy.

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murphys was the name of the shop that sold air rifles/shotguns aswell as photo cam in market st bought wy first new crossman rifle there 1976.The Pub up market st was it the Globe.


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Originally Posted by chriskay
Originally Posted by bert1
i do remember the Air rifle shop now. The jewelers was definitely a stand alone jewelers,


I remember buying an air pistol at a shop on that part of the street (opposite the market), but I thought it was a shop which sold other stuff, maybe like a second hand shop or even a pawnbrokers. After all this time though, nearly 60 years, memories get a bit hazy.

Cheers, Chris.


The shop definitely sold air rifles etc as well as hunting knives and camping items, things for the outdoor life, I think you could get things like mouse traps and stuff to kill cockroaches


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Murphy's seems to ring a bell. Did they have a shop in Exmouth St. too? I bought another air pistol somewhere in Exmouth St. Both were second hand; never could afford a new one. Both were Webley Seniors.


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The only ones i can remember down exmouth st are Bentley's pawn shop. Owens cycles shop that had a dummy dressed as a police man and a penny farthing bike in window and okells.


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Originally Posted by kimpri1
The only ones i can remember down exmouth st are Bentley's pawn shop. Owens cycles shop that had a dummy dressed as a police man and a penny farthing bike in window and okells.


Chris maybe got his pistol from the pawnshop. Did the pawnshop move around the corner to Conway St. I remember buying a wrist watch from there which i couldn't leave in the bedroom at night because the tick kept me awake. No wonder someone pawned it.


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hope these help FROM 1916 STREET DIRECTORY


I've been told by a couple of guys that in Market st on the other side of Argle st that there used to be 2 old ladies
that used to serve beer in a very small bar

I suspect that what was once the nut factory may have been a
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Market St areafrom 1909 Birkenhead Map

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Going by the numbers it must have been The Ranelagh Hotel Jimbob remembers, What happened to it ?


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if he's right I think it may have changed to the UAB

never had to go there when I left school had a choice of 5 jobs
to go to

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Originally Posted by derekdwc
if he's right I think it may have changed to the UAB

never had to go there when I left school had a choice of 5 jobs
to go to

Didn't realize the UAB was the same site. Never went myself.


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I think the Pub Jimbob was referring to was the one next to the county court on the corner of Pilgrim Street and Chester Street - on derekdwc's map, you can see a building next to the court marked PH. Also, I think the Glass Barrel has been marked wrongly on the map - isn't it the next building up, other side of Albion Street? It's interesting to see that the UAB was also once a Pub.

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I'd agree that the Pub WAS the Ranelagh Hotel. As you walked up Market Street towards Chester Street, it was directly across the road on the corner. The UAB was definitely not a Pub in the 1950s, but I don't know about before that.

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was this the Pub
Clarendon Hotel Chester St

In the previous posts was the waste ground with the billboards where the UAB used to be top of Market St

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Well done, derekdwc, that latest street directory shows it was the Clarendon and not the Ranelagh.

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