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Re: Laird Street Memories [Re: Northender] #310619
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anybody remember the victory kidder engineering type of place opposite the bus station, my grandad and two of my uncles worked there in the fifties

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The Victory was demolished years ago, wasnt that a Remploy place at one time??
I used to work for Dewhurst Butchers many years ago as a releif manager. Hated doing holiday cover at Laird st shop!! The manager was Peter johnson if anyone remembers him, used to run Marathons...Very badly!!!


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Victor Kiddey (remploy)may well of been an engineering place,but when it was under REMPLOY it used to make ticket rolls for the bus`s and later became a Y.T.S training place in Joinery and upholstery.

The tin box was called DK containers.Tinbox was just a nickname for the factory.

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Amendment to the above.D.K.S. containers was the correct name.Sorreee.

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Originally Posted by hoseman
The Victory was demolished years ago, wasnt that a Remploy place at one time??
I used to work for Dewhurst Butchers many years ago as a releif manager. Hated doing holiday cover at Laird st shop!! The manager was Peter johnson if anyone remembers him, used to run Marathons...Very badly!!!


Didn't Peter Johnson have his own butchers shop?
I seem to remember that there was a Johnsons Butcher shop on the corner at the end of therow where the Post Office is.

Opposite that was Curlys sweet shop. I remember getting Walkers Toffees 4 for 1d there


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Not sure if its the same one, but i remember Gortons butchers between the school and Shallcrosses toy and bike shop....that would be early 60's

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Here's an advert for VK from 'Birkenhead Guide for 1951'
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wo - i remember the building with the VK symbol on the end in brick.



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What about te Rising Sun Pub close to where the bookies is now, kncked down in the 70's

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why did all the pubs on Laird Street get named after astronomical entities?

The Comet
The North Star
The Rising Sun



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I remember Ritsons if it was spelled that way....just by the shop with the dodgy mechanical man with the eyebrows

I remember walking in and it being floor to ceiling goods of all kinds and the smell was amazing. the lady in there was very nice and always used to comment on my lovely white curly hair lol

I remember kippers from Prices on Laird Street and the Chandlers....was it Totteys...cant remember now.

Oh dont get me started....anyone remember Wildings ok its not on Laird Street but on the corner of Falkland st the bottom.

I remember the other chandlers up the steps and going to buy some paraffin for the heater....in the days when you could do such a thing as a child of about 9 or 10 lol


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I remember the paraffin heater. Used to look scary at night in the dark seeyu Think it was a Valor.



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Funny i was talking about the paraffin heater to Phil the other day cos he remembers having one in his house when he was a kid and i guess they were a bit scary when your a kid....especially seeing as they looked like Daleks


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Originally Posted by sadie
anybody remember the victory kidder engineering type of place opposite the bus station, my grandad and two of my uncles worked there in the fifties

Remember it well; we lived in Danescourt Road and used the jigger next to it to get to the shops in Mallaby Street.

Shalcross's was a kid's dream. Us kids used to be pressed up against the window wishing for the toys. One thing sticks in my mind - plastic Beatles wigs for Sale around 1964 - bet they'd be worth a few bob now!


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Originally Posted by MissCalculated

and the Chandlers....was it Totteys...cant remember now.


There was a chandlers called Tutty's in Grange Rd. West. I wonder if it was the same firm.


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