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Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: davew3] #431470
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Yes, I used to live at number 2 Lowther Steet. Next door at number 4 lived David and Sandra Smalley.
Opposite in number 1 lived Mr & Mrs Pontin and their children Glenys and John. A few doors along lived Mr & Mrs Wilkie and their son Raymond.
I also remember the Humphreys, the Pugh's and the Sharkey's not forgetting Ned & Hilda Boyd and family. Up until a few year's ago I worked with Ronnie Sands he also used to live in Lowther Street, along with Elaine, June and Charles.
At the back of us in Gladstone Street lived Mrs Caldwell whose grandson, Peter, I went to school with.

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Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes] #431645
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Sorry George,I haven't seen many people from our area for years,as I spent most of my time flitting about the country when Lowther st got knocked down,I watched Oak and Eldon gardens getting blown up on tv in Saudi Arabia thumbsdown the ones I've seen is Norman Humphries and his wife ,I met him I think in Al-Kobar or Dammam he was working on the oil jetties while I was over there ,I think they have a farm down south now,Ronnie Sands I seen a few times and his sister June,George and Maurice Jones I've seen a few times last time at a steam rally in July,Kenny Sharkie went to my big sisters party at the Arrowe Park hotel,Ron Wheeler who lived with his nan in Bentinck st opp the COOP emigrated to Australia.

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Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: davew3] #437033
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Is there no one out there that that used to knock around the area
of BRIGHT ST ,FOX ST ,LOWTHER ST & BACK ECCKY in the 1950 to 1960
Does anybody remember Frank the doorman at Astor
He would walk up and down the shouting
EIGHT PENCE A SHILLING & ONE AND NINE SEATS
He stopped me from going in once because i had drain pipe
trousers on he said i was a Teddy boy
he was a good guy really

Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes] #437174
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I remember the 5d rush at the Astor on a saturday afternoon

Can't remember if it ever had an upstairs balcony part like the other cinemas
the Ritz and the Savoy cost 6d for Saturday morning matinees

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Didnt'the Ritz charge 9d for the balcony and 6d for the stalls on a Saturday morning,the Roxy was 6d on a Saturday afternoon,remember the Ritz the Christmas party you had to get a piece of card stamped to show the you had been to Saturday morning matinees for 6 weeks to go to the party.

Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: davew3] #437293
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The Astor did have a balcony ,as you came into the foyer there
was a staircase on the left and right hand sides these led up to the balcony ,it was a big picture house
Does anyone remember the picture house at the bottom of Claughton rd be fore the Ritz I think it was called the LYREC
it was nicknamed the bug house & the flea pit
There was another one down near the bottom of Duke st called the RIO that was no better full of fleas

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it was the Queens picture house that I think eventually became the Transport Club
There's a post somewhere on here on what is was before becoming a picture house (not sure if it was to do with Quakers and a teetotal meeting place)
I never saw the car park behind it open(had iron railings round it) but I think Hardings at the top of Oliver Street once a year used set up a kiddies ride train and track there
Can anyone confirm this please

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Information on the Queen's Hall here.

Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: Audrey] #475233
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hey so was my mum smile

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i remember carol davenport, she had a sister called sandra smile

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For Davey Heyes, my big sister has a picture , you may have seen it on Comedy Routes Paul O'grady it's the other way pointing to Bentinck st,this one was taken at the same time, Davey will recognise laugh .

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great picture,i used to live on marion street the other side of conway street.been after pictures of our street for years not much success.

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Nice picture. I was born in the shop on the corner of Bentinck St/Lowther St in 1960.We moved when I was 3 , but I do have some memories One of our neighbours was Ann Williamson and my first best mate was Malcolm Dutton.I remember Len the butcher too- I think he moved up to Derby Road.We lived in Crown St for a few years and I remember the Pub on the corner of Exmouth St was the Raven.

Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: davew3] #523617
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hi davew3
do you have any more info on the o'dowds at number 10 doing my family tree turns out my granddads oldest brother lived there
many thanks
jen

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