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Oxton Road? #497524
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As part on my ongoing family tree project for my Mother in Law, I've found out that her Great Grand Fathers family had a tobacco shop at 60 Oxton Road in both 1871 and 1881. Google maps shows it but I can't work out which shop is 60? anyone with any knowledge or old pics?
Also any tips on how I may find out more about the shop and hopefully the Penn family who lived there. I've found them in Piggots directory but am now a bit stumped.

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The Cheshire County Council web-site has a big selection of the old Cheshire directories available to view for free on-line. See - cheshiredirectories.manuscripteye.com

Some of directories include picture adverts for the various local businesses. You might find something useful in there. smile

Re: Oxton Road? [Re: Geekus] #497651
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where the old brewary is Now marriorts the motor bike shop. then you have a Take away then there a newsagent that been there for years Used to be called Mays and I was A Paper boy for them in the late 70s. Then next to there is marriots which sold hardware stuff like Buckets and mops and toys.And there another chipshop next door to them and to compelte the block the last building is the insurance brokers.So I Think the shop Number to mays was 68.

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Do you have an extension of Oxton Road to include Clarenden St
I would like to see it.
Thanks

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Now Mei Feng the takeaway (is it still Mei Feng?) is number 60...
opposite what used to be Wilkinson Street but is now a car park next door to Chris Pluck...

shame google weren't about over 100 years ago with their google cars...

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...wouldn't that have been a Google 'horse & cart', polo-phil?!! Or maybe a tram load of underpaid street urchins frantically sketching the passing scenery! google raftl

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Do you have an extension of Oxton Road to include Clarenden St
I would like to see it.
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Clarendon st

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Thanks derekdwc.

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Thinking caps on !!
As Oxton Rd has come up can anyone remember the name of the cycle shop which was on the left going into town.
Also further into town on the right there was an Espresso/Milk bar, any ideas. All I can remember was the Gaggia machine which seemed to produce more steam than coffee !!
I'm talking about 50's early 60's.

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Alex Green is the cycle shop I think - and he's still there I think.

122 Oxton Road
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Originally Posted by masterbun
All I can remember was the Gaggia machine which seemed to produce more steam than coffee !!

Don't remember the coffee bar, but do remember the machine. We sometimes used to visit the Hilo coffee bar in Parkgate in the early 1950's & used to be amused by the Gaggia machine, belching steam & with the sign on it "Funczione senza vapore"
(works without steam).


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Alex Green was the name of the bike shop.
Shame cause it was the best bike shop in birkenhead.
The Guy who used to own it was a real gentlemen.

The shop is now a cafe.

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Yes wireman, it was a great shop. Another good one I used as a lad was Felthouse's in Woodchurch Lane. Used to help me sort out the Derailleur gears on my "big" bike ! Never took any money at all. A real gent.

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Yes Alex Green magic man. Got my first "big bike" from him. He had his work cut out maintaining it. No BMX bikes in those days !! Usually buckled wheels !!

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