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O'Kells Exmouth street Birkenhead #715242
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My recollection is that this shop was part way down Exmouth Street on the right as you progressed from Claughton Road to the junction of Watson/Conway street? My younger friend is convinced it was on the opposite side of the street. Has any body got photos?

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https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums...owther_Fox_craven_street.html#Post274551

If you look on the pic looking down to the Ecky Pub ,Okell's was half way down.

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Haven't got any photos but it was deffo half way down on the right walking down from Claughton Road.

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O'Kells was at the top of Exmouth Street, where the fire station is/was. (I believe even that's been pulled down now). It was definitely on the left, going down away from Claughton Road towards Conway Street. It was a brilliant shop, especially for baby layettes!

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you are tight cmw2a i used to work there and the one in new ferry everything used to be in brown leather boxes with a leather strap around to hold the lid on. everytime someone wanted socks you had to empty the boxes and spread the goods on the counter we used to have stuff hanging up outside and in boxes outside great stuff great days must be around 65 when i worked there

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Re: O'Kells Exmouth Street
iT WAS ON RIGHT GOING DOWN ORINGINALLY AND THEN IT MOVED OVER TO OTHER SIDE AS SHOPS STARTED TO BE PULLED DOWN

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Seems like O'Kell was on both sides of Exmouth Street at different times-thanks for all replies.

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i remember it on the right when i worked there but that was over 40yrs ago, so can't argue hahaha

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O'Kells was on the left of Exmouth Street, where the fire station is now.

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I am going back in time to the mid to late fifties regarding the location of O'kells when it was on the left going towards Conway Street.

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a bit before my time greybeard,lol, do you remember the one in new ferry ??

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What memories the name O'Kells brought back to me. I am 85 years old and I am sure when I was a child it was on the left side of the street. I, too, remember the lovely baby sets hanging outside. There used to be an iron drinking fountain set into the wall with an iron cup attached to a chain somewhere in that area. Can you imagine such a thing today?

Since I am not in England, I don't know what the area looks like today, so can't compare.

This is my first post.

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1951, phone book

Address puts it on the left going down from Charing Cross

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To save any arguments, in the 1971 phone book it was the other side of the road.

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