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Joke/Magic shop King Street #768551
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Hi Folks
Does anybody remember a joke shop/magic shop on King Street opposite the Driving test centre in the 1960's ? I think it was called Kardoonis ?? and the guy who owned it also had a similar shop just behind the old cafe, down a side street of Victoria Road in New Brighton.
Any info and/or photos would be much appreciated.
Ken

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Yes remember it well it wasa bit further up opposite Rice Lane or Millers shop if you remember Millers.

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Yeah that's the one. I remember the old fellah who used to be in the shop, seemed quite weird, and always had a pipe in his mouth.

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They used to sell second hand LP's there too. I bought my first records there, Slade Alive & Slayed! still got them & they are still great!

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I bought a copy of Purple Haze by Hendrix from there, on a white Track Records label, would probably be worth a few quid now.
Also remember the trick chewing gum and other things.
How innocent things were in those days.

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I also used to buy LPs from him, remember he sold cine 8 films some under the counter dodgy ones, not that I ever bought them.

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Yeah ...remember it well he used to sell ex juke box recorda ...I went in once and got singles that were still in the charts for 10p each ...he was a magician and did kids parties etc he was a strange guy (I remember the pipe as well)...I seem to remember another customer calling him Tommy.

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Wow yes, I recall now, you are right, he did do kids parties, etc.
He also used to buy records, always gave you a terrible price !!

I will have to research this a bit more.

Thanks for your memories, etc folks, if you remember any more then please post it up on here.

Ken

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i remember the guy in new brighton was a magician.....

he used to make my pocket money disappear every week


cos i'm that kinda guy...
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Tom Dickinson was Karduni's real name at 60 King Street.

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i lived round their as a kid always in their we lived above the motor bike shop a long time ago.

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Such great info and memories guys.
Tatey you are a star.
Thanks SO much to all of you.
Please post more if you have it.
Ken

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You know what the one thing that has just struck me....the shop had a characteristic smell ....not dirty but a strong odour like wicker or something along those lines.

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I remember being mostly smoked-out by the pipe he was usually smoking. Just thought, didn't he wear a bow-tie, probably squirted water no doubt !!!

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Originally Posted by JABBERONE
i lived round their as a kid always in their we lived above the motor bike shop a long time ago.


Breretons motorcycles.

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