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#797442 - 1st Jun 2013 12:21am Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West
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Wonder if anyone can put my mind out of its current torture..am trying to recall the name of what was truly classy greengrocer's in the late 1960s early to mid 1970s up grange road west, towards Grangemount, on the left there? Any help most welcomed smile


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#797446 - 1st Jun 2013 2:12am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: Erainn]
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I seem to remember it was Ainsley's? And you're right, it was rather a good greengrocer!

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#797449 - 1st Jun 2013 6:54am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: cmw2a]
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Well done CMW,

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#797450 - 1st Jun 2013 7:11am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: bert1]
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The premises seems to have sustained a greengrocers business a long time.
1916 directory,


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#797453 - 1st Jun 2013 7:37am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: bert1]
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Counting back from the nearest visible number, its probably the CFC place. I can't remember what the greengrocers looked like, but I'd bet, nothing like today, how very sad.


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#797486 - 1st Jun 2013 10:13am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: Erainn]
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Jumping on the back of this topic does anyone know what the Pork pie shop was called in Grange Road West it was oposite the top of Cole St.

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#797494 - 1st Jun 2013 10:48am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: alan128]
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was that Hursts

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#797495 - 1st Jun 2013 10:51am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: Erainn]
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yes thats it just remember how good they were

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#797498 - 1st Jun 2013 11:11am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: alan128]
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Opposite the end of Cole st is 61-63 Grange rd West (1950 map)
In the 1916 directory and the 1967 telephone book its, Stubbs, Baker and Confectioner.
Could that be the place?
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#797510 - 1st Jun 2013 11:42am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: Erainn]
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Hi folks smile thanks for the wonderful information Ainsley's indeed! It was an amazing shop and the quality of veg and service was superb, my Mother would use no other in the town..As to the bakery, yes it was Stubbs, they did really yummy custard pies, regarding the meat-pies there was only one place for them, Dashley's in Oxton Road? While Stubb's were good nothing came close to Dashley's,really juicy too! The other baker's was Hurst's, which from my corroded memory was located down Claughton Road, near that Convent? They were noted for the quality of their bread smile Bert special thank for coming to the rescue with the amazing information,greatly appreciated

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#797512 - 1st Jun 2013 11:43am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: bert1]
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That house on the end there, the white one was a corner shop I seem to recall

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#797513 - 1st Jun 2013 11:45am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: cmw2a]
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Bang on! smile Thanks

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#797644 - 1st Jun 2013 11:46pm Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: Erainn]
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I Remember Ainslies as you do it was next to the Red shop that sold lovely cheese and other groceries.Stubbs bakers was a double fronted shop and next to it was Reeces bakers, also continuing down Joan Turners hairdresser, Gough the butchers There was also a chemist I think it was Whites. Birds fruit shop was on the end with windows in grange rd west and Westbourne rd,there was a Clarks shoe shop on the opposite side of Westbourne rd.Do you also remember Scotts the grocers.The Oriel newsagent.MacKensies Electicals, Beno dorne Tailors.Little Theatre, Contessa ladies underwear. GAS showrooms.All of the shops were lovely and clean and exteriors were always swept by the shop staff and swilled down.Ellisons wallpaper shop.Jones the Butchers Hintons butchers Waterworths. They all were always busy.Loved growing up in the 60s and living in the town

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#797646 - 1st Jun 2013 11:54pm Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: valli]
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Fabulous reconstruction smile There was a newsagents just up on the left in Grange Mount, kind of opposite where the motor bike shop was?

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#797649 - 2nd Jun 2013 12:18am Re: Mystery Greengrocers of Grange Road West [Re: Erainn]
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Yes There was a bookies, Woolshop ,then the newsagents the motorbike shop was a D.I.Y shop in the early 70s.

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