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#956714 - 31st Jul 2015 12:40pm Stamp dealer, Borough Rd.
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Trying to remember his name. He had a shop just a few doors up from Whetstone Lane, towards the library. Probably around number 253-263. Late 1940's/ early 50's
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#956716 - 31st Jul 2015 3:19pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: chriskay]
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It was run by Harry Liddle, then his son Roger Liddle.
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#956720 - 31st Jul 2015 3:38pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Funny, that name doesn't ring a bell. I have in my mind a name like Forshaw/Crawshaw (of course, that was just the name over the door; I guess whoever ran it might have been a different name). What dates, DD? I certainly remember it in the late 1940's and the guy who ran it was really grumpy.
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#956723 - 31st Jul 2015 3:50pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: chriskay]
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I remember the shop after that, it was there into the 60's and I think the 70's.

I phoned Merseyside Collectors Centre in Birkenhead Market to get the name, the lad that answered didn't know but he collared someone else who did.

I agree with the gist of your names, rings a bell vaguely. I am sure this has been discussed on here before about 6 years ago. The 3 year search limit is a nuisance, have to do it in stages.

Might pick it up on the Borough Road flood video if I can find it.
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#956724 - 31st Jul 2015 4:18pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Can't remember, but it was probably I who asked previously but I don't remember getting an answer. What's needed is a Kelly's from that period.
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#956731 - 31st Jul 2015 5:44pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: chriskay]
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Was it Fishwicks?

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#956732 - 31st Jul 2015 6:42pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: muzzy2]
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I remember it well, I used to go past every day on my way to school in the 50s, occasionally popping in to look at stamps, but the name escapes me, Forshaw's does ring a bell.

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#956762 - 31st Jul 2015 10:58pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: muzzy2]
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Was it Fishwicks?


The more I think about it and with locomotive's input, I think it was Forshaw.
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#956803 - 1st Aug 2015 11:24am Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: chriskay]
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In my day it was Shorrocks (1940s)

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#956806 - 1st Aug 2015 11:35am Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: joney]
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In my day it was Shorrocks (1940s)


Now that rings a bell! Well done!

Found the thread - just to embarrass Chris wink CLICKY
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#956829 - 1st Aug 2015 12:33pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Norman Louis Shorrock, Born, 1929 Birkenhead, Died 1999.

Philatelist,
81 Dale St, Liverpool
12a Rumford Place, L3.

Unfortunately, none of the records I have place him at Borough Rd between 1938/70s, probably just never had a phone at Borough Rd.
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#956830 - 1st Aug 2015 12:48pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: chriskay]
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Ah, just found out that also The Prenton Philatelist was at 465 Borough Road. They were there until at least 2010.

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#956839 - 1st Aug 2015 1:46pm Re: Stamp dealer, Borough Rd. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Well, thanks, all, especially DD for finding the old thread: maybe I will be able to remember the name for more than three years this time.
The streetview of where the Prenton Philatelist was brings back memories. One of those shops was a monumental mason and when my gran died in 1992 they took the family headstone from Landican and added her name.
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