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1Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 18:15

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
As BHS closes its doors, in Bolton, this weekend, I was thinking about all the other shops, both chains and independent, that use to be in our once wonderful town.

C&A - (Dutch/German firm that closed all its UK stores due to higher competition from Primark and H&M)
Talibs - who didn't buy their jeans from there
Stolen from Ivor - always thought it was a very strange name
Timothy Whites - heard of the name but never knew what it was

2Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 18:26

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I bought all my flares from C&A. I particularly remember a nice purple pair,that went very well with my two tone shoes. What a sight I was. I've destroyed all the evidence.

3Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 18:33

Guest


Guest
Ivor was the name of the guy who actually owned stolen from ivor and the reasoning behind it is the prices where that good you was stealing from him.

Genius.

Loved that shop.  Best job and best boss i ever had.  (Well both my bosses, Tony first and then gail who also had the grey mare in darcy!)

4Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 18:51

Sluffy

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Timothy Whites was taken over by Boots.

It was on the corner of Newport and Great Moor Street's opposite the Wheat sheaf.




5Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 19:40

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Never heard of any of hear places

6Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 19:50

Banks of the Croal


Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Rumblelows.
Leccy Showrooms
Woolies there must be loads that have closed down.

7Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 20:13

Guest


Guest
Is Sweetens book shop still open?

8Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 20:42

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyone remember Bullough's TV Rental?

9Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 20:43

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Whiteheads, my mum used to love going to their tea shop, I got my first proper football boots from Gibsons sports on deansgate and used to get my records from Derek guests and if I was flush loved his cafe downstairs

10Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 20:48

Banks of the Croal


Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

11Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 21:52

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Barb Dwyer wrote:Is Sweetens book shop still open?

It closed about 6 or 7 years ago - shame as I preferred Sweetens to the normal chain store book shops.

I only found out recently that in a previous life, Sweetens was actually a pub!

12Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 22:08

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Was sweetens near McDonalds and Holland and Barrett's in town?

13Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 22:12

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@karlypants wrote:Was sweetens near McDonalds and Holland and Barrett's in town?
Yes

14Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Wed Jul 27 2016, 22:30

Guest


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@bwfc71 wrote:
Barb Dwyer wrote:Is Sweetens book shop still open?

It closed about 6 or 7 years ago - shame as I preferred Sweetens to the normal chain store book shops.

I only found out recently that in a previous life, Sweetens was actually a pub!
It was always going to close, after Amazon and Tesco started selling books for ridiculously cheap prices. 

Remember going to Sweetens to get Terry Pratchett to sign one of his new books.

15Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 09:53

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Another one bites the dust, even though it was bought by Beales it has still always been an iconic part of the town centre.


ICONIC Bolton department store Beales is set to close.
Signs have gone up in the windows of the Deansgate store informing customers that it will be shutting down.
There are also notices stating that ‘everything must go’ — suggesting that a quick-fire sale of goods is now underway.
The Beales group, based in Bournemouth, was founded in 1881 and last year returned to private ownership in April 2015, when it was acquired by businessman Andrew Perloff.
In March, the group won the support of landlords to cut rents on 11 loss making stores across the country — including Bolton.


But it would appear that the Company Voluntary Arrangement has not succeeded in saving the town centre store.
Originally, the famous Bolton building opened under the name Whittakers in 1829 — with the name change taking place in 2011 in a bid to bring all stores under the Beales’ banner.
Former Staff member Ryan Carney, 27, from Harwood , worked at the shop when it was called Whittakers
He said: "I worked in the menswear department from the age of 16 to 18, it was my first proper job and gave me a really good insight into the world of work  and the staff were really nice.
"But it was more than just a shop, it was a community hub and people would come to meet and spend the day there together.
"It is an iconic town centre establishment and it is disapointing to hear that it is closing down."
This news comes as a second blow to Bolton’s town centre economy, with Victoria Square store British Home Stores set to close on Sunday after 50 years in operation.

16Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 11:42

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Do cinemas like the Queen's, the Lido and the ABC count? Apparently at one time there were something like 50 cinemas in Bolton and the surrounding area, but these are the ones I remember - plus the Odeon of course.

17Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 11:43

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@y2johnny wrote:Ivor was the name of the guy who actually owned stolen from ivor and the reasoning behind it is the prices where that good you was stealing from him.

Genius.

Loved that shop.  Best job and best boss i ever had.  (Well both my bosses, Tony first and then gail who also had the grey mare in darcy!)

Correct Johnny. The company was set up by Ivor Hazan in the early seventies. At it's peak it had forty shops but nowadays there  is only one left in Stockport.

18Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 11:44

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sids butchers, Newport Street.

DER  ( Domestic Electrical Rentals )

Colourvision.

19Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 12:22

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Colourvision was the one i was trying to think of last night. Was that exclusively rental and was it part of the coop at one point.

20Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 12:45

Sluffy

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The UCP.

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21Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 18:12

Banks of the Croal


Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Got offered a job at Whittaker's when I left school at 15, the wage was 79 shillings a week  Very Happy

Also worked for a long gone supermarket called Lennon's on Churchgate, for about a week.

Long lost shops of Bolton Large

22Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 20:30

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@whatsgoingon wrote:Colourvision was the one i was trying to think of last night. Was that exclusively rental and was it part of the coop at one point.

No you could buy from them as well. I bought my first videop player from them at their branch near Asda near Moss Bank way. A Ferguson Videostar no less. the Rolls Royce of video players back then.

23Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 20:35

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
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@Reebok Trotter wrote:
@whatsgoingon wrote:Colourvision was the one i was trying to think of last night. Was that exclusively rental and was it part of the coop at one point.

No you could buy from them as well. I bought my first videop player from them at their branch near Asda near Moss Bank way. A Ferguson Videostar no less. the Rolls Royce of video players back then.

My first colour TV, for my bedroom, was bought at that branch of Colorvision.

24Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 20:37

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Talking of electoral stores....

Tandy
Cleartone
Rumbelows
Edwin P. Lees
Comet
NorWEB

And then there was the British Gas shop

And who can forget about Boydells

25Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 20:40

Numpty 28723

Numpty 28723
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
If ever you needed a new set of antimacassars, the handle on your mangle got broken or the gazunder got a big crack in it, Gregory And Porritts was the one-stop shop for you.
It was like Aladdin's cave in there and the gloomy lighting just added to the effect.

26Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 20:44

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Numpty 28723 wrote:If ever you needed a new set of antimacassars, the handle on your mangle got broken or the gazunder got a big crack in it, Gregory And Porritts was the one-stop shop for you.
It was like Aladdin's cave in there and the gloomy lighting just added to the effect.
Used to spend hours in there. Bought a set of tin mugs and plates for trips out. Still had them until a few years ago.
It was also great for lighting.

27Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Thu Jul 28 2016, 23:40

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@Reebok Trotter wrote:
@y2johnny wrote:Ivor was the name of the guy who actually owned stolen from ivor and the reasoning behind it is the prices where that good you was stealing from him.

Genius.

Loved that shop.  Best job and best boss i ever had.  (Well both my bosses, Tony first and then gail who also had the grey mare in darcy!)

Correct Johnny. The company was set up by Ivor Hazan in the early seventies. At it's peak it had forty shops but nowadays there  is only one left in Stockport.
Yep.  Met him a couple of times.  Very straighr forward guy!!!

28Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 10:10

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Numpty 28723 wrote:If ever you needed a new set of antimacassars, the handle on your mangle got broken or the gazunder got a big crack in it, Gregory And Porritts was the one-stop shop for you.
It was like Aladdin's cave in there and the gloomy lighting just added to the effect.

I bought my second lounge suite from them. Expensive but good quality.

29Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 10:12

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@bwfc71 wrote:Talking of electoral stores....

Tandy
Cleartone
Rumbelows
Edwin P. Lees
Comet
NorWEB

And then there was the British Gas shop

And who can forget about Boydells

Tandy was the American shop iirc. They sold all sorts of electrical stuff, radios, etc and most of the stuff came from the USA. Another store who had branches everywhere back in the day.

30Long lost shops of Bolton Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 11:21

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The Tandy brand was owned by Radio shack in the US.

Always went in there with my dad when he wanted spares and other electronic stuff. Very Happy

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