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31Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 13:35

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Was gregory and porrits on great moor street?  I had a flat opposite there years ago

32Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 13:38

boltonbonce

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33Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 13:39

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Still non the wiser?

34Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 13:40

boltonbonce

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It was Great Moor Street.

35Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 13:42

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@boltonbonce wrote:It was Great Moor Street.
Thank you.  Thought so.  I think i probably only went in there once.

36Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Fri Jul 29 2016, 14:00

boltonbonce

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Bought a big pot elephant from there once,and managed to hump the bloody thing home on the bus.
When we got to our front door I gave it to my brother to hold while I fumbled for my key,and he dropped the bastard. Smashed to bits.
I got my own back by bending his picture of Wyn Davies in half. (He got it free with Typhoo Tea).

37Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sat Jul 30 2016, 19:42

wessy

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Cantors Furniture store arcade near Newport street
Boardmans another small furniture shop was near a pet shop ?

And the first job i had on leaving school was at King Kong sales on Manchester road sold all sorts of stuff but i enjoyed my short stay.

38Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 11:16

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Masons Leisure on Chorley New Road was great. Used to go there once or twice a month for an Atari ST game.

39Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 11:44

karlypants

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Barb Dwyer wrote:Masons Leisure on Chorley New Road was great. Used to go there once or twice a month for an Atari ST game.
Was it Computer World that was on Chorley Old Road?

40Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 11:47

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@karlypants wrote:
Barb Dwyer wrote:Masons Leisure on Chorley New Road was great. Used to go there once or twice a month for an Atari ST game.
Was it Computer World that was on Chorley Old Road?
I meant Chorley Old Round. ComputerWorld was next to Masons Leisure. Computerworld was more like PC world, Masons Leisure was a gamers paradise.

41Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 11:52

karlypants

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Barb Dwyer wrote:
@karlypants wrote:
Barb Dwyer wrote:Masons Leisure on Chorley New Road was great. Used to go there once or twice a month for an Atari ST game.
Was it Computer World that was on Chorley Old Road?
I meant Chorley Old Round. ComputerWorld was next to Masons Leisure. Computerworld was more like PC world, Masons Leisure was a gamers paradise.
I don't think I ever went in Masons Leisure but was always in Computer World.

I remember my mum buying the Monopoly game for the Amiga 600 we still have and it was £34.99 for the games then. Shocked

42Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 11:54

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Masons leisure is where all the cool people went.

43Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 12:07

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Button bashers on st Helens Road was always good for retro gaming stuff m loved it in there

44Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 12:30

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Did there used to be a pet shop in bolton town centre (not pets at home) have a vague recollection of one but can't place it.

45Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 12:54

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I think so  i have a vague recollection of us giving some pups to it to sell when i was about 8 i think

46Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 16:33

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@y2johnny wrote:
@boltonbonce wrote:It was Great Moor Street.
Thank you.  Thought so.  I think i probably only went in there once.
Yes, it was Great Moor Street.

I went to Bolton County Grammar,  that was directly opposite it.

The first job at school was to get over the road to buy a padlock from there to put on your desk.

They must have done well from the pupils in the school

47Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 16:38

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@Cajunboy wrote:
@y2johnny wrote:
@boltonbonce wrote:It was Great Moor Street.
Thank you.  Thought so.  I think i probably only went in there once.
Yes, it was Great Moor Street.

I went to Bolton County Grammar,  that was directly opposite it.

The first job at school was to get over the road to buy a padlock from there to put on your desk.

They must have done well from the pupils in the school
That grammer school is where i lived.  They turned it into apartments

48Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 16:38

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Barb Dwyer wrote:Did there used to be a pet shop in bolton town centre (not pets at home) have a vague recollection of one but can't place it.
Yes, it was in the area behind were the Olympus Fish and Chip restaurant is now.

I could be wrong but I think it was called something like MITTENS.

I haven't made that up, someone might be able to correct me on that.

49Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 16:40

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Yes it was Mittens.

But as I recall it was at the end of Newport Street opposite where the entrance to the train station is now.

50Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 16:42

Cajunboy

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@y2johnny wrote:
@Cajunboy wrote:
@y2johnny wrote:
@boltonbonce wrote:It was Great Moor Street.
Thank you.  Thought so.  I think i probably only went in there once.
Yes, it was Great Moor Street.

I went to Bolton County Grammar,  that was directly opposite it.

The first job at school was to get over the road to buy a padlock from there to put on your desk.

They must have done well from the pupils in the school
That grammer school is where i lived.  They turned it into apartments
Thanks, that's really interesting. 

It was a great place for a school back in the 60's.

Bolton was really buzzing then, it had a real heart to it.

Those were the days.

What were the apartments like?



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51Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 16:46

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Breadman wrote:Yes it was Mittens.

But as I recall it was at the end of Newport Street opposite where the entrance to the train station is now.
I'm a bit older than you,  perhaps it moved, but thanks for confirming the name.

52Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 17:32

Cajunboy

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I've just had a stiff gin and tonic and it has cleared my head.

When I knew it back in the 60's it was in a back street behind Aults Mens Outfitters.

Just looked on google, Aults is still there, amazing.

53Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 17:36

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@Cajunboy wrote:
Barb Dwyer wrote:Did there used to be a pet shop in bolton town centre (not pets at home) have a vague recollection of one but can't place it.
Yes, it was in the area behind were the Olympus Fish and Chip restaurant is now.

I could be wrong but I think it was called something like MITTENS.

I haven't made that up, someone might be able to correct me on that.
MITTENS was the one I was thinking of, I knew I would know it when someone mention it. Thanks.

54Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 17:56

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I've just asked my mum where we got our hamster from when I was a nipper and it was Mittens.

Apparently at the time we got ours, there was a bit of a supply problem and they all kept dying.

We had 1 replaced and then after this one died, we didn't bother again. Shocked

55Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 17:58

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@karlypants wrote:I've just asked my mum where we got our hamster from when I was a nipper and it was Mittens.

Apparently at the time we got ours, there was a bit of a supply problem and they all kept dying.

We had 1 replaced and then after this one died, we didn't bother again. Shocked
Did you feed it?

56Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 18:08

boltonbonce

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Roy Castle gave me his three to look after once,but they soon pissed me off.
Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Giphy

57Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 18:11

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@karlypants wrote:I've just asked my mum where we got our hamster from when I was a nipper and it was Mittens.

Apparently at the time we got ours, there was a bit of a supply problem and they all kept dying.


Were you shoving them up your bum?

58Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 18:15

karlypants

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@Cajunboy wrote:
@karlypants wrote:I've just asked my mum where we got our hamster from when I was a nipper and it was Mittens.

Apparently at the time we got ours, there was a bit of a supply problem and they all kept dying.

We had 1 replaced and then after this one died, we didn't bother again. Shocked
Did you feed it?
Of course. Very Happy

59Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 18:15

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@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@karlypants wrote:I've just asked my mum where we got our hamster from when I was a nipper and it was Mittens.

Apparently at the time we got ours, there was a bit of a supply problem and they all kept dying.


Were you shoving them up your bum?
No, I only shove certain things up my bum and Hamsters are not one of them. Very Happy

60Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 2 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 18:43

Natasha Whittam

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@karlypants wrote:
No, I only shove certain things up my bum and Hamsters are not one of them. Very Happy

:facepalm:

You don't help yourself.

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