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61Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 3 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 20:26

Numpty 28723

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Not far from Gregory And Porritts, tucked away just off Newport Street, was a little place called The Surgical Appliance Shop. The paintwork was blue and the window display consisted of that old hardboard stuff with the holes drilled in so they could insert little hooks and hang all manner of strange pink-coloured items. 

We always had a good laugh just walking past so it must have been pretty hilarious to actually go inside.

62Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 3 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 20:39

finlaymcdanger

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Coins sweet shop on Blackburn Road in Astley Bridge. It was roughly the middle of the row of shops with The Pineapple on the end. We used to go in there back between 1976-79 and choose stuff from the penny tray - shrimp, cola bottles, flying saucers etc. Occasionally, we may or may not have taken turns in distracting Mr. Coin by taking forever with our penny selections while the other stole packs of Silly Putty.

63Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 3 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 20:54

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@Cajunboy wrote:
@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?
They were really nice to be honest.  The one we had was a three bedroom as big as a decent size semi inside, obviously you dont have a garden or anything.  


http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-60920423.html

This one is similar but not as big.  We had two mezzanines and a corner apartment so had more square footage. 

Very high ceilings and huge windows.

Parking was a pain in the arse. Bet i got a ticket every other month when we was there

64Long lost shops of Bolton - Page 3 Empty Re: Long lost shops of Bolton on Sun Jul 31 2016, 21:15

Numpty 28723

Numpty 28723
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@finlaymcdanger wrote:Coins sweet shop on Blackburn Road in Astley Bridge. It was roughly the middle of the row of shops with The Pineapple on the end. We used to go in there back between 1976-79 and choose stuff from the penny tray - shrimp, cola bottles, flying saucers etc. Occasionally, we may or may not have taken turns in distracting Mr. Coin by taking forever with our penny selections while the other stole packs of Silly Putty.

I'd forgotten all about Silly Putty - I bet Boltonbonce has used plenty of that stuff in his time for glazing jobs.

At the opposite end of that block used to be a shop that (a mate told me) did photocopying and sold porn mags. Sadly, it's now gone the same way as Softy's Hard Stuff - another nail in the coffin of the town's rich heritage.

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