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irene floyd

master brummie
Fingers crossed she may have some.Ask if she knows the KIRTON Family they still live on the Kings Rd opposite the MOUNT PUB?
 

wallyb71

master brummie
We used to live up Cooksey Lane on the corner of Esher Rd, moved there in 1938. Anyone else live there. ???
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
This is the self-service sales floor of Woolworth's at 232-234 Hawthorn Road, Kingstanding which opened on 28 October 1955. Bulging with stock but still spacious.Viv


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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
viv thats a cracking pic...as you know they closed down a couple of years back and is now a heron store...happy new year viv

lyn
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Thanks Viv just like the Aston Cross one I used to have a Saturday job at. Thanks for the photo. Jean.
 
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
viv thats a cracking pic...as you know they closed down a couple of years back and is now a heron store...happy new year viv

lyn

Hi Lyn. Happy new year to you too - and to all you Kingstandonians! Remember shopping in that Woolworth's many, many times. In the early 60s my mum bought my junior school skirts from there. Must have been the Ladybird range I think. They were good quality. The clothing section was on the left-hand side wall. Also had a pale blue mohair cardi from there which I thought made me look especially cool. We sometimes got my white socks from Woolies, the knee length ones which never stayed up so you then had to have elastic gaters to keep them up. How they cut into your calves! (Think this might be why we switched to the Littlewoods socks from their shop further along). I remember Woolies sold Robertson's jam (and a few other groceries). I especially remember the jam as they had the paper gollys tucked down the back label. I collected them to exchange for the enamel badges. Christmas was the best time in there, so full of toys. They sold very poor quality cheap Christmas paper too - well after all it only ended up on the fire! I was totally mesmerised by the giant sized Easter eggs they sold too. Never got one of those. Actually thinking about it Woolies was a place you could buy virtually anything, they were such big stores. Viv.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
smashing memories viv..woolies were selling ladybird clothing right up until they closed down the other year...oh and as for my knee lengh socks staying up i had such skinny legs even with good elastic i had no chance lol..

lyn
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Dave we have driven that route twice this week. Thanks for the third journey. Next time call in at Farmer Johns for a meal. Can't beat it. Jean.
 

ange

New Member
i knew the proctors bumped into susi proctor the other day we lived on plumstead road and there back garden backed on to oursx
 

nickcc101

master brummie
Happy days, used to visit Sudbury grove in the middle sixties for a couple of years and nice to see familiar roads.
 
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Wendy

Guest
It's just like driving to my brothers house...ha ha thanks Dave...
 

Goffy

master brummie
Hi Wallyb71, My friend from the early fifties lived just inside Esher Rd, No 3 I think, Victor Kirby was his name, I spent a lot of time around that area in those days. Another friend from the sixties lived not far from there in Cooksey lane was Graham Sidney. Great Families both of them.
 
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