A trip down memory lane around Manchester....

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  1. ColinBellsjockstrap

    ColinBellsjockstrap

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    Just some things I remember as a kid.....

    Trolley buses on Ashton New Road and Hyde Road.

    Catlows corner shop, Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton.

    Gorton Cross Street, Wheelers Records, Phil Green hardware shop.

    Playing on the big rock in Ardwick Green park.

    Messing about on the escalators in Lewis's

    Robinson's records, Market Street Manchester.

    Beatties model shop. Manchester

    Donaldson's sports shop Gorton.

    Cookes sports shop. John Dalton Street.

    The "Way Inn" Boutique. Third floor Kendals, Deansgate.

    Fields where Makro is now in Irlam

    Catching the 53 bus from Belle Vue to Maine Road to watch Johnny Crossan etc.

    Suggs sports shop at Merseyway in Stockport

    Sports Motorcycles, Liverpool Road (Steve Wynne)

    Paraffin lamps on the roadside in thick smog

    Manchester United programme covers..Shirts Red/ Knickers White.

    Fields before Hattersley estate was built.

    Wrestling at Belle Vue Jackie (TV) Pallo/ Mick McManus

    Sports Motors Plymouth Grove (Lotus dealers)

    Godley's TV Shudehill

    Mazel's Radio London Road, Piccadilly

    Cowan's bike shop Gorton

    UCP Tripe shop Hyde

    Fields where Wright Robinson school is now

    Seeing George Best in his Lotus Europa and Franny in his pale blue XJ6

    Paperchase Manchester

    Saddleworth/Diggle railway stations

    The Jester coffee shop Hyde

    Bowers and Schofields sports shops Ashton u Lyne

    The "Moon" Disco Dukinfield

    The Black Cat cafe Hazel Grove

    Rosette sellers outside Maine Road

    Paulden's department store

    Manchester Exchange railway station.

    Ashton and Stalybridge Baths

    Booth Hall children's Hospital Rochdale Road

    The Embassy Club with Bernard's Rolls Royce parked outside BJM 1

    Programme shop on Lloyd street?, Moss Side




    Sadly, only the rock left in Ardwick Green Park......:)



    Any more memories?
     
  2. BlueBearBoots

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    Pauldens is now Debenhams?

    Remember the underground market on Market St?

    Rotters - great night club haha and the long bar?
     
  3. manclad

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    Sashas hotel was the original C&A store.
    And Bernard Manning also had a Cadillac with the No.plate 1 LAF.
    And Booth Hall Hospital was on Charlestown Road in Blackley.
     
  4. ColinBellsjockstrap

    ColinBellsjockstrap

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  5. chabal

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    Trocadero in Rusholme specialised in showing Chesty Morgan films.

    As a 12 year old I was mesmerised by her name but never had the balls to try and sneek in and see one of her films.
     
  6. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

    Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    I went to secondary school on a trolley bus. The 213 from Corporation Street to Greenheys!
     
  7. pinkwheeltrim

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    This is what Hulme looked like when I lived there in the 90s

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q_J9itclo0[/youtube]




    And this is what it was like back in the 60s

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMAU4luW19o[/youtube]
     
  8. Paulpowersleftfoot

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    Gillys rock club
    shady lady
    sporran
    sites of a misspent youth
     
  9. squirtyflower

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    Jillys and the swinging sporran are a good call, what about the Phoenix Rock Club on a Friday night?

    Belle Vue itself, the dogs, the Aces and the bobs!
     
  10. StrangewaysHereWeCome

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    Slightly more recent times:

    pissing about on the travelators at the airport when wagging school.

    rope swings in the trees on chorlton brook, hough end.

    underground market in town. Where Tesco is now? The model shop nearby, I think it's a bookies now. The cold dark bus shelter at the back of the arndale. Full of fumes.

    'fun' days on Platt Fields. Getting goodie bags that had yellow and black evening news paper hats and the smelly vinyl Piccadilly 261 stickers.

    the temple on Oxford Rd really was a toilet.

    drawing life size murals of players on the concrete panel fence behind the platt lane stand. On warm as toast summer evenings Mescki ice cream vans were a welcome treat. I can taste them now from then. But i taste nothing now?

    playing on vivid blue and yellow Raleigh bmx bikes.

    being called in for your tea/bedtime. No watch needed, no mobiles to check. You didn't jeopardise the trust and that was that.

    i loved being a kid in the 80's. Then City, drugs and alcohol came along
     

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