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borderlad 13-11-2013 08:37 PM

Red Row shops
 
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Anyone remember the shops and shopkeepers of Red Row. The last one (north) was Allan`s, I remember he owned an E type Jag and had travelling shops

Parsonx 14-11-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by borderlad (Post 2983)
Anyone remember the shops and shopkeepers of Red Row. The last one (north) was Allan`s, I remember he owned an E type Jag and had travelling shops

Was the first building a bank and the second one a clothes shop,a chemist shop was further up inbetween Allens shops,i think.The corner shop was a fruit and veg used to call in every morning before school for a cooking apple the bigger the better.

Parsonx 14-11-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Parsonx (Post 2989)
Was the first building a bank and the second one a clothes shop,a chemist shop was further up inbetween Allens shops,i think.The corner shop was a fruit and veg used to call in every morning before school for a cooking apple the bigger the better.

Also Nardinis chip shop across the road.

Derilda 15-11-2013 03:53 PM

Re; Red Row shops
 
In early 50s Hetherington's greengrocer was on the corner (Just out of shot on right) The first on right was Martins Bank, later Midlands, then a gents hairdresser, John Chapman (outfitters)which later became 'The Corn Dolly', Johner Dixons Bicycle shop, Wakes Chemist, Harry Donkins, Allen's had a double fronted shop. On the other side of the road from Hetherington's was Primrose Hall ("Sweat Box)and next to it was the Co-op both food and millinery dept's. Further north was Nardini's then further again was another General Store but I can't remember who owned it.

Parsonx 15-11-2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Derilda (Post 2993)
In early 50s Hetherington's greengrocer was on the corner (Just out of shot on right) The first on right was Martins Bank, later Midlands, then a gents hairdresser, John Chapman (outfitters)which later became 'The Corn Dolly', Johner Dixons Bicycle shop, Wakes Chemist, Harry Donkins, Allen's had a double fronted shop. On the other side of the road from Hetherington's was Primrose Hall ("Sweat Box)and next to it was the Co-op both food and millinery dept's. Further north was Nardini's then further again was another General Store but I can't remember who owned it.

Think the owner of the general store was Erskine,

Geordie 15-11-2013 09:14 PM

Parsonx - I take it the Nardini chip shop is now the Ocean Star Chinese Take-Away? The two ladies (sisters) Nardini and Bruce used to own the cafe above Law's Stores in Morpeth (imaginatively called the Narbru!). I used to wile away many an hour after school with chips and gravy and a coke float there.
One of them, can't remember which, also owned the Harbour chippy in Amble.

borderlad 15-11-2013 11:08 PM

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I can see them all now. Who was the scrap man, he had a yard behind the co op, he helped me get my motorbike home when the chain snapped, good man. Pettica`s garage and they owned the Grey Arms Hotel which had a bookies down the side. The picture house. The only surviving business seems to be Stephen Lunn the blacksmith. Someone must have some photos

Morph 16-11-2013 12:18 AM

Jimmy Falkous had the scrap yard behind the co-op. Nardinis did the best fish and chips ever!

Parsonx 16-11-2013 07:13 AM

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Jimmy Falkous had the scrap yard behind the co-op. Nardinis did the best fish and chips ever!

Falkous used to hide his lead under a pile of sand,many a few sheets went missing to be melted down for fishing weights.

borderlad 16-11-2013 07:33 PM

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Can`t remember where I found this

Drifter1950 20-11-2013 08:03 PM

falkous
 
it was willie falkous the scrapman jimmy was his brother lived at the drift:D

borderlad 20-11-2013 09:48 PM

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Used to find the brass shell cases down the beach from the planes from RAF Acklington and take them to him for scrap

borderlad 20-11-2013 09:53 PM

1940s ?
 
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Allan`s staff

hollydog 20-11-2013 10:02 PM

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Used to find the brass shell cases down the beach from the planes from RAF Acklington and take them to him for scrap

I was ploughing the beach field next to Hadston Scaurs not long after opencast reinstatement during the miners strike. I was followed all day by a group of lads picking up the brass cannon shells, presumably for scrap.
Tough times, the strike scarred many, only 30 years ago, yet its an unheard of episode to a lot of people living here now

leslie 21-11-2013 07:53 AM

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Used to find the brass shell cases down the beach from the planes from RAF Acklington and take them to him for scrap

Picture that would be Harry Coxons shop frontage Builder and Undertaker ???

Coquet 21-11-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by borderlad (Post 3061)
Used to find the brass shell cases down the beach from the planes from RAF Acklington and take them to him for scrap


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Interesting view. What was that weird looking building at the far end with what looks like a canopy over some castle battlements! [is that the one Leslie is asking about?]

Also I'm amazed that garage with the window over (between the corner shop and the club) has survived until today, it should be listed!

Derilda 21-11-2013 05:22 PM

Re: Red Row picture of Drift road.
 
The building was Red Row County Primary school. They tried, and failed, to educate me there for four years. In 1955 they released me on the general public and I got a job at Broomhill Colliery. That wasn't a clever move either.

Derilda 21-11-2013 05:27 PM

Re: Red Row picture. (Coquet)
 
The garage you noted was the garage and store room for Tommy Hetheringtons veg shop, on the corner. I suppose, like the shop, it is still empty.

Coquet 21-11-2013 05:33 PM

I'm sure you were a sterling pupil! :)

What about the earlier history of the corner shop - you mention this was a greengrocers 1950s- any idea what it is in the contex of borderlad's 1920 photo? I can see text on the signage but cannot make anything out.

Coquet 21-11-2013 05:36 PM

That corner shop (and garage attached!) has just sold recently. < 89k I think. Even I was tempted. [but my 'bitcoin' investment has a bit to go yet :D]


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