The origins and history of placenames, nicknames, local slang, etc.
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I see John Peters has gone into receivership. Although I understand it has been nothing to do with the Cussins family for many years, it was a name coined by Manny Cussins after the first names of his two sons
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drapesy wrote: I see John Peters has gone into receivership. Although I understand it has been nothing to do with the Cussins family for many years, it was a name coined by Manny Cussins after the first names of his two sons Presumabley this is the rejuvenated company using the same trading name drapesy, I'm sure I remember the original business going into administration around the time I was searching for a new table a few years ago.
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majorhoundii wrote:Johnny39 wrote: We bought our first suite at John Peters in the 1960's Wasn't it on the corner of Lands Lane, the old Scala cinema? Yes I think it was. We bought a combined unit of single, double wardrobe and a dressing table, I think it was Schreiber. Again in the late sixties - early seventies.
Well John Peters was certainly on the site of the Scala Cinema and Ballroom but the Scala was not on the corner unless my memory is wrong.
I also bought a Schreiber double wardrobe from there and they sent me up to the stock room on the top floor in the original lift and when I looked around there was the silver ball in the ceiling and the kiosk where they used to serve soft drinks. It brought back happy memories of Saturday nights.
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