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Postby uncle mick » Mon 24 Mar, 2014 12:54 pm

[quotenick="hermetic"] If anyone has a copy of Cider Annies book, I would love to read it, Mainly to see if i'm in it!

If I have read the link correctly, there is a copy available through Leeds library
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Postby Geordie-exile » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 12:19 am

uncle mick you are nothing short of a wonder!

I searched worldcat, which is a database of books in libraries around the world, and it isn't even listed there.

Great work. I'm sure the enquirer will be made up.
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Re: cider annie

Postby oatesa » Sun 30 Aug, 2015 3:46 pm


My name is Alan Oates and I used to live in Castle House as we knew it. The address was Castle House, Delf End, Pudsey. The house and a small holding (Pigs and Poultry) to the rear was rented from the council. The house did overlook the Mill in the bottom and the cottages which included Annie Jones shop where you could buy cider at 2d a half. By all accounts it was pop really although the bigger boys could pay 4d a glass for a stronger cider. Pictures do show the shop with its orginal shop keeper a Mary Moorhouse. I was 8 years old (1960ish) when we moved out the Castle into a modern Council House. The Castle only had outside toilets emptied once a week, was damp and cold with only a coal fire and a tin bath. Electricity was laid to the house but little else in services, it had a front room, a Kitchen, a bedroom and a box room upstairs with a winding staircase. Outside was a small building housing the toilets also with battlements on to which was great for climbing on.

The house was demolished when we moved out, which was a shame really as these days I am sure George Clarke would have made something of it. Behind the smallholding was a large quarry which I assume became the landfill area. I have not been for many years so I do not know how the area has changed or been developed.

As for my mate Phillip I have not seen him since the 1960s when we did visit them in Bridlington and later Langtoft, so it would be good to make contact again.

When we moved out
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Re: cider annie

Postby jayne » Mon 01 May, 2017 4:13 pm

I lived on Sutton estate and always went to Cider Annie's with my Dad and brothers, usually on a Sunday. Annie was a small old lady then in the 1960s. The 'cider' was alcohol free although as kids we thought it was real! Walking through black Carr woods on to happy valley and pudsey two ponds finally, Annie's last stop. Being one of seven kids she always gave us free sweets. Great part of my childhood!!! Her shop was small with a thick wooden counter.

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