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Postby Hollie » Fri 16 Apr, 2010 11:19 pm

I'm curious if any one remembers the off Licence on Malvern Road which was owned by Ivy and Dennis Morrell. it is now a Youth Hostel.
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Postby Trojan » Sun 18 Apr, 2010 7:31 pm

The only off licence I remember in Beeston is Pedders. It was at the top of Beeston Hill and used to sell handpumped Theakstons to take away. The Holbeck Ale Wine and Spirit Vaults used to sell draught Tetleys mild and bitter from handpumps to take away. Alas no longer Angry
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Postby chameleon » Sun 18 Apr, 2010 7:38 pm

So much is no more Trojan, Does remind me of another shop there which must surely also be, no more - on the left on the bend, GJ Wood where Gran bought our first television.

Little man from there would arrive promptly in his spotless white coat carrying a never ending supply of new valves when it went wrong.
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Postby Leodian » Sat 30 Jun, 2012 7:09 pm

The thread is titled 'Beeston' so I thought I would add this very short report here.

In John Mayhall's 'Annals of Yorkshire' vol 1 it states:- "1600. About this time Beeston, near Leeds, was famous for the manufacture of bone lace."

I didn't know what bone lace is so I've looked it up and in an entry in Wikipedia it states "Bobbin lace is a lace textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. As the work progresses, the weaving is held in place with pins set in a lace pillow, the placement of the pins usually determined by a pattern or pricking pinned on the pillow. Bobbin lace is also known as pillow lace and bone lace, because early bobbins were made of bone or ivory."

Beeston bone lace making is presumably a lost industry of Leeds, as I suspect it no longer goes on.
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Postby Jogon » Sat 30 Jun, 2012 9:10 pm

chameleon wrote:
So much is no more Trojan, Does remind me of another shop there which must surely also be, no more - on the left on the bend, GJ Wood where Gran bought our first television.

Little man from there would arrive promptly in his spotless white coat carrying a never ending supply of new valves when it went wrong.


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Sounds like this bloke see pic.

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Postby Leodian » Sat 30 Jun, 2012 10:07 pm

Jogon wrote:
chameleon wrote:
So much is no more Trojan, Does remind me of another shop there which must surely also be, no more - on the left on the bend, GJ Wood where Gran bought our first television.

Little man from there would arrive promptly in his spotless white coat carrying a never ending supply of new valves when it went wrong.


Chameleon
Sounds like this bloke see pic.



My immediate reaction on seeing the bloke was that he looks like Wilfred Pickles (showing my age there! Regular Smiley ).
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Postby Jogon » Sat 30 Jun, 2012 10:13 pm

Indeed, it is the man himself.

I hurt my leg recently and said to teenage kids "I was walking like John Wayne", they said "Who?" Dissapointed
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Postby Leodian » Sat 30 Jun, 2012 10:16 pm

Jogon wrote:
Indeed, it is the man himself.

I hurt my leg recently and said to teenage kids "I was walking like John Wayne", they said "Who?" Dissapointed


Wow I did not think I was right! Regular Smiley
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Postby BLAKEY » Sat 30 Jun, 2012 11:23 pm

Leodian wrote:

My immediate reaction on seeing the bloke was that he looks like Wilfred Pickles (showing my age there! Regular Smiley ).


By Jove he DOES look like Wilfred - "Give 'im the money Mabel." LaughLaugh
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Postby volvojack » Thu 14 Jun, 2018 2:48 pm

[quote="BLAKEY"]Leodian wrote: My immediate reaction on seeing the bloke was that he looks like Wrilfred Pickles (showing my age there! ). By Jove he DOES look like Wilfred - "Give 'im the money Mabel."


His Wife Mabel featured on the Radio Programme but i think it was "Give him the Money Barney". Not sure as during and just after the War our Radio used mysteriously come and go for a while depending on my Dads financial position on the Stock Market.
The Barney referred to i think was the same Barney Colehan that produced "The Good Old Days".

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