Old Woodus !

Marvelous what you save.

By Alan Curtis

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This page was added on 11/04/2016.
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Nice to see such an early picture of my neck of the woods. I recall most of these shops from days gone by, and most of the shopkeepers who ran them. Sid Lowe who had the hardware shop in the very centre, selling all the gardeners requisites and Paraffin "Esso Blue." The chippy,formerly ran by Mr Jilkes/Ghilkes???? and then Theo and his wife Theodora. The shop between Tony Peters and the fish shop has lived many lives, it was a greengrocers run by by Roy and Margaret Woolley when I first knew it,latterly the wine cellars and other off licence type arrangements. And finally Carters newsagents, no post office in there then, the PO lived around the corner next to the Co-op butchers and hairdressers. And the Co Op itself before this one closed and it took it's business down on the high street of Woodhouse. All still stands, just under different tenure nowadays.

By John
On 09/07/2017

I remember the shops and pub from the 60's when my Gran pop into the pub for a take away bottle of Mackeson stout, then on to the Co op to pay an installment towards her funeral and get her shopping which would include a single sausage from the butcher which we would eat raw (delicious) which was a real treat while walking back to her council bungalow and no, we never suffered from worms!

By Glenn Sutcliffe
On 11/07/2017

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