Wises fish and chip shop?

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budweiser
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Wises fish and chip shop?

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Anyone remember Wises fish and chip shop?
Used to be a couple of doors along from Colebrooks the newsagents.

budweiser
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Wises fish and chip shop.

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A bit further up the road on the corner of Knighton park road used to be the United Dairies shop which later , I think, Became the co-op.
On the opposite corner was the Gulf Garage. Going back to 1968/9 now, anyone remember that?
I used to go to Adamsrill Primary school up until 1972. Can`t believe in the photos that the 2 portacabins are still at the front of the playground!! :D
Anyone remember Home park with the adventure playground at the top? There used to be the Childrens Hospital opposite it. Or am i just am old fart remembering my childhood? ( A Very Happy one at that) :( :)

Wolfie
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Post by Wolfie »

I remember Wise's fish and chips. There was an off licence nearby...

I remember the Gulf garage on the corner of Knightion Park Road - my father got the clutch of his Austin Cambridge renewed there in 1972 and I recall it cost him £25!

I also remember there being a chemist's shop close to the corner shop - Geddes and Weir (I think). There was also a surgery nearby - from outside it appeared as just a doorway - but a long corridor led back to the surgery itslef right at the back of the building. I remember a Doctor Murray and a Doctor Butler-Jones (female) - memory ingrained because that is where I had my first innoculations. Ouch!

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Re: Wises fish and chip shop.

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budweiser wrote:A bit further up the road on the corner of Knighton park road used to be the United Dairies shop which later , I think, Became the co-op.
On the opposite corner was the Gulf Garage. Going back to 1968/9 now, anyone remember that?
I used to go to Adamsrill Primary school up until 1972. Can`t believe in the photos that the 2 portacabins are still at the front of the playground!! :D
Anyone remember Home park with the adventure playground at the top? There used to be the Childrens Hospital opposite it. Or am i just am old fart remembering my childhood? ( A Very Happy one at that) :( :)
The Childrens Hospital remained until the '70s or '80s when it was demolished. My mother was a nurse there in the '30s and I had a life-saving operation there in 1938 at the age of 3 weeks. The grocery shop on the corner of Knighton Park Road was managed by a Mr. Perks who lived with his wife and son, Leslie, in the last house on the right at the top of K P Rd.

Trawlerman
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Post by Trawlerman »

The Children's hospital went soon after 1989, I believe.
[my daughter was there New Year 89 when she was 1 ...a very nice little hospital. I was sad to see it go]

Eagle
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Post by Eagle »

A lady I know in her 80's was a nurse at the children's hospital from 48 to about 80's.
Great pity we lost it.
Believe it is now a nursing home and Kwik Fit

leaf
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Eagle wrote:A lady I know in her 80's was a nurse at the children's hospital from 48 to about 80's.
Great pity we lost it.
Believe it is now a nursing home and Kwik Fit
No it was further down the rd than that Eagle was on the corner of champion rd [?], its now flats.

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Post by rolyevans »

leaf wrote:
Eagle wrote:A lady I know in her 80's was a nurse at the children's hospital from 48 to about 80's.
Great pity we lost it.
Believe it is now a nursing home and Kwik Fit
No it was further down the rd than that Eagle was on the corner of champion rd [?], its now flats.
Yes, it was on the corner of Champion Road - I used to live opposite
at No.9 Champion Road from 1947 - 1957

jackieboo
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Post by jackieboo »

I worked in Wise's in the early 70's, during the 3 day week strikes and it was weird to be in a place lit up when everywhere else, including the streets, were dark. As it was a food supplier and people's power was off they were exempt from the cuts.

50p a night wages and bag of chips, very romantic!

debbie48
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Re: Wises fish and chip shop.

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budweiser wrote:A bit further up the road on the corner of Knighton park road used to be the United Dairies shop which later , I think, Became the co-op.
On the opposite corner was the Gulf Garage. Going back to 1968/9 now, anyone remember that?
I used to go to Adamsrill Primary school up until 1972. Can`t believe in the photos that the 2 portacabins are still at the front of the playground!! :D
Anyone remember Home park with the adventure playground at the top? There used to be the Childrens Hospital opposite it. Or am i just am old fart remembering my childhood? ( A Very Happy one at that) :( :)
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debbie48
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Hello, I was born in hillmore grove and went to adamsrill school until '72. I must have known you? My sister spent a lot of her childhood in the childrens hospital on the top floor with the balcony and my brother and I often walked down to wave to her. I remember the dairy, the garage, dentist, sweetshop ( I'm sure there were 2) and grocer, but the only chip shop I remember was the one nearly opposite Wesley hall. I went in there every Friday after girls brigade but can't remember the name of it!

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budweiser
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debbie48 wrote:Hello, I was born in hillmore grove and went to adamsrill school until '72. I must have known you? My sister spent a lot of her childhood in the childrens hospital on the top floor with the balcony and my brother and I often walked down to wave to her. I remember the dairy, the garage, dentist, sweetshop ( I'm sure there were 2) and grocer, but the only chip shop I remember was the one nearly opposite Wesley hall. I went in there every Friday after girls brigade but can't remember the name of it!
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Hi Hillmore Grove was at the bottom of Broseley Grove and Knighton Park Road wasn`t it?
I`m sure the chip shop was called Wise`s but i could be wrong. :? :?
Who was your teacher at Adamsrill school, I was in Mrs Huttons class.

debbie48
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Re: Wises fish and chip shop?

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Hello, yes that's where hillmore grove is. I can't remember any names at all unfortunately, but I do have a photo of the class I was in in adamsrill. You could be in it!

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