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Tony Riviera

Bon Marche



Just been reminded of this fine place, Bon Marche 1891
MOJO

Interesting pic' Tony! I think Bon Marche went in the late 50's,and was then absorbed by G.H. Lee! Don't remember it myself,but heard it was quite an upmarket shop,and it was years before I dared to venture into Lee's....now they've both gone! Shocked
Jan

what a fantastic building Tony  ,, so sad it's gone mojo ,,, such a shame ,,,,,,,Jan xx
Barbie

Love this!
Barbie

some other shops via The Echo.
HERE
Valencia

Great website Barbie  Very Happy
MOJO

Some absolute gems there,Barbie! Interesting to see how M&S has grown,and I've never seen that Hood st. pic' before!Thanks! Smile
Barbie

One half of me longs for things to be as they were, the other half realises things must progress.....  Smile
brainbox

Great selection Barbie,  at least 4 or 5 of those pics I have never seen before..and yes agreed, they have the effect of making long for times gone by . life appeared much more stable in those days.
Barbie

Beeb I hadn't seen some of them either.
I know we must progress but I hate it when they pull down some of the nicest buildings ever to be built. In my opinion, the new modern stuff doesn't come near.
brainbox

I wonder why this building was demolished and rebuilt......I don't recall seeing any  pics of it being damaged during wartime......strange that one  !!!
brainbox

Founded in 1878, Bon Marché was modelled on its famous namesake in Paris and featured French fashions, perfumes and accessories. It became renowned for its sense of style and its encouragement of the arts, and in 1927 a gallery was built in which a series of exhibitions, lectures and concerts were staged. During the 1930s promotional events were a regular feature and citizens flocked to see Gracie Fields selling stockings for fifteen minutes. In 1937 it introduced Younger Liverpool Ltd., an early example of a boutique style department.

Barbie

At the risk of soundng dumb, is it connected to today's Bon Marche
Alice

Barbie wrote:
One half of me longs for things to be as they were, the other half realises things must progress.....  Smile


Barbie it would be wonderful if we could travel back in time and then come back!  Laughing
Barbie

Alice wrote:
Barbie wrote:
One half of me longs for things to be as they were, the other half realises things must progress.....  Smile


Barbie it would be wonderful if we could travel back in time and then come back!  Laughing
Oh yes, I so would love to, especially if I could erase some stuff, alter some things and do certain things a different way......
MOJO

Aahh,think about what it was like in the old day's....no gas,no antibiotics,no electricity,no holidays,no t.v.,no radio,no car's,.........no toilet paper Shocked !!!  Think I'll stay here! Laughing
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
Aahh,think about what it was like in the old day's....no gas,no antibiotics,no electricity,no holidays,no t.v.,no radio,no car's,.........no toilet paper Shocked !!!  Think I'll stay here! Laughing

Staying with nan on her farm on the isle of Anglesey during 60's and 70's meant no t.v., no toilet paper (it was reserved for the B+B gets....sorry guests, but it meant hours of fun outdoors in fields, on beaches and exploring the old farm house. Even if she was still alive today on that farm nothing will have changed.
See, I'd like to go back, just for a day....  Smile
MOJO

Ha,ha,...so what did you use as an alternative?grass?dock leaves? Laughing
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
Ha,ha,...so what did you use as an alternative?grass?dock leaves? Laughing

Pahaha....newspaper  Confused **ouch** The toilet was outdoors and so, there was chamber pots for us kids. I didn't like that to be honest.  Sad
MOJO

...of course,sheets of the "Echo" on a nail,with a candle to read them,while freezing your butt off...literally! Laughing
Barbie

It was a Welsh newspaper.... Razz

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