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Lizzie

Shops been and gone.....

Any one remember Chelsea Girl...used to think I was so grown up shopping there with my first pay packet

George Henry Lee ..where did that go †?

Watson Prickard...where did that go ?

And here is a poser a shop some where near Mathew Street...1960's - 1970's.....sold the most amazing psychedelic loon pants....

What are loon pants I hear you cry...... LaughingLaughing
brainbox

On the first two Lizzie..
There is a B&W pic on the net somewhere of that Chelsea Girl Shop...I bet MOJO will have a Copy.. Not seen him for a while thouigh cos his PC has a virus.. hopefully he will return soon
George Henry Lees dropped the individualistic name a few years back and took the Corporate Name of John Lewis. It moved out of its Church Sttreet/ Basnett street site and into brand new purpose built store at the Hanover Street end of The new Liverpool One Paradise Street Shopping Complex.
Rapid Hardware took the old Basnett Street Store,,, went bust and recently reopened again under a revised Company name, but it is struggling and has let out some of the floor space to discount stores. †T.K. Max have the lower floors of the Church Street [Old Bon Marche] GH lee building, and it was announced only this week that a Hotel chain plans to convert the remaining 5 floors into a new City Centree Hotel..............Ooops that was all †a bit long winded , Sorry about that

Edit : †I remember Pans People on TOTP prancing around in Loon Pants †Grrrrrrrrrreat !
Barbie

Chelsea girl....loved it. It's now River Island.
Lizzie

Thanks for the info BB.....and I am so glad some one else remembers loon pants........I remember the more striking the colour and design the more 'hip' you were.,.... Laughing  Laughing
brainbox

errrr  ,I never actually wore them myself Ya Know Alice   Rolling Eyes
Razz


take a look at this too. maybe that would be useful to me when I take my boots Off   Laughing

http://www.californiaflyshop.com/loon-fresh-pants/
Lizzie

Laughing  Laughing

BTW I'm Lizzie.............but you can call me Alice of you like............ Wink  Laughing  Laughing
brainbox

Lizzie wrote:
LaughingLaughing

BTW I'm Lizzie.............but you can call me Alice of you like............ WinkLaughingLaughing


Oh Heck    Embarassed  Embarassed   I do sincerely apologise Lizzie and also to Alice...
Slip of the mouse   Sad
MOJO

Hi Liz,
† † †"Chelsea Girl" is now a phone shop, "Watson,Prickard" is now the "Slug & Lettuce" restaurant/bar,and I think the "loon" shop you are thinking of,is probably "Cape"in Leigh st,off Tarleton st. which was a mecca for any trogs,wanting the latest "headgear" I remember my first pair....they had the desired effect!!!!! Very Happy
† † † † † † † There was one other similar type of shop,called "Silly Billy's"one of whose t-shirts I've still got(up in the loft!) but that was up the other end of town!
                 I think Brownbox has explained the fate of G.H. Lee's! Laughing
Lizzie

Oh well done MOJO.......Cape that was the place..........have been racking my brains trying to remember the name...loved that shop..... LaughingLaughing

Dont remember Silly Billys though.....

Thanks for the input...you obviously knew Liverpool as I knew it  back in the 70's..... Wink  Laughing
Barbie

Lizzie, my post wasn't quite the right answer re Chelsea girl. I meant the company is now, as far as I understand it, changed to River Island. (I could be wrong) But as Mojo says, the actual shop is a now a mobile phone shop.  Very Happy Doesn't take much to confuse me.
MOJO

Lizzie wrote:
Oh well done MOJO.......Cape that was the place..........have been racking my brains trying to remember the name...loved that shop..... LaughingLaughing

Dont remember Silly Billys though.....

Thanks for the input...you obviously knew Liverpool as I knew it †back in the 70's..... WinkLaughing


Far out......man! Laughing
Lizzie

LaughingLaughing Barbie I hear you ..I spend most of my time confused and befuddled ConfusedWink
MOJO

Barbie wrote:
Lizzie, my post wasn't quite the right answer re Chelsea girl. I meant the company is now, as far as I understand it, changed to River Island. (I could be wrong) But as Mojo says, the actual shop is a now a mobile phone shop. †Very Happy Doesn't take much to confuse me.


You are right,Barbie! "Concept for Men" were joined up with "Chelsea Girl" to create "River Island"
Lizzie

MOJO wasnít Liverpool a fun place to be at that  time....although I guess any were is good at any time.....maybe it was because of the age we were and the 70's was a good time.....as they say it was the time fashion forgot...... Laughing  Wink
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
Barbie wrote:
Lizzie, my post wasn't quite the right answer re Chelsea girl. I meant the company is now, as far as I understand it, changed to River Island. (I could be wrong) But as Mojo says, the actual shop is a now a mobile phone shop. †Very Happy Doesn't take much to confuse me.


You are right,Barbie! "Concept for Men" were joined up with "Chelsea Girl" to create "River Island"


Ah, didn't know about Concept for Men so thanks for that info.  Very Happy
MOJO

Liz,could I venture to question, if you ever attended "O'Connor's" ??
MOJO

Lizzie wrote:
MOJO wasnít Liverpool a fun place to be at that †time....although I guess any were is good at any time.....maybe it was because of the age we were and the 70's was a good time.....as they say it was the time fashion forgot...... LaughingWink


....which is probably why I felt so comfortable.........peace!!!! Laughing
Lizzie

MOJO wrote:
Liz,could I venture to question, if you ever attended "O'Connor's" ??


Hmmm OK you have me there ........give my old brain cells a jolt......
MOJO

In Hardman st.opposite where Kirklands was! Some pic's, and discussion, were had on this,a month or two,ago.....remember?
MOJO

It's just that the people who would have used shops like "Cape" etc,would be of the type who would have gone there,there being only a limited choice of "suitable"venues,like there, the "Cracke,the "Phil",and one in Berry st. who's name escapes me at the moment!! (even though it's also been discussed on here,recently).........confusion reigns! Shocked
Lizzie

MOJO wrote:
In Hardman st.opposite where Kirklands was! Some pic's, and discussion, were had on this,a month or two,ago.....remember?


Its not my mysterious drinking den is it....... Laughing

I dont remember it ..I know we used to go to the Everyman for a bite to eat on our way to the Cabin...so may have popped in there for a swift half.......as you do..... Wink

I will need to look at the thread if I can find it.
Lizzie

MOJO wrote:
It's just that the people who would have used shops like "Cape" etc,would be of the type who would have gone there,there being only a limited choice of "suitable"venues,like there, the "Cracke,the "Phil",and one in Berry st. who's name escapes me at the moment!! (even though it's also been discussed on here,recently).........confusion reigns! Shocked



Laughing  Laughing Well I was definitely a 'Capie'..........I need to see a pic of it....
Barbie

Crackin' memories you two. Keep it coming.
MOJO

I could only guess,Barbie,that if you were a little older,that you would probably had some connection to some of these places,as there were usually a couple of bikers around,in a few of them!
Barbie

Well, maybe. I can't help it if I'm only 21......... q35
MOJO

Barbie wrote:
Well, maybe. I can't help it if I'm only 21......... q35


......what a cross to bear! It must be awful for you!  Laughing
Barbie

q5

I remember things form my older brother and sister you see. I can remember them going off into town dressed in some weird and wonderful items of clothing.
MOJO

Tie-dyed granddad vests,scoop neck,flared sleeve, t-shirts,split-knee or embroidered loons,with trench coats from the Army/Navy stores,to hide them....till you got into town!! Smile
Lizzie

MOJO wrote:
Tye-dyed granddad vests,scoop neck,flared sleeve, t-shirts,split-knee or embroidered loons,with trench coats from the Army/Navy stores,to hide them....till you got into town!! Smile



You have me as an 18yrold......that was my wardrobe down to a †T.... LaughingLaughing complete with my beloved Afghan coat which I still have ..and wear..to this day

OTT knee high platform boots.............and that was just the guys Wink

Oh and very very high wasted trousers.... Wink
Lizzie

MOJO do you every watch TOTP 2.....they have been doing 1977 - 78 for a while now.....some good classic tunes and groups and some horrific ones........Legs & Co...and a chance to laugh at the clothes..... Laughing
Barbie

Lizzie....got to show a photo of the Afghan.... I acquired back in the 80s and swapped a hippy dude for his leather for it. Soft git put it in his washing machine, it was like a piece of cardboard after!  Rolling Eyes

What was the pants/jeans called where they had split them up the seam and added a flowery or coloured piece of material into the V? This also created a huge wide flare! Bladdy ridiculous!  Laughing
MOJO

Ha,ha, they were DIY flares,done on normal jeans........till you got your loons!
Barbie

I just remember both my bros having these enormous flares with a dark maroon V, well upside down V, their hair as to their shoulders and one had a big tache like a Mexican! Think my mum did the sewing for them.
MOJO

Lizzie wrote:
MOJO do you every watch TOTP 2.....they have been doing 1977 - 78 for a while now.....some good classic tunes and groups and some horrific ones........Legs & Co...and a chance to laugh at the clothes..... Laughing


...I do,sometimes,but it doesn't seem that long ago,when you've been watching it for a while.......like a time tunnel!!! Shocked
MOJO

Barbie wrote:
I just remember both my bros having these enormous flares with a dark maroon V, well upside down V, their hair as to their shoulders and one had a big tache like a Mexican! Think my mum did the sewing for them.


Some guy's got pretty good with the sewing,the patches on their jackets,kek's were pretty good! (thought so,at the time Embarassed )
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
Barbie wrote:
I just remember both my bros having these enormous flares with a dark maroon V, well upside down V, their hair as to their shoulders and one had a big tache like a Mexican! Think my mum did the sewing for them.


Some guy's got pretty good with the sewing,the patches on their jackets,kek's were pretty good! (thought so,at the time Embarassed )

I'm going to see if there is a pic of them about!  Laughing
Barbie

How thin are they?  Shocked
MOJO

Ha,ha,ha......what band is that?!?! (those kek's aren't real!)  Laughing
Jan

hahahahaha Barbie so funny , Laughing  Laughing ,, but Lizzie ,, I can remember putting the triangle piece of flowery material to make your flares even flarer hahaha xx
Barbie



Never heard of them!  Laughing
Barbie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKSg-uF6p88
MOJO

Barbie wrote:


Never heard of them! †Laughing


..... no wonder,with kek's like that! You could raise a family.....in one leg! Smile
Lizzie

Shocked Never heard of them


Jan I also remember putting extra wide bottom bits on my flares to make them bigger....so big I used to trip over them....Oh those were the days....
Laughing  Laughing

My fave pair were blue at the top and  red at the bottom complete with stars and stripes.... Rolling Eyes  Embarassed

Then I turned tail and went all punk  Cool
MOJO

Passed by here the other day,and thought I'd take a pic' of where "Cape" used to be!It was on the left,( as was "Penny Lane" records)and has been rebuilt,and is now part of an amusement arcade!!

Barbie

Thanks for the info and pic Mojo.
Lizzie

Aww thanks for the pic MOJO...would never had recognized it from the pic.....

Penny Lane records........ I had forgotten about that place.
Barbie

MOJO

Good pic' Barbie! Seemed to have been there for years,but I don't remember it going.....do you know? "Dolcis" next door,too!
MOJO

Lizzie wrote:
Aww thanks for the pic MOJO...would never had recognized it from the pic.....

Penny Lane records........ I had forgotten about that place.



My first job,was working in a chemists,"Rubin's",originally on that left corner! No trace of it now,and even the "Halifax" which was in it's place,has closed,and on the right corner was a "Yates's",now a clothes shop!!

A before and after,that you might remember?



The other corner...




....and the guy who Tarleton st. was named after, Banastre Tarleton,and who wasn't the slimeball,as portrayed in the "Patriot",with Mel Gibson!





...who was actually born in Fenwick st. (I'm wandering a bit here Smile )


Lizzie

I remember Yates wine lodge......what is it with me and drinking establishments............. Embarassed  Laughing  Laughing

YAY Chelsea Girl.....and good old  Dolcis.............
Barbie

Good pics there Mojo. Another great looking building which I bet nobody notices!
Yes, remember Dolcis very well.
Alice

Barbie wrote:
Good pics there Mojo. Another great looking building which I bet nobody notices!
Yes, remember Dolcis very well.


Barbie, I always thought that was an expensive shop!  Did you?
Barbie

Chelsea Girl or Dolcis?
I loved Chelsea Girl (now River Island) and didn't find it expensive. My very first maternity wear was from there in 1986.
Dolcis on the other hand was dear to my mind. I doubt I ever shopped with them preferring Freeman Hardy Willis and curtess shoes instead.
Alice

Barbie wrote:
Chelsea Girl or Dolcis?
I loved Chelsea Girl (now River Island) and didn't find it expensive. My very first maternity wear was from there in 1986.
Dolcis on the other hand was dear to my mind. I doubt I ever shopped with them preferring Freeman Hardy Willis and curtess shoes instead.


I meant Dolicis, I also bought my footwear from Freeman Hardy Willis.
Barbie

Alice wrote:
Barbie wrote:
Chelsea Girl or Dolcis?
I loved Chelsea Girl (now River Island) and didn't find it expensive. My very first maternity wear was from there in 1986.
Dolcis on the other hand was dear to my mind. I doubt I ever shopped with them preferring Freeman Hardy Willis and curtess shoes instead.


I meant Dolicis, I also bought my footwear from Freeman Hardy Willis.
Hilton's shoe shops were good too.
MOJO

Now a "Ladbrokes" this was formerly a tailors shop, "Brown,Bowes" in Richmond st.,at least up to 1970,but maybe later!




You can just make out the name!

Barbie

I've never noticed that before. Well spotted.
MOJO

Can't remember what the shop on this corner of Lord st,was,before it was demolished for Liverpool1,but the signs for it's previous users remained on the wall outside. "Cousins Corner" and "Radio Rentals" both of which no longer exist!




Barbie

Barrett's shoe shop!
brainbox

Good Pic of Brown Bowes  there MOJO. looking up at the 1st & 2nd floors to the right shows some nice detail in design too doesnt it
MOJO

I used to know a girl that worked here,"Du Barry" in Lime st.with the "Palais" cinema,next door,in 1959!

Barbie

I think even I remember the name Du Barry being on that building. That road sure looks a lot scruffier now.
MOJO

I think there's been a thread on the streets opposite the "Royal",in the past,but can anyone identify these?


The school health clinic........... Smile







Barbie

I've put those pics up before Mojo. I have no memory of the building though it was on Prescot street opposite where the Royal is.
MOJO

I knew I'd seen them on here,sometime,and I think someone named the streets,probably B.B.? I've put them on the wrong thread...anyway!!  Embarassed !
brainbox

Sorry about that MOJO, I hadnt noticed this one.. Hmmmmmm ! Weird looking Shop   Wink   Razz

I think it was Harper Street.
Barbie

Does anybody remember the VG stores? Whatever happened to them?
MOJO

Anyone remember "Feeman's" on County rd? Don't know where, they had any other branches!

Barbie

I used to but shoes from Freeman Hardy and co. on the corner of County Road in the 70's. Prob same people.
brainbox

MOJO, I'd say that was amost definitely the expansion of Freemans Department Stores giving a second outlet there into County rd in the late 1950s. Their Main Store was in Wavertree Rd , and was converted to Taskers DIY sometime about the 1980s. Taskers remain on the rebuilt Freemans site in Wavertree Rd but have also taken over the old B&Q Superstore site on Long Lane
MOJO

Looks like there was one in Edgehill!?

brainbox

A few in Breck Road from 1930s...  



Changed a bit since then hasnt it ?
MOJO

......but only a bit!   Rolling Eyes
Barbie

I can remember as a child going to Breck Road to a small dingy place. Mum paid money to a Mr. Patterson there. I can't remember what for though even though I remember his name! Anyone?
Lizzie

I remember that funny old building on the previous page..the one opposite the Royal....I used to pass it frequently on my way to a little grocery shop that was not far from it.....the shop was next to a university book shop if I remember.....seems such a long time ago..mind you it was...... Laughing
MOJO

Peter Robinson,which later became the Army & Navy stores!

MOJO

A bit before my time, but Bunney's was around till the late 50's,or later!


MOJO

...notice the way Liver pool is separated!?


MOJO

A good pic' of the disappeared end of Great Charlotte st. St. John's precinct was built on here, and you can make out the old fish market, and the "Royal Court" at the far end!


Lizzie

Lovely pic MOJO......is the Royal Court still standing.......cant remember when I last saw it

That dark building in the middle is lovely ..what was that...
MOJO

Yeh, the Royal Court is still there, but the rest of that street has gone, replaced by St. John's precinct! The dark building was the wholesale fish market!
Barbie

Cousin's cake shops. This one was on Park Road. EDIT: It isn't Park Road, it is in fact further on and its Aigburth Road. They always had their name in terrazzo outside didn'r they? I saw one somewhere not †so long ago but where i cant remember. The shop obviously wasn't a cake shop any longer.


MOJO

This is Lord st. in 2009,before Liverpool 1. You can see the remaining sign for "Cousin's Corner",and "Radio Rentals", which had long gone!





P.S.That's Aigburth rd. in your pic',Barbie!
Barbie

I stand corrected there Mojo. It is indeedy Aigburth Road.
I will edit the post.

Your photo, my sister used to work in the offices over that shop. I applied for a positon there and didnt get the job because....I lived in Runcorn and the train got me into liverpool 5 minutes too late.
Did the boss not think I could get an earlier train?  Rolling Eyes
It was a credit investigation company.
Lizzie

Laughing Barbie.....

I remember the Radio Rentals shop..........

I find Liverpool a bit of a mystery these days......so much has changed...... Confused
Barbie

Lizzie, I live here and get lost.... Laughing
Lizzie

Laughing Barbie........
MOJO

....ever go in here?







Barbie

I'm too young for NEMS.  Razz
MOJO

.....it was still there in the 80's! Smile
Lizzie

Lordy I remember that place.......... Laughing
MOJO

.....in Whitechapel, opposite the "Kardomah"!
Lizzie

KARDOMAH.....!!! now that is a blast from the past..... Laughing

I suddenly feel very old Confused
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
.....it was still there in the 80's! Smile
  Shocked Ok, I either walked around with my eyes shut or I am forgettful more than i thought... Confused
MOJO

Well, for somewhere that was such a meeting place, being round the corner from "Probe" and "Eric's", it seems unbelievable that I can't find any pic's of it????
MOJO

.....and here it is, along with it's own song!






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cd44D5I5tc
Lizzie

YAY wonderful........the most famous meeting place in Liverpool.....now kindly refresh my memory as to where it was.....I take it is no longer Crying or Very sad
MOJO

....unfortunately,they've all gone,now! The pic' is from the corner of Stanley st. with Whitechapel in the background. N.E.M.'s would have been nearly opposite!

...a similar view now.


.....and even a map!

Lizzie

Cheers..although I should have noted your earlier comment on it being near Probe and Ericís  .....now its crystal clear in my mind......funny how just one pic or word can take you back in time.... Laughing
MOJO

"Cripp's" in Bold st,1959, which has some odd stories associated with it!



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