Anyone remember getting shoes here?
Pauline Richards… Yes my great uncle had grocery shop opposite. Mannings
Dawn Leaney… Yep! Loved going there as a kid.
Keith Blizard… Yep, lovely family as were their predecessors
Paul Bryant… I loved that shoe shop.
Lesley Bowles… Yes, as a child all my shoes came from there – It had a special smell in there
Matt Thomas… Feet measured and thinking the contraption was going to clamp my foot lol
Phil Gill… Never bought any shoes there, But I did have a big crush on Ann Tarbox when I was 12.
Nigel Sherwood… think I had a similar crush at around 14
Alan Esdaile… Used to be taken here and Halls Robertson Street, to get my shoes.
Richard J Porter… My wife used to live in the flat over Halls
Linda Day… Omg we lived next door other side of barbers. 1972 to 1979 3 St George’s rd
Trevor Unwin… Yes
Carol Paffett… Yes we went there
Neal Hunter… I worked in Priors butchers opposite
Jon McCallion… Yes Julie remembers the shop next door to Mannings greengrocers and Wally the hairdresser the other side. She also remembers Ann Tarbox their daughter. Also remember walking down from school at lunchtime to have the crackling of the fish at Whitefriars fish shop and then walk around the corner to buy some cigarettes maybe number six then on to the Westhill to enjoy the lunchtime, never thinking they could smell this on our clothes when we got back to school
Steve Mann… Yep
Adam Earley…. Yes monkey boots
Mick O’Dowd… I always went to Halls in Robertson Street and measure my feet in the x-ray machine. They also had the overhead money transfer cables & pods as well.
Tony Davis… Yes many pairs as a kid
Annette Munn… I remember with great fondness the two brothers who ran the shop in the 1950s. The tall one was fearsome but the shorter man was much more friendly. It was a delight to stare in the window & then actually get a pair of ‘ballerinas’, soft black velvet shoes with a little bow, much like ballet shoes. I also had a pearl leather pair of shoes which I put on the box in my bedroom & when i woke up they were there in all their beauty!
Gary Benton… Who remembers Frankie Thunders at the top end of Priory Road? Do ya want blakies? I can still remember him saying in his high pitched voice.
John Mcewen… Gary and the paraffin shop next door. You had Myers newsagents, Queenie clout the bakers and the green grocers at the top of mount pleasant rd. Can’t remember the grocers name but my dad used to go fishing with him a lot.
John Mcewen… Always got out shoes from there as a kid.
Lloyd Johnson… I don’t remember this shoe shop but I remember ‘ WINTERS SHOE SHOP’ who sold Denton winklepickers in the late 50s early 60s….
Dawn Hyland… I think I got all my school shoes from here right up till it closed lol
Jill Andrews… I used to live next door and used to go round the back to the cellar and watch the cobbler mending the shoe. I can still smell the glue they used now and that was over 60 years ago
Sid Saunders… We used to get the kids shoes with a provident cheque
Sally Evans… I was born at 47 St. George’s in 1951
Jan Richards… Yes we all got our shoes from there. Wonder what happened to Anne Tarbox ?
Geoffrey Hodgson… I certainly did !
Dawn Leaney… And me!
John Mcewen… Got all my shoes there as a kid.
Paul Phillips… Remember the shop opposite that use to split packets of cigarettes and sell them separately to us when we went to Priory Rd School
Trevor Unwin… Paul, yes I do
Pauline Richards… My great grandmother had a cousin opposite there called Manwarings (Roland) grocery shop
Ken Hatch… Knew the Tarbox family well …… Harry Tarbox was an excellent table tennis player