Author Topic: Things you dont see anymore  (Read 20790 times)

Leirelass

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Things you dont see anymore
« on: 16:58:52, 24/03/09 »
on the secret Leeds forum there is a great thread on this theme, get the old grey matter working and lets see who can go back furthest?

How about outside Loos for a start----

gres E

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #1 on: 18:00:27, 24/03/09 »
   I remember freezing in the outside loo in winter, daily bread deliveries, and the rag and bone man, with his horse and cart.

Leirelass

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #2 on: 18:39:08, 24/03/09 »
kids collecting bottles to get the money back

babybluejojo

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #3 on: 21:43:35, 04/01/10 »
How about clippies (bus conductors) - my Gran used to be one on the buses!!!!

Allycat

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #4 on: 23:11:57, 02/10/10 »
Silver Cross prams.

Kids playing conkers.

flyer

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #5 on: 13:02:45, 11/10/10 »
Lists of jobs in the "Mercury" :'( :'( :'(

Ray4711

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #6 on: 01:33:58, 15/10/10 »
The pie and peas shop just up from the Floral Hall - that's when they could make pies.
Dances at the corn exchange.


Suky Boo

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #7 on: 00:39:48, 16/10/10 »
Blue milk checks from the Coop to give the milkman to pay for the milk delivered by his horse drawn float and also yellow checks for the Coop baker who delivered to the door with bread in a basket for you to choose from.

Johned

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #8 on: 16:52:37, 19/11/10 »
Two pages of cinema listings in the Leicester "Mercury".
 

Rodders

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #9 on: 23:55:49, 10/12/10 »
Concrete water troughs for the horses that pulled the trams many years ago.
The last one that i remember was in the 50's at the bottom Narborough Rd near to the junction of Hinckley Rd

Dennis Neal

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #10 on: 10:16:18, 15/12/10 »
There was a horse trough in Humberstone Gate near a hot dog stand.
Doubt that Humberstone Gate is there any longer - can't find it on the map.
Dennis

Rodders

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #11 on: 13:31:35, 15/12/10 »
Humberstone gate is still there, between the clock tower and Rutland street and the old weighbridge building is still there.

Dennis Neal

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #12 on: 18:25:49, 15/12/10 »
Yes of course, the weighbridge.
Spence Street baths? Doubtful.
Dennis

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #13 on: 20:11:35, 15/12/10 »

Spence Street baths? Doubtful.

Yes, that's still there, (although it has been modernised) next door to the community refuse tip  :o

Do you still live here Dennis ?
If you don't, did you know Granby Halls has been long gone, I had many a good time there roller skating in my youth,  It is now an open air car park.  :'(

Dennis Neal

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Re: Things you dont see anymore
« Reply #14 on: 12:14:01, 16/12/10 »
I left Leicester in 1954, moved to Godalming, Surrey for about six years then moved to Wimborne, Dorset. I am almost accepted as a local now!
 
Not surprised about the Granby Halls, I have wandered around the city several times since leaving and get lost every time. On a visit about 10 years ago, I spent a couple of days trying to renew  childhood memories.
 
My first school, Charwood Street is still there but renamed. Charnwood Street was full of shops when I lived there but it has completely disappeared. I found a new pub, The Charney, I think it was called and did manage a pint in there. Walked through to Spinney Hill park and down Hartington Road to look for the Melbourne Cinema - long gone, now a Mosque.
 
I also walked through New Walk to the town centre, much of it is still the same but the centre is a nightmare. Abbey park is much the same as I remember.
 
As you may gather, I love walking; just as well as I lost all sight in my good eye 8 years ago and have many problems with the other one so can no longer drive so don't stray too far. Fortunately, my wife drives but does not enjoy it, so it is mostly just for shopping trips. Plenty of good walks here though!
 
 
 
 
Dennis

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