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Nostalgia - What are your memories of Stafford?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by MISS T, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. jimbob23

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    You should try the lamb or the chicken then.
     
  2. victoriab

    victoriab victoriaboyle.co.uk

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    Har. Har. Har.
     
  3. Sofa

    Sofa I'm a Staffooooooordian

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    Word to da Cub Scouts - remember Kibblestone Camp?
     
  4. BBC

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    What a place! I remember there was absialing.

    Kibblestone was only second Beau Desert on the chase. Now that place would have given Baden powell a stiffy :D If carlsberg did scout camps etc....
     
  5. MISS T

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    Do you remember the quaint sweet shop where David Kidney has his solicitors office now, by the town park? Used to visit each morning before school to purchase nutella tub sold with spoon for 18p.
     
  6. db

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    woah - kibblestone cub camp!! does anyone remember the jimbuck jamborie? i think that's what it was called - althought i don't think it was at kibblestone (just the mention of the place is bringing back memories though).. i'll be honest, i can barely remember any of it - i'm sure something terrible happened to me at cubs because i seem have blocked the whole thing out..
     
  7. Sofa

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    Yes! I remember going in there just as they had opened and an old chap was serving. He didn't really know the prices of anything, it turned out, as when I went to purchase a creme egg, he peered at it over his half-moon spectacles and picked the price of 10p out of his head. I was thrilled, as the street value of a creme egg at that time, (nearly twenty years ago) was about 17p - I had made an incredible deal!

    Someone mentioned Bejams - what about Presto? And who spent some of their teenage Saturday afternoons riding on the escalators in the carpet shop which is now Chicago Fock?
     
  8. MISS T

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    Presto's lol. And carpet shop that was a ride, electric shock everytime I went on that bad boy.
    I give you this, late August, you know the score, new shoes "BACK TO SCHOOL" and a visit to Freeman Hardy Willis.
     
  9. MISS T

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    For the record WAGSPORT was the only place in town you could purchase Wilson tennis bag .
     
  10. rich upsetter

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    yes! i remember getting bollocked by the staff fordoing just this manouevere!
     
  11. jimbob23

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    Every year. Without fail.
     
  12. TENSHON

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    yeah, freeman hardy's for your clogs, marks n sparks for your slacks and wh smith for your pencil case. if you were lucky and your olds were a bit flush at the time a fancy rubber and pencil sharpener from that stationery shop next to woolies.
     
  13. jimstafford

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    Anyone remember what the sweet shop was on the corner of Friars terrace by edensors hairdressers. Grammer School kids bought single ciggies from there at break time.

    Also what was the best record you ever bought from 'Jackies' in Mill st?
     
  14. Sofa

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    Do you mean the STARS NEWSAGENT on Friars Terrace? Very hand during breaks at Chetwynd! I don't remember Jackies, perhaps I am too young? I do rember the record shop in Woodings Yard, next to B Sharp, the grooviest clothes shop in town, in those days!
     
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    yeah, our equivalent was the little shop at the top of The Rise on walton.. sold a fag and a pink head match for 10p :v:

    in other news - i'm sure one of the edensors was in the daily star yesterday, complaining because he bought his son a cuddly toy that called him a "prick" when he squeezed his tummy lol..
     
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    I stumbled across this pic and thought it was Wayne Manor for a minute. It is in fact the old Coton Hill Alysum on the site of the Stafford District Hospital on the Weston Road. Coton Hill Asylum was built in the 1850s and opened in 1854. It was originally built as an extension to the County Asylum in order to house private patients. It was to be known as The institution for the Insane of Staffordshire and the Adjacent Counties. The hospital was built in a Tudor style and features included its own chapel, cinema and dance hall, sports facilities, gardens, orchards for growing fruit and vegetables and farm. The building remained until 1976 when, apart from the chapel and the lodges, it was demolished and the new District General Hospital was built on the site.
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    front view...
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    London has the Royal Albert Hall, we'll fook that, Stafford once had its own Albert Hall Cinema. It opened in May 1912 in a former rag and bone warehouse on Crabbery Street. It closed three years later. In 1919 the building was converted into a repertory theatre and remained as such until 1932 when it reopened as a cinema, known locally as the 'Flea Pit'. The Albert Cinema closed in 1952, and by 1963 the building had become the premises of the Co-op Department Store.
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    "Let's knock down a lovely piece of architecture and build a concrete shit heap" - Stafford Town Planners
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    lotus shoe factory...
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