Memories of Eccles, Church Street c1955

At the bottom of Church Street was the wonderful shop of Redmans - use to love going in there for all the fresh food. and if I remember rightly Woolworths was also at the bottom .

100 years to the date 11.10.1915-11.10.2015 William Clarke (DOB about 1874) Eliza Ann Street,Patricroft Wife, Mary Hanna (nee Edwards DOB about 1871) six children. Employed, Naysmyth and Wilson, Bridgewater Foundry, Patricoft as labourer/Crane Driver.. 11.10.1915 volunteered for Army Service, Drill Hall, Cromwell Road, (...Read full memory)

About once a fortnight mum and I use to come into Eccles via the No.9 bus from Worsley. Use to walk down Clarendon Rd. and onto Church Street. In fact my parents lived in a flat above a butchers shop further down. At the bottom was Bradburn's where we use to go in for our Eccles cakes and occasionally a coffee. Late 50's and early 60's.

My memories of this part of Church Street are probably from about 1957 , or maybe the early 60s. Wasn't there a cake shop at the top on the right, then Friars, the large furniture emporium? I seem to remember a jeweller's and clock maker's shop on the right too. On the left, there was Allendale's green grocery , I think.

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