Salisbury, Blue Boar Row c.1950

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Caption for Salisbury, Blue Boar Row C1950: Almost the same view as photograph No S48128, but obviously taken on market day. The traders' stalls can be seen on the Market Place, and there is far more activity in the surrounding streets. The Cadena Cafe, with its resident dance band, would have been busy all day; so too would Style and Gerrish's department store (now Debenham's) next door.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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I worked in the brewrery on the keg line with Jake W, Pat B, and Andy D, I ended up running the cask beer department under Trevor G, who was a brewer. I made some very good friends in the brewery, I have been trying to contact Jake Willis but to no avail, he moved to Swansea I think, I used to rent the detatched house next to (...Read full memory)

As far back as I can remember we used to love the steak and kidney pies from the Baytree. For a time I worked at Woolworths on the jewellery counter and at lunch times I would stroll around the market eating my steak and kidney pie with the gravy dribbling down my chin. My first job was in Robert Stokes in the office, from (...Read full memory)

Hey, do you remember Spaggetie, a small dumpy Italian who used to shout all the time. But what a place, all me mates would meet there, you didn't need money, he would give you a cup of coffee. Now, let's see if I can get them all! Dougie Hood, Larry Shirely, Hickie, Dinga Harding, Moggs, Frank Blackman, Willy (...Read full memory)

Does anybody remember Gibbs Mew Grewery on Gigant Street?

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Caption for Salisbury, Blue Boar Row C1950: Almost the same view as photograph No S48128, but obviously taken on market day. The traders' stalls can be seen on the Market Place, and there is far more activity in the surrounding streets. The Cadena Cafe, with its resident dance band, would have been busy all day; so too would Style and Gerrish's department store (now Debenham's) next door.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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