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Can anyone remember a shop in Frederick St. opposite Maxwells that sold nuts and bolts etc. and you could by only one if that was all you needed?

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i think the shop was owned by a guy called coates . he used to also run car boat sales .
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Was it Mackays?

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pooter, mackays was a furniture store.i think homesick is refering to the shop that sold anything from nuts and bolts to bits of material and part rolls of cellotape and the like .
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i remember the shop
but cant think of the name
your right tho
you could buy loads of stuff in there
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was it not called spraggons u could buy anything there

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bamboo wrote:i think the shop was owned by a guy called coates . he used to also run car boat sales .
Did he not have the second hand shop (goldfinger?) on the corner of the street where the second hand record place the Handy shop was.
Bamboo did John Coates not have your carpet warehouse many years ago?

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bamboo wrote:pooter, mackays was a furniture store.i think homesick is refering to the shop that sold anything from nuts and bolts to bits of material and part rolls of cellotape and the like .
You could be right - it's been 40 years since I shopped there.

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Bamboo did John Coates not have your carpet warehouse many years ago?
aye thats him,he used to rent it off the guy i bought it from.he used to do indoor boot sales from there.


Did he not have the second hand shop (goldfinger?) on the corner of the street where the second hand record place the Handy shop was.

that was another guy but i think he was also called john . biggish guy with a beard..his second name eludes me

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The name Cracketts or Crocketts came to mind maybe this will jog a few memories.

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Mackays was the DIY store on the right hand side as you walked down from Laygate to Tyne Dock.
The shop I think people are referring to is Cracketts. I used to live in that area and shopped in Frederick Street you could get everything there. A packet of needles, one cup, one plate, a couple of curtain hooks, one fuse.

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Yes,Delilahcat ,the name eventually came to me.I was brought up in Taylor St. in the 60's and have many fond memories .Frederick St. used to be as busy as King St. in its' hayday.I was down there a few weeks ago and a lump came to my throat when I thought what it used to be like.

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Delilahcat wrote:Mackays was the DIY store on the right hand side as you walked down from Laygate to Tyne Dock.
The shop I think people are referring to is Cracketts. I used to live in that area and shopped in Frederick Street you could get everything there. A packet of needles, one cup, one plate, a couple of curtain hooks, one fuse.
.................a decent saveloy and biscuit from Fishers, fish cakes from Fyffes, beefburgers from Joe Cooper, your shoes repaired at Halls, your groceries from Moores, your fruit and veg from Quigleys, medical advice dispensed by Mr Sanderson at Darkes, a new bike from Harmers and the name of the toy shop escapes me.

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Goldfinger's second hand shop was owned by Chris White's dad, I don't know his first name though.
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Pooter the name of the shop selling toys and prams was Clarkes. They had a branch in Ocean Road.
There was also Hammonds, known as the Remnant shop where you could buy curtain or dress material. Axelbands kept the old ladies like my gran supplied with corsets and knicker elastic and new hair ribbons for me. you could even buy tripe in a little shop off Frederick Street.
As I got older I would often buy a new dress from Shanes fashions. We seldom went 'down street' as everything was there in Frederick Street.
My gran used to take me to the Palace two or three times a week and there was even a sweet shop next door to buy you toffees. Happy days.

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Clarkes! That was it.

You're right you didn't have to go far for anything and if you wanted records there was always the Handy Shop in Walpole Street. It ws all a different world then.

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Wasn't there a shoe repair business at the top near Laygate where you had to go up loads of steps to get to it? Masons,I think it was called.I worked at Finefair where t he Palace used to be. We earned the princely sum of 2/6d and worked 8 hours a week after school.Loads of free sweets etc. Wink wink

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mr-angry wrote:Goldfinger's second hand shop was owned by Chris White's dad, I don't know his first name though.
john i think
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homesick wrote:Wasn't there a shoe repair business at the top near Laygate where you had to go up loads of steps to get to it? Masons,I think it was called.I worked at Finefair where t he Palace used to be. We earned the princely sum of 2/6d and worked 8 hours a week after school.Loads of free sweets etc. Wink wink
Was the shoe shop in an old church? I have an old photo of Frederick Street taken in 1900 which has a church at the top end.

I worked in FineFair in the market place I think we got 2/6 an hour as well and worked 2 nights of 4 hours each.

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Re: Frederick St.

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Yes,the shop was inside a church, but I can't recall the name of the church

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