Cycle Shop in the 1950's

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Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby john d » Sat May 30, 2009 5:25 pm

Is anyone old enough to remember the cycle shop on Barlow Moor Rd, somewhere opposite the Cemetary? They sold racing bikes and I just wish I could remember the owners name.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby St Werburgh » Sun May 31, 2009 10:47 pm

Best I can do and don't know if it'll help, but

1. 'Foster's' (of 'CycleLogic' fame) has been in Chorlton since the 50s - it wasn't John or Eric Foster - his dad/grandad respectively was it?

2. Until about 5 years ago, there was a shop up the top of BM Rd opp Cem that specialized in mopeds/scooters, name of which escapes me. Originally sell bicycles? (Also sure Foster's had a big scooter/bike shop on Ayres Rd in 60s).

3. Also remember that off-licence on High Lane was a bike shop until a few years ago, (again name escapes me), but related?.......

4. Tommy Johnsons (now Orlandos), was that a bike place in the 60s/70s?

You've stumped me!

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby bolton2000 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:30 pm

St Werburgh wrote: Tommy Johnsons (now Orlandos), was that a bike place in the 60s/70s?

You've stumped me!


Tommy Johnsons was a cafe that was used by bikers

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby john d » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:06 am

Thanks for the two replies, but I don't think either is correct. I wonder if there is any other web site that might help.
Not that it matters, but when I lived in St Werburghs Rd I bought a racing bike there, about 1956. I cycled all over England on it, staying at Youth Hostels. When I moved to Essex in the 1970's the bike came too. It was used locally, but then I took it to the local station and though locked, it was stolen. Bastards!

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby bolton2000 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:00 pm

tommy johnson was a cafe in the 60s/70s myself and family use to go there,
the bike shop was next door in the row of shops facing the old tesco near the bus depot
I myself bought a racing bike from there around 1974/75, and yes it too was stolen for the 7 sister at brook bar, when I worked as a postman

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby Dave32 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:41 pm

bolton2000 wrote:the bike shop was next door in the row of shops facing the old tesco near the bus depot


Wait wait wait - there used to be Tesco in Chorlton 30-40 years ago?

That's made my day.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby bolton2000 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:14 pm

yes
you had the bus depot then Malton Ave, the house on the corner of Malton Ave I think was an estate agents then Tesco's,
it use to be a use to be a cinema.
they use to kill their chickens in the back butchers...use to get the feet to play with.....lol how times have changed

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby digger » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:38 pm

bolton2000 wrote:...use to get the feet to play with...


Luxury! I used to DREAM of having chicken's feet to play with (...etc)
Our brains have just one scale, and we resize our experiences to fit.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby john d » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:40 pm

Only on Chorlton web can one go from Cycle Shops to chickens feet in three easy steps.
I've got a topiary peacock in my garden. To make it lifelike I have stuck two sticks out of the bottom to represent legs. I'm now looking for two chickens feet to stick on the end.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby SMOKEY » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:16 pm

john d wrote:Only on Chorlton web can one go from Cycle Shops to chickens feet in three easy steps.
I've got a topiary peacock in my garden. To make it lifelike I have stuck two sticks out of the bottom to represent legs. I'm now looking for two chickens feet to stick on the end.

If you buy a pair of yellow "marigold" gloves and stuff them with something, that'll do the trick and then as the idea descends into farce, you'll need something to look like a big egg.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby john d » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:01 pm

Bet you thought I was joking!
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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby Pearl » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:22 pm

Wow! Top three topiary peacock cultivators in Chorlton:

1. john d
2. john d
3. john d

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby St Werburgh » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:28 pm

you had the bus depot then Malton Ave, the house on the corner of Malton Ave I think was an estate agents then Tesco's,
it use to be a use to be a cinema.

The old cinema/dancehall. the 'Palais De Luxe", became probably the first supermarket in Chorlton and was originally called "Adsegas" - (US company I think).

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby digger » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:03 am

Oh God! johnd... almost had a coffee spurting moment there! Brilliant! Thanks for starting the day off with a laugh :lol:
Our brains have just one scale, and we resize our experiences to fit.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby m21-M5 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:57 am

HaHa, that is defo a peice of art. :P :P


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