Cycle Shop in the 1950's

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john d
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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby john d » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:31 pm

I supsect nobody will be interested, but I have been told by Manchester Wheelers Cycle Club that the cycle shop opposite the Cemetery was called Robson's. So that is what I will call my peacock.

"Robson the Peacock with marigold feet". Sounds good. Has a certain ring to it.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby nhoj » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:40 pm


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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby Bob Cunningham » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:00 am

Well done with the pic nhoj.


Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby PNorris » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:05 pm

There is somebody I work with whose father ran a cycle repair shop on Barlow Moor Road in the middle of the row of shops facing Southern Cemetary. His father's name would have been Robson - is that the name you were looking for?

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby kemrobson » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:25 pm

I am interested! That was my dad's bike shop - Cliff Robson - I lved there from when I was born , 1951 until the late 70's when I got married. I would be interested to know when the photograph was taken. My brother Chris and I were friends with the Williams twins, Alan and Tony, and we used to play "wally football" against the wall at right angles to their newsagents shop. Bonfire Night was great with all the left over fireworks (usually the expensive ones).
Dad died in 1989 and the shop premises were sold. I think it is now offices and apartments.
Best to all
Keith Robson

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby pete27 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:32 am

The shop was called Robsons I think.

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Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Postby monkeyhangeroldie » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:49 pm

I own a Langsett Professsional 23" (green originally) frame originally supplied to Robsons in 1955, No. LM 22 154. Longshot-who was the original road racing owner.Any help appreciated.

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