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By craig on 2017-11-29 17:19:54

Forgot to mention it was on Cheetham Hill Rd on the block before the glass shop.

By craig on 2017-11-29 17:12:54

Does anybody remember the pet shop and fishing tackle shop called Letty Cremners?

By craig on 2017-11-29 16:54:27

My aunty and uncle lived on William Street - the Griffiths

By craig on 2017-11-29 16:52:38

I also went to the same schools and remember Miss Tress, very good teacher.

By craig on 2017-11-29 16:51:07

Frank Beeston was a big man and used to go fishing on Broughton Park lake. He had a tank in the back garden with fish in it.

By Mrs E Myers on 2017-11-29 16:30:07

I went to Thomas Street school, I was born in 1952 and lived my early years in Camp Street before moving to 49 Thomas Street Cheetham Hill. I remember going to this school before going on to North Salford Girls School on Leicester Road in about 1963/64. My maiden name was McNeil, many a happy time was spent playing in St Marks church yard, and does anybody remember the chicken place on St Marks lane near Cheetham Hill Road, we used to get the chicken feet to scare each other. I worked at Woolworths at the top of Thomas Street after leaving school. I also remembered Redmans and the Jewish bakery where we used to buy lovely warm begels on a Sunday, I also remember Madleys and Roy’s shop on Coke Street. Our neighbours opposite were Mr &Mrs Richardson, next door were the Dougans, up the Road lived a big family called the Welsbys. I can’t remember all the names we had some happy times and some awful times but I think it’s all part of growing up.

By Ice Palace, Derby Street, Cheetham Hill on 2017-11-27 21:30:21

This brings back marvellous memories of my childhood, loving local to the Ice palace and going to cheetwood primary school and made class visits regularly to the ice palace to learn how to ice skate and nearly 50 years on I can still ice skate today. Philip Hardman

By Ice Palace, Derby Street, Cheetham Hill on 2017-11-27 21:28:03

I remember going there Saturday mornings, often with my cousin. It was called the Silver Blades, I think, back then. I think I was about 7 years old when I started going, in 1959. My Mum used to take me on 2 buses, from Moss Side, where I lived. As I got a bit older, I used to go with my cousin. I spent most of my time outside school wearing roller skates, but always loved ice skating. I never had my own boots, just wore the ones that you could hire at the rink. People didn’t have much money in those days, and the boots were expensive. We moved to Brooklands near Sale when I was 10, and so it was too far for me to travel to. I started going to Altrincham Ice rink then. Elaine Savage

By bernie cohen on 2017-11-24 19:15:54

My father's two sisters lived in Bignor Street in the forties, also my father's sister-in-law had a sweet shop, I think it was called Sophie's. My aunt was the recuzans not spent correctly.

By Robin downs on 2017-11-22 16:29:51

Just noticed your blog. I lived near liberal club Seymour Road from end of 1949 to 1966. I married Mike Downs, who is related to the Beestons - lost touch with them now.

By Elaine Savage on 2017-11-20 15:40:54

I remember going there Saturday mornings, often with my cousin. It was called the Silver Blades, I think, back then. I think I was about 7 years old when I started going, in 1959. My Mum used to take me on 2 buses, from Moss Side, where I lived. As I got a bit older, I used to go with my cousin. I spent most of my time outside school wearing roller skates, but always loved ice skating. I never had my own boots, just wore the ones that you could hire at the rink. People didn't have much money in those days, and the boots were expensive. We moved to Brooklands near Sale when I was 10, and so it was too far for me to travel to. I started going to Altrincham Ice rink then.

By Ice Palace, Cheetham Hill on 2017-11-14 16:50:08

I remember seeing Georgie Fame and the Blue Notes play at the former Ice Palace in Derby Street, Cheetham Hill in the 196os Val

By Steve Narloch on 2017-11-11 06:21:20

I used to live in Cheetham Hill, I lived at 61 Shirley Road, born in the house in 1962, lived there up to 1988 up to when my father died. He was Polish self employed builder John Walter Narloch, always had a sign in our front living room window advertising his business. Those were good days never had that family feeling anywhere else I have lived since. I went to King Davids School & left in 1979. Many happy days. The Woolworths was a major store on the high street, there were many shops, I remember the new shopping centre being built at the side of Woolworths it looked very modern big supermarkets cafes felt a world apart. We used to shop at a supermarket called Lennons I think every Saturday. Anyone out there lived on Shirley Road? Regards, Steve Narloch

By Janice Firestone on 2017-11-06 13:53:30

Our shop was next door to Bookbinders Bakery at 400 Cheetham Hill Rd. Elaine Bookbinder used to call in for sweets on her return from school, later became Elkie Brooks.

By Janice Firestone on 2017-11-06 12:23:54

our shop was next door to Bookbinders Bakery at 400 Cheetham Hill Rd. Elaine Bookbinder used to call in for sweets on her return from school, later became Elkie Brooks

By Richard Casson on 2017-11-03 10:59:04

Friday 3 Nov 2017 Was your mother Mrs Bear. I remember her well. She had a strong accent. I went every day from Thomas Street school in the 1950s - we used to get dinner tickets. I was a big favourite of hers.They used to fry up the previous days mashed potatoes and she made sure I got the decicious roasted bits at the bottom of the pot. I think Mrs Bear went to live in Israel and my brother who lives in Israrel visited her shortly before she passed away.Fond memories.

By Sylvia Saltman on 2017-11-02 17:20:09

Hello Faradeeba, What a blast from the past. You lived a few doors down from me in Teneriffe St. I remember you & your Sister was she called Aisha? I'm Sylvia Humphries (then). You may remember the rest of the family Audrey, Herb, Ann & Gerald. I remember Audrey & I helping your Mum 'looking after you' when you were very young. We left there in 1975 when the houses were compulsory purchased.

By Carole on 2017-10-30 16:48:42

I vaguely remember this nurse. I think she nursed my mother and became her friend. I think her name was Jennifer and she lived in a house at the side of the hospital. Her father was a Vicar. If she is the person I remember, then she left the hospital to get married and emigrated to South Africa in the 1950's.

By Paul moore on 2017-10-19 22:17:17

Hi Diane. I remember playing in that park in the 60s with my cousins who lived on Halliwell Lane also the Moore family. Charlie was one of my dad's brothers, his wife my aunty was called Hilda. Some of the children my cousin's were Trevor Charlie Shirley Jenny. It was a really well kept park in them days, would have picnics also in Broughton park. Couldn't have picnic in there now you'd be sharing your buttys with 20,000 pigeons!

By Paul moore on 2017-10-19 21:09:33

I used to live in Thomas St, Cheetham Hill. Our house was built on to the school. We were the Moore family. My gran lived with us, Mrs Nixon. I went to Thomas St and then Brentnall after Thomas St closed. We moved to Rainsough, Prestwich but remember my days in Thomas St. I remember Madeleys on Coke St and Roy's next door, Woolworths on Cheetham Hill Rd, Mac fisheries opposite Watts paper shop. Thomas St school teachers were Miss Ridgeard, Miss Tress and Mrs Fisher - great days. I remember Baxters on William st. My aunty and uncle lived on William St - the Deans. The Beestons lived next door to them.

By michael walker on 2017-10-18 16:00:58

I lived on Duncan street and remember the weddings at the synagogue during the1950s . We lived opposite the synagogue and in a large rundown house owned by my grandfather Sam Goodwin.the house was big and the extended family amounted to twelve people three dogs two cats a horse chickens and a loft of racing pigeons.

By Diane Kosandiak on 2017-10-16 13:15:57

The British Legion Club on Waterloo Road adjacent to Goldstone Gardens near Halliwell Lane. The club is long gone but the gardens remain although in much reduced circumstances. See photo here

By Diane Kosandiak on 2017-10-16 12:51:36

This row of shops is on Halliwell Lane opposite Goldstone Gardens. It used to be a special treat to have a burger and chips at the Progress Cafe. Kentons supermarket was on the same side a little further down Halliwell Lane and I remember a disabled old man used to sit on Kentons steps close to his blue invalid car. See photo here

By Diane Kosandiak on 2017-10-15 17:09:26

This row of shops is on Halliwell Lane opposite Goldstone Gardens. It used to be a special treat to have a burger and chips at the Progress Cafe. Kentons supermarket was on the same side a little further down Halliwell Lane and I remember a disabled old man used to sit on Kentons steps close to his blue invalid car.

By Diane Kosandiak on 2017-10-15 11:15:20

The British Legion Club on Waterloo Road adjacent to Goldstone Gardens near Halliwell Lane. The club is long gone but the gardens remain although in much reduced circumstances.

By Paula King on 2017-10-06 15:49:12

I was born in 1955 and lived at number 5 Derby Street, Cheetham Hill. The house our family lived in was slum clearance but we lived there for 7 years before moving to a new council house in Stockport. I attended a school on Waterloo Road until we moved. I have many happy memories of living in Cheetham Hill and have photographs taken in Derby Street with my sisters and also of The Queens Arms Pub on Honey Street.

By CHEETHAM HILL 1950s on 2017-09-27 12:09:17

I lived in Ollier Street from 1943 until 1956. Does anyone remember some of the shops in the area? On Highfield Street there was a pawnbrokers on the corner; a builders yard; a dispensing chemist; the Co-op Dairy (I still remember my mum's divi number); Maguire's drapery shop; Firth's fish and chip shop; the Co-op grocery store. At the top of Highfield Street was a newsagents' shop, and at the bottom on the corner was Gaffney's hardware shop to where people carried their glass accumulators containing sulphuric acid (this was a source of power, like a battery) to work their wireless which had to be re-charged (no elf 'n' safety then!). Opposite Highfield Street, on Halliwell Lane at the corner of Greenland Street was Mawdsley's greengrocers and wet fish shop; Milligan's cake shop was at the corner of Ollier Street; and "Fred's" grocer's shop was across the road. On Oakhill Street at the corner of Greenland Street was Kissack's sweet shop; on the other side at the corner of Alington Street was Malone's grocery and sweet shop (I went in there to buy sweets for the first time after sweets came off ration and we didn't have to produce our coupons); further up near Narbuth Street was another sweet shop. There was a bakery on Halliwell Lane near to Greenland Street and Oakhill Street; there was a spiritualist chapel "the tin chapel" on Halliwell Lane/Greenland Street; opposite at the corner of Marlborough Road was a tiny cobbler's who used to have shoes stacked up very high - how he ever sorted them out I don't know; nearby was the only telephone box which usually had a queue outside because nobody had a telephone. At the top of Heath Street, round the corner on Cheetham Hill Road was what I can only describe as a temperance bar called Lorenzini's where we used to get penny glasses of Sarsaparilla or hot Vimto. On the opposite corner was another ice cream parlour - does anyone remember its name? There was a row of shops on Halliwell Lane between the Shakespeare cinema and Cheetham Hill Road - a hairdresser's; Yaffe's photographic studio and a bank on the corner. There always seemed to be a policeman on point duty at this junction. Does anyone remember the very disabled man who used to sit in all weathers on the kerb between the Shakespeare and the row of shops (opposite the bomb site) playing an accordion for coppers? He was a lovely man - I don't know whether he'd been disabled during the First World War. On Cheetham Hill Road was a row of shops near to the bus stop. Ash's wood yard was also nearby. There was also a Presbyterian Church, Sunday School and Billiard hall, then the Greenhill Cinema. The Premier cinema was opposite, with a further row of shops before Waterloo Road, which included a sweet shop (? Greeneps), a furriers, and an undertaker's. Does anyone remember the huge open topped concrete "box" on the spare land between Waterloo Road and Halliwell Lane? I believe it was something to do with water storage during the war, but it was so high you couldn't see inside it. Val M.

By Memories of Cheetham Hill on 2017-09-08 21:45:11

I lived on Bignor Street from 1941 to 1958. I went to Collegiate School on Brideoak Steet and used to come home for dinner through Bellott Street Park. I remember Classicks Sweet and Cigarette shop on Herbert Steet. I remember George Masons Grocer Shop on Waterloo Road and Bachmans restaurant and Leventons sweet shop, Sirottos the chemist and Klass Greengrocers and Issy Reece's butchers and of course the Titanic Deli. Tobias bakery on the corner of Bignor Street sold bagels and the unbleached bread that we ate during the war. Heywood Street library supplied all my reading needs from the age of 5 and if I went missing the family knew to telephone there (we were the first family in the street to have a telephone installed in the house). The buses running on Waterloo Road at that time were the numbers 81, 78, and The 26. The Jewish Hospital was on Elizabeth Street and many an hour was spent in the outpatients there with scrapes and cuts. My husbands father had a raincoat factory next the Boots chemist for 20 years from 1945 to 1965. I had friends who lived in the prefabs in Heaton Park. I have many more memories, too many to write about here but would reading anything from anybody who lived locally during that time Brenda

By Hutch on 2017-08-19 12:26:57

I lived in Hightown, Sycamore St and I also remember Rose's on Cheetham Hill Rd. If you couldn't offord a packet of cigerettes she'd sell you one for 2d. Anybody remember Sadie's chip shop on the corner of Elm & Herbert Street, a brisket sandwich and a gherkin Half a Crown, you could also get a good nosh at Cadens chip shop in Vernon Street. Happy days.

By Dave on 2017-08-16 18:11:00

My mother's family, (Goodman), came to the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester in the early 1900s from Poland, and lived in Elizabeth Street/ Julia Street areas before moving to Bignor Street (l think it was number 72 but not certain) at the bottom of Cheetham Hill Road. My uncle, my mother's brother, (Benny Goodman) went off to fight the facists in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. He later returned and served in the 1939-45 War and after the War had a clothes shop on Cheetham Hill Road. I remember visiting this area of Manchester in the mid 1960s and occasionally drive through the area now but much changed.

By CHEETHAM HILL RD, 1950S on 2017-08-12 17:36:00

I can remember lots of the shops from the early 60s in Cheetham Hill when i was only 3 or 4 years old. My dad used to take me and my brothers into Lees butchers at the end of Back St Marks Lane(or Street). They always used to slice off a piece of vorsht for us kids to have. I can also remember cry clearly, Rosie Gottlieb who ran a sweet and wine shop on Cheetham Hill Rd, it was just up from the library and there was a stone step outside. She had red hair and always had a whitish foundation on her face. To this day, i still laugh remembering my late dad saying "she had a face like a floured bap"! Steven

By Derby Street Memories on 2017-07-31 10:52:21

I worked in the office of the Talmund Torah, on Bent Street, off Derby Street. All the synagogues were down there. There was a youth club called the Study Circle run by Dr. Zlotkis’ daughter Rose Zlotkis. Dr Zlotkis was head of Jewish Education and so was his son Judah Zlotkis. I got married in 1951. I remember Britstones shop near Derby Street too. Everyone was more friendly then as they lived new each other, and had no TV or phones. Nita Rappaport

By Goodmans Chippy, Brunswick Street on 2017-07-31 10:51:31

Goodmans Chippy, Brunswick Street, was run by my Grandparents, Annie and Wolfie Goodman. Everyone used to go in it, it was well known. My sister was born in 1954 and they still had it then. Karen Wingate

By CHEETHAM HILL, 1950s on 2017-07-01 18:43:08

Many people will remember the iconic Woolworths building in Cheetham Hill village and also Bata shoe shop, which was near it. There was also the Premiere Cinema and The Odeon further down towards Queens Rd, also known as the 'Rivera'. Terry

By Hutch on 2017-06-28 12:57:33

Hi. Are you the Estelle who was the friend of Jean Martin, I was a friend of her brother John.

By HIGHTOWN, 1950s on 2017-06-13 19:35:40

My mother and father lived in Hewitt Street, Hightown in the 1950s. They lived in Red Bank before that and in between they lived in Bellot Street( also Hightown), off Heywood Street. The grocers shop on Heywood St was called Stalberg's, (at no 80 Heywood st), it was always very busy. Sheila Harris (formerly Friedlander)

By CHEETHAM HILL AND HIGHTOWN, EARLY 1950s and 60s on 2017-06-01 13:40:45

When I started work at Timpsons (shoe shop) on Cheetham Hill Rd I got £1.75 a week. I was 15 years old, you could buy a blouse for 2/11. They closed on Wednesday afternoons. We worked all day Saturday. I only worked there a couple of years and then I got a job in mail order after that which I loved. Everyone got on in the area, it was mostly Jewish. They later changed the name of my street, Chestnut Street, to Citroen Street when we lived in it(in the 1960s) Estelle

By PEA SOUP FOG, CHEETHAM HILL, 1940s on 2017-06-01 13:29:32

I lived on Chestnut Street, next to Bignor Street, Hightown (near Cheetham Hill). I remember The Odeon Cinema, The Temple, The Premiere and The Shakespeare. We went on a Saturday morning. One night my mum had taken me to The Temple Cinema and when it ended you couldn't see your hand in front of you in the evening. The film finished about 10.30pm and we got home at 11.20pm (normally a ten minute walk). When we came out it was at Bellot Street Park (near Bignor Street). My brother had come out looking for us. Estelle Szablinskyj

By Waterloo Rd on 2017-05-12 00:29:43

I used to live in Cheetham Hill many years back and I'm interested in finding out about the history of Waterloo Rd Cricket ground and what was there before it if anyone remembers? Some one told me there it used to be a graveyard but I've never been able to confirm it.

By Norma Harris on 2017-05-09 13:16:36

My mother was a raincoat machinist who worked in camp street. Remember visiting the factory. She did piece work which meant she was only paid for the raincoats she made. My grandfather lived in Mary Street Strangeways in a back to back. My Bobby had 11 children and never spoke any English only Yiddish. Memories of going to Uncle Morris factory in Hightown. Made plastic raincoats.We used to go to the cinema in Cheetham Hill , the Premier and also every Saturday we went to the Temple cinema to meet boys.

By RED BANK on 2017-05-06 17:10:02

Lord street went from Red Bank to Strangeways Prison. My father was born in the area. My great grandfather Abraham also lived there, he had a horse and cart and sold fruit and veg. He also did house clearances in the 40s and 50s. Eddie

By Lynn Cullinan Griffi on 2017-05-01 12:09:33

Lived I Hightown from being a baby, my first job leaving school was Boots the Chemist on Waterloo Rd . I was paid £3. 10 shillings per week, and what I did with that money, you wouldn't believe !!. After paying my "Keep", I had the grand sum of £1,10 shillings and still managed to save !!. My nana lived on Peter St and worked at the Butchers on Garnett St, my Grandad worked for Serettis ice cream and my mum worked for Eva Weston, who had the clothes shop next to the Butchers where Nana worked . I remember the wet fish shop at the bottom end of Garbett St, where we used to try and smuggle a piece of ice off the stall to suck on, even though it smelt and tasted of fish . So many beautiful memories , I'm so grateful we were young then ❤️

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