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Offline alfie

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 20:46:53 »
Re the originally query-
In 1938 a Mr William Brittenden was running a painting and house decorating business from No 6, Later branching into building. By 1949 he had retired but was still living at this address.
Would be interested if anyone remembers the business, family or has photos they would be happy to share.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2013, 19:03:53 »
Can we keep discussions in this thread to the road please.  Shops etc need to be added to the Retails boards.  Thank you.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2013, 16:31:16 »
There was a fish and chip shop next door to the toilets opposite the Livingstone Arms.

Offline Steve H

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 23:09:38 »
Thank you soooooooo much Doughnut...we've been trying to think of that for too long.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 22:16:45 »
Hubble and Aims, though I could be wrong  :)

Edit: I was wrong, it was King's  :)

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 16:48:33 »
Does anyone know the name of the sports shop on Livingstone Circus?

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 15:23:41 »
Yes, that it... Braggs! I bought some cowhorn handlebars there in 1968. Thanks torpointblue, Jason and Del.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 22:59:23 »
Sorry not to directly answer the initial question about Livingstone Circus but regarding the cycle shop it was Billy Braggs and his shop had a sign up saying 'Billy Braggs for Better Bicycles'.
I used to cycle past this shop every school day when I attended Gillingham Technical School on the Green St/Gardiner Street Road and lived on Twdall Estate.
Brookers Greengrocer was definitely on the corner of Franklin Road.
Adrian Brooker used to be in my class at the Tech School and this was his grandmother.
There was a radio/television repair shop about the 1st or 2nd shop around the corner from Billy Braggs.
Hope this helps but it probably won't!



Offline Jason

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 21:57:37 »
It was definitely Billy Braggs - didn't he used to have an alsatian that used to bark when you walked past the yard?

I remember seeing him working on bicycle wheels with the workshop door open some Saturdays.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 21:37:55 »
The Cycle shop was Braggs. His son was a warm up comic for tv shows. I think it was Billy Braggs but not 100% on that.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 17:19:43 »
The barber's shop next to the chippy (as currently appears on Street View) used to be a sports shop. Just around the Napier Road corner was a bakers. I remember queuing for a loaf there during the bread shortage of 74/75. Also, on Livingstone Road, just a little way along from the Livingstone Arms, there used to be a cycle shop. Does anyone remember what it was called? From Street View I'm guessing it stood where houses 10 and 12 stand now.

Offline Janetlinda56

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 09:51:03 »
My friend used to live in the house next to the shop in Franklin Rd.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 09:09:51 »
You`re correct, Janet Brookers was on the corner of Franklin Road.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 08:46:11 »
I thought the cats protection league shop used to be Brookers green grocers.

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Re: Livingstone Circus
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 06:54:04 »
If the Cat's Protection League is what used to be the Blaze building to the left of the florist, then the building between the two which is now just a wall with a bricked up doorway used to be a gents' toilet.

 

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