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Offline Troyboy

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2013, 22:32:59 »
Thanks to all reference Woolley's. Sorry to ramble a bit.
I remember being sent for my haircuts to Woolley’s, as boy and had to have 3 noughts (short back and sides) and I remember the plank. Also went to Troy Town School with the grandson Michael.
Delivering the morning papers for Thorp's Newsagents. Up the Maidstone Road to the top of the Tideway and down to Arethusa Road.
Taking the glass Leclanche Cell for charging at Sharmans, to be used in the family radio.
Does anyone remember the Cafe, in King Street near Sharmans?  Used to go there to collect the Pease pudding and faggots in a bowl on Fridays for tea.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2013, 11:38:39 »
Thanks Smiler, forgotten all about Jennings, that's a pint I owe you  :)

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 07:09:36 »
Signalls99. B & B took over from the laundry in 59 and the motor factors your thinking of was Smallbones and Jennings wholesale greengrocers was between Smallbones and B & B

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 00:03:00 »
Anyone remember Gerry Harley who had a barber shop in Station Street, Gillingham (previously under Luton Arches, Chatham).
Also John Parker who worked at shops in Gillingham and Chatham, later worked with horses.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 22:33:21 »
Smiler, Yes indeed Mr Wooley's bike was similar in shape and layout, but minus the 'body work`.
I think he said it was ex military. It could be folded up. The word 'paratrooper ' comes to mind!
smiler question:- Barns & Brooker -  was it opposite St Peters church, next to the old Sun Light Laundry?
Recall a motor factors being there at one time, can't remember the name!

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 22:10:53 »
I used to use Wooley's when I worked at Barnes & Brookers in King St. He brought his moped /motor bike in for repairs one time which I did and got a free haircut as a tip. The bike was something similar to this as I recall. Perhaps someone can remember more than me.         

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2013, 11:08:35 »
Hi AlanH, Wooley snr`s name was William, he was known universally as 'Bill'. My recollection of his son`s name was Charles, but always called Chas by his dad. But then again I could well be wrong? ref the son.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 10:48:22 »
And I've just remembered the sons name as Mick.
AlanH.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 10:43:05 »
Thanks guys for reminding me about the Wooleys plank; I'd forgotten all about that.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 10:03:30 »
I was taken to Wooleys for my haircuts by Dad on lots of occasions. I had to sit on that short plank as well. I knew his son quite well as he went to the tech college up at Fort Horsted by the airport and possibly Troy Town as well.
He was always well groomed and had immaculate hair! For the life of me I can't remember his name but will probably wake up tonight and it'll keep me awake for hours. :)
I even remember old man Wooley singeing the hairs out of blokes noses!!!! How awful.
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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 22:44:05 »
Chasg, i've hear, Something instead of anything.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 09:24:40 »
Someone's got to say it and I can't take the suspense any longer: "Anything for the weekend, Sir?"

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 09:15:34 »
lyn L Yes that's right, I thought I had spelt it wrong, My friend has the ladies hairdressers and uses what was the men's Woolley's part as her beauty treatment room. She did all my daughter`s wedding hair do's at my house for the wedding last year.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 07:53:08 »
Thanks chasg. We would have been using it in the 1960s too. I had a quick glance as I was drawing up to a line of traffic yesterday. I think it's a private dwelling now.

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Re: Men's Hairdressers 1950 - 1963
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 21:55:57 »
Anyone remember the little gents hairdresser on Dover's High Street in the 1950s?

I don't know about the 1950s, but by the '60s it was Fred Stidder.

 

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