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Cross Eldon Place nos. 2 - 14, Wordsworth Street no. 15


Cross Eldon Place nos. 2 - 14, Wordsworth Street no. 15
Description:
21st December 1959 Cross Eldon Place begins on the left with number 14, moving right numbers follow in descending order to 2, which is at the corner with Wordsworth Street. The shop on the right is number 15 Wordsworth Street. This is a grocers, business of E. Geldard.

User Comments:

Name:
john bean

Comment:
Geldards tended to sell the items that North's across the road on the left,sign just visable,didn't supply.Cold meats on the disc cutter,butter and margerine on a huge slab cut to suit.Vegetables,fruit,tinned biscuits from the large Fox's tins stacked in different rows. Sugar, dried fruit, hand weighed & packed with origami type folding expertly done in front of you.Almost all of the outer shop signs were made from enamelled metal plates and lasted years. If you take a close look at the bowed top entrance ,to the left, this lead to the back of Cross Eldon Place. You can see a large stone at the entrance aganst the wall side and floor,there was one on the other side also as well as at the other end of the 'BOW' as the tunnels were called.This was to assist horse drawn carriage wheels avoid jamming the hubs against the BOW sides as they turned into them.I lived in the area from birth to early 1959 (11 years} there were a number of these BOWS around the area and the stones were well worn from pre car years.

Date:
07-Oct-2009

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
joyce nee Lee

Comment:
Do you remember me John ? I cannot recall you but iguess i did know you. I remember mrs Geldards shop, and used that bow to cut the cornsr back to my house.Our house and shop was situated at the Bells Square bow. Stephen Worsnop lived on wordsworth st near the shops, do you know him ?

Date:
18-Feb-2010

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
Hi Joyce I knew Steven a very slim lad and another lad Barry King. As you say we probably did know and play together at some point as me and Tommy were always out and about, do you recall a lad called Arthur Dutton? he lived at the opposite end of this block crossing from Wordsworth St to Upper Greystone St.

Date:
12-Dec-2011

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Paul worsnop

Comment:
Hi i have just come across this site by accident when lo and behold i read some thing about my brother stephen worsnop we lived at no16 wordsworth st and moved when i was four 1956 i remember geldards shop also procters shop me and stephen went to st simons school i also remember barry king and a girl andrea king it is so good to look at old pictures and to remember how we used to live.

Date:
29-Dec-2011

Email:
snops@fsmail.net

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Name:
joyce Lee

Comment:
Hello John, yes we must have known each other,as all the kids played together at some point. Arthur Dutton lived on Attack Street, I remember him. I also remember your house had a number of steep steps up to the front door, and I particularly remember running up them when some boy was throwing bangers about, could have been you !! or Tommy Sharp. Stephen Worsnop was in my class at st Simons as you say a slim fair haired boy i think he wore glasses too. I remember the name Barry King but cannot place him. A boy called Michael Hood lived near the Glad Tidings chapel.

Date:
21-Mar-2012

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Name:
Paul worsnop

Comment:
My brother steven worsnop is amazed that joyce lee still remembers him he would like to get in touch with joyce you could e-mail me if you want to get in touch if you dont i will understand.

Date:
09-May-2012

Email:
snops@fsmail.net

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Name:
John Dolan

Comment:
Hi Paul, I remember your brother Stephen well from those days,we used to be pals and both went to St Simons School. I also love reading Joyce Lee,s comments, her memory of those days is amazing,the Oracle of Greystone Street.

Date:
28-Sep-2012

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Name:
joyce lee

Comment:
Hello John, the Greystone street oracle he? ha ha.It is nice to be able to remind people of our time living in this area, I remember you with lovely dark curly hair,and did you have a little sister ? I think you moved away a long time before we did which is why I probably have a better recall.joyce

Date:
21-Jan-2013

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Name:
joyce lee

Comment:
Hello john, the Greystone oracle He ?haha thats funny. Its nice to be able to remind people of where they come from,and Im glad you enjoy the comments. I do remember you in fact I think I used to dance with you during the country dancing classes at school (what was that all about)? you had lovely dark curly hair and did you have a little sister? Do you remember Raymond Stephenson, and Lesley Ford and sandy potts all boys in our class .

Date:
21-Jan-2013

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