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Whincover Drive, nos. 4-14


Whincover Drive, nos. 4-14
Description:
1995. View of nos. 4-14 Whincover Drive showing a public library at the near end. This is Cow Close Branch Library at no. 4. Next to this, no.6 is a mini-market and off-licence, while at no.8 Star Butchers appears to have closed.

User Comments:

Name:
Joyce Hewitt nee Lee

Comment:
O my goodness,how i remember this parade of shops, My family lived behind the shops, on Whincover Hill from about 1960 to 1978, when my Mother and brother John moved to Butterbowl Road. My sister Elaine and I both had part time jobs at the newsagents shop on the far left of the picture. The owners were a family called Rothery, and were real characters, we used to have such a laugh with them.They had a daughter called Mary.

Date:
21-Nov-2010

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Name:
Peter Moore

Comment:
My parents and I were one of the first people to move onto this estate, this was in 1956, we lived at No 73 Butterbowl Gardens (the top Maisionette) overlooking the ring road, we had been moved there from Old Beeston along with many other people from that area. I also remember Rothery's Newsagents, and the end shop to the left was a fish and chip shop (the owners name I can't remember).

Date:
22-May-2011

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Name:
Bernadette McNamara/Smith

Comment:
I also remember this parade of shops from my misspent youth! Back in the early 70's to about 1974, myself and my best friend, Michelle Galli, we used to hang about down here, usually sitting on the ledge outside the fish and chip shop or the library, talking about boys, clothes,talking to boys, sharing a bag of chips, all the stuff you do when you are young! She lived on Whincover Drive, which was the road at the very left of this picture. We also used to go into the newsagents a lot and I am sure the people that owned it then were called 'Booth', but I could be wrong. There was a girl called Kim Hughes that worked in there. I also remember a family called 'Coates' who I think lived on Whincover Hill behind these shops; the two sisters were called Barbara and Moira & went to the same school as Michelle and me. On the right of this photo, though not shown, was the Butterbowl pub. We also used to go into the 'Off sales' a number of times! Looking at this picture now, I just can not believe where all that time has gone to! I would love to know if Michelle is OK. Last time I ever heard from her was about 1987/8. Fun times!

Date:
18-Jun-2012

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Name:
Arron Popple

Comment:
I've lived on this estate for over 40 years now. In the 70's the shops had swinging name signs suspended from the shelter. The fish shop to the left of the picture was owned by a family called the Lockwoods,the Newsagents was owned by the Booths, the butchers I believe was owned by a guy called H. Throupe and the veg shop was owned by the Stringer family. I'm not sure who owned the bread shop but this has since been knocked through with the veg shop to create the Mini Market of today. Regarding another post, I lived next door to the Galli family for years and they are still there on the Drive to this day.

Date:
31-Jul-2013

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Name:
Bernadette McNamara/Smith

Comment:
Re comment from Arron Popple. You mention the shop signs swinging from the shelter (on little chains?!)I now remember those! I recall on one side of where Michelle Galli lived, there was a family called Thewlis. It is really good to hear that the Gallis' are still there after all these years. I would love to know how Michelle and her family are. We were good friends for a long time but lost contact. I still remember the address so who knows I may just get in touch. Thank you for that info! I remember her mum was a telephonist at what was then the GPO and her dad was a postman.They were both lovely! Her sister Yvonne was a little older than us. Funny all the memories comments and photos can bring back to the surface!

Date:
20-Aug-2013

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