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North Street, looking north

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North Street, looking north
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c1960-1965. View of North Street looking north in the early to mid 1960s. On the left the business of C. Jackson can be seen, selling woollens and worsteds at number 61 North Street. The shop is next to the junction with Brunswick Street. The large building with a part tiled facade and a triangular roof is the former Smithfield Hotel which closed in the early 1900s. It became known as Smithfield Ironworks and Thomas Green & Son Ltd., engineers took over the site.

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Name:
donald rhodes

Comment:
I worked at "TOMMY GREENS" number 96 North Street at this time. Im not sure which you refer to as the building with a Triangular roof, but Tommy Greens is on the right-hand side of the photo, just right of the black power pole. The clock tower is visible,as are the trees in the park right opposite Greens. One of my duties working there ,as an apprentice electrician,was to change the light globes in the clock tower.

Date:
22-Apr-2011

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donrhodes@pac.com.au

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Name:
Brian Thomas

Comment:
The park opposite Tommy Greens' (Lawnmowers?) was known to us apprentices as 'Jews Park' it had a bowling green run by the council were we played a game or two in the lunch hour. On other days we would go to the lunchtime Bop at the Mecca Arcade 1950;s

Date:
28-Apr-2011

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helensdad@mac.com

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Name:
S.Cohen.

Comment:
Thos Green manufactured the Steam Rollers and later Mnfd Road Rollers Diesel Engined, also Mnfd Lawn Mowers.

Date:
06-Dec-2012

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Name:
Maureen Kershaw

Comment:
Beyond Brunswick Street where the next trees can be seen on the left, would that be Brunswick Terrace? I remember that Mrs Fishburn lived there in the early 60's and she was a theatrical landlady. The Shadows stayed there when they were at the Grand Theatre for a week with Frank Ifield.

Date:
07-Dec-2012

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Name:
Pamela

Comment:
My first job was at Thos Green & Sons Ltd. There, I met the kindest people one could ever hope to meet: Rita Oliver, Dora Winder, Miss Murphy, Rosemary Tate, Joan Crawley, Pat Booth, Norma Kavanagh, Sheila Graham and Maura Garry along with many, many others. The Christmas 'do' of Thomas Green's was my first big dance...the staff made me a pink satin ball gown with a gorgeous sash; I felt like a princess. Rita's husband Jack had a pair of little ballerina shoes made for me but a few days before the dance, I cut my heel which was stitched at the dispensary close by. Though I couldn't dance I was, however, able to dress and feel beautiful in the clothes those caring people presented me with. Love them all.

Date:
27-Jul-2013

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Christine Hart

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My Granddad worked in the stores at Tommy Greens up to the early 1960's. His name was John William Luty.

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02-Jun-2014

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