Bikes, bets and bread
HERE we have more West Marsh memories, from Bernard Pearce, of Arthur Street, Grimsby.
SO FAR, many shops mentioned have been centred in the Corporation Road area. There were many other shops in the West Marsh that have not been mentioned, and these were in Lord Street.
Starting at the Boulevard Avenue end, there was Plant's grocery shop, Burkett's butchers, Brown's barbers and Bemrose the cobbler.
Across the road was GR Harpam's grocers, better known as the "bacon shop". For two years from the age of 13 until leaving school I was errand boy there.
2 4 1 on all items on the steak and grill menu served monday to saturday
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 8pm
cheapest item credited for free
Management reserve the right to withdraw the offer at anytime.
not to be used in conjunction with anyother offer.
Contact: 01472 808799
Valid until: Saturday, June 15 2013
Moving down Lord Street, Harrison's grocers was on the corner of James Street. Diagonally across the road was Hardies butchers which, after it closed down, became a newsagents. Previous owners were Tony ?, Eddie Trugguno, Mrs Gollings. The present owners are Vern and Ann Bromley and they have been there for nine years.
On the corner of Henry Street was Nappers fish and chip shop and remained so through a succession of different owners and is now a Chinese takeaway. What is now the betting shop was once a hardware shop owned by Mr and Mrs Isaacs.
Across the road, on the corner of Arthur Street, was and still is Nicholson's cycle shop and garage. At one time it was a thriving business, the third generation are now retired and the shop is boarded up.
On the corner of Haycroft Street was another grocery shop but this was converted into a house. The launderette on the corner of Richard Street was once a hardware shop.
On the corner of Haycroft Avenue was Standiloft's newsagents and tobacconists and this is also now a house. Across the avenue and still in Lord Street where the new houses stand was a garage that later became wrought iron workshops. On the same block there is still a fish and chip shop.
On the corner of Lime Street was another shop, but I can only remember it as a secondhand shop, and again this is now a house. Across the road on the opposite corner of Lime Street was a grocer's shop that had its own bakery at the rear. It was once a DIY shop and after redevelopment and the building of new houses and flats it was renamed Bemrose Way. It is now a print shop for T-shirts and various other items of clothing.
Moving down Lord Street to Ripon Street was Darnell's grocers. After Mr Darnell passed away it was taken over by another couple and remained open for a few more years. It was later converted back into a house.
Opposite, on the corner of Ripon Street, was Tasker's butchers. It has since been a cake shop with its own bakery and for the second time is now a takeaway food shop. Next door but one was a wool shop but this is now a house.
Staying on the same side of the road we come to Alf Bunn's barbers. When he retired it was taken over by Sarah and is still a gents' hairdressers. Next door is Adele's ladies hairdressers.
On the block between Veal Street and Earl Street there used to be a greengrocers which is now Lord Street Aquatics. On the other side of the eight-foot was George Riley's chemists, which is now Fragrants florists.
The passage house across the road was originally Reg Gaunts barbers and later a DIY shop.
On the corner of Anderson Street was a cycle shop. Later it became a secondhand shop and it is now the Grimsby Model Shop.
If my memory serves me right, the carpet shop on the corner of Cartergate was at one time a warehouse belonging to HM Grice, wholesaler for shopkeepers.
If I have missed anything out or made any mistakes, I'm sure Bygones readers will point it out.
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