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CB Radio shop in the cliffe?

On 11 Oct 2007 at 12:47pm Dean Walker wrote:
Does anyone remember the little CB Radio Shop in the cliffe
What was it called think it was about 6 Feet sq and Lloyds
is now in it's place.
We argued the other night on what other shops used to be in the clifffe between that and Fads now Argus.
Better still has anyone got a photo of how it used to be as kids we always used to go down there shopping for our CB Radio and fishing stuff think that was called Rice Bros??
On 11 Oct 2007 at 3:42pm me wrote:
rice brothers was the fishing place. Just about remember the little radio wplace as it not called radio shack? Superdrug used to be Liptons i think.
On 11 Oct 2007 at 3:53pm Lewesianne wrote:
If it was where Lloyds TSB is now, then it would have been directly under the old railway bridge. (This is early to mid 70's)Wasn't Rice Bros where Forfars is now or was that Sussex Saddlers? There was The Record Bar and the coal shop but I can't remember the little shop you mention but I am femail and so as a child I probably never had cause to go in there. There was Liptons, and the car park hehind (which used to be the old shunting yard for all the trains). There's a good book called "Lewes Then and Now" which has a picture of that area but it's too early and has this beautiful big building called the Tabernacle, an independant congregational church which was demolished in the 50's to make way for Liptons.
Clinton Cards and Dixons now stand there.
On 11 Oct 2007 at 8:39pm expat wrote:
I always thought the electrical shop, where I bought my first Panasonic stereo was called Rice Brothers.
On 11 Oct 2007 at 9:28pm Dean Walker wrote:
Think I have answered a couple of questions?
Rice Bothers I think ws the B&O shop way down the cliffe near the pet shop which did sell panasonic, So what was the fishing shop where forfars is now? and yes lloyds was on the railway arch
the shop was called the record bar and it was next to the railway arch it was tiny but the owners very helpfull even to us young
gits playing on our CB'S.
I just cant picture some of the other shops please help jog my memory.
On 11 Oct 2007 at 10:03pm Kbarallon wrote:
Rice Brothers was the corner shop (now a bakery) which sold fishing tackle, airfix models, toys and other goods such as leather bags. More or less next to it used to be Liptons, an old and defunct supermarket chain. Bills used to be Supersell, a shop selling bikes and car accessories, before that it used to be a minimarket, possibly a Tesco or Co-Op. Further down near the pet shop, used to be Harper & Eade a hardware and DIY shop.
On 12 Oct 2007 at 8:53am Rookie wrote:
That little CB shop was The Record Bar. It was run by Terry and his missus. Although mainly a record shop, when CB became popular for a few years it was a little sideline they ran. I got a few bits there myself.
On 12 Oct 2007 at 9:16am Dean Walker wrote:
I'm confused ? I remember a shop called Rice Bothers but one of the posts in this forum said it was the panasonic and B & O hifi shop the other was the fishing shop I remember the name so well
but was it the fishing shop or hifi shop? As a kid I used to wish
on all the fancy stereo equipment and buy my fishing permit from
the other shop (dont be confused with the fishing shop oppposite woolies I think was called Andersons I only remember that because they used to sell Rookies)
On 12 Oct 2007 at 10:05am Dean Walker wrote:
We have solved it! the B & O shop was called Crainage Brothers
the fishing shop was called Rice Brothers.

On 12 Oct 2007 at 10:46am Rookie wrote:
Dont remember that. I thought it was Lewes radio and cycle store, and later Lewes television.
i remember Rice Brothers though.
On 12 Oct 2007 at 2:37pm The Super K wrote:
Why do you need to know? Whats the big mystery?
On 12 Oct 2007 at 3:44pm Lewesianne wrote:
I remember a cycle shop round the corner in Friars Walk, where the law courts are now. There were loads of new bikes diaganally lined up outside.
On 13 Oct 2007 at 7:49am Dean Walker wrote:
No big mystery just group of olf friends trying to remember a period of our lives when we used to shop as kids.
On 13 Oct 2007 at 8:51am The Super K wrote:
I remember some dodgy DODGY DJ on the volly when I was young, can't remember his name though!
On 13 Oct 2007 at 8:51am The Super K wrote:
Sorry "in"
On 13 Oct 2007 at 8:53am Landport loony wrote:
Rice Bros was the fishing tackle shop downstairs and a saddlery upstairs. They also sold stuff like airfix models and toy soldiers. Ron Elsie and his wife used to own the shop and i'm sure they used to have an apprentise saddler too.
Got my first decent fishing rod from Rice Bros. My parents bought me a 12' match queen hollow fibreglass rod in gleaming red for xmas when i was about 10. Still the best xmas pressie i've ever had !!!
On 13 Oct 2007 at 11:12am Dean Walker wrote:
Ouch that hurts
On 14 Oct 2007 at 12:21am James wrote:
it was called "The record bar" dean
On 15 Oct 2007 at 6:07pm Dean Walker wrote:
Thanks everyone a group of 80's children had a heated conversation over some shop names now all is solved
On 15 Oct 2007 at 9:04pm Quelle Femme wrote:
Anyone remember when Boots was opposite old the law courts- And there was a funny little cafe next door?
On 15 Oct 2007 at 9:52pm chris lee wrote:
hi dean,the owners of the record bar are still amazingly alive and living in eastbourne,i saw them about two months ago and they have not changed a bit.i bought my first 12'' single down there in 1976 or 77.
On 16 Oct 2007 at 8:34am Dean Walker wrote:
Thanks Chris thats good to hear.
when they lived on Neville green they always took time to ask how all the stuff we bought worked and even helped us fix things on
a Sunday.
I wish them well.
On 1 Jun 2008 at 9:59pm Edd wrote:
There was also (in more recent times) Brighton Communications in the cliffe where the odeon was. This is where I used to get my CB stuff from.

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