On 2 Dec 2015 at 9:46pm Polar bear wrote:
Just a little idea break up the doom and gloom anyone got memories of the old shops in cliffe high st
On 2 Dec 2015 at 10:26pm Tipex wrote:
Woolworths and Moreleys (correct spelling?) newsagents!
On 2 Dec 2015 at 10:53pm Mavis wrote:
Bills Greengrocers !
On 2 Dec 2015 at 10:58pm Tipex wrote:
Forgot the gardening store where Real Eating are. Anyone remember its name?
On 2 Dec 2015 at 11:06pm Jeff wrote:
On 2 Dec 2015 at 11:13pm Memories wrote:
Bishops Butchers, Courts furniture shop, laundrette, Cliffe Books, The Ovens, Sussex Toys, Harper Ede, Culverwells, The Ark (wet fishshop), Big Bicycle and car spares shop where Bills is, Antique Bottle shop where roundabout is, Odeon cinema, Elphicks, Big Toy shop now Harveys shop, Old Intersport shop now Cook, Bee Clean dry cleaners, Stuart Morris kitchen showroom, Lewes TV, Radio Rentals, Bills Greengrocery, Beacon Press, Fish & Chip shop now charity shop next to bills, Friday Ad shop....plus more I can't remember.
If you include shops in Malling Street near church - Travel agent, car spares, Thackery's Restaurant, Steak House, Tweebeekes Restaurant, Antique lace shop, Natural Health Centre, Childrens Cloths shop, Yorkshire Bakery, Jonathan Hairdressers, Antique shop, Amaryllos Flowers.
Remember shops where the precint is - International Stores, Next, Post Office, Record Bar, John Menzies, Mears Fruit and Veg shop, Threshers off-licence, Julian Greaves, Robert Hill Shoes, Forfars.
Amazing when you think this is over the past 35 years and a few of them up until not so long ago.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 12:52am Wasabi wrote:
IO data switch, Experienze, McDonalds, Jalapeņo Express
Oh sorry.... That's the future.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 6:27am Polar bear wrote:
Gamelys where pet shop is
On 3 Dec 2015 at 6:50am Metatron wrote:
Yorkshire bakery, Fry's army shop Manxman. La scarpina.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 7:23am Horseman7 wrote:
On 3 Dec 2015 at 9:06am Get it right wrote:
Cliffe High Street stops at the bridge !!!!
Several of those you mention were in the 'High Street'
On 3 Dec 2015 at 11:09am brycair wrote:
What about J.B Bennetts hardware where I use to work at the end of the cliffe. Harper&Eades, The Grasshopper Boutique ,Bistro 32, Rice Brothers,Becks Taxis where my father worked for over 20 years,Trevor and Wyns Record Bar so many memories of what use to be such a thriving bustling town.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 12:12pm Old DFL wrote:
Unfortunately would have been a bit too quaint for the new DFL's with their fancy ways and pretentious shopping habits. How many times have you been asked why hasn't Lewes got a... or why are there not more restaurants...
On 3 Dec 2015 at 12:37pm DJ wrote:
Bills used to be Tescos in the 70s.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 3:02pm Max Bygraves wrote:
I'll never forget the smell of the sweat from under her armpits...... against the wall behind the little record shop next to the Cliffe viaduct. She said " Blimey, I felt the earth move " I says " Nah, it's the Mail Train from Uckfield. Magic Moments indeed.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 6:21pm Guido wrote:
Worked I the Ark on Saturdays. Awful job. Not the nicest of people to work for either.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 9:46pm Old DFL wrote:
Guido who was your boss, Nick, Tim or Bill?
On 3 Dec 2015 at 10:01pm Rosiecheeks wrote:
The Den coffee bar and the coal shop/office by the viaduct.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 11:47pm dizzydi wrote:
Woolworths, Polar Bar, Rice Brothers, Liptons, Record Bar, Next, Courts, Intersport, Knitting shop, Morleys, Bookshop, Elphicks, Photo shop, pet shop. Taxi - Does anyone remember Mr Buxton?
On 4 Dec 2015 at 7:07am Mr Buxton wrote:
Didn't he bottle water that he'd passed ?
On 4 Dec 2015 at 9:42am Polar bear wrote:
Cliffe post office now spec savers, clarkes bakers next to pet shop best meringues you'll ever get and liptons lovely times you don't appreciate till they're gone ie woolworths
On 4 Dec 2015 at 9:46am brycair wrote:
Hi DizzyDi If you are referring to Trevor Buxton at Becks taxis he was my father
On 6 Dec 2015 at 9:48pm dizzydi wrote:
Hi brycair, sorry only knew him as Mr Buxton. Used to get his veg from our market garden. Kind man. Bought me a toy tractor and trailer!
On 7 Dec 2015 at 12:18am brycair wrote:
He did have a certain style about him,hopefully he passed it on,thanks for the memory Di take care...