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what was the shop opposite boots called before it

On 28 Nov 2007 at 9:40am sue wrote:
last night had an arguement with my mate she reckoned the shop that use to be lacy's opposite boots was Macartney Stewarts i said no coz that was up the town where Ask is now does anyone remember the name of the shop?
On 28 Nov 2007 at 10:54am Artist formally known as FA wrote:
Yep...the shop opposite Boots...now Cancer research, used to be called Laceys at one time (mid 70's). I know this because i got caught nicking a tin of airfix paint from there when i was about 9.
There used to be an upstairs which sold toys etc if i remember correctly.
Can't remember McCartney Stewarts at all but there used to be a Timothy whites where the Abbey National approx is now.
Does anyone remember the butchers a little further up on the corner that always had tons of sawdust on the floor and smelt really nice.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 11:56am Rookie wrote:
On 28 Nov 2007 at 11:59am Rookie wrote:
Cancer Reaearch was indeed Laceys. They used to do a good line in bits for bikes when I was a kid. Intersport used to have the upstairs bit for a while back in the 70's after moving from Garden Street and before moving to the Cliffe.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:05pm Rookie wrote:
Talking of Intersport..... Does anybody else remember the day it opened? There was a load of us kids there with autograph books in hand waiting to see Arsenal and England footballer Peter Storey turn up for the official opening. I've still got that book somewhere.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:05pm The artist formally known as FA wrote:
Was it Dewhursts all them years ago (i'm talking circa 1970). I can remember it being called Dewhursts in the 80's.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:13pm Rookie wrote:
Before it was Dewhurst it was Mence Smith, a hardware store. Unlees you mean another butchers further up? Pryors maybe? But that wasn't on a corner.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:31pm zola wrote:
Where was Kenny Cramps butchers,was it market Street? And when I was little there was another near the Elephant and Castle.All with sawdust,and a little kiosk where you paid.Very hygienic.And it was McCartney Stewarts opposite Boots.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:35pm zola wrote:
Creeses.Just remembered.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:35pm Rookie wrote:
The confusion here is because Boots USED to be next to where Abbey National is now which is opposite Ask, which USED to be McCartney Stewart. If you look up you can still see the "Cash Chemist" sign on the frontage. Abbey National USED to be a butcher called Marsh. Cramps was in Market Street. My mum used to go there to feed us lot.....
On 28 Nov 2007 at 12:41pm The artist formally known as FA wrote:
So it looks like you were both right Sue....Laceys was opposite where Boots is now and McCartney Stewarts was opposite where Boots used to be
Or something like that !!!
On 28 Nov 2007 at 7:30pm expat wrote:
And there was that very posh menswear shop next to where Boots used to be that had a wooden front and ties and suits and it was always really quiet in there.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 7:42pm Mark wrote:
Thought the butchers with sawdust was Prior's next to the old gas showrooms.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 8:11pm Rookie wrote:
I thought Timothy Whites used to be in the Cliffe. I can't remember exactly where but it was on the opposite side to Woolies and down a bit. I don't remember it being where you say.
On 28 Nov 2007 at 10:12pm zola wrote:
Just talked to my Mum.She is 80 in a couple of weeks and was borm and bought up in Chapel Hill.She says it was Brown and Crosskeys opposite Boots,and McCartney Stewarts was opposite Boots,where Ransoms used to be,where Ask is now.Of course she's right.Cos she's my Mum....
On 28 Nov 2007 at 11:38pm harold wrote:
Hi all yes brown and crosskeys was where natwest is now I believe
lacys was where the charity shop is and also the travel agents
and mcCartney and stewart was where ASK is now you may still see the letters M and S on the door handles of ASK and Boots of course used to be in the high street next but one to the white hart!
On 29 Nov 2007 at 12:20am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
.....some years ago, I was at the checkout of the foodhall of a branch of M&S in Wimbledon.
I was behind a small boy aged about 5yrs, and his mother in the queue - they presented as upper/middle class. As the boy's mother packed her groceries away, the little boy observed the carrier bags and eventually exclaimed "Mummy, what does S&M stand for?"
I'll never forget that wonderful moment where his mother displayed intense embarrassment and shame! Brilliant!
On 29 Nov 2007 at 10:40am Rookie wrote:
Natwest used to be Lewes Building Society (as shown on the wall outside) and later the Sussex County building society. It was never Brown and Crosskeys, although B&S was around there somewhere.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 11:00am FA wrote:
The Sussex county BS was where Halifax is now....pretty sure of that one
On 29 Nov 2007 at 11:23am Rookie wrote:
Anyone got copies of Lewes Then and Now? Out of curiousity I just dug my copy out. Page 38 shows a pic of Brown and Crosskeys where Cancer Reaearch is now, and it says they had a furniture place in Friars Walk, I think where the ambulance service is now. It burned down in 1973 when it was Courts.
Page 18 of Volume 2 just shows the Sussex County BS sign on what is now Natwest.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 11:39am FA wrote:
So at some point, they must've moved next door because i can 100% remember the SCBS being where the Halifax is and that was as late as the mis 80's....or was that southdown....or did southdown buy out SCBS only to be bought out by Halifax
On 29 Nov 2007 at 12:21pm Lewesianne wrote:
The Sussex County Building Society branch office used to be where the Halifax is now and their Head Office was round the corner where Ambulance Services are now. But prior to that, their H.O. used to be the Nat Wast building on the corner.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 1:16pm Double Yellow Line wrote:
I remember when it was all grass.
Come on folks that's enough of the good old days.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 1:31pm FA wrote:
DYL.....sorry but this is a discussion forum about Lewes....and that's what we're doing...discussing Lewes !!!
On 29 Nov 2007 at 1:55pm Rookie wrote:
Agreed. You can't beat a bit of nostalgia and Lewes is a town well worth being nostalgiac about.
OK. That one seems to be sorted. So who can remember the shops on the other corner, on the ground floor of Sevierg Buildings? Boots is there now.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 6:26pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Fludes carpets was there in my childhood, obviously that was many moons ago. Rons stores was next door in Eastgate Street.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 8:44pm Rookie wrote:
Between fludes and Rons Stores was Erics Cafe.
On 29 Nov 2007 at 10:59pm zola wrote:
I remember that cafe,it had a fruit machine and I was transfixed by it,and too young to have a go...My Mum said that before Fludes that shop used to be a clothes shop.
On 30 Nov 2007 at 10:09am Rookie wrote:
My dad used to take me in Erics to play the pinball machine. Or sometimes the one in the Polar Bear.
On 30 Nov 2007 at 11:53am Lewesianne wrote:
Where was Erics?
On 30 Nov 2007 at 12:51pm Rookie wrote:
Between Fludes, on the corner, and rons stores. Next along after rons was Johnson Bros greengrocers, then the Volunteer.
On 30 Nov 2007 at 7:30pm Mark wrote:
Cream sodas in the Polar bear that brings back memorys.
On 1 Dec 2007 at 10:06pm Double Yellow Line wrote:
Hooray they have stopped at last.
Probably gone down the legion for a werthers original and a sanatogen.
Now what was the name of the shop i bought them in??????
On 2 Dec 2007 at 1:39am Rookie wrote:
Temporary lull. We'll be back with a vengeance very soon Victor.
On 2 Dec 2007 at 7:32am FA wrote:
So who can remember Gamleys before the pet shop. That massive glass fronted counter with all those toys in !!!
And wonderful wilsons. And the fish shop (think it's where Percy's is now)...and the wool shop !!!!
On 2 Dec 2007 at 11:14am zola wrote:
Hope someone gave the stuffed donkey a home when Daltons closed...I used to like him.Back to the Cliffe,was the wool shop Reed and Berry's?
On 2 Dec 2007 at 7:41pm Expatbat wrote:
Gamleys, great. Great place to shop for miniature plastic trees and greenhouses for my Britains garden set. Still have it!
On 2 Dec 2007 at 8:34pm Rookie wrote:
The wool shop? I vaguely recall it being more or less opposite Mooreys the newsagent. Not certain though. Reed and Berry was at the bottom of School Hill next to Halifax.
On 22 Dec 2007 at 4:25pm kris wrote:
Browne and Crosskey's was opposite today's Boots because my sister used to work there.The men's and ladies departments were seperate and they were not allowed through to the gentlemens side but that didn't stop my sister who was always going through and of course getting into trouble.
On 22 Dec 2007 at 4:32pm kris wrote:
Reed and Berry was opposite Moorey's before it moved to the bottom of school hill

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