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Jacqueline

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Upper Highgate Street
« on: October 03, 2006, 12:30:11 AM »
Although i was not born in this area i know many stories from my mom and gran who lived there until after the second world war.

Gran who is now long gone ran a drapers [clothes] shop in Upper Highgate Street. She also did a few side lines like a lending library and a loan facility.

Her mother collected the weekly repayments for the loans which would have been fine if she did not have to pass a number of pubs on the way home. Result? She returned and fell flat on her face up the shop step. :P

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 11:17:10 PM »
Although i was not born in this area i know many stories from my mom and gran who lived there until after the second world war.

Gran who is now long gone ran a drapers [clothes] shop in Upper Highgate Street. She also did a few side lines like a lending library and a loan facility.

Her mother collected the weekly repayments for the loans which would have been fine if she did not have to pass a number of pubs on the way home. Result? She returned and fell flat on her face up the shop step. :P
did your gran lend money from Belgrave rd i seem to remember my mom borrowing from some one in belgrave rd and she used to take the payments back on a Monday i think. many moons ago. alan

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 10:09:08 PM »
Sorry no, gran only had the one shop and left near or at the end of the war That has got me to think i need to research the actual dates they lived at each property. :)

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 07:56:37 PM »
Sorry no, gran only had the one shop and left near or at the end of the war That has got me to think i need to research the actual dates they lived at each property. :)
Hi well i was thinking it would have been about 1948 onwards and it was deffinatly Belgrave road , at the time i did not know quite what my mother was doing untill one day she was unwell and asked me to take the payment to the lady. alan

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 03:12:06 PM »
Hi well i was thinking it would have been about 1948 onwards and it was deffinatly Belgrave road , at the time i did not know quite what my mother was doing untill one day she was unwell and asked me to take the payment to the lady. alan

WE used to have the Prudential and pay back every week, I remember it was ten ponds we eat well that week, and I had some new things to wear..
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 11:42:25 PM »

WE used to have the Prudential and pay back every week, I remember it was ten ponds we eat well that week, and I had some new things to wear..
Hi ,you to mate, i also remember my mate taking his dads clobber to the porn shop i think it was top of Angelina st sos i don't know if i have spelled the name right but we used to take his best cloaths on a Monday and Fetch them back on a Friday, now they were poor a circus to them was the flees juming on the settee. al the best mate alan

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 12:18:13 AM »
to the porn shop

I'm hoping Alan means pawn shop.  :P

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 08:18:49 AM »

I'm hoping Alan means pawn shop.  :P

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 07:38:36 PM »

I'm hoping Alan means pawn shop.  :P
Hi sorry  quite right not thinking , alan

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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 11:17:22 AM »
I used to live at 7back of 11 Upper highgate Street until moving to Tamworth in 1962 at the age of 7.used to help out at a paint yard opposite our entry. Then spent the few coppers in the corner shop.l remember we used to play on what we called the bombed buildings.The only neighbours name l recall is the Duckhouse family.Does any one out there have any old photos.



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Re: Upper Highgate Street
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 12:32:53 PM »
Hi Philip Welcome to the forum, try typing Upper Highgate St in the search box at the top right of the page. It will bring up any photos and posts we have about the street. I don't think this one is among them as I had a quick look.
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