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Andy Capp

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S&U STORES
« on: October 09, 2009, 07:29:23 PM »
WHEN WE WER KIDS MOM & DAD COULD'NT BUY US NEW CLOTHES TO OFTEN. MOM USED TO SAVE STAMPS ON A S&U CARD FOR MONTHS UNTIL SHE'D  GOT ENOUGH TO KIT US OUT. THEN SHE WOULD TAKE US TO THE S&U STORES WHICH WAS IN STATION STREET OR EDGBASTON STREET I'M NOT SURE WHICH ONE. SHE DID THAT FOR YEARS. THE KIDS OF TODAY DONT KNOW HOW LUCKY THEY ARE. ANDY CAPP

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Re: S&U STORES
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 07:42:56 PM »
hi andy capp
                      you mean to say you had new stuff when you was a kid you must have been a toff free boots and socks and things out the rag market for me

 s.u was opposite the midland red bus station  in station street they had tally men you could get things on the drip and pay weekly
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Andy Capp

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 08:00:33 PM »
HI ROY
NONE OF US WERE TOFFS IN THOSE DAYS EVERYBODY STRUGGLED. BUT I MUST ADMIT WHEN MOM DID GET US NEW CLOTHES IT DID MAKE US FEEL A BIT SPECIAL FOR A FEW DAYS. BUT THAT WAS THE WAY IT WAS IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER WORLD NOW. ANDY CAPP

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 08:22:47 PM »
hi andy yes it was another world if the kids of today had to put up with the life style that we had  they would not know what hit them

 how about this then andy   some time back on xmas my mate got his kid a computer for xmas he spent 900 all in all
i went round boxing day to see my mate and i said what did you have for xmas  his reply was i only had a computer and his dad said he was put out about that (brat)
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Re: S&U STORES
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 08:37:49 PM »
HI ROY
 THE KIDS EXPECT IT FROM THEIR PARENTS NOW. SOME OF THE KIDS COULD HAVE GIFTS COMING OUT OF THEIR EARS & THEY STILL WOULD'NT BE HAPPY. BUT THINKING ABOUT IT WE'RE AS MUCH TO BLAME WITH OUR KIDS BECAUSE WE TRIED TO GIVE THEM WHAT WE NEVER HAD. BUT WE'VE GONE TO MUCH THE OTHER WAY NOW & GET LITTLE THANKS. ANDY CAPP

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Re: S&U STORES
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2009, 08:49:23 PM »
I always thought S & U were in Edgbaston St Close to the junction of Pershore St. My grandmother bought a lot of our clothes and household items when we were growing up from there

I think it was a shilling in the pound per week. Of course everything was 50% dearer than if you paid cash somewhere. There were a lot of people making money out of those who could hardly afford to live in those days. So not much change then.

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Re: S&U STORES
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2009, 08:53:55 PM »
hi andy anyway back on to thread su store goes back a long way and i think it was on par with blundals of kings heath i think most folk in them days had some sort of tic if your dad had a good coat or somthing that you could take to the porn shop get a few bob then get it back the weekend mom used the porn shop at the top of Leopold street and i think that the stuff that she had come from s.u
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009, 11:22:24 PM »
HI ROY
 PAWN SHOPS ARE MAKING A BIT OF A COME BACK & SHOPS ASKING FOR YOU TO SELL YOUR OLD GOLD. THET'RE NOT REFERED TO AS PAWN SHOPS SO MUCH TODAY BUT THE SAME SORT OF THING. ANDY CAPP

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2009, 11:45:30 PM »
i was looking in one of them shops the other day and on the door it said that they will give you a loan on your car you keep your car how thats works im not sure but have you noticed that how thing go round the pawn shops went out a long time ago but like you say they are on the way back  folk seem to be in the need for quick cash may be to pay bills who knows

 but what we could not afford we went with out so it makes you wonder how things will turn out in a few years time when the kids of today will be the workers of the future and they want things now not save up like we did
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Re: S&U STORES
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2009, 06:44:45 AM »
Morning,
Another one similar to S & U was the Provident, same thing shilling in the pound weekly re-payment.

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Re: S&U STORES
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 09:29:55 AM »
We must have been a real poverty struck family because all those names were known and used by both sets of grandparents. Provident. Blundells, S&U and there was another one in Blake Lane by the Custard House who's name escapes me.

I have seen my one grandmother empty her purse when the collectors for these people came calling. You couldn't live with them and you couldn't live without them.

This is why I always pay cash for everything. There have been times that I have had bank loans but they have always been repaid in less time than we were allowed. I'm afraid rather than use credit facilities in the past we have gone without which has annoyed my wife at times.

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