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Peg Monkey

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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #132 on: November 15, 2018, 07:18:04 PM »
I also remember having the ends of my hair singed with a match after it has been cut!
I'm just glad that practice didn't develop to include men's nose hairs. :o
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #133 on: November 15, 2018, 07:22:57 PM »
 ??? Ha! The mind boggles!  :o

But I have lots of good memories of that store.


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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #134 on: November 15, 2018, 08:24:43 PM »
I'm just glad that practice didn't develop to include men's nose hairs. :o
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Peg are you going to tell us then ?

Peg Monkey

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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #135 on: November 15, 2018, 10:17:07 PM »

Peg are you going to tell us then ?
Sorry Sci - we're going off topic (already got 1 yellow card) :(
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #136 on: November 16, 2018, 02:52:06 AM »
Lewis's Pedal Cars: The Austin J40 was built in Bargoed, S. Wales by disabled miners and cost 33 when production started in 1949, it was a top quality pedalcar which featured working headlights, opening boot and bonnet, brake and a real small Austin steering wheel. Fully restored examples sell today for up to 3500 and there is an owner's club. Link: http://www.austinworks.com/pedalcar.html
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #137 on: November 16, 2018, 11:50:36 AM »
Mrs Peg Monkey purchased a Lewis's own brand Vyella blanket c1973 and it's only recently gone past giving useful service - fantastic quality. O0
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #138 on: November 16, 2018, 01:20:24 PM »
Lewis's Pedal Cars: The Austin J40 was built in Bargoed, S. Wales by disabled miners and cost 33 when production started in 1949, it was a top quality pedalcar which featured working headlights, opening boot and bonnet, brake and a real small Austin steering wheel. Fully restored examples sell today for up to 3500 and there is an owner's club. Link: http://www.austinworks.com/pedalcar.html
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #139 on: November 16, 2018, 08:16:12 PM »
Sorry Sci - we're going off topic (already got 1 yellow card) :(
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The name of Lewis's own brand ?

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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #140 on: November 16, 2018, 10:25:38 PM »

The name of Lewis's own brand ?


Sorry Sci, didn't realise you were asking that question, Lewis's Brand: Vyella.
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #141 on: November 17, 2018, 10:30:11 AM »
Was it really? I remember my mum buying me Vyella when I was in Primary school! But the brand name Vyella is still around today. I had no idea it was Lewis's. I always loved that store.
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Re: Lewis's in Birmingham
« Reply #142 on: November 17, 2018, 11:25:46 AM »
Other brand names started by Lewis's are Kids HQ and Miss Selfridge, are they still around today?
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