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Glusburn (ex Suttoner)
Saturday, March 28, 2009 10:19
shops in sutton mid 60"s to late 70"s
i grew up in sutton lived there from 64 to 88
would be interested in the history of the village stores in the 60"s to the 80"s
i remember as a kid growing up the co-op. willy sturdys the butchers.the cobblers.the florists.any info on the shops years gone by would be much appriciated
cheers Graham
Pat Cockayne
Saturday, March 28, 2009 17:06
Graham, There were many shops in Sutton in the 50's and 60's. Starting at Sutton Lane end of the village there were four Co-op shops- the grocery, the drapery shop, the butchers and the greengrocers. Across the road was the fish and chip shop and in Tetley Row (now demolished) was Humphrey's sweet shop. On that side of the road there was a shoe shop and a paint shop, Mrs Filkin's sweet shop and the Chemists. Across the road again were Parker's greengrocers , Sturdy's the butchers, Day's bakers, John Robert's grocery shop, Mrs Craven's sweet shop and next door, the post office. The cobblers shop was in North St and there was another in Victoria (or Albert)St. Hardakers grocery shop was in Main Street at the corner of Gordon St, and there was a laundrette in Gordon St. There was a sweet shop in the park bungalow. In High street were Colman's fish and chips, Ivan Spence greengrocers shop (later Mrs Cox's) and across the road was Brenda's the Florist. Further up High St was Tim Pighills' Butchers Shop, Seymours the Bakers, and Mrs Stirks drapers shop, another Co-op grocery shop and across the road was Inghams (and later Hannam's) grocery. Near the Park Gate in Holme lane was Odgen's sweet shop.
Melvyn Marchant
Ravenstone Gardens, Sutton-in-Craven
Saturday, March 28, 2009 21:04
Shops in Sutton.

Also down North Street on the left as you go down was a fish & chip shop(Mrs Wagstaff) and later, much later, "Jack Beds" wet fish, now a hairdressers...might also have been a gents barber shop once of a time but not sure on that one. Next to Ogdens sweet shop on Holme Bridge and always known (at least during my childhood) as Pollys', was Bernard Shuttleworths' decorators shop, and next to that on the corner during the sixties...maybe he moved, was Seymours the bakers again.He was always known by the lads as "shnoz" but lovely produce, I can remember his fruit pies and custards now. Yummee!!! At the junction of Ashgrove and Crag View was Hannams sweetshop, and whilst perhaps not strictly speaking a shop, I seem to remember someone down Gordon Street on the left as you go down, selling fruit and veg through the bottom half of their sliding sash window to the front room, anyone???

Was the cobblers in Albert Street called Mawsons? The other one in North Street would be Prestons I think. Also don't forget the mobile fruit and veg of Bob Ridsdale, maybe Ivan Spence before him, and Bill Longbottom after.

To finish, can anyone remember the smell in Mr Humphreys sweet shop? Liquorice, Rubber (he sold Bike tyres etc) and sweets, Heaven!!! I seem to remember a table and two chairs in there as well and you could have a cup of tea if you wanted one.
Happy days.

Lynda!! will get around to the Sutton Scouts photo yet, don't abandon hope.

Glusburn (ex Suttoner)
Sunday, March 29, 2009 09:15
many thanks pat and melvyn
Great memories you both have.
sweet shop in the park bungalow that must be going back a bit
i went mates with dane middleton whos dad brian was park keeper when i grew up
must have been before him having bungalow.
regards Graham
Old sutton mill lad.
Sunday, March 29, 2009 19:30
Alex Henderson had a sweet shop next to the post office,I can remember the home made icecream they sold the first available locally after the second world war.
Neil Palfreman
Sutton in Craven
Monday, March 30, 2009 17:22
I have just been reading an item on the forum about shops in Sutton sent in by Graham Mar. 28 and realised that I had written an article on this subject in response to the subject Air Raid Wardens circa 1940 as a photograph had been placed in the gallery by Nancy Wadsworth in Feb. 2008. Unfortunately I cannot find this item and I am wondering if you can throw any light on this or is my computer on the blink?
Paul Wilkinson
Monday, March 30, 2009 18:57
Hi Neil, I've just replied to your email with a link to the Air Raid Wardens thread. Please feel free to add your previous article to this thread.
Thursday, April 2, 2009 14:59
mawson shoe repair was in albert st.he had a sideline selling his oil paintings..on the corner of albert st.@main st. was a hardware shop[pots@pans etc.]
Old sutton mill lad
Friday, April 3, 2009 20:58
Sutton mill Coop had a drapery dept run for years by Miss Maggie Whittaker known by locals as auntie Maggie followed by Doris Willson then Marion McIver.
Friday, April 3, 2009 21:59
I've only lived in Sutton for 30 years - an offcumden... but i remember standing in the doorway of the co-op waiting for the bus to Keighley, it was closed then and demolished soon after. I also remember the bakers next to where Places are now - used to take a jam jar to get gravy to go on the pies! and John roberts who had the offy before them. There was a shoe shop opposite - it's now a house, but on Albert Street there was a bloke who made casts of teeth or something like that - i think previously the shop had been a cloggers? This has now been absorbed into the house, the village changes - without you really realising how much!!

janet hargreaves
Saturday, April 4, 2009 11:21
The pies/gravy from Millers bakery were delicious. I too used to get my jars filled with gravy. The cornish pasties were so good that when I got married I used to bulk buy them, uncooked, take them home to Harrogate and freeze them. The Millers were a lovely family who I had known from childhood and who used to live in Hall Lane. They used to have a beautiful Collie dog. I don't know if any of the family are still in the village?
neil palfreman
Sutton in Craven
Saturday, April 4, 2009 14:43
An article by Valerie Whittingham dated 15th March 2008 titled Air Raid Wardens circa 1940 led to a discussion on the shops of Sutton and if you care to browse this you will see that I listed quite a number of shops that I remember from my younger days dated 18th March 2008
Glusburn (ex Suttoner)
Saturday, April 4, 2009 14:56
thanks neil
will check that out
regards Graham
Paul Wilkinson
Saturday, April 4, 2009 15:29
I've bumped the Air Raid Wardens thread so it will appear near the top of the list. Paul
Monday, April 6, 2009 15:26
You asked about the Miller family. Having spoken to a relative of theirs today, I am told that Fred's children and grandchildren have now all gone to live in New Zealand.

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