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A Trip Down Memory Lane - Town Centre Shops

Thursday December 6 2012



WAB Radio's Peter and Mark take us on a tour of the shops of Barnsley in days gone by and explain how they feel the shops have changed.

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Reply Posted by marie on Thursday December 6 2012 at 14:36
it has to be woolworths in the sixtys used to love to go in there with my mum and dad

Reply Posted by linda brown on Thursday December 6 2012 at 14:49
butterfields, can still picture it and it had the best santas grotto ever x

Reply Posted by Sylvia on Friday December 7 2012 at 17:46
Butterfields - remember the santa's grotto and riding on the horse toy upstairs near the posh hats! aaawww

Reply Posted by sylvia on Friday December 7 2012 at 17:48
ooooh and what about the Co-op in the 60s when it had those wires across the shop that whizzed money about in a little capsule! Magic - and the lovely rounded glass windows at the entrance.


Reply Posted by Danny on Sunday December 9 2012 at 11:45
casa discos peel square

Reply Posted by Eileen on Wednesday December 12 2012 at 06:56
All the shops were different thenselling british made individual items in the likes of Wymans, Newmans, Pearl's Co-op Butterfields.Today every ladies clothes shop in every town sells the same imported clothes even Marks and Spencers.

Reply Posted by christine on Thursday December 20 2012 at 20:56
how i miss the markets we had in the 60s.rayners cafe for the best pie and peas,redmans on eldon st for the salmon paste and crows up market st who also had a stall in the market selling hot roast pork sandwiches .heaven we used to go in an electric shop up market st and upstairs were booths where we paid to listen to the lastest records happy days

Reply Posted by Charles on Friday December 21 2012 at 17:59
Christine- I think that electrical (music) shop on Market Street may have been Isherwoods. I remember it subsequently being owned by another Barnsley family (name on the tip of my tongue, but I just cannot recall it) They eventually moved to the arcade. Left hand side going down, where they traded for many years. Really annoyed that I cannot recall the name.

Reply Posted by kirst on Sunday December 23 2012 at 18:24
Neals music? My Grandad worked there.

Reply Posted by Charles on Saturday December 29 2012 at 11:09
Kirst- Yes, Neals. There was a tall, slim man worked there for many years. Lived in the Worsbrough Common area. Nice man. Perhaps that was your grandad.

Reply Posted by denise on Saturday January 12 2013 at 15:26
Only lived in Yorkshire since 73 but loved Butterfields shop in fact my mother came up from down south and I couldn't get her out of the shop, they were trying to close, but she was obsessed with the bedding, towels etc, had to push her out for them to shut up

Reply Posted by Joanne on Friday January 18 2013 at 22:15
What about Martin Raymonds - loved going in there and buying make up with my pocket money on a Saturday

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