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shnugs

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2021, 02:10:45 PM »
Does anyone remember the Barber shop in a basement inside another shop, you had to walk down stairs, I think it was up by the old woolworths.
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Bri Roberts

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2021, 06:05:15 PM »
Yes, I remember.

Was it a tobacconists?

shnugs

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2021, 06:15:17 PM »
Yes Bri it was and i am thinking was it the tobacconist by bog island or by woolies , I remmeber the tobaco shop near bog island was amazing and used to buy my Mostyn mix there, but seem to think the shop was narrow and then you went to back down 1 flight of stairs.. thanks for reply
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Cambrian

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2021, 06:25:55 PM »
Yes, the Rowlands brothers ran the businesses.  One brother had the tobacconists and the other a fresh fruit and veg stall outside.  The barbers was down stairs as you say. It was at 109 Mostyn Street between the Cambridge and what was Woolworths.  The fruit business was called Stange & Co.  Not sure the reason.  Interestingly that name was carried on for the trading company of the Cottage Loaf by Bill Rowlands when he left the the Mostyn Street premises.  When the Cottage Loaf was sold on, the name Stange & Co is still used by the group which now owns it and several other gastro pubs in North Wales and the Wirral.

shnugs

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2021, 06:44:04 PM »
Cambrian Thank you, yes it come back now. he just had 2 chairs down there i was 9 or so. btw sad really the tobacco shop at bog island was such a treasure, the smells and all getting my mix before going in the pub. again thank you .
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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2021, 07:42:08 PM »
The tobacconist by bog island was the Premier, Peter Kelly had it when he left the Links pub.

shnugs

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2021, 09:53:04 AM »
 $3towns$ thanks guys, nice to remember the good times and not the usual crap that went on there.  &well&
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Helig

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2021, 03:18:48 PM »
The Rowlands brothers were some sort of relations to my family. I am not quite sure how they fit in. We used to often call on the brother in the fruit and veg shop in Mostyn St. That was back in the 1960s.

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2021, 03:37:51 PM »
Does anyone remember Blairmans? The firm of Blairman was established in Llandudno in 1884. They sold porcelain, china, and other decorative items. There are details on the shop and family here:

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I remember my mother talking about it so it must have been in existence in her lifetime. She was born in 1923 in Llandudno. A photo shown on the first link shows the shop on the corner of Mostyn St and Lloyd St.

It may be that there is no one alive now who recalls this but has anyone heard about it?

Helig

Bri Roberts

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Re: Vanished shops of Llandudno
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2021, 07:07:45 PM »
Here is a photo, Helig.

P.S. I clearly posted this, Helig, before reading your links.