Dentist's name

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Re: Dentist's name

Postby BLAKEY » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 7:23 pm

In the 1950s there was in Great George Street an upstairs business specialising in repairing damaged clothes - the name of the proprietor appeared on a green and red neon sign "GLADYS M ATKINSON INVISIBLE REPAIRER" :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby tilly » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 8:59 pm

The guy who fitted my house alarm was called Tony Crook.
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby Bruno » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 10:32 pm

On our way home from Meanwood Road baths in the late 1960's, my dad used to stop for fish and chips at the shop on the parade on the right of Harehills Lane as it goes downhill approaching the junction with Compton Road. I think there was a doctor's surgery in that row of shops with a Dr De'Ath.
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby Geordie-exile » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 11:12 pm

BLAKEY wroteColonIn the 1950s there was in Great George Street an upstairs business specialising in repairing damaged clothes - the name of the proprietor appeared on a green and red neon sign "GLADYS M ATKINSON INVISIBLE REPAIRER" :lol: :lol:


I remember that Blakey.

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Re: Dentist's name

Postby j.c.d. » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 7:15 am

On the Vinery's shopping Parade opposite the old bus station on York Road used to be Dawson's who sold bits of everything, they were known as the Murder shop as their slogan over the door was "We don't cut prices, we \Murder them "
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby bgams » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 8:48 am

A few years ago my mother, a Church of Scotland member, died and I made enquiries to find a Church of Scotland minister to conduct her funeral in Leeds. The firm of undertakers put me in touch with the relevant person whose name was Robert Way, known in the Church of Scotland as Pastor (a correct official title) Way .
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby Wiljoy » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 11:46 am

I have recently been told by an old friend from Pudsey that in Lowtown there used to be a shop selling lino-carpets etc and the owners name was Walter Wall ???
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby j.c.d. » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 1:24 pm

There was an Autowreckers in the 1970s called "Bangers And Smash" but I can't remember if it was in Leeds or not as I spent a fair amount of time in Bristol, maybe someone can recall this place.

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Re: Dentist's name

Postby Johnny39 » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 2:13 pm

There was a motorcycle firm called Twistgrip & Spanners on Domestic Street I think, please excuse if this has already been mentioned.
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Re: Dentist's name

Postby Leodian » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 7:45 pm

The hilarious names of people and companies in this thread has greatly amused me :).
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