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Whitworth's from the days you had to be a 'registered plumber' and had to have your taps, tanks etc stamped by the water authority on Castle Boulevard. Now the phrase 'Master Plumber' means little or nothing.

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Not far away Castle Works junction of Castle road and Castle boulevard, if you look at the iron gates on the building you can still see their Initials with the crest above the gates.

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De Nero looks like a croc forerunner.adverts-theatre-royal-1950s.jpgi do recall having a pedoscope on Kings Walk..xray job.

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i do recall having a pedoscope on Kings Walk.

 

Isn't that illegal?

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My Mum worked in the offices at Allen Solly in the 60s.  In recent years I’ve seen their knitwear in Miami shops but never in the UK.  

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A478_-_Copy.jpgThis looks interesting..never heard of it..anyone jump in the tub with Bubbly?

Made on Aberdeen St....was that near Carlton Rd?

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According to all sources, Bubbly was part of a late 40's drive for business after the war . An exhibition of local firms to place in Broad Marsh in July 1949.A482.jpg

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Im1969_En_V228-19690424_p067_Manlove.jpgconfused wiv' this..then again it's Manlove!Advert_v2_pt_2_opt.jpgAnyone ever gave a butchers at Olivers?

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I'm not aware of the Bubbly product per se but it may have been an attempt to commercialise what has become ubiquitous synthetic detergents to replace soap (part of the demise of Gerards).

There was (and still is) a huge demand for refined oil-derived products. One of the refining processes involved treating oils with sulphuric acid and it was found that the waste from these processes, when neutralised with caustic soda, formed a foam in water and had cleaning properties similar to soap. One of the early industrial commercialisations of this oil-based cleaning material was called Teepol (from British Petroleum). It could well be that Bubbly was a retail version of this type of product.

 

Note that the product now available as Teepol is not the same as the original manufactured by BP.

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Ian, Olivers was one of three butchers shops in Rudd when we lived there, the others being Wrights on Wilford Rd and Kelsey`s opposite The Hermitage, and we frequented all of them during my sojourn in the village as a lad then as a one half of Mr and Mrs Commo!

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I recall getting quite "woozy" from the fumes of Brushing Belco - and from model aircraft dope.

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Grains of High Cross Street, later partially occupied by GeeDees, opposite Clumber Hall.

Fascinating factoid, Grains had a Jag, reg number,  GRA 1 N. Often seen parked outside.

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