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:) Anyone remember 'Fords' shops of Nottingham? At one time there'd be a 'Fords' - perhaps two - dotted around the various estates in our fair city.

My mum used to buy most of our clothes - cotton goods, 'Empire' label - from the 'Fords' on Broxtowe Lane.

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There was a Fords on Beeston high road and down at Bramcote Lane shops in Wollaton, great place for gifts and children's toys....must have been a local run business.?

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There was one on Front Street, Arnold. It was in the bit that is now a pedestrianised precinct roughly opposite the original Wilkos store.

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The one you remember Cliff ton would be near to Woolies I think next door to Pettits, general goods store

Rog

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top_station_rd.jpg Heres the one that was in Beeston...i remember it being a 2 door shop as they had 2 shops together and you could go in one door and out the other as the shops were joined at the back.....one side was all yer household stuff ( curtains, towels bedding etc ) and the other side was clothes and toys.

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There was one on Alfreton Road. I had a Saturday job there when I was at school.

This one?.........

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The shop in the picture Fynger posted was on station road in Beeston, the one on the High road had two shops together.....not sure when they all went

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There was one on Central Avenue in West Bridgford. Spent many a Friday afternoon in there with my pocket money.

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I "think" there was one in Long Eaton too!

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and one on victoria rd netherfield i think fords head offices were in derby

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Thanks everyone for your valued input on the 'Fords' topic. :)

I had googled 'Fords' under quite a few different headings but could find no information whatsoever; so it's good that you're participating and that we have the postings for anyone needing to research.

'Fords' was very much a treasured chain of shops by people of all ages, seeking quality at an economical price.

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And it's now poses the obvious question.....what happened to Fords? Do they still exist? Have I just not noticed them? When did they disappear?

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There was a Fords shop just above the Langham Pub on Radford Road. Used to get school shirts and shorts from there. I found a Fords carrier bag in a drawer at my mums house only the other day.

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Just looked at the modern Denman Street on Google amps - What happened to all the shops that used to be there?!

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there was a fords in bulwell a little further up from the co op on the opposite side of the road.

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The same as what Happened to most of Radford,The meadows & St Ann's

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I used to love rummaging through the second hand and pawn shops. If only I could turn back time and visit them again with the money and knowledge that I have now.....

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There are still some of these shops in Nottingham & one or two secondhand book shops where bargens can be had "if" you know what you are looking for

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:) When a child, I was a saver; every week I'd buy a 6d saving stamp from the Post Office.

When it was my mum's birthday or especially on 'Mothers' Day', I'd draw some of these savings out from the Post Office at the top of Broxtowe Lane and then walk a little further down the Lane to Fords, to buy my mum a present; normally it would be a pretty, new flowered apron for her to wear. :)

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