Shudehill

   


 

Shudehill memories

I bought a Fender bass guitar and Vox AC 30 amp from Highams ( Harmony House )about 1963ish didn't keep it very long, it wasn't in the same league as the jazz bass I used to have.

I also used to spend a lot of time in Shudehill supplies a bit further up the hill, my hobby was electronics ( and still is ), I used to spend that much time in there, my boss was under the impression I worked for them and was just on loan to him.

One of the lads who worked there was Jim Briarly, who with his mate used to play the clubs around Manchester as The French Brothers singing duo
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John (Butch) Mepham
14/9/10

I bought most of my early US stuff from the Shudehill record stalls in the sixties - The Drifters - Sanford Clark - Jack Scott et al.

When the Top Rank label folded about '62 I remember one stall holder filling his stall exclusively with mint condition singles from that label selling them for, I think,six-pence a time. What a gold-mine.

Great days.

Tony Dixon
21/9/10

As previously mentioned in the Venues section. My light show at Sloopys etc was driven by projectors pinched ... sorry borrowed from school!

When expansion took place we had to branch out and acquire our very own whereupon I met Tony Stuart at Godleys who stumped up for 2 nice nice new Aldis 1000 projectors. Got all the bulbs and various leads and extentions from this aladdins cave.

I had to walk down Shudehill to catch my second bus to school and was often late and sometimes didnt even make it! Wagging it so to speak.

Grahame Rothwell
5/10/10


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Great shots some 40 plus years apart. Oct 2010 pic courtesy Keith Fairhurst.  H Pollock Ltd now on the site of Highams.

 

My sister worked at Godleys in the early sixties and brought home our first 'state of the art' record player and it's test records along with one of Godley's technicians to show us how to use it. 

Bernice Spark
28/11/10

Must add that as well as having various stalls for books and records, there was the pigeon market, where all kinds of small animals and birds were sold.  After visiting Tib St, then also a pet shop and book shop street, and Bunnies on Oldham St, clothes shop. I would visit shuedhill every Saturday, this would be late 50s. 

John Gledhill
14/9/13


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