Gobbinland, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire

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2-10 Commercial St Ossy

2-10 Commercial St Ossy

View of 2 to 10 Commercial Street, Gobbinland Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 3JL taken from the end of Havelock Street. You can see the shop window of No. 8 which used to be a selling out shop in the 50s and 60s when I was there. I can’t remember who owned it but they also sold toffees so it was my very favourite shop, a real special place where I got treated on a Saturday night. When I got into my teens, my Grandma had come to live with us and I’d bring her a bottle of OBJ in a brown paper bag. As I was tall I got away with getting drinks for my mates as well when I was about 14 or 15. My Grandma, by the way, had one bottle of stout a night all her life and lived till she was 93.

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  1. # · 1893 days ago · true gobbiner added —

    My mum remembers a mr & mrs catlow living in the off licence in 1947 when all the works had to close down for 3 weeks because of the snow and they had to dig a path across to get some food.I also remember this off licence very well my friend lynn bleazard lived there in the 60’s then mr & mrs renshaw(councillors) moved in with there son who i cant remember his name but their daughter was called philamena.my grandma & grandad sara & roger pilkington lived opposite at no1 havelock st where my grandad was a cobbler.my mum & dad lived at no5 havelock st.in 1949 and thats where my sister carol was born in 1951.

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