Mo Clougher recalls Christmas time and the shops in the local area
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 6th January 2012 by Jenny Porter
Mo recalls going Carol singing in the local area and small row of shops on Cardigan Street off Salisbury Road where she grew up.
Interviewee: Mo Clougher
Interviewee Gender: Female
Date of Interview: 17th August 2011
Mo: Christmas time in Wavertree was wonderful, everybody was so friendly, werenâ€™t theyâ€¦ermâ€¦We used to Carol singing you know with the church and go down all the roads, and we knew which roads would give us the money you know..[laughs] You know like Cecil Street youâ€™d always get a lot of money there because nobody had any [laughs]. That was next to Salisbury Road, that was a lovely friendly road, wasnâ€™t it. And what I do remember too, I got very friendlyâ€¦When I got to about 16, 17, I started slyly smoking, as you do and your mother doesnâ€™t know, and I got friendly with a coal man. Not a coal manâ€¦Shoeâ€¦A cobbler! And he had a little cobblers..ermâ€¦what â€¦Cardigan Street wasnâ€™t it? There was Cardigan Street running off Salisbury Road, across it, and I used to go round there, and sit in his little, his little lounge at the back and having sly smokes [laughs]. There used to be two little shops after that. There was Mrs. Maks and Irwinâ€™s the Grocers, there was the two little shops and then this cobbler on the other side of the road. Where I used to go for me sly smoke [laughs], Mr Massey.
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