Graham Middleton talks about Wavertree Road

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 2nd October 2014 by Jenny Porter

Graham Middleton describes how he could see his Dad and Grandad drinking in the Neptune pub from his Mother’s bedroom. He also remembers Capaldis the Ice-cream shop on Wavertree Road and Elliots the sweet shop.

Interviewee: Graham Middleton

Interviewee Gender: Male

Date of Interview: 14th August 2014

Interview Transcript

Graham: My Dad and my Grandad were going over to that pub for a drink, called the Neptune and we could lie on my mum and dad’s bed and look from our window – there were two on either side, one on Harbord Street and one on Chatsworth Street – we could look into the pub which had a frosted glass on the bottom, but not on the top. And we could see my Dad and my Grandad having a bit of a bar. So it was, it was nice. There wasn’t - there were a lot of people were in the same boat. And I remember we could go – when we came for our Sunday lunch – when we’d moved we came down to see them, we’d go to Capaldi’s which was on Wavertree Road. There was two. There was one on the corner of Durning Road, there was one halfway up and you could go and take a basin and you could get, say if it was a half a dozen, you could get sweets and sweeps of ice cream going into that basin and could go and get a tin of peaches and whatever you liked. Round the corner on Wavertree Road, we went right. We used to go on a Sunday and there was a shop there called Elliott’s about two doors down was a pub on the corner, and I’m not sure if it was next door, there was a sweets shop called Elliott’s and you could go and get some sweets there.

Tagged under: wavertree road, capaldis, sweets, neptune pub, elliots

Categorised under: Shops & Shopping

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