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Beamish on 26/9/2011 said:
"There were 4 picture houses in Walker; The Gloria, The Welback, The Regal and The Vaudieville. They called the Vaudie the 'flea house'." Margaret, from Walker
Beamish on 26/9/2011 said:
"I took my girlfriend to The Vaudie. I said I'd take her 'upstairs', which was only 3 little steps up. Then a man came round with the sprayer to spray the fleas!" Tom, from Walker.
Beamish on 26/9/2011 said:
"I used to work at WAlter Wilson's on Welbeck Road. My dog used to get on the bus on his own and come to the shop to wait for me. If he got tired of waiting he'd get the bus back, get off at Pot Street then another bus home." Nora, from Walker
Beamish on 26/9/2011 said:
"You could get everything you wanted on Church street in Walker."
Beamish on 26/9/2011 said:
"There wasn't anyone who didn't know someone who worked at Malings" Martha, Walker
Beamish on 13/10/2011 said:
"The Co-op was huge. There was a bit on Brinkburn Street, opposite the picture house. There was the bread and cake department on Corbridge Street, sweets and butchers on Parker Street."
Beamish on 13/10/2011 said:
I lived on Gibson Street. I had 4 fights of stairs to go down to do the washing. My Mam would go down at 6am on a Monday and be there all day."
Beamish on 13/10/2011 said:
"Walter Cox's was opposite Walter Wilson's, it's now it ints third generation. He was really nice, the man in there. He would always make sure you could afford things before you bought them, he didn't want you to waste your money on things you couldn't afford."