Furs of Fish Street

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Geordie-exile
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We've done many a thread about the likes of Marshall & Snelgrove, Van Allen. Amber Fashions etc. but I don't recall us mentioning this shop. I wonder how much call there was for musquash among the 'great and the good' before the backlash came.There was another fur and leather shop on Commercial Street too, opposite what used to be Ravel. A couple of shops back from H Samuel on Briggate. D'oh, now I'm trying to remember the name of Ravel's rival outrageous shoe shop fairly opposite. I used to go a gym upstairs called Butterflies with a single door entrance between the shops.    
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Geordie-exile wrote: We've done many a thread about the likes of Marshall & Snelgrove, Van Allen. Amber Fashions etc. but I don't recall us mentioning this shop. I wonder how much call there was for musquash among the 'great and the good' before the backlash came.There was another fur and leather shop on Commercial Street too, opposite what used to be Ravel. A couple of shops back from H Samuel on Briggate. D'oh, now I'm trying to remember the name of Ravel's rival outrageous shoe shop fairly opposite. I used to go a gym upstairs called Butterflies with a single door entrance between the shops.     I'll have to ask my wife.I remember one fur shop we went in the fur coats were upstairs, and you went up in the lift. If the sale was unsuccessful you got shown the stairs to find your own way out ! LOL.
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Geordie-exile wrote: D'oh, now I'm trying to remember the name of Ravel's rival outrageous shoe shop fairly opposite.     Was it Russell & Bromley ?

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Post by jeffn »

Now that I've had a guess at the above, what was the name of the shoe shop further down commercial street, about 5 doors past where the old Yates Wine Lodge used to be , where you used to go down the stairs, real small shopfront, this is going back to the early 70's Jeff

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Post by jeffn »

I'm having a thread here all to myself ;-)the shop I was thinking of was Vernon Humpage, tell me I'm not wrong, that there was a Yates Wine Lodge near here . . http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 016_164970

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Post by Geordie-exile »

Russell & Bromley was down t'other end, near where your Vernon Humpage was.Twas Dysons Furs, I've remembered, and there was I think, also Northern Furs near the Precinct pub. Still can't remember the other outrageous type shoe shop...
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Post by Barwicker »

I think the Fur Shop on Commercial Street was called "Henry Burger"

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I thought Vernon Humpage was a friend of Finbarr Saunders....Great name.
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Barwicker wrote: I think the Fur Shop on Commercial Street was called "Henry Burger" this just gets better drapesy talk about double entendre's, Henry Burger who owns a fur shop lolMr burger and his furs lol    
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Post by Geordie-exile »

drapesy wrote: I thought Vernon Humpage was a friend of Finbarr Saunders....Great name. Fnar.
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