Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Northdown Road Shops

I must say Northdown Road has become my stomping ground in recent years. I am a member of Saint Pauls church and my wife is a more active member than me now due to my MS. I get my hair cut in Grades which is just off Northdown road. We buy Rolls from Deli-o-licious. I got a phone call from the Vicar of Saint Pauls last week moaning he had gone to Deli-o-licious for a crayfish roll and they had sold them all at 1:00 OCLOCK so the moral to that phone call is get there early or as my Grandson would say SNOOZE AND YOU LOOZE.He is fast when it comes to picking the best cakes at Grandma's. I was thinking this morning most of our shopping is done in Northdown Road. Tesco's is a frequent haunt of the wife. She gets diesel  in the garage opposite and often uses the car wash there. Next door to the Garage is James Decor who are a one stop shop for those who cant stand the huge DIY stores. They have been there for years and know there onions when it comes to elbows and u bends and they stock a vast array of wood and nails screws and fixings, plus sand and cement for those repairs around the home. Further down Thornton Bobby the Electrical retailer has been in Cliftonville for over 100 years. A visit to their shop is always  a joy, they recently installed a new Television aerial for us, and our daughter got them to adjust her satellite dish. On the other corner from Thorton Bobby is Creature Comforts pet and animal feeds. We get our bird seed and meal worms from them and when we had a cat we got wormers and flea treatment from them.I get my Hair cut at Grades hairdresser opposite. Car service can be undertaken at St Georges Garage the Volkswagens and Mercedes specialists they always have a selection of used cars and over the road from them is Grand Garage the Peugeot dealers. Cliftonville has a host of shops and is a destination worth visiting you will be glad you did.
I will add some piccies when the weather improves it is currently snowing and I am not going out until it warms up



8 comments:

  1. I've heard about the snow over your way again. I have a friend near Dover who is pretty fed up with it. The shops sound great.

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  2. Well said Don

    It's not often someone talks positively about Cliftonville!

    And don't forget the super chinese take away 'Little Saigon' in Prices Avenue and the excellent Indian 'Golden Curry' in Northdown Rd.

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  3. Denise I just got off the phone from my brother who was stuck over night due to the snow and Georges girl friend didn't get home till 2.00am from Folkestone which is next to Dover. I was lucky Margate used to be an Island and we have our own micro-climate here.

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  4. Shinguard I aim to do a series of posts on Cliftonville it is still a great place to visit.

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  5. Thanks for this Don. We live at the opposite end of Northdown Road in a street that is notorious for its migrant influx! We areSO lucky to have a thriving 'High Street' where even empty shops are soon occupied. The exceptions seem to be ex bank premises where, presumably,the bankers habits of greed are still rampant and reflected in high premiums or prices. I DO wonder how many more estate agents, barbers and tattoo joints the road can accommodate? Have you noticed how all the convenience stores sell the same sad range of magazines? If only one of them would break the mould and show a little more adventure they would attract footfall and turnover - especially as mags are wholesaled on a sale or return basis. What a pity WH Smith pulled out of Northdown Rd all those years ago!
    Keep lookin' on the btight side of life Don!
    Col

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  6. Col I know what you mean about being notorious but we can all find immigration in our past if we could go back far enough. Northdown Road should be regarded as a success in the lite of Margate High Street,I know what you mean about magazines. I got a new to me 1947 camera today if I can get out with it I will take a few piccies with it.

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  7. My brother owns and runs Cliftonville Cyles on Northdown Road Don. He used to be nearer the seafront. His shop has been in that road for a good few years now. I will look out for the shops you have mentioned next time I am over your way :)

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  8. Val I aim to try and feature not only the shops we use but the other as well, they need and deserve all the support they can get. I am no longer in the cycle buying stage of life but the grand children will be needing them at some stage..............

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