Sunday, 7 December 2014

Seasonal meanderings

I have mentioned before that for people of my age Blacklers Deptment store played a big part in a liverpudlians Christmas. My grandmother loved to take us to see the giant Santa and visit the always special grotto with the resulting carefully chosen present at the end of the visit (airfix model plane for me). Looking back over the years I'm pretty sure my Grandmother God bless her loved the visits just as much as us little I enjoy all things Christmas with my children.


NotClauswitz said...

That's a pretty spiffy Santa's Grotto! Airfix 'planes were the bomb!

Trubes said...

I do remember Blacklers,
we used to visit the Grotto every year, then afterwards we would go to Woolworths Café on Church Street to have egg and chips...
Ahhrr golden days in Liverpool, we has a wonderful childhood, could play out all day and have picnics in our garden, which my elder sister would prepare....egg and cress butties and home made fairy cakes all washed down with a beaker of cream soda or dandelion and burdock !

love Di x

Thud said...

Trubes, we seem to have pretty much the same type of past, Liverpool for all its faults was a pretty good place to grow up in.

Trubes said...

I'm sure you're quite right Thud, a lot of childhood and teen activities were centred around our local parish church.
I forgot to mention the wooden rocking horse in Blacklers, do you remember that ?
Di x

Vinogirl said...

What a great shop that was, loved it.
Trubes, I think the rocking horse (upstairs, next to the lift), ended up in Alder Hey.