Southport Past (OTS News) The Builders Supply Eastbourne Road Southport

The Builders Supply on Eastbourne Road, Southport, was knocked down on 12th January 2002 to make way for new houses.

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After the builders supply closed down in the 80’s the premises was used for different business, once a bath showroom and later The Tile Wizzard Company.

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Over the years when the builders supply was booming in the 70’s thousands of local people and businesses used the yard for DIY materials, bricks, cement, paint and so on.

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ABOVE: Boothy’s Transport Office

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ABOVE: The Plumbing Dept stock room

There was an Ironmongery department half way down the yard? Dennis and Mick Ambrose worked in that deptartment for many years.

Graham Booth worked in the plumbing dept, and his brother worked worked in transport office. Micky Carr worked on the Timber section and ironmongery.

John Rimmer worked in the yard along with John Marshall and Tony Rodwell who were later transfered to the old Bates Builders Supply in Bispham Road.

Bates were later bought out by Jewsons.

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ABOVE: Graffitti left on the walls by staff members

Staff members left writing on the walls in the ironmongery dept back in 1974, one wrote Roddy loves Colette (see pic below)  He did marry Colette, have children but later divorced.

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ABOVE: John Marshall

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ABOVE: John Rimmer

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ABOVE: Mick Ambrose

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ABOVE: Micky Carr

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