Program 06: Taking the short cut

A trip along the ‘strip’ from Whitefield to Besses o’th’ Barn in Greater Manchester in the company of David Galloway who tells us about his family’s barbers in the early part of the Twentieth Century.

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Show Notes

Duration: 10 minutes 30 seconds

• 0’ 00’ Introductory music – Johann Pachelbel – Kanon in D Dur performed by Aitua
• 0’ 20” An introduction to David Galloway
• 0’25” Cookson’s Cycles
• 01’37” David talks about his grandad’s shop on the corner of Sefton Street
• 02’15” Walking the ‘strip’
• 02’40” A case of mistaken identity – the doggy groomers
• 03’30” Where David used to do the shopping for his mum and dad on a Saturday
• 04’55’ The coal board at 139 Bury New Road
• 05’20” The Besse’s Boys Band in 1946
• 06’00” The location of Galloway’s Gentleman’s Hairdressers
• 06’40” Inside the shop
• 07’20” The demise of the shop
• 08’16 Ex-servicemen congregate in the barbers
• 09’18” Escaping to nice clean air
• 09’40” Thanks to David
• 09’55” Ending music – Johann Pachelbel – Kanon in D Dur performed by Aitua

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