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"Irwins's in Allerton Road, Liverpool" - by Rod Burkey ©
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Photographer: © Rod Burkey (Gallery)(14th May 2014)
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"Irwins's in Allerton Road, Liverpool"

This old tiled sign can still be seen on the side wall of a block of shops on Allerton Road. For many years Irwin’s ran a chain of grocery shops all over Merseyside and I have distant memories of being sat up on the counter by my mother on our frequent trips “to the shops”. Irwin’s shops always had a most distinctive look and there are still many buildings here with that look that fewer people every year would be able to identify. I doubt if many chains now would ever dream of putting tiled signs up like Irwin’s such is the lack of permanence, as indeed the lady who owned the chain found when selling out, I think in the 1960s. I thought I’d better capture this before something finally happened and it was lost forever.
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Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION Model: NIKON D70
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 95 mm, Aperture: f 5, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/80 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0.33333333333333 EV
Date/Time Creation: March 23, 2008, 8:06 am
ImageID:1189972, Image size: 2408 x 1774 pixels

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Comment by Edward Lever(14th May 2014)

I too remember Irwin's shops. A nicely captured bit of history. I am not sure about the choice of angle for this shot. I think as a purely record shot, I might have tried taking a full frontal straight-on shot too, if this was feasible.

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Comment by rustyruth(14th May 2014)

It's certainly a very nice tiled sign.

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Comment by James Prescott(14th May 2014)

nice one Rod--a reminder of the old Co-oP shops

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(14th May 2014)

Well taken .

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(15th May 2014)

Another interesting image Rod

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Comment by Judith HaysPremier Member! Click for more info..(26th July 2016)

What a beautiful sign! How sad that they are no longer valued. I hope the signs that are still remaining will be well cared for by their owners. Lovely photo!

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