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Here’s another quality photo from the excellent archives of Syd Bird. Gibson’s certainly had a well-stocked window display by the looks. I can’t make it out if that’s a slab of dead pig, sorry, cured ham, hanging outside the door? According to the signs the store offered jams, jellies, fruits and spices at city prices with excellence of quality guaranteed! Perhaps the closest we have to such a store on Market Street today is the Little DeliÂ (facebook page) by the Post Office?
Syd says: “The attached photo was given to me by Mr. Leo Wilson who used to reside in Celtic Road, Meols. Apparently he is the chap standing outside. Gibson`s Stores was located on the corner of Market Street and Lake Place and I do believe the original building is still there.”
Slight aside: If anyone has a photo of the old false teeth factory that was at the end of Celtic Road (there was one, honest) I’d really like a copy!
Anyway, the building is indeed still there (those little “turrets” above the signage are still there …and spot the spelling mistake …never noticed that before):