THE early 80s saw the demolition of a whole swathe of houses on the terraced streets in the section between North Road and Cowley Hill Lane in the northern shadow of Lowe House Church.

Sections of Oxford Street, Morley Street, Stanhope Street and Argyle Street, where they adjoined Cooper Street, were razed to the ground as part of the clearance in the middle of the decade.

Thankfully for pub lovers the Turks Head and Cowley Hill Vaults survived - and still thrive today on Cooper Street with a new estate built around them.

Of course, the northerly parts of those streets remain.

But do any of our readers have memories of visiting the distinctive looking Greenall Whitley outdoor on Morley Street?

This was a much-loved off-licence serving that tight-knit neighbourhood with refreshments into the 80s.

Anyone recall going there to get bottles filled up with Greenalls bitter or mild long before the late supermarkets and Bargain Boozes took off?

Or did anyone as kids go in there for a big bottle of Cambrian lemonade, a pack of Golden Wonder Captain America crisps, sweets and lollipops?

We'd love to know more about this distinctive little piece of St Helens history; about the people that ran it and the memories of customers who frequented it.

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