Nominated by: Rod Perrin
Where: 588 Stockport Road, Longsight
Lowes had a small chain of confectioner’s shops which seems to date back to the early twentieth century – a 1919 directory lists a Jospeh Lowe as a confectioner trading on Stockport Road, Levenshulme. The image, dating from the 1950s, shows Stockport Road lined with independent shops as well as national chains.
Me mam worked there while expecting me in 67 and before. I don’t remember that bit. But I do remember being treated like a little prince by the owners (I remember a Grampa Lowe). The smells. The array of cakes and especially the honey ring with a pint of milk as a teen. Yum. What memories. Mam was a confectioner who made wedding cakes etc. It was one of the many independent shops that were around before the supermarket killed the proper grocers, that sold essential grocery items.