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Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« on: Monday 09 May 16 12:04 BST (UK) »
The family story is that my grandmother worked in Cocoa Rooms in Ranelagh Street at some time. This must have been before she married in 1906. A quick search turned up a reference to the Central Cocoa Rooms in Ranelagh Street, in Google books.  Can anyone tell me when this business was in operation and who ran it ?
Thanks to anyone who can help with this.
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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 May 16 16:44 BST (UK) »
There were these two establishments,
John Clement Spragg, restaurant, 19  Ranelagh Street, called the Central Café in 1918.
Spiers & Pond Limited refreshment rooms J.E. Borrett manager. 28 Ranelagh Street
Gore's Directory of Liverpool & Birkenhead, 1900.

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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 May 16 16:56 BST (UK) »
In Liverpool Mercury from 1880
Opening of a New Cocoa Room.
"The forty first cocoa room in connection with the British Workman Public House Company was opened on Monday evening in premises opposite the Central Rail Station in Ranelagh Street".

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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 May 16 17:01 BST (UK) »
Is this the refence you saw? http://www.rootschat.com/links/01hlq/ I see it is called Central Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, so is probably what was called the Central Café in 1918, at 19 Ranelagh Street.

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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 May 16 17:16 BST (UK) »
Copper or Bronze Token, The British Workman Public House Co Ltd, Cocoa Rooms, Liverpool
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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 May 16 18:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your helpful replies. Liverpool seems to have been packed with Cocoa Rooms. Yes, Stan, that was the reference to the Central Cocoa Rooms I spotted. It hadn't dawned on me that the name was due to the fact it was only yards from Central Station !  By the sound of it, it was opposite. I hadn't thought of searching newspapers either, so thanks for that,  Cathy. I will have to go and have a look and see if  the building is still there next.
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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 May 16 21:31 BST (UK) »
I do not think that the building will still be there after 100 years has elapsed.
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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 May 16 08:12 BST (UK) »
It is still there. The Lobster Pot is at 19 Ranelagh Street Street view  https://goo.gl/maps/Z3ffSAULH442

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Re: Cocoa Rooms, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 May 16 08:31 BST (UK) »
I don't understand why you would say this:

I do not think that the building will still be there after 100 years has elapsed.

I know Liverpool has been messed with a lot over the years but there are plenty of buildings still standing which are 100 years old.


It is still there. The Lobster Pot is at 19 Ranlagh Street Street view  https://goo.gl/maps/Z3ffSAULH442

Stan

That building is certainly over 100 years old.  :)