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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 10
Started by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
HERE WE GO NO10 ENJOY

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
How's that bentlegs, I hope it's better for you now and thanks to everyone who has contributed.

Posted by: tonker (19982)   Report abuse
Bloody Sintelliners!

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
we,ll have to start all over again dav

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Aye we will Bri, have you heard owt from Kevin since peter passed away.

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
not really dav.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Oh that's sad, he used to contribute here on wiganworld under the name earthworm ain't seen him in a while hope he's ok.

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
dav i,m wondering if there is any blog that,s as long as ours as we are now on no 10 ? .

Posted by: bentlegs (4406) Report abuse
Thanks for that Bambam, Alot better.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, I don't think there is but golborne colliery by Flaggy delf had a lot of interest.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Hi bentlegs, you are very welcome.

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
has anyone got a longer thread than ours dav ? .

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
Tumtingle Been away to Bournemouth for a short break with Shearings ,nice to see you've been kicking someone up the backside telling him in a nice way to get his finger out thanks for starting number 10 bambam

bambam how do you expect to get the longest running thread on WW as whups asked if you don't move on it was started 2008 remember everyone on the right hand side (END key for last post) or (Home key for first post)
bambam more people look than post so lets try to get some new posters

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Hi Dougie, I try my best to keep the thread going and please everyone, my time is limited with running a pub and working 12hr shifts 7 days a week, I love wiganworld and like to go on when I get the chance, it keeps me in touch with what's happening up there and thanks to Whups I get all the latest news.

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
Your doing a good job keep it up, I hope to see you again sometime and the invisible man

I've uploaded a photo of myself if any old Downall Greeners off the thread see me in Ashton, your always welcome to say hello,remember you brother jouell



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Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
we need to keep in touch dav so keep it up . dougie did you know my cousin paul roper from billinge has passed away l/week ? .

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
I've seen your post but don't know him, whups we could think about a nice cup tea or coffee in wetherspoons Ashton one afternoon only £1.30 as much as you can drink

Posted by: trixie (4955)   Report abuse
You are doing a great job bam bam.thank you and keep it up,definitely.
It is so good to talk as they say.and keep in touch.

Thanks to all who contribute on here as well.

Posted by: tonker (19982)   Report abuse
It's .... Number 10 !

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
his mother was a scully dougie , mary was here name & married jimmy roper from holt crescent billinge .i think george roper who went in the eagle & child was related.

Posted by: tonker (19982)   Report abuse
Yes, I remember George Roper. I saw him nearly every Friday night.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Hi trixie, it's nice to see a post from you it's been a while hope you are ok, Bri if you go for a cuppa with Dougie let me know I will pop down.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, I think this is the longest thread on here, looking back to previous posts on this subject there was a lot of people contributing but it's such a shame as they seem to have disappeared, I keep trying to sign my mother on as she is interested but it will not let me maybe Brian's still working on it, I would say her knowledge would be appreciated on here, oh and by the way Bri its her birthday today.

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
bambam, You know what I mean by a cuppa everyone would be welcome so not giving anyone the chance to say (I don't drink) I remember the last time it was a good job I got called away

whups-- just been on the phone to your John told me you've had a good chat

Posted by: suesa (559) Report abuse
It's because of you starting it bambam that this thread has been so successful. Long may it continue.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Thanks suesa, I hope it does to so wish they would all come back, could do with your Malc joining us.

Posted by: suesa (559) Report abuse
Will pass that on when I next see him

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
yes dougie we did . but on a sadder note i got a call from my auntie about dickie eck saying there was poilce & ambulance there & had i heard owt as he lives just round the corner & i did,nt know anything . but as i was going for the bus the police were still there & a hearse pulled up near his house . hav,nt heard owt yet . i,ll keep you posted.

Posted by: kevndee (35) Report abuse
a belated happy birthday to Lillian bambam Never realised but our eldest daughter Sam has the same birthday (13/10)

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Thanks kevndee I will pass that on to her she was only asking about you other day.

Posted by: trixie (4955)   Report abuse
Yes Iím fine bambam happy birthday to your mum.hope she is keeping well.

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Thanks trixie, yes she ok love.

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
the word is that,s it,s not dickie eck it,s 1 of his next door neighbours.

Posted by: jouell (4676) Report abuse
I don't remember how I found this site, though I'm very happy I did.. I don't know everyone on here, but it's still a place where we are all connected as Downall Greeners...

Thank you bambam for creating this site, Thank you dougie for the driving around to show me places and Thank you to all who contribute, that keeps this site going..

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
jouell, I feel the same I know people that lived on the estate 40/50/60s then I moved off and I lost touch with the younger people then all the Dads and Granddads seem to have moved off the estate or passed away, but thankfully I still see some old DG from time to time, well them that's still with us but it's not the same on here as these days for my age group

Good news about Dicky Eck good friend for years, if you see him ask if Dougie can call some time when passing

Posted by: bambam (1844)  Report abuse
Hi jouell, thanks for your post I left downall green in late 80's closer to my work at the time,I often wondered what was going on up there in my absence and used to visit whenever I could, I knew most of families there and had a lot of friends (problaby half of estate) I loved going in blue bell on Monday nights watching Bri (whups) thrash some unlucky bloke off the dartboard, that's why when I discovered wiganworld I started the thread I wanted info of the estate and latest news, but I must admit I was overwhelmed by the response from people I know and people I didn't know I'm glad I started it as it's given me many pleasures, and of course the saddest of news.

Posted by: broady (14867)   Report abuse
Bambam,
I used to pick a guy up in Strange Road in the 80's to travel to work and I think he drank in the Blue Bell. His name was Frank Brown. Ring any bells.

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
bambam, I played darts for years round the board and 501 scored hundreds of 180s over the years, but I only did two seven dart finish round the board, you never forget where one in Bath Springs and one in Park Lane club

As young lads in the village club Dicky Ecks Dad a 6.6" chap known as (Bash) can't remember his first name nice chap like Dickie he would play us 501 and give us 50 start and your arrows it made me play all the better just to beat him

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
have you seen our dart pic dougie ? . it,s in the work section under golborne colliery .

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
Good photo worked same section as Dicky Wall at Reeds in 1960/61 he had a the top job first m/c man on Comit but left to go back in pit, I had a better one did 40 years is he still going

Posted by: whups (3782)   Report abuse
i believe so dougie.

Posted by: dougie (3722)  Report abuse
Bambam, how do you feel about YOU adding this link to the top page so all the DG photo's stays as a sticky on your number 10 thread for ever, if so I would delete this link and give one to add

I've just spent some interesting time looking and reading this link
--North Ashton photo's and comments--

 
 
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