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Started: 4th May 2021 at 16:38
Last edited by bambam: 4th May 2021 at 16:51:38
Here we go again, thanks for all your input.
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 16:56
Don't remember garages at back of S&S club must have been after I had left DG,
Uncle Joe--Seen your post on thread 14 , yes I remember the garages now but they were on the waste land on the left entering off Spindle Hillock on in the 50s the garden at the back of the house was on the right, if I remember correctly
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 18:16
Last edited by dougie: 4th May 2021 at 18:38:09
yes dav & he suffered greatly after he moved in .
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 23:54
Yes you're right Bri he did, he wasn't the same bloke after moving poor chap had ailments one after another.
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 00:48
Thanks peterp, they must be nice but sure are expensive, I've been told council houses on estate are going for well over £100.000.
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 00:52
Where the last of the garages stood at the side of the bungalows at the top of Birch Grove they have just built two houses ,don't know how much they are being sold for?Also finished building on what was Slaters pen and across the road on Booths brow Rd plus further up opposite Brocstedes . There is a section of land at the bottom of LG Road near the terraced houses which has been cleared and fenced off. Don't no what is planned for land that Village club stood on?
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 07:57
Things really are changing up there aren't they, the land what village club was on was bought by a young lad of estate and supposedly 2 houses was planned to be built.
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 08:46
and dont forget dav that another smaller club was going to be built as well . where has the money gone ? .
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 11:55
They will never put another club there as for money well well they never wanted bell lot anyroad your in my seat 300 empty and your my seat what joke
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 12:32
I think that was another guy who promised a club Bri, but yes where is the money that the members put in would love know who was dealing with financials, I was member at old rd until it closed and so was spike but no monies was seen, Alan jones bought that building outright.
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 13:01
Where's there's money there's crime forget now I remember club outing s what more do you want
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 15:08
The money was shared with the remaining members unfortunately I wasn't one of them
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 15:09
not many were at the death sammy . ask jeff about them not letting him renew his membership ? .
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 15:27
Owd Neville kept say don't let your membership go every week after football he would say that to us bri
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 18:00
doesnt suprise me malc but where is the money , was,nt it supposed to be bought by rico ? .
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 23:55
Bri do you know what happened to snooker table & the organ, obviously they must have been sold along with all bowling equipment and machines & tools.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 01:06
Morning Dave no sign of any work going on where club was I beleave Mr Kevin Duffy got the old war memorial and life member plack that was on wall as you went in club fair play to him for that better than going on fire or to scrap
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 08:13
Morn Malc, Kevin will find a good home for that, it seems Mr Richardson is taking his time building his house,and the one he was supposed be building for his parents.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 08:40
About the garages behind the Legion...
Dougie: If you wer looking at the building from the Green, towards Spindle Hillock, there were some trees to the left. Walk on the road towards Spindle Hillock, and to the right, not many yards behind the club ,there was an entrance through the trees. Not much more than a dirt road. After a few yards, this turned to the left. I remember garages to the right of this.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 09:55
I don't think he will build it Dave not with I've see that's right uncle Joe that's were they was I know they direrecly at back of club of
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 10:18
The lawn at the back with the big weeping willow tree in the middle was still there in the 60s, till they built the new S & S club by this time I had moved away from DG, any of you remember the Free and easy on boxing day afternoon in the 70s as if you were in the club you HAD to give a song when asked or pay a 50p I would pay the 50p gladly before a song
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 11:41
i remember the garages very well .
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 12:23
It was ok int s n s it makes you wonder why that went by the way side as well Thelma dainty had one of them garages she Used ask me get her car out for her she was rum bugger Thelma
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 12:43
I seem to remember free & easy dougie, they also had disco's on fri nights, it had it's characters back in day you could find Ronnie bold in there dressed to kill with his pipe and pocket watch, Arthur speakman, Brian Clarence, jimmy hill,and Bernard Lowe, it was always packed in 70s & 80s, it was run by Thelma Middlehurst at one time.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 13:31
if you can remember dav that mr waterworth ran it for a spell until his daughter eileen died suddenly in the 70s ? . he lived in popular at the bottom next door to keith porter .
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 16:04
Hi Bri, yes I forgot about Mr waterworth and his daughters I remember them well now you mentioned them, wasn't Alan shaw married to one of them.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 17:00
You would have village club would have took off big time when theso went but it never did Dave really
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 19:18
hey malc does curtsey ever answer his phone ? .
Replied: 7th May 2021 at 17:38
His probably out wi dog getting his can s
Replied: 7th May 2021 at 19:39
Tell you what about them houses on estate they will be there when these new ones have gone they are solid absolutely solid they would cost a fortune to build today
Replied: 7th May 2021 at 22:35
I know Malc the four bedrooms we lived in was massive, and big gardens and since them buildings went up I have never known any structural work on any house on estate, proper builders then.
Replied: 8th May 2021 at 10:41
Morning Dave when I swapped houses wi Tommy I was hitting wall wi 14 pound hammer and not moving them old black n white tiles it Turned into a big job they can't build them like that today pal for starters work men would be to busy on mob s
Replied: 8th May 2021 at 11:37
I know what you saying Malc, when me and Arthur knocked internal coal house down it took us 2 days as it was doubled bricked, them houses would have stood bombing.
Replied: 8th May 2021 at 23:51
Bambam cannot remember who knocked the coal house down at our old house but the council bricked up part of what was the door outside and put a louvre window over the top. This was at the side of the back door, the back kitchen was built into the house with a sloping roof.
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 10:45
Last edited by PeterP: 9th May 2021 at 14:13:13
I remember those kitchens peterp a lot of properties on estate had them, I also remember that some had flat roofed outhouse which was attached to the property.
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 13:33
There was five fire s in our houses dave 3 down n 2 up I thy needed um to they were cawed houses
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 15:43
I am led to believe not one house was built the same has any other on the estate
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 15:46
A lot of houses on estate was same as others, I remember it being cold Malc there was no double glazing back then, my first job when rising was making downstairs fires we seemed to have bad winters back then.
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 16:31
No same 2 beds and so on to 4 beds I they seemed to be proper seasons then Dave Good summers to 1976 cracker
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 18:07
it,s because it was a show estate & wanted to make it look good after the war . if you notice that most of the streets are named after trees & there was 1 in every street until they all got broke with people climbing up them . remember those 4 trees on the island dav ? .
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 23:54
I sure do Bri, they was big trees to with the nice green grassed island in middle, it looked very nice back then.
Replied: 10th May 2021 at 00:44
yes it did dav . they cut those trees down years ago because of a danger issue with the trees leaning over to far .
Replied: 10th May 2021 at 11:49
They had to get crane in to take them down they was that big they have planted some more now men they look ok dust remember Ronnie miles racing round island wi go-carts
Replied: 10th May 2021 at 12:38
i remember very well malc .
Replied: 10th May 2021 at 12:51
Hi Bri, have you heard out from pey jones, he not been on for a while now.
Replied: 12th May 2021 at 14:54
not for a while dav . i believe he was having tests for prostate trouble ?
Replied: 12th May 2021 at 16:54
Thanks Bri, i hope everything goes ok for him.
Replied: 12th May 2021 at 22:53
me too dav.
Replied: 13th May 2021 at 00:00
Hi Malc, do you remember David Hayworth chasing us off when we was trying get beer out of barrells with a lolly stick at side of S & S., good old days.
Replied: 15th May 2021 at 22:47
Last edited by bambam: 15th May 2021 at 22:48:51
Hi dave morning pal I remember that I also remember Bernard Lowe catching mi un wardy and lowwy says to me what thy name and I couldn't think of a false name quick anough and I tells him Bert and says Bert who and I said Bert Renalds me n wardy still Lough about it to day great times growing up back then o wi did some tackle for develment
Replied: 16th May 2021 at 07:48
I remember your dad taking us out with him to Simms rd pub, and bringing us bottles of beer out when we was sat in car, I was p...ed when we got home and my dad said I know where you've been you stink like a brewery get upstairs afore thi mam sees thi.
Replied: 16th May 2021 at 18:42
Morning Dave great days pal them fishing trips where very good to Dave wi your dad never forget totally different back then back door always open does remember that big lump of chocolate mi dad fotched home they seemed to anything but had nout
Replied: 17th May 2021 at 06:37
Yes I remember Malc, we had some nice surprises then Frank Hendley always give us sweets, and I always had money to buy a jubillie from Reggie Joneses for 5p, I was local errand boy for mrs livesley and mrs scully running to cooks, Tommy Evans & Daintys and got 10p a time I thought I was loaded,ha ha.
Replied: 17th May 2021 at 08:51
you probably was back then dav
Replied: 17th May 2021 at 11:49
I know Dave them penny arrows they were a foot lung every thing was better then it's all greed today wimen could make a butty out off brick always had pinny on didn't they
Replied: 17th May 2021 at 12:38
Yes they could Malc, my mother always baked on Sundays she made every cake you could think of but that don't seem to happen these days, Sundays was always a roast joint you could smell it cooking all day, and in the evening the ironing board was out to do all our clothes for school.
Replied: 17th May 2021 at 14:10
Went passed the Blue Bell about 3.30 this afternoon been in the Churchyard, two men sat out side in the sun having a pint was it anyone off here if so, I would have loved to have joined them
Replied: 17th May 2021 at 20:30
Don't think it would be anyone of WW dougie there is only Bri & Malc as far as I'm aware and Bri not been in there for years, you should of called in dougie and let us know what's going on.
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 11:13
I'll put money on (spike) Mick middlehurst being in there now lockdown been lifted, he loves a pint and ain't had one for over 12 months.
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 11:19
it,s been nearly 3 years since i had a pint dav & not been in the bell since that time . it,s far cheaper having a drink in ashton ? .
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 12:19
Not seen spike for long time hope is ok is mam is going strong tho she must be good age Ney Dave
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 12:46
around 96 malc.
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 12:47
It's good battin bri in it good on her
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 14:11
Aye she is a good age 97 next birthday and still got all her own teeth, they are taking p?ss Bri with ale prices that pub I come out of in January is now £3.50 a pint they had no real ale on when I went to take a look but had bottles at £2.60 same bottles I get from Tesco and Lidl for £1.19 so I made my mind up not to stay and went home for a cheaper drink.
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 16:53
5 new pence or 1 shilling a pint when I was 18 , then a walk up the road to one of the two chippy's on Rectory Road for Chips & Fish, you got change back from 1/- or 5 new pence you could have a good night out 3 pints, Fish & Chips for 2/-shillings, or 10 new pence in todays money.
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 20:57
If you remember this time last year I had my 80th Birthday well it's come around again, I said I would buy you all a pint, well after seeing them two man sat in front of the bell in the sun and looking so relaxed, I think I could come to some arrangement with the landlord to knock a £1 or so off the first 100 pints depending on the turn out one Sat/Sunday afternoon
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 21:21
It's shocking what they charge for booze now days chaps but if people are daft anough keep paying it only go one road the only way make it work is own it the pub if I won lottery Dave I would buy bell for thi
Replied: 18th May 2021 at 22:31
cheers Malc, but i don't think you would get same custom as Arthur williams had, it was always packed back then with George Grimshaw plonking away on piano the village had some good singers including Arthur.
Replied: 19th May 2021 at 00:57
You would if booze was cheaper Dave and a good landlord which Arthur was no messing with him who was that what peed in a glass or was Artur not landlord then I bet he never found out
Replied: 19th May 2021 at 06:42
I remember ray cross doing that in village and got a ban as when he did it he put it on bar, some nut cases back then.
Replied: 19th May 2021 at 07:47
Not nice nor clever that Dave just plain daft
Replied: 19th May 2021 at 10:14
dav arthur williams paid a set fee when he got the bell but it all changed wen they introduced the "barrelage scheme" & it was 1 of the things why he got out ? . he basicaly ended up working for the brewery.
Replied: 19th May 2021 at 17:15
To be honest Bri as you probably know breweries got greedy and forced landlords out of properties, they put managers in pubs these days for pittance money all respect and enthusiasm has well gone, back in the day you could name pubs and a landlords name would be mentioned, that sadly don't happen in the environment we are now in.
Replied: 19th May 2021 at 22:59
that,s true dav but greed by brewerys put landlords in financial difficulties by the barralage scheme & the rent . that,s why they were forced out .
Replied: 20th May 2021 at 00:13
Greed greed greed all little perks have gone in today's society the big wigs want it all for them self s they make it that way so there's nothing left for working class
Replied: 20th May 2021 at 06:32
there never is under a tory regime .
Replied: 20th May 2021 at 11:05
hi dav . our andrew is very pooly .
Replied: 25th May 2021 at 23:59
Morning bri he's still in Birmingham then I would never have thought that wi Andrew it's shame bri
Replied: 26th May 2021 at 06:56
Oh no, what's happened Bri that's shocking news.
Replied: 26th May 2021 at 11:11
yep dav his liver has gone & now spreading into his kidneys . not long to go dav.
Replied: 27th May 2021 at 00:12
That's shocking Bri, can hardly believe it i know he's the youngest but not that old, poor lad his family will be gutted, i will pray for a miracle.
Replied: 27th May 2021 at 00:49
i dont think praying to god is going to help dav.
Replied: 27th May 2021 at 01:38
problably not Bri, it's such a cruel world sometimes i feel so sorry for him and his family.
Replied: 27th May 2021 at 02:05
me too dav as he was like a younger brother to me . he thought the world of my old chap .
Replied: 27th May 2021 at 12:01
hi dav sorry to say our andrew passed away at 6-10 this morning . yet another "greener" gone . devastated .
Replied: 28th May 2021 at 12:02
It's a shame bri good lad RIP
Replied: 28th May 2021 at 12:41
I'm so sorry for your loss Bri, I am shocked such a lovely lad from a lovely family god bless them, R.I.P Andrew.
Replied: 28th May 2021 at 15:59
i believe tracy davies isnt very well either dav.
Replied: 1st Jun 2021 at 12:45
I'm trying think who she is Bri, is it Barry's ex or one of Davies from poplar Ave.
Replied: 1st Jun 2021 at 23:24
nodav she,s the youngest of ste davies kids . he,s now going out with tracy kelly .
Replied: 1st Jun 2021 at 23:52
If anyone would like to help The Volunteers --Croft on Rectory Road-- for anyone that's not used this before experiment with it to look all around DownallGreen
Clean up on The Croft (off Rectory Rd), Sat 5th June 11am. Anyone interested in helping please let us know as we are providing cooked sausages on rolls courtesy of Sous Chef Sue Houghton, the bbq is coming out, we can provide drinks for kids, adults bring a bottle.
This is your kids park, lets keep it clean
Restarted in the Churchyard again --here-- Part of last years video
Replied: 2nd Jun 2021 at 12:01
Last edited by dougie: 2nd Jun 2021 at 12:27:48
Thanks for info Bri, I don't know that family must of come when I left, but I wish the girl luck and all the best.
Replied: 2nd Jun 2021 at 23:15
stage 4 dav .
Replied: 2nd Jun 2021 at 23:52
Oh dear, god bless her.
Replied: 3rd Jun 2021 at 01:09
They where st Helens couple moving onto estate early 80s Dave our Lorraine got to know them though kids at school It's a shame god bless her
Replied: 3rd Jun 2021 at 07:18
Thanks Malc, I ain't seen Lorraine in a while hope she's ok.
Replied: 3rd Jun 2021 at 10:41
dav our andrew,s funeral is next friday at 12-30 in shrewsbury . it,s at the crem & internment thereafter . he,s stopping there & isnt coming up here .
Replied: 3rd Jun 2021 at 23:59
Ok Bri, thanks for info.
Replied: 4th Jun 2021 at 04:57
Hi --The volunteers need as much help as they can get to look after the graveyard a short clip --Here-- to show the task again this year
Replied: 4th Jun 2021 at 09:51
Last edited by dougie: 4th Jun 2021 at 09:53:53
Hi dougie, i know they are doing and have done a fantastic job to date, so sorry i cannot help out at moment with moving premesis and work commitments, i hope they get as much help as they need to fulfill the massive task they have taken on, i went up late last year to see what they had achieved and was amazed to see how much work had been done, i know they need more help and monies for equipment, i will be going up when i get the chance to thank them and make a donation, thanks for the video.
Replied: 7th Jun 2021 at 02:45
Litter picking on the Croft Saturday 5th June all photos deleted may put them back, a good day was had by all, thanks' to all helpers for giving up your time--from Dougie-
Replied: 7th Jun 2021 at 13:32
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Dougie Mcafee are flagging your link has suspicious.Adviced not to open link on my computer.Never had any warning before when you have posted videos
Replied: 7th Jun 2021 at 15:39
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Thanks Peter Will look into it opening OK here, will get back to you deleted- it one test photo [img]
As much as you could eat Sausage rolls, Beef burgers, jelly, and cake, washed down with Pop or ????
A good days work thank you
another test photo [url] --Here of Scottie-- may have upload to many photos in one go or have mixed the two [img] & [url] check it please PeterP Dougie
Replied: 7th Jun 2021 at 17:25
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Dougie still will not let me into the link
Replied: 7th Jun 2021 at 18:46
Thanks for letting me know ,I wouldn't try again if I was you but it's working just fine for me someone else may try, the link of Scottie
Replied: 7th Jun 2021 at 19:01
Take Saturday 12th June bring back long lost memories from the 50s Bert will remember if no one else , riding us round the estate for 3 pennies old money
Scottie looks to be enjoying her self in the churchyard why not join the band of volunteers some Saturday morning from 10.am they will find you something to do, you will enjoy it and make new friends give it a try all welcome
Replied: 13th Jun 2021 at 15:19
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