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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 22

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Enjoy folks, thanks for all your input on thread 21.

Replied: 28th Feb 2023 at 20:24

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Ta Dave

Replied: 1st Mar 2023 at 11:12

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Hi Bri, I remember red gates on leyland green rd even though i can't remember them ever being closed, was there a public footpath that went up there past Quaker pit and through farmers field and come out onto winstanley rd, I thought there was as a youngster we used it or maybe we was trespassing, I know at back of Quaker to right was the old reservoir.

Replied: 1st Mar 2023 at 12:08

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Red Gate was for access to what we called the top reservoir I don't think it was for public use ,quaker pit used it after the reservoir was drained,

Replied: 3rd Mar 2023 at 11:23

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Thanks bentlegs, I thought there was a public footpath up there as a youngster my mother sent me up there to Quaker pit to fill my barrow, it was a lot cheaper to buy coal there than the merchants.

Replied: 3rd Mar 2023 at 11:48

Posted by: whups (13367) 

dav the public path was at the top of red gates & went accross the field where there was a stile it then turned left to ashton rd .

Replied: 3rd Mar 2023 at 12:01

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Thanks Bri, I thought it come out on winstanley rd, can't remember where Ashton rd is but I'm glad it existed thought I dreamt it.

Replied: 3rd Mar 2023 at 13:28

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

It came out onto Winstanley road opposite the old quaker pit and I think what Whups calls Ashton Road is from the top of LGR turn left and it is Garswood Road and turn right is Winstanley Road

Replied: 3rd Mar 2023 at 14:26

Posted by: whups (13367) 

it comes out about 50 meters short of the quaker pit . about inbetween the quaker pit & where young michael millet got killed .

Replied: 7th Mar 2023 at 12:06

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Tumtingle, news our friend Frank Walford passed away this last weekend, RIP Frank

Replied: 8th Mar 2023 at 15:46

Posted by: bambam (3059)

So sorry to hear that dougie, I knew Frank well R.I.P Frank.

Replied: 8th Mar 2023 at 19:58

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Tumtingle, Frank was a great lad he will be missed.R I P Frank

Replied: 8th Mar 2023 at 22:42

Posted by: whups (13367) 

just heard my uncle john marsh ( big john) has passed away today .

Replied: 8th Mar 2023 at 23:39

Posted by: bambam (3059)

So sorry for your loss Bri, you have been through a lot of late losing yet another family member, may I express my condolences to yourself Phylis and the boys, big john was a true hard working gent and I remember family very well. R.I.P John.

Replied: 9th Mar 2023 at 09:54

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

R I P big john

Replied: 9th Mar 2023 at 10:20

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

R.I,P. Mesh, first met John in 1951 when we change to the secondary school at 11 years of age to hear of his passing thanks whups,

Replied: 9th Mar 2023 at 10:30

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

RIP Big John condolences to all family sad loss

Replied: 9th Mar 2023 at 12:38

Posted by: whups (13367) 

dougie are you on that pic with my uncle john & the pownalls ? .

Replied: 9th Mar 2023 at 23:53

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

No whups, it was taken when we first went, I've seen the photo was both John & Tom Pownall on the same photo, remember Mesh & Leggy didn't get on with each other very well

Replied: 10th Mar 2023 at 11:35

Posted by: whups (13367) 

so iv,e heard dougie .

Replied: 10th Mar 2023 at 23:45

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Posted by: whups (13367) 

i have that pic dougie & was wondering if you were on it ? .

Replied: 12th Mar 2023 at 01:11

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Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Just found this posted by Kate Marsh

Just to let everyone know my grandads Funeral? will be on the 28th of march at 10am at holy trinity church down all green the cars will be leaving my nans on Victoria road garswood at half 9 and to the blue bell after to celebrate his life your all welcome to come and show your respect to BIG JOHN MARSH ??

Replied: 19th Mar 2023 at 21:45

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Thanks for the information Tumtell,

Replied: 20th Mar 2023 at 10:48

Posted by: whups (13367) 

went to my uncle john,s funeral y/day at holy trinity . was a few there & went to the blue bell afterwards . it went ok .

Replied: 29th Mar 2023 at 11:45

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

I was also there, to me it was a good turnout for an old man of 83 years, R.I.P now John ( he'll always be Mesh to me)
Whups did go to the grave and walked down with them to the Bell but didn't go in

Replied: 29th Mar 2023 at 12:21

Posted by: whups (13367) 

i went to the bell dougie i know where the grave is & it,s about 5 graves from my parents . had something to eat with my aunty phillis & went home around 2 oclock .

Replied: 29th Mar 2023 at 23:38

Posted by: bambam (3059)

So sorry I couldn't attend Bri had to go for eye appointment.

Replied: 30th Mar 2023 at 09:49

Posted by: whups (13367) 

no probs dav .

Replied: 30th Mar 2023 at 11:46

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Hi Bri, went up to trinity this morning to my brothers grave, also went to big johns grave and a few more that have been laid to rest, I was quite surprised as bell was open when I passed.

Replied: 2nd Apr 2023 at 15:47

Posted by: whups (13367) 

the woman who is running it was also running the stag & now it,s closed she has more time for the bell . my mam & dad,s grave is about 5 or 6 graves from my uncle john going towards the school field dav .

Replied: 2nd Apr 2023 at 23:57

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Cheers Bri, I will take a look next time I go up, I was looking at Granville wards grave and someone has spent a lot of time on it as it has flags round it and is obviously well looked after.

Replied: 3rd Apr 2023 at 00:09

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Just been told that Our Lady,s schoolhas only one pupil due to it closing all the other pupils have moved to other schools.

Replied: 3rd Apr 2023 at 10:38

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

You would think the education dept would move this child over the easter break and just shut the school

Replied: 3rd Apr 2023 at 11:12

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

I think it will have to b5e sorted can't Carry on whit one to one

Replied: 3rd Apr 2023 at 16:16

Posted by: whups (13367) 

sad news dougie yates has died & jack marsh from leyland gree rd has passed too .

Replied: 3rd Apr 2023 at 20:19

Posted by: bambam (3059)

I'm shocked Bri, it's a very sad loss knew both dougie & jack. R.I.P gents you will be sadly missed.

Replied: 3rd Apr 2023 at 20:41

Posted by: whups (13367) 

yes dav a sad loss in both cases .

Replied: 4th Apr 2023 at 11:26

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Sad to hear that Jack Marsh has passed away as well as Duggie Yates I knew them both very well. RIP Tumtingle and Jack

Replied: 4th Apr 2023 at 11:45

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Jack's friend , Frank Walford died last week They were fiends for years RIP to both

Replied: 4th Apr 2023 at 11:50

Posted by: suesa (645)

Such sad news Brian. I know that Dougie's knowledge and input on Downall Green will be greatly missed on these threads.
Thoughts & prayers to their families.
R. I. P Dougie and Jack.

Replied: 4th Apr 2023 at 12:29

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Jack marsh was a hard working chap until he retired, knew him very well also knew his friend frank walford, may they both R.I.P.

Replied: 4th Apr 2023 at 18:31

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Jack & his wife Enid frequented park lane club back in the day, it's quite possible frank did as well.

Replied: 4th Apr 2023 at 18:37

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Posted by: bambam (3059)

Bentlegs, I used to go Bryn labour club every Sunday afternoon and stay there until early evening, I always had a drink with ken savage & frank walford who were both good servants to club for many years.

Replied: 5th Apr 2023 at 17:21

Posted by: whups (13367) 

dav , savo another greener .

Replied: 6th Apr 2023 at 11:44

Posted by: suesa (645)

Thank you Dave for your kind comments on the family grave. Our mum and uncle Granville are there with their dad John

Replied: 6th Apr 2023 at 17:34

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Yes suesa, took me a while to think of names on grave then I realised it was granville's sister (your mother) yes you've done a grand job it is very well kept, I shall be visiting again next week.

Replied: 6th Apr 2023 at 22:43

Posted by: whups (13367) 

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Posted by: whups (13367) 

hi dav julie lowe not very good .

Replied: 9th Apr 2023 at 00:06

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Hi Bri, I know the name just trying remember her, is she percy''s daughter.

Replied: 9th Apr 2023 at 10:05

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Just watching leeds on box, malc and his motley crew are probably there.

Replied: 9th Apr 2023 at 14:40

Posted by: whups (13367) 

no dav she,s ste lowe,s sister . they used to live near the village hall next to the blue bell then moved to d/green rd near wainses .

Replied: 9th Apr 2023 at 23:45

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Thanks Bri I remember her now, I hope she gets well soon.

Replied: 10th Apr 2023 at 10:12

Posted by: whups (13367) 

that,s not the common concensuse dav .

Replied: 10th Apr 2023 at 11:28

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Hi Bri, just been my mams she remembers Julie well as she was a good friend of her mothers, she's upset about the news, she said last time she spoke to Julie was at Garys funeral where she was sat with her uncle Bernard.

Replied: 10th Apr 2023 at 11:45

Posted by: whups (13367) 

it,s tracy that was telling me she has c.o.p.d & was,nt that good & it looked bad .

Replied: 10th Apr 2023 at 12:25

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

RIP TO BOTH DOUGIE AND JACK GOD BLESS

Replied: 11th Apr 2023 at 10:33

Posted by: whups (13367) 

malc

Replied: 11th Apr 2023 at 14:57

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Has no one got out to say, gee um up Dave

Replied: 15th Apr 2023 at 08:48

Posted by: bambam (3059)

I think they are all scared to switch on bentlegs with all the passings recently.

Replied: 15th Apr 2023 at 09:39

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Hope malcs ok after Leeds result, Bri will be happy as united are doing well, and I'm happy with rugby result against the wire.

Replied: 15th Apr 2023 at 09:42

Posted by: whups (13367) 

rugby results been very good dav but united,s result on thursday & the injuries they got was a disaster.

Replied: 15th Apr 2023 at 14:32

Posted by: bambam (3059)

I must admit things didn't go well but they will bounce back.

Replied: 15th Apr 2023 at 15:26

Posted by: brynkiwi (720) 

That is so sad about Dougie, I was going to write in a couple of weeks to tell him I was coming over and we could have a couple of pints in the bowling club. He always said he could not figure out how he had never met me as I used to live directly across the road from theStar Hotel. Sadly now we will not meet .
R. I. P Dougie condolences to all his family

Replied: 18th Apr 2023 at 08:47

Posted by: whups (13367) 

brian i see you used to live on sefton rd . did you know my uncle john ( big john marsh ) .

Replied: 18th Apr 2023 at 11:32

Posted by: brynkiwi (720) 

Hi Brian
Yes I knew (Mesh)he was a few years older than me, he was in his last year at central school when I was in my first. I lived on Sefton Road for abou15years when both my parents died I went to live with my Aunty in Wigan road across from the Star. I’m coming over in June to see my sister she is 89 this year. Hope you are keeping well.

Replied: 18th Apr 2023 at 21:17

Posted by: whups (13367) 

he passed away around 3 weeks ago brian . i,m doin ok as well as i can .

Replied: 18th Apr 2023 at 23:54

Posted by: brynkiwi (720) 

I will be in Downall Green in June to look at my parents grave. Dougie gave me a contact number for the people who are tidying up the gates they made a great job of the grave ,sent me photos. You take care of yourself.

Replied: 19th Apr 2023 at 08:20

Posted by: whups (13367) 

do my best brian . i,m just around the corner from the church .

Replied: 19th Apr 2023 at 11:32

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Whups, have you checked your pit pensioner this month mine has dropped a few quid , any idea what's going on.

Replied: 21st Apr 2023 at 11:26

Posted by: whups (13367) 

ask the government they are taking the lions share .

Replied: 21st Apr 2023 at 11:57

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Hi Bri, I attended the funeral of Dave bennetts wife today I passed on your condolences and he thanks you, also a guy asking about you was young balli (Dennis Ball) there was a few old darters there.

Replied: 24th Apr 2023 at 21:47

Posted by: whups (13367) 

yes dav but bally,s older than me . was pey fishwick there ? .

Replied: 24th Apr 2023 at 23:46

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Bentlegs you will be on state pension plus your pit pension so probably will be over your personal tax allowance combined and will be paying tax Either that or you have not got the 10.1% rise paid on the pit pension give them a ring

Replied: 25th Apr 2023 at 06:05

Posted by: bambam (3059)

No Bri pey wasn't there I thought he would of been though, not seen him for 12 months.

Replied: 25th Apr 2023 at 10:37

Posted by: whups (13367) 

bit suprised with that dav because i think his wife died in similar circumstances as dave bennet,s ? .

Replied: 26th Apr 2023 at 11:26

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Bentlegs just got my BCSSS statement for this month drawing £13 LESS even though I have got a rise on my pension ,Now paying more TAX on my pit pension

Replied: 27th Apr 2023 at 17:12

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Peter P so it is the tax man taking our money

Replied: 28th Apr 2023 at 11:09

Posted by: whups (13367) 

taking ours but not the rich man,s money .

Replied: 28th Apr 2023 at 15:43

Posted by: scott wall (8) 

Only just found out that Doug Yates has passed away. I am very saddened by this, it is only a short while ago that i was talking to him in Holy trinity graveyard, where he was tidying up ( as he always did )

RIP Doug ( one of life's good guys )

Replied: 28th Apr 2023 at 23:08

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

I spoke to Irene Duggies wife today it looks like he died with an heart problem ,they didn't,t know about.

Replied: 2nd May 2023 at 14:01

Posted by: bambam (3059)

So sad that bentlegs, thing is you can't get to see a doctor since covid, it's all computer work now on ask my gp so most people don't bother, and there are people who ain't got or can't use a computer, aggravating really when most people have had to return to work after covid.

Replied: 2nd May 2023 at 21:20

Posted by: gaffer (7982) 

Bambam

A new GP contract comes into being shortly. This will give patients the right to book appointments in advance or be referred to other services.

Replied: 3rd May 2023 at 14:08

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Thanks gaffer, that sounds much better hope it happens soon.

Replied: 3rd May 2023 at 18:38

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Let's hope that it does not do like the Dentist's contract did, and drive increasing numbers of GPs out of the NHS provision.

I am amazed that my GP has not retired. I know how dissatisfied he is: it will not take much to push him.

Any rights you may have are going to be of scant benefit if you cannot get a GP, or have a hundred mile round trip to see one, as many now are experiencing with dentistry.

Replied: 3rd May 2023 at 19:38

Posted by: whups (13367) 

it will happen when this lot finally privitise the NHS dav.

Replied: 3rd May 2023 at 23:31

Posted by: whups (13367) 

sad to say that barry hill who lived in poplar ave has passed away ,he was around mid 50s .

Replied: 4th May 2023 at 00:58

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Sad news again Bri, I was talking to him in Wigan a few months ago and he told me he had been very ill, he was living in an hostel and awaiting his own property so sad R.I.P Barry.

Replied: 4th May 2023 at 08:15

Posted by: whups (13367) 

he was at one time living in those flats at booths brow/downall green rd corner . dont know wot he died of dav ? .

Replied: 4th May 2023 at 11:33

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Cheers Bri, I know he suffered a stroke due to the stress he had been through, perhaps we will find out in due course.

Replied: 4th May 2023 at 23:34

Posted by: whups (13367) 

heard owt about barry hill dav ? .

Replied: 9th May 2023 at 11:09

Posted by: bambam (3059)

No Bri, hardly see anybody to find out really I'm led to believe his ex Karen has put something on Facebook.

Replied: 9th May 2023 at 20:26

Posted by: whups (13367) 

dont know about you dav but i,m not on it .

Replied: 9th May 2023 at 23:30

Posted by: bambam (3059)

No Bri, to much like hard work all that crap.

Replied: 10th May 2023 at 16:23

Posted by: whups (13367) 

yes it is dav & a lot of trouble caused on it .

Replied: 11th May 2023 at 12:19

Posted by: whups (13367) 

dav i hear that spike is getting dropped off by the bus outside his front door now ? .

Replied: 23rd May 2023 at 11:56

Posted by: bambam (3059)

He told me he never goes out now, I think he been back hospital with his gammy foot.

Replied: 24th May 2023 at 15:05

Posted by: whups (13367) 

hi dav just heard that lee sharratt has passed on .

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Posted by: bambam (3059)

Oh very sad Bri, I knew his father Billy very well do you know what he died of, my heart goes out to them, condolences to his family R.I.P Lee.

Replied: 1st Jun 2023 at 16:51

Posted by: whups (13367) 

i dont know dav but if i hear owt i,ll put it on here .

Replied: 1st Jun 2023 at 23:45

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

I think you are a bit hard on Mick calling him flagstamper, Spikes is not too bad.

Replied: 15th Jun 2023 at 12:48

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Mick's not bothered what he gets called like me he's used to it, me and mick have had nicknames for one another for over 50years, we both speak regularly on phone and still use them.

Replied: 15th Jun 2023 at 13:14

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Well Dave I suppose that's OK, any idea how his mum is last time I spoke to her she called him an idle swine,

Replied: 16th Jun 2023 at 16:07

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Ha ha, she's always called him that bentlegs, I've actually witnessed her stepping over his legs when he as had feet up on settee, I shouted at him and he just said she's used to it, she has always spoiled him, last time I spoke to him he told me she's had a bit of memory loss recently but she must be 99yrs old this time.

Replied: 16th Jun 2023 at 19:42

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

A very nice lady is Thelma

Replied: 17th Jun 2023 at 10:11

Posted by: whups (13367) 

who,s the bus driver who,s dropping him off outside the door dav ? .

Replied: 17th Jun 2023 at 12:05

Posted by: bambam (3059)

There are a couple of drivers who feel sorry for him Bri so they take him home, I spoke to him this morning and he's having a difficult time with his mothers dementia, he was telling me about cat weasel coming home after a stroke, and the refurbishment of the bell, so they must be getting money from somewhere, can always rely on Blakey for a bit of gossip.

Replied: 17th Jun 2023 at 14:07

Posted by: whups (13367) 

especially when he,s "on the buses " dav .

Replied: 17th Jun 2023 at 23:42

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Ha ha, good old Blakey he's not very pleased that the bell only opens at five, he has always been afternoon drinker I told him jump on bus and go to Ashton or even Simms road but he won't, gone have the days when everyone turned out for both sessions it's ridiculously to expensive now.

Replied: 18th Jun 2023 at 07:44

Posted by: whups (13367) 

iv,e heard the bell has been refurbished dav .

Replied: 18th Jun 2023 at 23:48

Posted by: whups (13367) 

rita bolland has passed away . another greener gone .

Replied: 20th Jun 2023 at 23:58

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

RIP Rita condolences to all family

Replied: 21st Jun 2023 at 07:17

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Yes very sad news Bri, i was very close to family and spent a lot of time with them, condolences to all the family. R.I.P Rita (Micky Ricky).

Replied: 21st Jun 2023 at 08:43
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Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

There doing Blue Bell roof slates un copings don't know about doing it up inside tho it badly needs it but is it worth doing needs someone buy it out right to make Bell work just sell cans

Replied: 21st Jun 2023 at 09:30

Posted by: whups (13367) 

it was needed to be bought out 40yrs ago malc .

Replied: 21st Jun 2023 at 23:57

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

Morning David I know it's a past time now pal how's Mrs Lewis

Replied: 22nd Jun 2023 at 06:37

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

David is your Donna not running a pub now I was talking to Kim Evans last week she's running that new one primrose at goose Green I had a bloody good pint of John Smith s in there yey it was good too she's hoping go to mcr running one she told me

Replied: 22nd Jun 2023 at 07:54

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Mrs Lewis doing fine thanks Malc, no not in pub anymore they sold it and I had to move out, but Donna is now working in WCC at Bull hey she loves it, a very busy venue.

Replied: 22nd Jun 2023 at 08:25

Posted by: whups (13367) 

ashton market cordened off this morning after finding a body . anyone know about this ? .

Replied: 22nd Jun 2023 at 23:52

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Whups unfortunately A pensioner from Haydock was found dead in his car been missing a few days. Condolences to his family. Questions now raised why it took so long to find his vehicle but when the description of the car is a silver Toyota Rav4 with tinted windows but no registration given Most people would just walk past and not register anything amiss

Replied: 23rd Jun 2023 at 06:35

Posted by: whups (13367) 

it will all come out in the wash .

Replied: 23rd Jun 2023 at 17:31

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Ashton town centre allegedly covered by CCTV but he was discovered by two people walking by.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2023 at 18:10

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Not in favour of town centre cctv, since it was all set up police hardly make a presence, if anything happens police refer to cctv hardly a deterrent for antisocialists and would be thieves, this town needs a good shake up, where I live cars are being robbed in streets every night and the crime gets reported immediately but not seen any police yet.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2023 at 23:21

Posted by: whups (13367) 

dav iv,e heard that julie lowe has passed away . i knew she was bad but did,nt expect it so early . another greener gone.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2023 at 23:54

Posted by: bambam (3059)

More sad news Bri, my mother will be gutted R.I.P Julie.

Replied: 24th Jun 2023 at 07:26

Posted by: whups (13367) 

did you know phil riley from garswood dav ? .

Replied: 24th Jun 2023 at 11:45

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

RIP Phil Riley good lad

Replied: 24th Jun 2023 at 15:07

Posted by: bambam (3059)

That name rings a bell Bri, just can't picture him.

Replied: 24th Jun 2023 at 16:42

Posted by: whups (13367) 

only small dav & lived in garswood . had 2 brothers paul & andy .

Replied: 24th Jun 2023 at 23:46

Posted by: whups (13367) 

he was an evertonian dav .

Replied: 26th Jun 2023 at 11:26

Posted by: bambam (3059)

I must have met him at some point Bri, R.I.P Phil.

Replied: 26th Jun 2023 at 14:17

Posted by: whups (13367) 

did you ever remember george harrison who lived near the dam & went in the s&s dav .

Replied: 26th Jun 2023 at 14:29

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Yes I do Bri, was it his son or nephew john who played rugby.

Replied: 26th Jun 2023 at 21:31

Posted by: whups (13367) 

his son dav . his daughter married dek ellison but before him she was dating phil riley . they looked like the odd couple as she was tall & he was small . she still knocks around brocsteads walking her little dog .

Replied: 26th Jun 2023 at 23:52

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

Brian thy getting cross jottled with Sharon Jones wed Derek and Phil had a brother mick Riley work on gas board for years tall lad red headed lad

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 06:59

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Don't remember his daughter Bri, but I know who Malc is on about with Sharon and Derek.

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 08:16

Posted by: whups (13367) 

your right malc . i could,nt remember the brother who was on the gas board . but the girl who wed dek ellison was at 1 time going with phil riley .

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 11:42

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

Derek n Sharon geet gether at our football do in s n s years ago early 80s Brian I can't remember Sharon going out with Phil Riley tho

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 13:33

Posted by: whups (13367) 

iv,e been with them malc . it may have been for a short time but they were an item at 1 point .

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 14:16

Posted by: bambam (3059)

I remember Sharon as she was an absolute stunner, but I can only remember her going out with Derek I think she lived at brocsteds I know Derek come from Bryn.

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 15:12
Last edited by bambam: 27th Jun 2023 at 21:38:28

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

I can't remember that Brian I've only ever know Sharon wi Derek I mabe wrong

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 19:35

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

No your wrong on that count Brian your mistook with someone else Phil was much owder than Sharon like I said I've know Derek and Sharon a very long time they got gether early 80s dit no Eddie Daley died last week Lorence myler was telling me Sunday

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 21:52

Posted by: whups (13367) 

no i,m not wrong malc . just because you dont know doesnt mean that it did,nt happen . phil looked older but it did,nt matter . i,m right . no i did,nt know eddie had passed on . his wife worked in greenhalhgs in ashton for a spell .

Replied: 27th Jun 2023 at 23:51

Posted by: whups (13367) 

rita bolland,s funeral is on monday 3rd july @ 1,oclock at holy trinity .

Replied: 1st Jul 2023 at 23:56

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Cheers Bri, me and my mother will be in attendance.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2023 at 00:19

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

Replied: 2nd Jul 2023 at 16:18

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Very interesting read tonks, thank you I remember the site on Downall green, and now know where the legion and S&S was formed, but sadly now gone.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2023 at 18:10

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

I remember Bernard lowe catching us rolling beer barrel dyn car park me n malc un cotch owd on me and wots thy name I says Bert Bert who I said Bert Renulds

Replied: 3rd Jul 2023 at 12:54

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

Some very big houses on that site now interesting read like you say dave and we millingfuds too

Replied: 3rd Jul 2023 at 12:59

Posted by: whups (13367) 

did you go to the funeral dav ? . was there plenty there .

Replied: 5th Jul 2023 at 11:38

Posted by: bambam (3059)

No I didn't make it Bri, mother wasn't well so I had take her to doctors.

Replied: 5th Jul 2023 at 17:38

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

Hope she's well David take care

Replied: 5th Jul 2023 at 18:59

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Whupsy I would have thought you would go to the funeral has the church is only a few hundred yards from your front door

Replied: 6th Jul 2023 at 09:07

Posted by: whups (13367) 

why is that . i have no affinity with the family . hav,nt you got a car ? .

Replied: 6th Jul 2023 at 23:56

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Whupsy you are always asking people did THEY attend funerals but you say you did not attend because have no affinity to the person being buried, You post about people passing away then ask what they died of? Yes I drive but why would I need to attend any funeral at DG? It is nearly 48 years ago since I left DG and most people I knew left DG many years ago or are under the sod already. I still have relations in Garswood but the last two funerals one was at Wigan Crem and the other was at Rainford. In a long while from now I hope if I am still alive if not its written in her will my wife has requested that she is buried at Holy Trinity because that was the family church and a lot of her relations are buried there

Replied: 7th Jul 2023 at 07:44

Posted by: whups (13367) 

listen fool i asked dav lewis because HE SAID HE WAS GOING . get your facts right .

Replied: 7th Jul 2023 at 11:34

Posted by: Dagutd27 (681) 

BOYS BOYS show respect to one another plz I know it's warm get in a cowed bath

Replied: 7th Jul 2023 at 11:37

Posted by: whups (13367) 

who that idiot .

Replied: 7th Jul 2023 at 11:40

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Another Downall Greener has passed away Jack Greenhalsh wife, maiden name Hesketh ,

Replied: 7th Jul 2023 at 16:14

Posted by: whups (13367) 

i had heard bentlegs .

Replied: 7th Jul 2023 at 17:48

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Regarding Tonkers price about Cromptons did any of you know that during the war people made hinges from pieces of leather for their garden gates and allotments,

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 10:18

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Bentlegs I can remember my uncle who lived in a cottage at Ashton Cross where he had a large shed for his pigeons. He had a very large padlock on the doors but leather hinges so any one with a sharp knife could cut them

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 11:25

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

" I can remember my uncle who lived in a cottage at Ashton Cross"

Are you related to Les Cunliffe, from Ashton Cross? (or are you referring to Rigby's, which wasn't at Ashton Cross?)

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 12:34
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Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Tonks for you it was my uncle Joe Rigby who lived in the cottage down Millfield lane

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 14:05

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

Ah.! In Haydock! So, WHY did you say "Ashton Cross"?

Anyroadup, an old mate of mine must be your cousin then, or your nephew. Ian Rigby (known as Gus), joined the army, went to Germany?

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 18:19

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Ian is my cousin along with his sister Pamela (Ex Golborne coal queen)

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 20:19

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 21:00

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

Is he still in Germany?
I remember him buying himself a Suzuki 500 2-stroke, in pale blue. He made it look like a moped because he was so big!

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 21:05

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Last time I saw him he at the time lived at the top end of Rectory Road DG. His missus and my missus worked together making carpets at what now is Ashton Seagulls on Bryn Rd South. That must have been40 odd years ago

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 21:38

Posted by: bambam (3059)

Please go to thread 23.

Replied: 9th Jul 2023 at 23:58

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Cheers Bambam I was just finishing off the post about my relations

Replied: 10th Jul 2023 at 09:55

 

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