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Exploring------ by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 23-Mar-2015
Billy, how did your expedition on the Medlock go?
Anymore tales of daring-do out there, lets be hearing them! Hope we hear a full report from Jean on her return from M/C. Take care folks.
  
  • Re: Exploring------ by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 23-Mar-2015
    Had a great day at Clayton Vale and Philips park Cemetery and Reddish Vale Jim. The Medlock as it runs through the Cem became known as the red river because it was lined with Accrington bricks after the valley flooded in the 18th century causing many bodies to be disinterred.
    I posted on FB with some great photos. Shame we can't do that on here. We ended up in the Vale Cottage pub in Gorton drinking mucky beer.

  • Re: Exploring------ by frank bamford (Member 10299126) on 24-Mar-2015
    would this be the Billy Briggs I used to drink with in west gorton in the welly.

  • Re: Exploring------ by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 24-Mar-2015
    Franky Abbo as I live and breathe. Are you still in Canada and are you on facebook?

  • Re: Exploring------ by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 24-Mar-2015
    Hi Jim
    I'm still hoping to get to the old place despite having a huge workload to get through but then M/c is my inspiration! Just hope it doesn't rain
    Nice to hear from you Jim
    Every good wish Jean

  • Re: Exploring------ by frank bamford (Member 10299126) on 25-Mar-2015
    yes Billy still in Canada how are you keeping mate its great to hear from you.Do you see any of the old mates how is Dave Munroe doing. We are on facebook under Anns name

  • Re: Exploring------ by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 26-Mar-2015
    Can't find you on FB Frank. If you can find me "William Briggs." Not Billy Whizz. We can communicate better. Meet up with Munro in Gorton a couple of times a year and got pickies to show. Daves Ex Missus and me are friends on FB. I have not lived in Manchester for thirty odd years. A bit like yourself.

  • Re: Exploring------ by frank bamford (Member 10299126) on 27-Mar-2015
    we sent a friend request to you is that you at openshaw tec hope so Billy

  • Re: Exploring------ by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 27-Mar-2015
    Got it Frankie. I will dig out a recent picture of Munro. Bald as a badgers.

  • Re: Exploring------ by dave hodkinson (Member 10266434) on 22-Apr-2015
    Hi Frank, Long time no speak, not using the friends site any more.
    Hope you and yours are all well. Down at Gorton recently , "remember Belle Vue" exhibition at the Monastery. Now building new houses opposite motor st,crossley st .
    All the best Dave

  • Re: Exploring------ by frank bamford (Member 10299126) on 22-Apr-2015
    hi Dave mate hows it going with you we are great hope you are the same.this is a great site i found an old mate on this site we are on facebook under ann,s name keep in touch mate take care frank

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Jim whittaker by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 10-Mar-2015
A wild wild night here tonight Jim! have you got it? I was out earlier at my choir practice at Gordonstoun school community choir (about 120 members) and the wind was ferrocious the ring around the moon is a fishermans indicator of wild weather and the span was huge tonight
I have a very busy life but still hoping to get to MY Manchester at the end of the month
I am getting a bit old to be doi... more >>
  
  • Re: Jim whittaker by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 10-Mar-2015
    On Friday I will be exploring the course of the River Medlock through Clayton Vale and Philips Park Cemetery. Must be 40 years since I was there.

  • Re: Jim whittaker by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 11-Mar-2015
    Hi Jean. a wild night it was!! No damage but not much sleep either which was a pity as we were on the first train to Inverness yesterday! Planned as a 'flying visit' just to pick up some items and back on the 2pm. As we discovered there was storm debris on the line, stopped three times whilst it was cleared, horror trip. Had time to dash to M&S for sarnies/drinks and then back for the return trip,... more >>

  • Re: Jim whittaker by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 11-Mar-2015
    hello again Jim
    Did you ever see that Mural of the coronation in Openshaw It was huge and a work of art I ask because I thought I read earlier that you knew Openshaw quite well

  • Re: Jim whittaker by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 12-Mar-2015
    Sorry Jean, not paying attention ! I only attended school in Openshaw and did not knock about much in that area! However, I have a picture in my mind of what we are talking about and I feel sure I have seen that mural sometime in the past. I did spend quite a bit of time in the Abbey Hey area on my G/fathers allotment which was opposite where the old mills used to be!
    Another wild day in Sarclet,... more >>

  • Re: Jim whittaker by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 12-Mar-2015
    Thanks Jim!
    Jean

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Mitchalls on Church Lane by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 4-Mar-2015
Does anybody out there remember the Mitchell family who lived on Church Lane? They lived on the corner of Peacock Street opposite the 'Congo'. On the other side of their house was a wide 'entry' that ran all the way across the top ends of Bryson and Hampden Groves. Mr. Mitchell was a Decorator and had a son called ( I think),Gordon. Gordon followed in his Dads footsteps, became a Decorator and, if... more >>   
  • Re: Mitchalls on Church Lane by joyce sutton (Member 10260496) on 6-Apr-2015
    Hi Jim sorry for the late reply the Mitchell's were related to my family Uncle joe died in 1960 just 2 months before my Dad Auntie Ada carried the business on with Gordon think she died 1970 so one did mention that Gordon had died but not sure lost touch with them when we moved hope you are keeping well regards Joyce

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Books and Things! by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 18-Feb-2015
As a book lover I have been stunned to learn that M/c Central Library has been pulping in excess of 100,000 books during the refurb., of the building!They have also attempted to it on the quiet as it would appear that this 'crime' has been going on for the past 18 months. Surely these books could have been put to good use in schools overseas where books of ANY sort are treasured!
In response to t... more >>
  
  • Re: Books and Things! by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 22-Feb-2015
    Just read this, we mustn't expect the powers that be to think of sending the books to the needy abroad, they will only go down
    The cheapest route and obviously that is to destroy them. Not too sure that the charities would be that interested in shipping
    Out the books either. They would more likely to be more enthusiastic if we donated Kindles and such like book readers.
    I understand that a kind... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 25-Feb-2015
    As an avid reader I would hope that other people anywhere in the world could enjoy the simple pleasure of opening a book at the first page willing it never to end and to go on a journey of our own imagination So I agree with you Dave and to open up a new book the pages of which no other hand has turned is a privilege I'm sure all authorities consider the best ways of disposing of old books and t... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 25-Feb-2015
    Hi there to Jean and Dave, you are quite right, its all down to money and I guess the charities that would spend money on shipping a container full of books to Africa these days are few and far between. At the same time I wonder where and how much it cost to pulp all those books?
    Our local library here in Wick is excellent, they have racks of books for sale and they do sell! Its 75p. for a hardb... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 26-Feb-2015
    Hello again Jim I too went to our main Library in Elgin I was like a kid let loose in a toffee shop
    I bought four big reference books and three hard backs at a cost of £4.30! I wouldn't spend big bucks on these lovely glossy books so it's great to own them at these prices You'll be pleased to know though Jim that there was a good few people buying
    We have escaped the snow altogether here How about you?

  • Re: Books and Things! by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 26-Feb-2015
    Hi Jean. good to hear that you have a good,busy library as well, we plough through books like nobodies business! Still have a pile of Waterstones vouchers from Christmas and B/Day, just waiting for an improvement in the weather and we shall be up to Inverness.
    Lovely and clear around here today, looking 'your way' we can see the oil rigs out in the Moray Firth but its cloudy beyond that. We have ... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 26-Feb-2015
    Hi Jim, so youve got your veggie beds ready... Im having a raised bed built in the next 2 weeks for veg & fruit , had gardens for years but only had flowers and shrubs till now - apart from my Wild Garlic. SO - what to plant, when to plant, I am confused. I have a tall strawberry planter thingy ready to get started but have no idea what goes with what in the raise bed. My shoulders are packing... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 27-Feb-2015
    Hi Lynda, trust you are well. Yes, our veggie beds are ready but it will be April before I start to plant, I think we are a good few weeks behind planting time in England! Some of the local farmers don't bother until May but they are ploughing now ! You don't say how big your proposed raised bed is but I assume you want a mixture of veggies in there? We have a big garden and I have four big beds p... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 28-Feb-2015
    good morning from down south Jim!!! I'm impressed with your gardening activities albeit the last day you have still been beavering away in your garden in February! But everything is early My daffodils are in bud it won't be long before they flower
    I look across the water and think of you both up there If you have snow it is very visible from here We have a great view of the Sutherland Hills I s... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 1-Mar-2015
    Thanks Jim for the gardening tips - Im also unsure about soil types and what grows best in what soil. My raised bed is meant to be only approx 12ft x 5ft built from local limestone - BUT - I may have to postpone my little project. My shoulder surgery has not gone to plan and I'm worried that I may not be able to do any growing now. My hubby isnt at all interested in doing it so I'm just about to ... more >>

  • Re: Books and Things! by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 4-Mar-2015
    Hello Lynda, sorry to hear about your shoulder problems, got a few in that area myself but obviously not so severe as yourself. One of the joys of gardening with raised beds is that you can cut down on the effort required to look after the plants. Ask your surgeon about what you can or cannot do before you give the idea up!
    I'm sure you hubby will be coverted once he's tasted the stuff within hou... more >>

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chip shop in west gorton 1950's by Elle sherwood (Member 10299192) on 14-Feb-2015
my gran had a chipshop in west gorton in the 1950's her name was Mary collens . Can anyone give me any clues as to the chips shops they may remember id love to find out any information I could to see if I could track down where it was . what it was called etc, Thanks   
  • Re: chip shop in west gorton 1950's by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 7-Jul-2015
    There was one on Clowes Street, West Gorton (odd numbers) directly opposite St Marks' Church.
    There was another on Clowes Street, West Gorton (even numbers) directly opposite the Conway Cinema close to the junction with Hyde Road.
    I have no idea who ran them, sorry.

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message for Lynda and Billy Briggs and John Holmes by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 10-Feb-2015
I intend making another trip to M/c 30 Mar-4 Apr
I have quite a few friends and family to catch up with but before planning anything I thought I'd ask if any or all of you would be free to meet me one of those days
  
  • Re: message for Lynda and Billy Briggs and John Holmes by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 11-Feb-2015
    I may be in Gorton in April Jean to have a pint with my mate Dennis M Heald but no date yet. Will ask Den and let you know.

  • Re: message for Lynda and Billy Briggs and John Holmes by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 11-Feb-2015
    Sorry Jean. Dennis is coming Sat 11 April.

  • Re: message for Lynda and Billy Briggs and John Holmes by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 11-Feb-2015
    That's a pity Billy but thanks for getting back to me

  • Re: message for Lynda and Billy Briggs and John Holmes by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 12-Feb-2015
    Hi Jean, thanks for the invite, but I cant make plans to go away just yet, Im waiting for a hospital appointment for sometime in March or April. Sorry about that, hope you have a good time anyway. If you go back home, you'll take some photos wont you... Lxx

  • Re: message for Lynda and Billy Briggs and John Holmes by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 12-Feb-2015
    Hope all goes well with your hospital visit then Lynda
    Jean x

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Ian SHUKER by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 1-Feb-2015
This is a real long shot.
Does anyone remember a lad called Ian Shuker who lived on or around Cambert Lane in the 1960's.
He was a very slim lad with fair hair and a natty dresser.
Any thoughts appreciated.
  
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Hibernation by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 28-Jan-2015
Is there anyone out there or is everyone hibernating!!   
  • Re: Hibernation by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 28-Jan-2015
    Will the last person to leave Gorton Message Board please turn out the lights.

  • Re: Hibernation by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 28-Jan-2015
    Can't reach the light switch. Sheltering from this howling gale coming off the irish sea. Try again tomorrow.

  • Re: Hibernation by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 29-Jan-2015
    Hi Jean, aaahhh, hibernation would be lovely at this time of the year, its really freezing today, only a thin scattering of icy snow, bitter cold!
    But, the birds need feeding and logs need carrying in from the shed, I do hope Pat will be OK out there!!! The road to Tesco is calling so we shall have to see what our bit of the A99 is like. Heavy snow coming soon Jean, are you all stocked up? Take c... more >>

  • Re: Hibernation by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 29-Jan-2015
    Hello friends, soz Ive been on Manchester Facebook sites a lot because of the amazing photos you get on there. I'm finding stuff I never knew before and getting an education in my old age.... SOz youve got severe weather up there, we had sunshine all morning here in Cumbria - but weve got strong winds and I know the bad weather is coming. Ive moved my car off the road just in case it snows and I... more >>

  • Re: Hibernation by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 30-Jan-2015
    This is the point where I would expect Ken Frost from Ashmore Street to come on here telling us how hot he is in Spain! Only kidding Ken I'm green with envy! But on a more serious note; we have had no snow yet other than a light dusting which disappeared during the day The weather forcasts look ominous but so far we have had very good weather, My Husband hasn't missed any golf! Sunshine the last ... more >>

  • Re: Hibernation by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 1-Feb-2015
    It's been wet, windy and fosty here in Lincolnshire.
    Central Heating plus gas fire required each evening.
    Days are very cold with the wind coming right off the North Sea.
    Hope ex-Gortonians (plus those that remain there) are fit and well?
    Stay warm everyone and safe.

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History lesson as it's quiet by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 22-Jan-2015
When Emperor Napoleon was only just a lad
He spent a week at Blackpool with his mother and his dad
They had some whelks and winkles, and candyfloss as well
And sunglasses from Woolworths, the finest they did sell

They climbed up to the... more >>
  
  • Re: History lesson as it's quiet by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 1-Feb-2015
    Another classic Bill.

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King Arthur's Cave - Or Dennis Heald's Lament by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 18-Jan-2015
Some fifteen hundred years ago, just as the Romans left,
The Angles and the Saxons landed here,
They took the opportunity for drinking and for theft,
Especially after tasting Boddie's beer.

Not all of us were happy just to see the Dan... more >>
  
  • Re: King Arthur's Cave - Or Dennis Heald's Lament by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 18-Jan-2015
    Dennis is not on this site John but I am sure he would love to see this tribute to him.

  • Re: King Arthur's Cave - Or Dennis Heald's Lament by Dennis Heald (Member 10298781) on 18-Jan-2015
    No problem john

  • Re: King Arthur's Cave - Or Dennis Heald's Lament by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 1-Feb-2015
    Your part in history I reckon Dennis.

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Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 18-Jan-2015
I guess Billy Briggs has affected us all, I have started a group on FB where I am trying to collate all of the poems I can find that members have written, if you have any you may like me to add, send them to me slidemoves@iprimus.com.au, or join the Group on FB, and add them yourself (if me and bill don't like them, we will take them down lol, they must be your own work (or noted that it is not) I... more >>   
  • Re: Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 18-Jan-2015
    Manchester United 1958

    I remember the 6th February in 1958,
    the day before my 16 birthday, everything was great
    I was working at the CIS, an Insurance mob in town
    I’d finished work at Deansgate, and I was he... more >>

  • Re: Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 18-Jan-2015
    Cont.
    it needed a decision, and soon one had been made
    they were going for a take-off, and everybody prayed
    The pilot slowly moved the throttle, and then released the brake
    As the plane moved down the runway, and began to ac... more >>

  • Re: Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 18-Jan-2015
    I thought “I’ve had a great life, and a wonderful family too
    if this should be the end of it, they’ll know just what to do
    It was then I realised, that I was still alive
    I unfastened my seat belt, and climbed my way outside

    I first saw was Captain Thain, extinguish... more >>

  • Re: Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 18-Jan-2015
    A man had suddenly appeared, a syringe was in his hand
    I told him there were more inside, and hoped he’d understand
    then suddenly explosions, from the back half of the plane
    knocked the doctor off his feet, but he got up again

    I turned around and saw them, it was so hard ... more >>

  • Re: Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 18-Jan-2015
    Sorry, did not realise I would have to break it up like that, hope you can read it.

  • Re: Poems by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 19-Jan-2015
    A really good piece that well done Bob We can only imagine the fear and and horror those poor lads must have felt I was 11 at the time and remember that the whole city was plunged into mourning There was an overwhelming atmosphere wasn't there?
    The Munich Tunnel at United's Ground is a fitting memorial Quite a moving experience with the clock stilled at the exact time of the disaster the eter... more >>

  • Re: Poems by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 19-Jan-2015
    Blummin eck Bob - that was amazing, in tears here.

  • Re: Poems by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 20-Jan-2015
    Good job you cant see the finished product then, I added pictures and made it into a movie clip, I may put it on youtube, and post a link here

  • Re: Poems by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 1-Feb-2015
    Very poignant mate, lovely words.

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remember by geoffrey buckley (Member 10298661) on 12-Jan-2015
message to mavis murray. i was born at 1 whittaker streetand we moved to wythenshawe in 1962 when i was 13.
i remember the brookes family and particularly you and your brother ronnie
  
  • Re: remember by dave hodkinson (Member 10266434) on 22-Apr-2015
    Just browsing and noticed the name Geoff Buckley from#1 Whittaker st, You will probably not remember me from#6.
    David Hodkinson, brother Albert. I recall my Mum being paly with yours and I think met up in Wythenshawe sometime later for chit chat.

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Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 12-Jan-2015
Final Verse on the subject of diet:

"I've never eaten dripping
and I've never eaten tripe,
I've always thought that jellied eels,
were never worth... more >>
  
  • Re: Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 12-Jan-2015
    I used to like tripe. Great poem John.

  • Re: Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 12-Jan-2015
    Lambs fries and sweetbreads, sizzling in the pan
    A perfect companion to Sunday's egg and ham
    Liver onion bacon, in Bisto gently braised
    On fluffy mashed potato, we were elegantly raised

    Self service ... more >>

  • Re: Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 18-Jan-2015
    You've made me taste these meals Bill.
    Great memories, thanks.

  • Re: Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 19-Jan-2015
    He's made me taste them too John - and I didnt even want to..... bleughhhh.

  • Re: Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 1-Feb-2015
    I can just see Bill on Masterchef Lynda.

  • Re: Gorton's Answer to Masterchef by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 2-Feb-2015
    Bill certainly knows how to make a good wholesome meal, he must have watched Dad back in West Gorton, bringing home all sorts of cuts of meat & offal and making big pans of stuff. One thing, we never went hungry, although I later realised that maybe some of our little friends didnt do so well. Feel sad about that now.

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How Gorton Lads Fought at The Alamo (1836) by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 12-Jan-2015
Here's another re-issue of a tale of Gorton Lads:

An over-pompous General took exception to defeat,
At Bexar (on the Brazos) he’d lost face,
Two hundred ill-armed Texicans had forced him to retreat,
And his army was sent packing in... more >>
  
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How Gorton Lads Defeated Julius Caesar by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 5-Jan-2015
Thought I would re-issue my poem to kick-start 2015 - here goes:
In 56 BC he came, all confident and tall,
He landed close to Dover on the sand,
With battle-hardened soldiers who had fought their way through Gaul,
He’d come to conquer Britain’s gold... more >>
  
  • Re: How Gorton Lads Defeated Julius Caesar by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 7-Jan-2015
    Great John, have to start a chapter for you in my book

  • Re: How Gorton Lads Defeated Julius Caesar by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 7-Jan-2015
    Well Done John, have you been taking lessons from Billyboy?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR by Lynda B (Member 10277391) on 1-Jan-2015
Wishing all good Gorton boys & girls on this site a very Happy New Year, good health and happiness to you all. New Years Resolution - Lets keep this site going strong......   
  • Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 2-Jan-2015
    Couldn't agree more Lynda, thank you for the good wishes, we wish you and yours the same! Lets keep the site going folks. Subjects galore! The Pendleton Fault for one, my Grandparents bed gave way after the fault 'moved', the sash windows fell down as well !! I saw the bed the next day. I was told that the 'fault' caused the 'damage' ! There must be some truth in these tales of old, lets have more... more >>

  • Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 5-Jan-2015
    Well said Lynda, totally agree.
    There must be dozens of things we have not touched on in the last year.
    Let's hope we get plenty of responses in 2015.
    Happy New Year to one and all, and have a great 2015.

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message for Jean McLaren by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 29-Dec-2014
Hi Jean, just been catching up after a period off the web. I see that you posted a message for me which,due to problems at that time I did not see. I do opologise but after the attempted hacking of my old PC I scrapped the lot with no damage done.
I now have a new 'everything' but am reluctant to put email addresses out on show as I'm sure you will understand. In the not too distant future Pat an... more >>
  
  • Re: message for Jean McLaren by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 29-Dec-2014
    Welcome back Jim I suspected there was a problem and you have my sympathy It happened to me too I decided to replace my ten year old computer with a laptop and it took a while to get to grips with the new system I felt really incompetent!
    I have been in Inverness several times since I sent the message Jim but let me know and I'll do my best to make it
    Every Good Wish for the rest of the festi... more >>

  • Re: message for Jean McLaren by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 9-Jan-2015
    Hi there, how did the weather treat you last night? We were lucky, just lost s bird table and have one gutter looking a bit dodgy. Guy across the road found that his caravan had made an attempted run for it but not much damage. An unfinished barn just down the road had both its gable ends blown over, its owner lives in Wales. We lost power around 3-45am until 11-10am Had the log burning stove lit ... more >>

  • Re: message for Jean McLaren by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 11-Jan-2015
    Greetings from Moray Jim Yes we too had really stormy weather although it appears the west coast got the worst of it We also lost power late morning today for a couple of hours Though only our little village was affected for some strange reason because it has been much calmer today But all in all We expected it to be much worse according to all the hype Our many bins were rolling around the gar... more >>

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Bury Street. Gorton by Helen Simpson (Member 10292267) on 23-Dec-2014
Is there anyone else on Gorton Knowhere site who lived in Bury Street off Cambert Lane (Church Lane).   
  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 24-Dec-2014
    Helen,
    I lived at 65 Cambert Lane between 1960 and 1970, but the house was directly opposite Rowsley Street and facing Stanley Lumb's Chemist's.

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 24-Dec-2014
    I didn't live in Bury street, but my grandma. uncle, auntie and their families did. The Walkers at No 26, Grandma Farrell at No 30 and
    the Farrells at No 48. I can only remember my grandma either in bed or in a wooden wheelchair. My mother used to go and see
    her nearly every day and i had to go too.

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by Kevin Farricker (Member 10298403) on 2-Jan-2015
    Ilived in Bury street not at the Church Lane end but at the other end.We lived at No. 40, my cousins the Flemings at No. 36, and the Jones my aunt and uncle at No. 50

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by Helen Simpson (Member 10292267) on 4-Jan-2015
    I lived at no 23, my cousin Sally Heelham married Albert Fleming

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by Kevin Farricker (Member 10298403) on 4-Jan-2015
    Albert was married to my cousin Florence(Flo). He remarried after she died.

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 6-Jan-2015
    I was only young when i visited Bury Street with my mother but i do remember the names of Simpson and Fleming. When i started work
    in 1960 i was given a job by my uncle, Jimmy Farrell. He was a foreman at Moores Hat Factory in Denton i was only there a few
    short months before i moved on to become an engineering apprentice. Whilst at Moores hat factory i was put with a Man called
    Frank Farric... more >>

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 8-Jan-2015
    hello Dave I'm a relic from WEST Gorton and nothing remains of our old stomping ground so your little story linking the past to the Moores name on the chimney struck a chord and I thought how lovely it is that something of you still remains

  • Re: Bury Street. Gorton by Kevin Farricker (Member 10298403) on 20-Jan-2015
    Hi Dave I worked at Moores after you left knew your uncle Jimmy. Frank was my brother and yes our sister May worked there too as did most of my family through the years.I live in Denton and whenever I walk past the old factory it brings back lots of good memories.

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The City I Grew Up In by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 22-Dec-2014
A lot of things have happened in the city I grew up in
It started with the Romans long ago
A team of Gorton scallies started pelting them with bricks
And they very quickly pissed off back to Rome

Next it was the Vikings bent on plunder rape a... more >>
  
  • Re: The City I Grew Up In by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 23-Dec-2014
    Good one Bill, Merry Christmas old friend.

  • Re: The City I Grew Up In by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 23-Dec-2014
    The old place may be gone william
    nowt of it may remain
    But in our hearts and minds Billy
    our Gorton stays the same

    May you and all who read this have a Peaceful Happy Christmas

  • Re: The City I Grew Up In by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 23-Dec-2014
    Jean
    Have a look on facebook for "Poems and Ditties About Gorton and Other Things." Just set up by Bob Moore who has been on this site for ever and now lives down under.

  • Re: The City I Grew Up In by Anne Irving (Member 10289876) on 24-Dec-2014
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone on Gorton Nowhere. Hope its a good one.xxx

  • Re: The City I Grew Up In by Robert (Bob) Moore (Member 10099906) on 7-Jan-2015
    If anyone wants me to add any of their poems (or look at any I find and post) in the Group on Facebook Bill mentioned, let me know, and we will invite you to join, you can send any poems you want to slidemoves@iprimus.com.au but that gives me permission to post them

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was there a tree by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 19-Dec-2014
Christmas has become a festival of lights don't you think,the real meaning almost gone. ALMOST
Apart from town I don't remember street decorations (they're even in the smallest hamlets today) but was there a tree in Gorton
  
  • Re: was there a tree by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 19-Dec-2014
    Can't remember a tree in Gorton, if there was it was probably around the town hall area or Belle Vue. It seems to have become
    a competition in some places these days. Its all nice and Christmasy but as you say the meaning seems to have all but disappeared. Its
    all about technology now. Happy Christmas anyway.

  • Re: was there a tree by Ken Frost (Member 10254048) on 20-Dec-2014
    At least it is still called christmas, where I lived most houses had christmas lights adorning the outside of the house. Here in Spain it is very special our Christmas starts on 6th December because of the multi nationality of the people and ends as we do on 6th Januray.
    I can remember a tree outside the Lake Hotel many moons ago
    A special christmas wish to all the members from the residents of... more >>

  • Re: was there a tree by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 23-Dec-2014
    I can never remember seeing Christmas Lights illuminating the streets of West Gorton or Gorton when I was a kid, but can just ablout remember those that were placed down Market Street in town.
    I can't remember the tree near the Lake Hotel, but Belle Vue usually had some small Christmas Trees on the roof above the Main Entrance on Hyde Road, opposite Belle Vue Street.
    Certainly on Clowes Street i... more >>

  • Re: was there a tree by jim whittaker (Member 10298446) on 28-Dec-2014
    Didn't there used to be a big Christmas tree, all lit up, outside the entrance to the Palm Court at Main Entrance of Belle Vue every Christmas ?

  • Re: was there a tree by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 29-Dec-2014
    Jim,
    I think you're right, there was.

  • Re: was there a tree by Jean McLaren (Member 10294811) on 29-Dec-2014
    Hi John reading your earlier posting stirred my memory (It happens sometimes!) and I do now remember the line of christmas trees atop the entrance to Belle Vue but can't remember whether or not they had lights on them the shared memory gave me a warm glow however! Bestest Wishes for 2015

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