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Maps by michelle cooper (Member 10075499) on 2-Oct-2011
Does anybody know if there's any old maps of Gorton in existence please? My mum lived in Johnson Street for her birth in 1946 until it was pulled down though I'm not sure what year. I'm interested to find out whereabouts In Gorton this street once stood.   
  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 2-Oct-2011
    Hi Michelle, I've got a few old maps covering all the old streets in the area. But can't find a Johnson Street anywhere in Gorton, I searched the Manchester Libraries street images. But the only one they have listed was in Openshaw, when I checked it back on the maps it turned out to be close to what is now Grey Mare Lane Police station. Could this be the same Johnson St? the old streets in that a... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 3-Oct-2011
    Some years ago I photo-copied two pages of a 1950's A to Z which covers both West and East Gorton. I'd be quite happy to email to anyone. I've done this before. While it's 1950's, the streets and layout are of course mainly Victorian.

  • Re: Maps by derek Barber (Member 10264804) on 3-Oct-2011
    Hi Peter I would like to take advantage of your offer of the 1950s maps of west gorton.my e-mail is derek.barber@ntlworld.com.
    my grand daughter was asking about where I grew up so I will be able to show her.Thanks in antcipation.D.R.B.

  • Re: Maps by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 3-Oct-2011
    No problem Derek. I'm at work at the moment, but will do it tonight.

  • Re: Maps by george gee (Member 10245909) on 3-Oct-2011
    HI PAUL I was born in gorton ELLESMERE STREET in 1926 and would love to have a MAP of old GORTON if you could emale me any copies you have i would be willing to pay for them all the bestregards george gee

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 3-Oct-2011
    George (Paul's mum here) are you any relation to Winnie Gee? I think she lived near Queens Rd West Gorton years ago.

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 3-Oct-2011
    Hi George, just send me your email address, they're FREE. Free to anyone who wants them,

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 3-Oct-2011
    I forgot to mention the maps covering Gorton, are from the 1960's back to 1906 to show the street name changes.

    The West Gorton maps are from the 1960's back to 1845 showing farms on the land before the terraced streets. There is also an 1898 map of the area showing the Belle Vue Prison, the streets are showing, but so new they hadn't all been named then.

    Contact me on, paul.hartley55@bti... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 4-Oct-2011
    MICHELLE .... Sorry I've given you some dud information about the whereabouts of Johnson St.
    I have traced another one on a 1916 map of Openshaw near Delamere Park, the street name has been changed at sometime to Lassell Street, but it still exists today.
    If you type in Lassell Street, Openshaw in Google maps you will find it. It is in two sections, either side fo the top of Delamere Park, even... more >>

  • Re: Maps by george gee (Member 10245909) on 5-Oct-2011
    HI PAUL my email address is george.gee8@talktalk.net many thanks PAUL

  • Re: Maps by george gee (Member 10245909) on 5-Oct-2011
    HI MARY as regards to winnie gee she could have been related to me all my aunts and uncles plus my GRANDMA lived in JOSEPH STREET and STANLEY STREET off QUEENS ROAD all the bestregards GEORGE GEE

  • Re: Maps by michelle cooper (Member 10075499) on 6-Oct-2011
    Hi, thanks for the replies, I don't know if this particular Johnson Street was in Openshaw, I will have to ask my mother but she is away at the moment. Please could you email me the maps as well if you don't mind.

  • Re: Maps by michelle cooper (Member 10075499) on 6-Oct-2011
    Oops just forgot, my email is mdolla@hotmail.co.uk many thanks, just looking at the images now on Google

  • Re: Maps by george gee (Member 10245909) on 6-Oct-2011
    HI PAUL THANKS for the maps having a bit of trouble printing them but I will manage it by the that tommy lambs you marked in red it was next to my old school SAINT JAMES when us school kids played on his wagons he used to come out and chase us off and by the way he only had wagons and horses when we played before the war he must have modernisd after we left school HA HA

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 15-Oct-2011
    Hi Paul would be grateful to receive a copy of the maps you have. I was born in Chadwick street West Gorton lst street after Gorton Brook Hotel until the regeneration as it was called in the late 60's. Do you happen to be any relation to theHartley's who lived in Savoy Street off Great Jackson Street.
    Many thanks Marie Edwards/Hyslop

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 15-Oct-2011
    Hi Marie Paul's my son we lived in Coventry Street until the houses were pulled down, then went to Stanley Grove now I am back near Birch street (I must know you)

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 15-Oct-2011
    Forgot to say I married the oldest child of the Hartley's in Savoy Street

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 16-Oct-2011
    Hi Marie, I need your email address to send the maps through, which end of Chadwick St did you live?
    It seems funny how I didn't know anyone in the section from Hoylake St through too Clowes St, but a lot from the Birch St end up to Hoylake St.

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 17-Oct-2011
    Hi Paul my email address is hhyslop25@aol.com.
    I livednearer to Birch Street but not far from the corrugated mission.
    Are you related to Hartley's off Savoy Street

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 17-Oct-2011
    did you knoe Jim's shop on the corner of chadwick street Marie? we lived in Coventry Street facing their house

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 17-Oct-2011
    Sorry that should have read "did you know"

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 18-Oct-2011
    Hi Mary I remember you and I do remember Jim's shop my mother shopped there all the time. Don't know if you remeber my mother and father we lived at the 3rd house from pomfritt street they were called louie and tom. Dad didn't work because he had really bad bronchitus.

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Oct-2011
    I really must have known you Marie, how long were you there when we moved there? I remember there was a women my age called Chrissie, she was in my class at school and must have lived next door to you or the house after that, didn't know your mum and dad by name but must have talked to them at some time, did you know Mrs Berry on that row, and Hazel and Bernard?

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 18-Oct-2011
    Mary I was born in Chadwick Street 1944 and left in 1969. Is the chrissie you mention Chris Avery nee Burns her parents lived on Thomas Street and her husband was Derrick. If so they moved to New Mills and her house was then taken by Hazel an Bernard. Nust know Mrs.Berry but can.t bring a face to mind.
    My sister Joan lived next door to Hazel and Bernard but sh moved to Macclesfield mid 60's
    ... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Oct-2011
    Thats right Marie, her name was Chrissie Burns off Thomas street, Mrs Berry was an old lady that used to stand on the step, she taught me to make lovely aran knitting, I beleive she got ran over on Belle Vue street, do you remember Walter he was a bit backward and walked a big dog, he lived on your row, The only Tom I knew was Tommy Farricker Don't know whether I have spelt his name right, but I w... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Oct-2011
    Marie.... Round about the first 3 houses from Pomfrett Street the person I remember was a plump girl with Blonde hair who used to stand on the step, why she sticks out in my memory was because she always looked so clean and well dressed, did you know her?

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 18-Oct-2011
    Mrs Berry was a small woman with pointed glasses, she lived alone just passed Coventry St and sometimes helped out serving in Savage's shop at the top of Coventry St.
    Her next door neighbour had 2 sons in their 20's both had small dogs, one a miniture Collie the other a Scottie.
    Mam .... who was the woman you knew on that row with 2 daughters, they looked like twins but their birthdays were ab... more >>

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 19-Oct-2011
    Mary I do remeber Mrs,Berry a lovely old lady. The blond girl you mention was Pat Potts her mother and father lived at the very top of Chadwick Street near to Clowes Street. She also moved to Macclesfield when my sister moved and was firneds with Joan until she died of cancer in her early 50's. She had 2 girls.

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 19-Oct-2011
    Paul the 2 sons you metion with the dogs were not brother 1 was the son of Mr & Mrs Cresty and the other one was his FRIEND

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 19-Oct-2011
    I always boasted I had a good memory Marie, but I just can't bring you to mind, was there a lady near your house that was Chrissie Burns aunty? she seemed a friendly sort of woman. Did you know anyone in the streets around you ? Who did you pal about with?

  • Re: Maps by marie hyslop (Member 10266346) on 19-Oct-2011
    mary don't think chris had an auntie lived in chadwick street unless your thinking of my mother we lived 3rd house from pomfrit street next to the blonde women you mentioned and hazel and bernard when they were there. I was friends with the stansfield twins, olive day and audrey bagot all from clifford street, In 1959 when you moved there I had just left school. Harry and I lived with my man and... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 19-Oct-2011
    It confuses me a bit because Hazel and Bernard moved along the row to a second house, don't know whether it was yours or not after you had gone, I also had a son in 1965 so yours would have been three years older (I called him Darren ) I remember Olive Day Paul was saying he saw her last year in Droylsden up to recently the family lived a stones throw away from me in West Gorton I would always see... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 19-Oct-2011
    Were the Stansfield twins Barbara and Anne? I remember them, Did you know Emmie next door she was disabled ?

  • Re: Maps by Alan Bowden (Member 10251584) on 20-Oct-2011
    I am a old Gorton Lad from off Chapman street who went to St Jimmys school and would love any old maps of Gorton Please
    My email addy is bodzy3@gmail.com

  • Re: Maps by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 20-Oct-2011
    These maps are priceless Paul. I have distributed them to my Gorton brothers, and I emailed them to a cousin of mine who is in his 70's, and a bit cantankerous. He came back at me saying what's the point of sending me old maps when I go to the expense of buying new and up to date A to Z's every 2 years? He is serious and not joking.

    Where do you start explaining this to him, and do you ever wis... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 20-Oct-2011
    Hiya Peter .... I got a good laugh from that, one of my uncles would be the same I think, but I'm glad you enjoy them.
    What started me off collecting them, was when I found a 1966 Manchester A-Z on Ebay 8 years ago with a starting price of 99p. I was surprised that no one else bid the price up at the time, but my son was laughing about it.
    Saying ..... "it's because no one else would be daft e... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 20-Oct-2011
    Alan .... I will send you those maps through, by the way I went to Bishop Greer on Taylor St with a lad called Tony Boden, is he a relative at all.?

  • Re: Maps by dave hodkinson (Member 10266434) on 20-Oct-2011
    Hi, Im new to this site,I lived on Whittaker st off Motor st near the Monastry.I see you have a old map of this area, will you be so kind to email me with this? memories are now flooding back from those good old days as a kid, left Gorton in 1963 at the tender age of 13yrs. Attended Peacock infants and juniorsand on to Ryder brow,left in 1965. many thanks in anticipation. Dave Hodkinson

  • Re: Maps by dave hodkinson (Member 10266434) on 20-Oct-2011
    MY EMAIL IS DAVE.HODKINSON@NTLWORLD.COM IF THE GORTON MAP IS AVAILABLE THANKS

  • Re: Maps by dave hodkinson (Member 10266434) on 28-Oct-2011
    Thanks for quick reply ref maps , I noticed that where I lived the streets close by are listed incorrectly , ie: welsley st instead of walsall st ? any info please

  • Re: Maps by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 28-Oct-2011
    Hi Dave, it must have had a change of name, a lot did in the late 50's for some reason.
    On the 1966 A - Z it's showing as Walsall St.

  • Re: Maps by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 28-Oct-2011
    You're right Paul. We lived in Beasley Street near the top of Taylor St (Gorton Lane end). They changed it to Bannock Street in the 1950's as there was a Bealey Street off Crossley Road, and the post kept getting mixed up. It was before they had postal codes.

  • Re: Maps by William Briggs (Member 10267694) on 21-Nov-2011
    The streets of west Gorton where I was dragged up had faded in my ageing memory so I began a quest for a map of my childhood and could not find one. Eventually I discovered a company in the north east that has reprinted period street maps of most of the country and now I can wander through all the streets,back entries and crofts in my minds eye. The maps date from 1900-1920 and very little had cha... more >>

  • Re: Maps by Arthur Hamnett (Member 10275138) on 9-Jul-2012
    Peter can you possibly email me the old gorton street maps,I lived in Beasley street I till they were pulled down and me my brother and dad moved to hattersley

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WALLPAPERING by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 1-Oct-2011
How the design has changed in papering the walls, do you remember what they called a freeze? (Leaving a foot gap the same white as the ceiling with a border between the white and wallpaper,) I even remember the distemper and dabs of colour done with a sponge during war years when you couldn't get the wallpaper poverty looking but everyone had the same.   
  • Re: WALLPAPERING by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 2-Oct-2011
    Does anyone remember when every roll of wallpaper had a half-inch wide white border running all the way down the right-hand-side?
    This was so you could overlap each length with the left-hand-side and give a neatmatching overlappingt joint - though you could always see the half-inch "lump" right across the wall.
    Wallpaper shops, such as Dobson's on Hyde Road had a special trimming machine, and fo... more >>

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 2-Oct-2011
    SORRY - trimmed off, so you could run matching edges together - what a waste of time that was !!
    Distemper was sometimes used for upstairs bedrooms only, some "snobbish" families wanted their neighbours only to see their "posh" wallpapered rooms downstairs.
    One funny thing I always recall - nowadays we think nothing of visiting someone's home and saying, "can I use your loo?".
    How many times di... more >>

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 2-Oct-2011
    Do you know John the moment you mentioned that edge on the paper I thought of Dobson's trimming machine,before I read further. By the way I am refering to the wall paper shop on the corner of Moreland Street West Gorton, but my husband tells me that wasn.t called Dobsons, and that Dobsons was opposite Belle vue station, and Acorn Dobson lived there (A well known speedway rider)

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 2-Oct-2011
    And wasn't those outside toilets a problem so dreaded on those dark cold winter nights, us kids were frightend to go alone and often carried a torch with us, mum lost her temper if we didn,t brave it and asked her to go with us sometimes when she was listening to a favourite wireless series she didn't want to miss, (Or was it T V program for you younger folk)

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 3-Oct-2011
    And you often had to clear a cat off the seat before you could use it.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 3-Oct-2011
    Not only a cat Peter, we lived on the corner of Forbes street, and our back door came on to Stowell Street, the visitors (Trippers as we called them,) came down from Belle Vue in crowds, and if we left the back door unlocked we didn't know who we would find in our toilet, my mother in law a few streets away sat on someones knee in the black out when she went to her toilet one night.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 6-Oct-2011
    Well Mary, people were a lot closer and friendlier in those days. ;-)

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 6-Oct-2011
    My first real girlfriend's mam & dad had a wallpaper shop on Wellington Street, West Gorton. Her name was Glenis Whittingham. I think she went on to become a district nurse in Gorton? I wonder where she is today? Talking about cats, I once decorated the flat I was living in at the time, and just as I had finished hanging my last piece of wallpaper on the wall, my cat leapt half way up the wall, du... more >>

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 16-Oct-2011
    Dobsons had three wallpaper shops, the one on Hyde Road plus one in Beswick and one in Levenshulme.
    His son was "Acorn" Dobson, a Belle Vue Aces rider.
    They used to advertise that they stocked ten different shades of distemper, that chalk-based wall wash that was a substitute for wallpaper.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 18-Oct-2011
    A bloke hated his neighbour who one day knocked on his door asking how many rolls of wallpaper did he buy to do his living room, as it was the same size.
    The guy replied 18.
    A week later, the neighbour knocked again saying he'd got 4 rolls left over, to which the bloke said "Aye, so have I"

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Dave Wright (Member 10256925) on 18-Oct-2011
    I was doing some decorating last week so I got out my stepladder, I don't get on with my real ladder.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by julie (Member 10255407) on 18-Oct-2011
    Lol verrrry good

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Bill Entwistle (Member 10266722) on 24-Oct-2011
    I went to school (Ardwich Sec. Tech.) with John Dobson whose Dad had the Wallpaper shop on Hyde Road. Is this the same lad who became "Acorn" Dobson the speedway rider? He looked the spitting image of Tony Hancock.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 25-Oct-2011
    Hi Bill,
    The Belle Vue Aces speedway star was Stanley (Acorn) Dobson, born 1906 at Manchester, who started to ride for the Aces in 1928 when the club first started on a cinder track at Kirkmanshulme Lane, which strangely is now there new home after being based inside Belle Vue Zoological Gardens for years.
    His Dad, like you say, owned three wallpaper shops, one in Gorton, one in Levensulme and one in Beswick.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 25-Oct-2011
    Bill,
    A bit of information for you:
    The Census Record of 1901 (5 years before Stanley Dobson was born), shows that the Dobson family were living at 81 Hyde Road, Gorton:
    Thomas Spencer Dobson was a 42 years old House Decorator, self-employed and working from home, and the rest of the family was:
    1) Annie, 38, his wife, born Audenshaw
    2) Thomas, 18, his son, a Decorator,... more >>

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Alan Bowden (Member 10251584) on 7-Nov-2011
    Jack , i emailed Glenis Wittingham about 3years ago she was just retireing from working at Christies (i Think) She was on Friends Reunited
    and was in the same class as me at school (St James ) havent got the email ,must have deleted it

    Al Bowden

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 10-Nov-2011
    Thanks Al, I have only just seen your email reply. I will look on Friends Reunited to see if she is still on there. If you find anything more please let me know. It would be nice to hear how she is doing. I will let you know if I find her.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Frank Ravlen (Member 10276433) on 16-Jul-2012
    Hi there John Holmes and other correspondents regarding my Grandfather Thomas Spenser Dobson.I was born 1936 in Haddon Street(Harwell) .My mother was the Annie listed in the census as 2 years old. Eldest of the five surviving children of Tom and Annie. They were in order, Annie,Norman,Lily,Stanley and Frank.The baby Jane died early from either rabies or Hydrocephalus,my mother did tell me many ye... more >>

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Frank Ravlen (Member 10276433) on 16-Jul-2012
    Aunt Ellen was known as Nellie a spinster who had a sweet shop on Hyde Road just past Cross Street towards Wellington Street.

  • Re: WALLPAPERING by Frank Ravlen (Member 10276433) on 10-Mar-2014
    Further to my previous notes, the John referred to by an earlier correspondent would be my cousin John Dobson son of Norman who didn't own the wallpaper shops but worked for his brother Frank Dobson. In the 70s Uncle Norman (who had the garage halfway up Chapman Street) and his wife and 2 sons went to live in Galloway They set up a motoring business which still survives
    The lads married and unfo... more >>

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Games in the street by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 1-Oct-2011
Do you remember when little boys played cowboys and Indians and ran round the streets pretending to be on a horse patting their bottoms and firing at you with a piece of firewood as a gun, I enjoyed playing this although I,m femail, but could never watch a western without thinking the actors were enjoying the part just like I did. And I could never take the film or tv series seriously   
  • Re: Games in the street by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 1-Oct-2011
    Sorry spelling mistake (female, thought it looked funny)

  • Re: Games in the street by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 23-Oct-2011
    Nor could I take them seriously either Mary, especially when their hats never came off when they were fighting.

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Pram Races. by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 1-Oct-2011
When did the pub pram races fizzle out, and were they always held at the same time each year. I can't ever remember seeing one, how far did they travel.   
  • Re: Pram Races. by DANNY COLEMAN (Member 10221392) on 6-Oct-2011
    i dont remember pram races but i remember hospital bed pushes. i did one with the pinapple years ago i was a charity bed push. We went round all the pubs collecting money for christies a had drink in each and collect a lot of money , i think it was about a £1000 pound or there abouts on the day

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Lost friends of Gorton by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 21-Sep-2011
Who have you lost touch with who lived years ago in West Gorton, let's see if we can help each other find them, here is a few i can name, (Maiden names ) Margaret Horan, Emily Hindley, Rita Heffernan, Doris Whitney   
  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 21-Sep-2011
    Beryl Fisher( lees st.openshaw),Pauline Scase,( bennett st )Ian Moir( crossley st )Ray Glass & Malkie Sargent ( Hartland / Surrey Gdns.)...for now.wait 1 more Jimmy Stevenson (jock ) Beyer st.
    for now.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 21-Sep-2011
    Bernard Burke (Spurgeon Street), Barry Slevin (Elizabeth Street), Eddie and Raymond Frost (Clowes Street), Marilyn Tomlinson (Hyde Road) and Frank Partland (not sure where Frank lived).

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 21-Sep-2011
    thanks for the good feed back everyone i'm looking for a name i know as i still live in West gorton and hope to help someone find an old friend who may still live here too

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 21-Sep-2011
    Methusala. ? ? sorry haha ha just had too.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 21-Sep-2011
    For John Holmes...I went to Bishop Greer with a Barbara Frost, they lived just off Crossley St on Dalkieth St. Barbara is on friends reunited school list if you want to trace her.If thats any help.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 22-Sep-2011
    John,
    Brilliant, and thank you very much.
    Will give this a go and see what I can find.
    Cheers, John.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Morning everyone hope you are all well .
    Can anyone please answer my question please.
    I have posted a message on another message board in Scotland on Monday of this week .
    I have just looked to see if anyone has replied only to find that my message has gone ?.
    I have searched the page but its nowhere to be seen.
    It was asking the whereabouts of a certain person just like many on there and o... more >>

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    A MASSIVE OOOOOOOOPS
    How do I remove the red flags it was a mistake I am trying to resolve my earlier post really sorry

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    Maybe your message has gone to the same place as your long lost friend. ! ! !
    Sorry, haha , you could try and retype and send/ enter again.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Thanks John I will try it again now
    Can anyone remove it do you know

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    John , I have posted a new message if you will have a look its on the Dunoon message board knowhere guide.
    My post is there now hopefully it will remain there, strange that its disapeared, if you dont mind having a look just to see that I have done it and I will check tomorrow if its still there
    thanks John , Julie

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    Yes all fine on Dunoon Board....Are you from doon the watter? I only ask as I was born in Paisley.
    What an embarrasment the message board site is.....Much prefer this one as Gorton was where I was dragged up and class as my home town.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PEOPLE.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    ERROR .... that should read " that message board "

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Thanks for that John
    No a true lancashire lass me from Gorton .
    My friend who I am helping out is from Dunoon and trying to find someone so said I will do what I can.
    Yes that site is awful I agree, dont know whats up with people having a laugh is one thing but being filthy is another.
    You should read the Manchester message board, my goodness John, I thought that I was broad minded and not at... more >>

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    AAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH ! ! ! And we were supposed to be rough n ready uneducated scamps from the 50's 60's. I'm glad I am, after looking at that tripe /drivel.( rubbish )

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Belting site this = never once have I ever been offended. I mean everyone on here are so helpful and their posts make good reading.
    It does not matter where you are from where you are brought up it how that matters.
    I can remember when the neighbour gave you a clip if you was out of line and you addressed everyone with MRS OR MR then their surmame, or Auntie so and so .
    Manners dont cost a penny

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    whats up John lol did the manchester site scare you ..... scardy cat lol

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 28-Sep-2011
    I went on the Denton message board this morning. I think the latest post on there is about 2010. That whole section of the Knowhere site is so negative, and no one even wants to reminisce about the good old days either. Shame really as we used to dream about going on holiday to Denton when we lived in the two-up two down houses off Taylor Street in Gorton (exaggeration. Well, we had heard stories ... more >>

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    Yes how times change, I have just heard that they have found and closed 2 cannabis farms down in Denton.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Well thats no surprise to me , its a real shame that people feel the need to have to go to those extremes to earn a few bob.
    Whats wrong in doing something for nothing ( out of the goodness of your heart )
    I am in contact everyday with people that have been out of work for a long time and then decided to do some charity work. This has resulted in full time employment for quite a few of them tho... more >>

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Just had a look at the Denton one Peter.
    A little like a dating site

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    Whats wrong with hitting the woman of your life over the head with your club and then dragging her to your cave, like we did in gorton in the dark ages ( late 1960's ) haha. semed to work then. Maybe they had a harsher upbringing than us in Gorton.?

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 28-Sep-2011
    Hi John. Yes we do seem to have a strong farming community here in Denton.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Our Angela used to live in Denton( Boundry Green ) the houses around the cricket field, do you know it Peter ?
    She now lives in Gee Cross.
    I take the bust up Hyde road to go and visit her my how it has changed its so sad really

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    ooops I meant to say bus not bust ( though I do take my bust with me ) lol ..... sorry

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 28-Sep-2011
    Hi Julie, I have seen it, yes. I really liked the village green concept where all the houses surrounded the cricket pitch. Not been for a while - but you don't hang around when you've no business there.

    Hi again John. I'm past that now, as the wife can get the club off me and give as good as she gets. She's from Denton, but has never understood nor appreciated that old Gorton custom. Women eh?

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 28-Sep-2011
    Julie, I meant I've seen Boundary Green, not your bust. You added that post while I was typing the last.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 28-Sep-2011
    Lol Peter

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 29-Sep-2011
    RE above missing people......have they fallen off the face of the earth??? does nobody recognise anyone??.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 29-Sep-2011
    I dont John

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by julie (Member 10255407) on 29-Sep-2011
    I am still trying to locate an Eric Ogden be in his late 60's to mid 70's in age.
    He did drink in the pubs that was running up and down Hyde Road in the 1950's but no one has heard of him.
    My Aunt used to have the Three Arrows back then then when it was pulled down had the Blue Pig

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 29-Sep-2011
    Me neither. !!

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 29-Sep-2011
    Thanks guys. maybe john Holmes will do a search for Beryl Fisher, late of 93 lees st openshaw....It's in his blood yaknow, haha.thaks John H. if you do.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 29-Sep-2011
    Hi all,
    Am here in the USA for the next four weeks.
    Only got limited access to the Net.
    Speak when I get home,
    John.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by kevin lomas (Member 10265376) on 2-Oct-2011
    hi all,does anyone remember the parkinsons from gorton,my mum is alethea parkinson,sister alma,brothers john,roy,my mum became lomas married to my dad,i was born at 79 newton street in 1958 then we moved to saint james street,with my big sister vivenne lomas we went to st jimmy's then viv went to ducie,i went to live with my dad after he and my mum split up so i lost touch with my cousins steven ... more >>

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by kevin lomas (Member 10265376) on 3-Oct-2011
    julie,re eric ogden, my neighbour lived in the rock on hyde road with his mum and dad,he's 69 and may know eric i'll ask him and let you know.

    cheers

    kevin.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 6-Oct-2011
    For a while in the sixties I used to knock about with Tony Dean, Frank McHale and a lad called Brierley. We drank mainly in the Wellington on Clowes Street, which was a Bent's house. I think Tony later took over a pub in Salford and Frank McHale, as far as I know, was still living on Belle Vue Street in the nineties. Don't know what happened to Brierley.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by george gee (Member 10245909) on 11-Oct-2011
    I lived in ELLESMERE STREET GORTON before the WAR and I had quite a few pals living in my street and the streets around there BUT they have demolished gorton now and i was hoping that if any of my old PALS were still around they would like to get in touch with GEORGE (JOGGER ) GEE

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by joyce sutton (Member 10260496) on 27-Oct-2011
    Hi George i think you are about the same age as my brothers who lived in Hampden Grove, Robert and Eric Carson they both went to Peacocks Street School

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by george gee (Member 10245909) on 2-Nov-2011
    HI JOYCE I think your brothers would have known BILLY ANDREWS who went to PEACOCK STREET SCHOOL HE lived next door but one to me in ELLESMERE STREET I personally went to SAINT JAMES in GORTON LANE next to TOMMY LAMBS the carter oh wat HAPPY DAYS those were ALL THE BEST GEORGE XXXXX

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Mike Thatcher (Member 10230387) on 17-Jan-2012
    I've been trying to find Anne Fitzpatrick, Bob White, Fran Fitzpatrick, Steve White all who lived in Newton St which ran between Cambert Lane and Cross St in Gorton. Bob got married to Fran and eventually moved out of the area. Steve I believe lives in Mottram. And does anyone remember Des Winstanley who lived in Gloustester St.

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Christine Dawson (Member 10272372) on 7-Apr-2012
    I used to hang around with a girl called Jane, havn't seen her for years. I believe she lived on Sutton estate. Still lucky Jane !!!

  • Re: Lost friends of Gorton by Karen (Member 10279443) on 31-Oct-2012
    Anybody remember Caron Gaskell of 5 Turner street? Went to St James until 1968.

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Varna Street School by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 20-Sep-2011
I have been asked by a good and long term friend of mine to post some names on here and see if anyone remembers him,- Phil Bailey. He was at Varna St. c61/62.
He has a school photo of the following.- Malcolm Sterns,Niel Jackson,Ian Belton,Barry Suddens,Roy Broom,David Lee. Andrew Taylor Phil Bailey,Chris Mathews,Geoff Wolfenden,Peter Heywood. Teacher Mr. Cook, Headmaster Mr Arnold. Should anyone ... more >>
  
  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 20-Sep-2011
    Hi Roy,
    You mentioned a ROY Broom at Varna Street.
    I was at Central Grammar School with a RAY Broom, who was a very accomplished footballer.
    Could this be the same person Roy?
    John.

  • Re: Varna Street School by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 20-Sep-2011
    Hello again John. You could be right about Ray Broom. I will check with Phil either tomorrow or Thursday. I will get back to you and let you know what he says.

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 21-Sep-2011
    Thanks Roy.

  • Re: Varna Street School by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 23-Sep-2011
    Looks like you were right about Ray Broom John, checked with Phil and it looks like his trashy writing was to blame !!

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 23-Sep-2011
    Thanks Roy, Ray is on the Manchester Central Grammar School old boys site under Friends Reunited.
    He was a great footballer.
    Cheers Roy,
    John.

  • Re: Varna Street School by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 23-Sep-2011
    John .... I remember a lad that went to Manchester Central Grammer, his dad had the pub on Clowes St / Ainsworth St corner, was that the Cheshire Cheese? He would have been around 7 years older than me, so around 62 or 63 now. He stands out in my mind for driving around in his dads 3 litre Capri at the time, about 1968, did you know him?

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 26-Sep-2011
    Paul,
    I should know this lad because it's right in the middle of my time round Cambert Lane.
    It certainly rings a bell but I have lost the name, sorry mate but thanks for the information.
    John.

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 2-Nov-2011
    Did anyone remember my old girlfriend who was at Varna Street around 1962-1966, he name was Janet ELLOR, and she lived above her father's Newsagent's Shop on Gorton Lane, near Froxmer Street?

  • Re: Varna Street School by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 2-Nov-2011
    John, was'nt her dad an ex police man? If it is I was a paperboy for him. He would not let us do any mornig rounds only a Sunday. God I hated The day of the double issue ( Thurday I think )I had the biggest round so had to have two bags, I could have done with a donkey, haha. He was a real gentleman, and I ended up working for his brother inlaw Les Page the butcher across from him, also Cyril Shel... more >>

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 3-Nov-2011
    Spot on John, her Dad was a Policeman on the "A" Division, working out of Bootle Street before he retired, his name was Charlie Ellor and his wife's brother was Les Page the butcher, a really nice bloke.
    Janet had an older brother Keith who was in the Church Lad's Brigade at St James' on Cambert Lane, Janet was a Girl Guide there too.
    They moved to a house at Dane Bank Denton in the 1970's and I... more >>

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 3-Nov-2011
    John, I just heard that Charlie Ellor died in Devon in the 1980's and his wife died shortly afterwards in Tameside (presumably she may have moved back to that area just after her husbands death).

  • Re: Varna Street School by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 3-Nov-2011
    Thanks for that, how sad........Scary that we dont know each other eh. mind you with your chosen path ,I was allways on the other side.haha. Thats the wrong side....lol.

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 3-Nov-2011
    John, I was born in 1947, were you born close to that year?
    I was at St Marks' from 1953 to 1959.

  • Re: Varna Street School by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 3-Nov-2011
    For John H. 1954, in Paisley,Scotland.We moved to Gorton 1966. Had to wait for the New Taylor St. school to open, even went to St.Francis for 6mths but went back to Bishop Greer. Great days.

  • Re: Varna Street School by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 3-Nov-2011
    John,
    I lived at the top of Taylor Street on Cambert Lane, between 1960 and 1970 when I got married and moved to Denton.
    In 1966 I was living on a kibbutz in Northern Israel for a year, came back just after the Aberfan disaster later that year.

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Back Entry by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 20-Sep-2011
Do you remember when the back entry played a big part in our lives, it used to hide a lot for us, sneaking down it, avoiding someone at the front door, avoiding the wag officer, taking a bundle to the pawn shop, taking a bet to be put on at a backdoor bookies, I bet you could add to this list, I remember one time a child at school had been chosen to look after the very much loved pet white mouse ... more >>   
  • Re: Back Entry by joyce sutton (Member 10260496) on 20-Sep-2011
    I remember going down the back entry to the bookies in Paker street on a Saturday for my Dadand passing the bet through the window.

  • Re: Back Entry by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 20-Sep-2011
    We had no end of fun up those back entries. They were good bolt holes,short cuts if we were being chased. we could post bangers and rip raps under those wooden back doors. they were a great place for our pals to meet to plan our next bit of mischief. Oh, and of course, a perfect place to take our girlfriends "in secret". My Dad used to go to one of those bookies you mentioned. It was round a back ... more >>

  • Re: Back Entry by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 20-Sep-2011
    The bookies I went to taking my dad's bet with my mum, was an entry in Henry Street and i live now on that same spot.

  • Re: Back Entry by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 20-Sep-2011
    Mary,
    I remember the bookies in Henry Street but for the life of me I can't remember the owner's name but I recall his son was with me at St Marks' before 1959.
    Back entries were great for getting around West Gorton without using Clowes street, and my brother Christopher knew every inch of them.
    He could get from A to B quicker than the phone.

  • Re: Back Entry by Dave Wright (Member 10256925) on 20-Sep-2011
    Hi John
    I don't remember the bookies on Henry Street the only one I do remember was on Robert Street the entrance was down the back entry off Abbotsbury Street and onto the croft at the back of Robert Street Abbotsbury Street abd Hoyland Street.The bookie was Bill Briggs and he had two children Billy and Linda but I think that they both went to Thomas Street.I may be wrong and they may have gone to St Marks
    Dave

  • Re: Back Entry by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 20-Sep-2011
    Thanks Dave, I think you're right, the name WAS Briggs and I remember it now being on Robert Street.
    Perhaps I knew the son just from the area and not St Marks'.
    Thanks mate,
    John.

  • Re: Back Entry by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 20-Sep-2011
    Dave,
    One more thing, the "back" where the bookies was, did it have a huge circular concrete Emergency Water Tank built in it, and left over from the war?

  • Re: Back Entry by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 20-Sep-2011
    I was too young to remember any suenames John at the bookies bot i know one was nicknamed Ginger somebody (for obvious reasons0 and there was a Bernard, by the way dave we could be talking about the same bookies, because Robert street was the next street to Henry street so the entry divided both.

  • Re: Back Entry by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 20-Sep-2011
    sorry that should read surnames.

  • Re: Back Entry by Dave Wright (Member 10256925) on 20-Sep-2011
    Spot on John, there was the EWT on that back we used to use it as a speedway type track on our bikes, racing round and round it on our bikes or bogies.We (that is all the kids round there) eventualy demolished the tank.
    Dave

  • Re: Back Entry by Dave Wright (Member 10256925) on 21-Sep-2011
    The bookie was Stan Briggs,Billy was his son.

  • Re: Back Entry by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 21-Sep-2011
    Thanks Dave, spot on with the cycle track round the EWS tank, remember it well now.
    The tank always seemed to be part-filled with dirty water, old prams (great for bogie wheels), bricks and other rubbish - it was always a "dare" to climb in and rummage around.
    Remember the bookies now and the name Briggs.
    My Dad used to tell me that when betting was illegal in the 50's, bets were handed to a "b... more >>

  • Re: Back Entry by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 21-Sep-2011
    Don't think it's the area we miss, I think it's the childhood and carefree days we miss.

  • Re: Back Entry by DANNY COLEMAN (Member 10221392) on 21-Sep-2011
    YOU CANT BUILD A DESCENT BOGIE ANYMORE , THE WHEELS ARE TO SMALL ON THESE MODERN BUGGIES

  • Re: Back Entry by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 21-Sep-2011
    That's correct Danny, and with the cost of these modern buggies, it's almost cheaper to buy a small car!!

  • Re: Back Entry by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 24-Sep-2011
    I well remember Slater's back entry bookmaker just off Queens Road near Gorton baths. I had my first bet there when I was fifteen. I even remember the horse - Charles Mannering - which won at around 7/2. God, how I wish it had lost? It's cost me a bloody fortune since.

  • Re: Back Entry by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 24-Sep-2011
    Snap .... i know the feeling Jack, I won 800 on the irish lottery first go, on the computor a couple of years ago and have been trying for a repeat ever since.

  • Re: Back Entry by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 29-Sep-2011
    Nice one winning that £800 Mary. Funnily enough, I have been doing the Irish Lottery now for the past two years and been quite lucky. Both my wife and I started off doing the straight one pound for three numbers, but then found that they were coming up on the other draws (there are three draws as you know), so we then decided to reduce the stake to 25p a line and do three doubles and a treble on ... more >>

  • Re: Back Entry by Bill Entwistle (Member 10266722) on 24-Oct-2011
    The bookies was not on Henry Street, it was at the top end of Norton Street from Clowes Street. My dad sent me to put a bet on at the end of his slip of paper he had to have a code so he could avoid getting caught as it was illegal to bet. His was XPS and when I asked what it stood for he said Expects Something. I don't know how he collected his winings,if any.

  • Re: Back Entry by philip orme (Member 10262543) on 18-Nov-2012
    i used to take a bet for my dad .his nomdeplume was alfox/

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Pat o'neil by Gary morris (Member 10236122) on 14-Sep-2011
Still looking for Patricia o'Neil who lived around the Peacock Strret area of Gorton in the late 70's with her brother Patrick.They owned a capuccin monkey.patricia worked at Cee n Cee supermarket (Kwik Save) on Reddish Lane.She had short reddish hair & was of slim build around 5' 6" tall.Loved a cigarette did Pat!!!!

Anyone with any info,much appreciated!!!
  
  • Re: Pat o'neil by Diane Farmer (Member 10250547) on 22-Sep-2011
    Hello Gary, have you tried manmates.co.uk its another site for Manchester folks looking for frinds and relatives. Good luck in your search.

  • Re: Pat o'neil by Gary morris (Member 10236122) on 22-Sep-2011
    Thanks for the tip Diane,i'll give it a go!!!

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PUSH BIKES by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 13-Sep-2011
Why do a lot of males on bikes go through red lights, ride two on a bike, and be allowed to ride on pavements or without lights, are the police turning more of a blind eye to them these days, because they seem to be getting away with things a lot more than they did in my younger days. (And it isn't just children)   
  • Re: PUSH BIKES by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 24-Sep-2011
    Actually you will find that the police encourage youngsters to cycle on the pavement to avoid them going on the main road. I don't agree with it and have come close to getting hit a few times whilst walking on the pavement in Blackpool. I'll bet there is many an elderly person fell foul of these pavement cyclist.

  • Re: PUSH BIKES by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 24-Sep-2011
    Same with these disabled scooters on the road, they seem to think they are driving a car.

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What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 13-Sep-2011
Kids in class with that purple stuff on their scabs........haha. or the kid in front of you with his / her head jumping with nits........
Thank God. I'm scrathing just typing this..ha ha.
  
  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 13-Sep-2011
    Don't see nits anymore, but think that is because we are not involved with having to keep a childs head clean, I hear mother's still complaining it's hard work to keep on top of it when a child is in school, which brings me back to a time we stood in assembly when I saw the biggest lise I had ever seen crawling up the parting at the back of the head of the snob of the class, I hadn't the guts to s... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 13-Sep-2011
    You don't see anymore a child running an errand for a neighbour, admitted we did it to earn a penny, but children don't have to earn money to spend anymore, we just spoil them with too much, they don't have to earn it.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 14-Sep-2011
    Pity it wasn't the day for the nit nurse, Mary.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 14-Sep-2011
    1) Wives carrying white jugs of frothy beer home from the "out-door beer licence" for the "old man".
    2) Cream and white stones for steps.
    3) Community laundries with hand-carts and old prams full of washing.
    4)Policemen in proper helmets with clean boots and neat creases in their trousers.
    5) Bus conductors.
    6. Sh... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 17-Sep-2011
    Sorry about this,- White dog muck!! Now dont tell me it didnt exist. I have mentioned this to several "mature friends" and all agree. Perhaps it is because it is not left around for long these days. And not many chaps wear caps any more.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 17-Sep-2011
    YOU'VE TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH ROY, I WAS OFTEN GOING TO MENTION THIS, BUT DIDN'T DARE, BUT DO YOU THINK IT WAS THE DOG'S POOR DIET? MANY A TIME I HAVE LOOKED AS A CHILD TO DRAW MY HOP SCOTCH, THINKING I HAD PICKED A BIT OF WHITE STONE UP, AND GOT THE WRONG THING BY MISTAKE, I SHUDDER TO THINK OF IT NOW, BUT WHAT WE DO AS KIDS!

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 17-Sep-2011
    just been discussing this white dog muck thing, and I am informed by my husband, that a friend of his who was a dog handler, told him one of the causes of this was if a dog had eaten bread.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Dave Wright (Member 10256925) on 17-Sep-2011
    Mary
    I had a white dog and it's poo was the same colour as any other dogs. ha ha

    What about dolly blue for the washing

    or them hair nets women wore especialy the ones with them little pearls on.

    Dave

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 17-Sep-2011
    And when it dried and you gave it a kick it was like a cloud of white dust !.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 17-Sep-2011
    Hi everyone, not been on for ages hope you are all well.
    Marbles we dont see kids playing with marbles or allies as I remember calling them.
    We used to be able to buy them from the newsagents, they came in a little white net bag .
    I bet there are hundreds down the grids

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 17-Sep-2011
    They were also very good for use in the slings / catapults.......that is when your thumb nail didn't get in the way....that usedto make your eyes water a bit, well untill the nail fell off.ooooooch.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 18-Sep-2011
    It was bones. All dog owners used to ask the butcher for a bone for the dog. I learned at a cost of £300 15 years ago not to give a dog a bone. Mine chewed up a large pork bone, and the stuff set like cement in her tubes. The vet said she can't leave these premises until she's had an emergency operation. He had to open her up and work it all through her bowels by hand. It was like shards of glass... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 18-Sep-2011
    Sorry about this but it was a true complaint to a Town Hall where a woman said "It's the dog mess I find hard to swallow".
    I can understand that.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 18-Sep-2011
    Lol Peter

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 18-Sep-2011
    Remember asking for the scratchings at the chippy?

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 18-Sep-2011
    The hard skin from round the cheese. Squadies/ sailors home on leave in their uniforms,them 3 wheeled scammel trucks from the railway( one of which run me over on corner of Froxmere st. / Gorton Ln.) Rag n Bone man, Biscuits sold from square tins,Gold Top milk ( jersey full cream ).

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by dave Jones (Member 10246485) on 18-Sep-2011
    Rolling up newspapers and tying them into knots to light the fire

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Sep-2011
    that type of fly catcher you hung up and it held dead fly's hanging down stuck on it

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Sep-2011
    Chips wrapped in newspaper and butter beans sold at the chippy

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Sep-2011
    Customers in a pub stood singing, Wonder if it's because of the prices?

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 19-Sep-2011
    1. Chemists that cared.
    2. Landlords walking from door to door, and collecting rent in little leather bags.
    3. Men emptying gas and electricity meters and giving rebates in coins wrapped in brown paper.
    4. Trolley buses.
    5. Pianos in pubs.
    6. Clean publi... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 19-Sep-2011
    The Truant officer, I can remember one that used to cycle all over the place..........only caught me once, on kirkmanshulme Lane. a right misrable sod he was to.
    People stepping off the back of buses....Wouldn't be allowed now H & S. If we had that type of bus.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 19-Sep-2011
    In the 70's our Wag Man was called Mr Lunt. It escapes me now what the lads at school called him.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 19-Sep-2011
    Hi John. Hence the old saying: "Do you think I've fallen off the back of a bus?"

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 19-Sep-2011
    Was he a tall guy that used to wear a Michael Crawford coat,haha. think this is the same guy who I had the pleasure of dodging. ha ha.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 19-Sep-2011
    He rode a bike everywhere John, covering Central High School for Boys on Kirky Lane

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 19-Sep-2011
    My wag officer was called Mr Barrington, funny how you never forget their names, he was fat and probably a nice guy, but us kids used to shudder at the sight of him.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 19-Sep-2011
    I think the wag man on the bike was nic named saddler I remember him wearing a mac type coat

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by DANNY COLEMAN (Member 10221392) on 24-Sep-2011
    parkies

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 25-Sep-2011
    A Parky would have to be a brave man these days.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 28-Sep-2011
    CUSTOMERS in pubs.......ask any landlord.
    Signs in shops saying "Please do not ask for credit as a refusal Will offend."
    old fashioned cobblers.
    coal wagons delivering to the front of houses, down the coal hole.
    that green smog from clayton annolin.?

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 28-Sep-2011
    My old friend Tommy Mills, licensee of the Gorton Mount, had a novelty alternative sign behind his bar - "Please do not ask for credit, as a refusal is usually accompanied by a broken nose".
    In actual fact, he was a very generous soul, sadly missed.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 10-Oct-2011
    Just looking through the messages again about "What you don't see anymore" the other day and was going to go back to it later on to put the fact that don't see inspectors on buses anymore. Well, believe it or not, that same day I got the bus into Blackpool and who should get on the bus, yes, the inspector. Well I had a good laugh to myself and when he came to see the ticket I was still smiling, w... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 12-Oct-2011
    Jack, you see them in Manchester. And quite often they have 2 burly policemen with them. Shame has been replaced by violence and threats.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 13-Oct-2011
    That really is very sad Peter.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Janet Proctor (Member 10266423) on 16-Oct-2011
    Hi. you dont see kids playing out with home made toys like whip and tops and stilts made by dads or playing hopscotch or skipping games, elastic band games

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 16-Oct-2011
    Or doing hand stands against the wall and playing ball games on the wall, being an end house we often had the noise of the ball thrown against the wall and I could even play with three balls at that time, still can memories the verses we threw the ball to the rythmn of.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 16-Oct-2011
    remember this one Mary
    Have a cigarette sir , no sir , why sir
    coz i got a cold sir, where did you get your cold sir , from the North pole sir , what you doing there sir , catching polar bears sir.

    On each sir that was said did you lift your leg and throw the ball under , Main question HA HA
    can you still do it .... Julie

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 16-Oct-2011
    do you remember clackers think thats what we called them
    Two solid rock hard plastic balls ( a bit smaller then a tennis ball )with a string on and you had to shake them up and down quite fast so the made a clacking sound, there was a knack to it if you did not get it right well your knuckels got the bashing.
    What about the tin can on a string tied round your ankle then spun it round then jumpe... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 16-Oct-2011
    I remember that one Julie, how you brought back memories, I CAN DO ALL SORTS IN MY DREAMS, BUT I HAVE THE KIDS LAUGHING WHEN I TRY TO RUN ACROSS THE LIVING ROOM, MY ARMS MOVE BUT MY LEGS WON'T, JOINED A PAINTING CLASS AND WAS AMAZED THAT THE OLD CODGERS COULD HOP, I HAVE ARTHRITAS IN MY KNEES AND MY FOOT WON'T EVEN LIFT FROM THE FLOOR, YOU HAVE TO LAUGH OR YOU WOULD CRY, OH FOR THOSE ENERGETIC YOUNG DAYS!

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 16-Oct-2011
    When did those giant boxes of chocolates with landscaped picture lids dissapear? one of my aunties always seemed to have one in her cupboard. Were they just a Christmas item or out in the shops all year round? I can only think of them as Cadbury's but did other firms do them? And when they were empty they seemed to be kept to store old family photo's inside.

    Can someone tell me what those white... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 16-Oct-2011
    Did anyone else ever have an Advent calender at Christmas when the chocolate tasted terrible, it was really greasy "seconds" I think that some cheap factory turned out.
    Cadbury's never really got involved in producing them until the late 80's - they had a reputation to protect I think.
    On that point, the chocolate in those "gold" coins was rubbish as I recall.
    You never see a decent sized Waggon Wheel these days.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 16-Oct-2011
    Pretend handguns made out of four wooden clothes pegs, remember making those?

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by julie (Member 10255407) on 16-Oct-2011
    Hee hee Mary comes to us all in the end.
    I must admit I did a bit of showing off this afternnoon with two apples and an orange.
    juggling them in the air, first the two apples easy peasy then added the orange, after a little practice I managed all three.
    My neighbour opposite could see mw running round the living room and came over to investigate.
    I had to laugh she is older than me in her 60'... more >>

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 16-Oct-2011
    Can't say on here how far back I do remember Julie as most of you won't know what I am talking about isn.t it awful when your so ancient ? No thinking about it I count my blessings still young at heart

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 18-Oct-2011
    I vaguely remember making a kind of catapult using an elastic band which stretched from one end of a stick to the other where there was a clothes peg holding the stone. All you had to do to fire it was to release the peg. My elder brother claims his gang made a kind of gatling gun with these bands and pegs all the way round a cylinder-shaped gun so it could fire many stones at once.

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 18-Oct-2011
    Do you remember firing a peice of folded paper, on an elastic band, holding the paper between your teeth?

  • Re: What you don't see anymore. by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 18-Oct-2011
    What about making darts in class. 1st get a dippy pen nib..break in half. 2nd shove half pennib into a straw........and away you go.

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Weather by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 13-Sep-2011
Why do people moan about the weather, every type of weather has a memory good as well as bad, why don't people be more adventurous in their outlook, and think to themselves "that's life" keep your laughs coming in everyone.   
  • Re: Weather by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 13-Sep-2011
    Yes you are right....Its the same as there are no bad holidays in Britain.....Just bad choice of clothing. ! !

  • Re: Weather by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 13-Sep-2011
    I often am amazed by the way people react to our weather, after two days of hot sunshine they're moaning that it's too hot, "I can't stand much more of this," they will say. Tell me this then, why is it that the very same people go to Spain for their holidays?

  • Re: Weather by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 13-Sep-2011
    To be honest I hear a lot of complaining about this year's summer weather. True, it has had its share of gloominess and rain, but overall it isn't too bad. Like a lot of people I work, and the only time the weather is relevant in terms of leisure is at weekends. So, if we tend to get a run of bad weekends we end up saying the weather's been awful. With an inside job, you tend to disregard the weat... more >>

  • Re: Weather by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 15-Sep-2011
    I live in Lincolnshire now, very flat, no real hills, but what I get is big open skies all the time.
    I see weather coming from miles away and I realise that having been brought up in West Gorton, with all the houses and factories on top of you, there was not much sky to see and when weather came, hot, cold, windy or rainy, it was all pretty sudden and unannounced.
    Still, I miss it even now in my... more >>

  • Re: Weather by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 15-Sep-2011
    When I come on this site and read how much some of you miss West Gorton, I realize how lucky I am to have lived here all my life, I have seen some changes , but it is still the old place to me, and there are still a few families here that can remember the good old days, I would never like to leave the place, just had all my house renovated and it looks as good as new in every room (Thanks to the ... more >>

  • Re: Weather by Ed Cars (Member 10272780) on 20-Apr-2012
    We are always amazed by the weather no matter where in the world we are,In Boston MA where I live we are normally looking at plenty of snow anything from a couple of feet per storm to in some cases 5 feet,this year as been very light and we have recorded record high Temps throughout the winter season,with little snow, (which I am grateful for)Many folks say it is Global Warming,I tend to think it... more >>

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PUTTING YOUR FOOT IN IT by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 11-Sep-2011
When I first left school I worked at Slack & Cox one of our duties was to keep the floor clean. One day I was mopping a reception room, and there was a man sat talking to a member of staff, get the corners he shouted to me laughing, well if you can do better here's the mop I said laughing, the following morning, the boss came in work, I was a new commer and he had been off since before I found a j... more >>   
  • Re: PUTTING YOUR FOOT IN IT by DANNY COLEMAN (Member 10221392) on 14-Sep-2011
    I USE TO PLAY POOL FOR GORTON LABOUR CLUB AND EVERY THURSDAY SOME ONE MADE SANDWICHES FOR BOTH TEAMS ONE NIGH I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BUTTIES AND COMPLAINING SAYING THAT THEY WERE NOT VERY NICE AND ASKING WHO MADE THEM ,JUST MY LUCK IT WAS THE CAPTAINS MRS, SAT RIGHT OPPOSITE ME . I WAS SLIGHTLY EMBARRASSED

  • Re: PUTTING YOUR FOOT IN IT by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 14-Sep-2011
    Do you remember big John Allan ( jock ). Jimmy Coulson, Eric Roberts.? ? at all?

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Gangs by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 11-Sep-2011
See a gang in the street these days and they look bored and looking for trouble,in our child hood we were more interested in finding a can to play kick can, a tin for hop scotch, or a rope to swing on a lamp post, or skip, what do you think they look for these days ?   
  • Re: Gangs by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 11-Sep-2011
    Victims unfortunately.

  • Re: Gangs by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 11-Sep-2011
    Too true John, gang used to mean fun and friendship, now it means trouble.

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Jumble Sales by Diane Farmer (Member 10250547) on 11-Sep-2011
Does anyone remember being dragged round church halls rummaging through piles of clothes and broken toys... still got a green jumper from one of them   
  • Re: Jumble Sales by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 11-Sep-2011
    Yes I do, and I remember that not all were confined to toys and clothes (though we had our share), and we got a double bed, a wardrobe and a replacement tin bath from a Jumble Sale in St Mark's Church Hall on Hyde Road.
    We hired a man with a hand-cart to bring them to our house on Clowes Street, and my Dad gave him an extra half-crown to lug the bed and the wardrobe upstairs.

  • Re: Jumble Sales by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 11-Sep-2011
    I remember once when a jumble sale was held at Our Lady and St. Thomas Church on Mount Road, and us lads were asked to help out. It was a hot day and one of my friends, Brian Holmes, took his coat off and left it draped over one of the tables, later a woman picked it up, looked at it then said to me, "How much?" "6d," I replied. With that she paid the money and was off with it. My pal went daft wh... more >>

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Whit Sunday by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 8-Sep-2011
Kids dressed up in their Whit week clothes, mum's on pins in case they ruined them and they would not be able to pawn them on Monday morning And silly old women shouting "God knows is own" as it poured down on the whit walks, all good fun And alot to look forward to at that time of year   
  • Re: Whit Sunday by DANNY COLEMAN (Member 10221392) on 9-Sep-2011
    I REMEMBER THE WHIT WALKS , GETTING UP SUNDAY MORNING ,PUTTING ON YOUR NEW CLOTHES THEN GOING ROUND TO FREINDS AND NEIGHBOURS SHOWING THEM OFF AND SOMETIMES THEY WOULD GIVE YOU SOME MONEY AND THEN OFF TO THE CONGRAGATIONAL CHURCH TO GATHER FOR THE WALKS UP CMABERT LANE GORTON LANE , CASSON ST, TAYLORS ST , IT SEEMED TO TAKE FOR EVER OR WAS IT BECAUSE I WAS SMALL.

  • Re: Whit Sunday by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 9-Sep-2011
    Yes it did seem a long walk Danny, especially if your new shoes were rubbing, at least the little girls had more of a chance of comfort in their whitend gollies, do you remember the crowd giving you a clap as you passed them?

  • Re: Whit Sunday by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 10-Sep-2011
    I remember walking with St James' choir in the Whit Walks around Gorton, and all my mates heckling us because we used to wear blue cassocks and white surplices, and they thought it hilarious.
    The usual route was down Cambert Lane, right into Taylor Street, right into Gorton Lane,then up one of the side streets and criss-crossing Cambert Lane again, then onto Hyde Road, left into Gortoncross Stree... more >>

  • Re: Whit Sunday by francis wilcox (Member 10265187) on 11-Sep-2011
    Hy Mary lots of good times them days wonder how menney folks are still around that remember us will se you before we go back Frank

  • Re: Whit Sunday by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 11-Sep-2011
    Some of the best times I ever spent were in Openshaw at Whit Week. No matter how hard up parents were, they always bought their children new clothes even if they had to go into debt (which most did) and pay on the weekly. I always had a nice new suit, which normally came from Leons tailors on Hyde Road. I would get up early on Whit Sunday morning, have my breakfast, get all dolled up in my new sui... more >>

  • Re: Whit Sunday by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 11-Sep-2011
    Hi Frank fancy meeting you here, we can talk forever about those good old times, you must have many laughs to give us, you should come on here more, and don't forget this time to come to see us before you go back to the USA Cheers Mary Give Anna my love. X

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PLACARDS by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 8-Sep-2011
Right you Gortonians! do you remember the wall placards around West Gorton, which do you remember? There was one near Belle view, with the mouth of a pelican open showing a row of guiness, it was there for years do you remember it? and behind Belle Vue one with a devils imp advertising chewing gum. and how about the belle vue circus and speedway posters do you remember them?   
  • Re: PLACARDS by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 8-Sep-2011
    Sorry that should read Belle Vue, shame on me for spelling it veiw.

  • Re: PLACARDS by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 10-Sep-2011
    There was a large wall poster on Hyde Road near to the Prison Ground that urged us to go to North Wales using the trains from Exchange Station.
    It showed two small children making sandcastles on the beach at Rhyl.

  • Re: PLACARDS by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 11-Sep-2011
    At the south end of Mount Rd.,there was an engineering firm called Elliots, and on their roadside wall were some large plackards.One was for the Essoldo cinema,advertising the films,either showing or forthcoming. There was one for the Ardwick Hippodrome at one time,- does anyone recall that place?. there was the usual Guiness advert with the toucan. also one carried adverts for Colmans starch, Ste... more >>

  • Re: PLACARDS by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 11-Sep-2011
    Hi Roy,
    Yes I remember the Ardwick Hippodrome, directly opposite the Apollo Cinema -(where I learned to waltz at a Dancing School held in one of the cinema's large reception rooms).
    The Hippodrome had a cast-iron awning with a glass-paneled roof running round the Hyde Road and Higher Ardwick sides, and under which we used to queue to get to the entrance doors.
    I only went twice, both Christmas ... more >>

  • Re: PLACARDS by Jack Forshaw (Member 10258735) on 11-Sep-2011
    I remember the Hippodrome very well and went there on many occasions. The last time I went, Lonnie Donegan was the star attraction, with Des O'Connor appearing way down on the bill. Then I remember years later when Des O'Connor became a big star, him having Lonnie Donegan as about the third guest on his show. How times change, Lonnie must have thought at the time. Both of them great entertainers o... more >>

  • Re: PLACARDS by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 11-Sep-2011
    Was what I called a Pelican a Toucan Roy? I don't know the differance.I never heard of a Toucan

  • Re: PLACARDS by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 11-Sep-2011
    Hello Mary, yes it was a toucan.

  • Re: PLACARDS by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 11-Sep-2011
    Pelican, is a wunderful bird,
    It'sbeak can hold more than it's belly can. ha ha ha.

  • Re: PLACARDS by julie (Member 10255407) on 17-Sep-2011
    like someone I know ha ha

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Colour changes. by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 8-Sep-2011
Whilst round at my Mam and Dads house yesterday we got talking about how West Gorton use to be. One of the topics was the change in the colour of Ambulance's, the furthest back I could remember them were the purple and black Bedford J1 models with the chrome bells on the front bumper from Belle Vue St station. But my dad was saying he seems to remember brown Manchester Ambulances at one time, ( I ... more >>   
  • Re: Colour changes. by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 8-Sep-2011
    Those little green vans you refer to belonged to the GPO ( General Post Office) I think this eventually became POT,- Post office Telephones. The GPO also had large lorries with trailers that carried telephone poles and heavy equipment. The father of my school pal a chap called Edwin Leeson came to grief one horrendous night going over Shap.On an icey road his trailer jackknifed and tried to `overt... more >>

  • Re: Colour changes. by Paul Hartley (Member 10226532) on 8-Sep-2011
    Thanks Roy, I've just Googled GPO vans and there they all were. Morris Minor 1000's - 5 cwt Thames and BMC J4's .... brilliant.

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Old Radios by Mr. Roy Cox (Member 10242747) on 6-Sep-2011
I have always been fascinated with old wireless sets. As a child living with my parents and grandparents, the radio was always on,- there were no TV`s then. Grandad had an old Cossor which had 3 inputs,- mains,an accumulater,and a 9 volt grid bias battery. The accumulater had to be taken to Hulses hardware shop on Mount Rd., for charging up. when we moved to Levenshulme, my Dad rented a Regentone ... more >>   
  • Re: Old Radios by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 7-Sep-2011
    I Remember the old accumulator Roy, my mum used to take it to be charged on Levenshulme Road,
    sometimes running late before the shop closed, funny how it was always the males who treasured the wireless, my dad used to tune in for hours, i can still hear the whistling and interferrance on the wireless, it seemed to take ages before he was satisfied with result.she would put the accumulator at th... more >>

  • Re: Old Radios by John HOLMES (Member 10245597) on 10-Sep-2011
    I remember taking my gran's accumulator to be re-charged by a man who ran a cycle and radio shop on Clowes Street, on the opposite street corner to the Union Chapel, close to Dr Scott's surgery and Bert Hall's butcher's shop.
    It looked like a junk shop when you went in, but you could by anything electrical in there, especially light bulbs, bakelite wall switches, pull-switches and flex, fuses and... more >>

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Names by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 5-Sep-2011
Do you like your christian name? and what did you want to be called? I think more women are disatisfied on this one than men. Mine is Mary, how old fashion can you get then that? Mind you I know a Tuesday and a Bracken, (I'm saying nothing on that) do you know any unusual names?   
  • Re: Names by john carlton (Member 10248427) on 5-Sep-2011
    My mothers maiden name was GIELTY, its from an island off the west coast of Ireland.....Guess what my middle name is, john Gielty Carlton.!!!!That caused a few skuffles in the playground, untill I dropped it.mind you I have been on a few occasions ( guilty ) haha. I know a man here in Mayo and his middle name is MARY.!!! He says he had no choice in the matter, maybe mines not that bad afterall.

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Swearing by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 4-Sep-2011
Why do people have to come out with four letter words in a respectable conversation? is it that they are not educated enough to choose a better word ?   
  • Re: Swearing by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 4-Sep-2011
    Margaret, I confess to using bad language occasionally, mainly when I am riled. but I don't use it in normal conversation. It annoys me that pubs allow it now whereas at one time you would be told to cut it out or leave. The vault was different of course, and barmaids had to put up with it. But some people use it every fourth word, and it just isn't clever, even when their children are with them. ... more >>

  • Re: Swearing by Peter Woodier (Member 10148049) on 4-Sep-2011
    And sorry Mary, but you're not Margaret. My mistake.

  • Re: Swearing by Mary Clarke (Twin of Magaret) (Member 10227220) on 4-Sep-2011
    I know some nice down to earth people who use this kind of talk but there is a time and a place, perhaps I feel too touchy but I feel a man doesn'nt respect a woman when he comes out with it to her.

  • Re: Swearing by Janet Proctor (Member 10266423) on 16-Oct-2011
    I've been with my husband for over 30 years, and i've never ever heard him use bad language. I dont use it either, and i cringe when i'm with anyone that uses four letter words

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