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  2. Comic Con July 2017 @ St.Helens Town Hall

    They'll be back on Hort,thanks.
  3. Quarry Pond near Sherdley Park

    Thank you, Dane - I do remember seeing groups of mostly teenage boys jumping/diving into the water in very hot weather. My grandad always told me it was extremely deep and that they were taking a big risk by swimming there, let alone diving in it.
  4. Littler's Field

    Well spotted Plonker, i had it in my head that the one opposite the Abbey was called Windleshaw House.
  5. Littler's Field

    According to the maps, Windle House (opp. Abbey pub) and Windle Grange (on the left of Rainford rd opp. school) are/were separate places.
  6. Littler's Field

    @Dave Catherine Littler is there in 1871 too and this time listed as farmer and publican and in 1861 Mary Speakman was the next listing at Windle House which i think is probably Windle Grange by 1871 Mary Speakman is living with her nephew John Hammill, farmer of 60 acres., big Dentons Green names just noticed the Websters are next door to the Hammills added 19 minutes later Catherine Littler is buried with the Websters at Windleshaw Chantry
  7. non pc films

    I wonder what the pc brigade will think of the new film channel on sky.Its called TALKING PICTURES.Ive only just watched a couple and there were a few non pc scenes involving the artists.Its worth a watch even if its away from the shoot it up films.
  8. Lucem House

    Lucem House Community Cinema Plus+ Ive come across an article where Lucem House are looking to raise £25.000 in crowd funding to make the building wheel chair accessible for the benefit to disabled film lovers to enjoy the experience of the community cinema which is a voluntary run enterprise. Lucem House have benefited from a revamp which saw the installation of 50 theatre seats from the world of glass. £10.000 grant from awards for a recycled kitchen and cafe bar and updated film projector donated by the British film institute, and I say good luck to them. In allowing the building to be used for the community the ymca provide much appreciated support for the project!! So the ymca are still the owners of the premises who are benefiting from what has already been carried out but they don’t seem to be contributing towards the premises wheel chair access. www.lucemhouse.co.uk
  9. Queen in St Helens

    I remember the student union paying them off after only 2 songs...they were that bad! They were paid £50 but asked if they could play one last song. It was a cover of Chicago's "listen" and it was brilliant! I think they supported either Van der Graaf Generator or Audience. Pretty sure it was the same lineup that became famous too
  10. September. http://www.chillifest.net/st-helens-chilli-fiesta/4592888898
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  12. Comic Con July 2017 @ St.Helens Town Hall

    Chilli festival at Town Hall Steve?
  13. Littler's Field

    I don't think that it was called Rainford Road in those decades - just generally labelled 'Dentons Green' and as far as census enumerators where concerned, the houses weren't numbered and we can't be sure of any order once the returns had been transcribed into the book. There was a Mrs Littler who lived up there - a widow called Catherine Littler and in 1861 she was aged 40, with daughter's Ann (13), Jane, Elizabeth and Ellen, along with two housekeepers, a niece and two boarders. Her occupation was a Victualler and you'd think that it might be one of the pubs, but there's no name/label for it*. If she was there in 1871 then I haven't found her yet. It looks as though it may be the same person in 1881, but aged 62 and not 60 like you'd expect, but with widowed daughter Ann (Webster) who would be the right age (33). This time Catherine was a provision Dealer. It looks as though it's more towards that end of that road - seeing what was before and what came after. It's all just tenuous speculation based on a name though. (* a Thomas Littler had the Abbey Hotel in 1851)
  14. Berry

    Thanks. Knew it was a name beginning with E. I left Cowley in 1975 and she was still the Head.
  15. Berry

    It was Elsie. She retired in 1975, so assuming she was 60 then, if she is still alive she'd be 102.
  16. Berry

    Does anyone remember the first name of Miss Jackson, Head of Cowley School for Girls? Is she still living?
  17. Littler's Field

    Here is the 1849 OS map. Zoom in to see the area. The cottage is not there then, unless its Windle Grange http://maps.nls.uk/view/126522299 added 3 minutes later Here is the 1906 map, its not threre either. http://maps.nls.uk/view/126522302
  18. Excellent, where can we meet or you may wish to allow me to call at yours. Alternatively you might want to call here? Whatever suits you :) I don't mind collecting tonight.

    1. Thumpa lumpa

      Thumpa lumpa

      Hi Pete,

      I wont be in tonight but I can leave them in the drive for you, I live at 10 Old Mill Ave Sutton Leach,WA9 4HL, its off Mill Lane between the Mill House & The Wheatsheaf, I am going out in 10 mins, come whenever your ready.

       

      Cheers

      Mal.

       

  19. List Of Photography Sites

    Yes. I'll put those back too. None of PROH's were on the free account so there's plenty time.
  20. BROOKIE

    Anybody come across this name in St Helens or wider North West?
  21. Littler's Field

    I've been told the it was 'The Parish Church Field' and perhaps it was. How it became known as 'Mrs Littler's Field' is what is interesting to me. I know that it was supposed to be where the very early rugby was played, before the foundation of any club. i would like to see an old map as it might tell us about a Littler's farm or such. No maps available at the moment while the Library is closed. Perhaps I can advertise Pauline Hurst's talk on The Gamble Legacy to be given Thursday night in the Town Hall 6.45-7pm. These old families were involved with not only the Volunteer Battalions, but also the formation of rugby clubs.
  22. Saints v Catalans

    Catalan were definitely trying to slow down the play and were hanging on in the tackle, so he penalised them. The Saints players started to push them off as the stood up and he penalised them, for walking through the mark. The are a big side and our forwards had to play well. I have to say that the try Alex Walmsley scored from 50-60 yards was a belter. Gradually Saints got on top and were playing good open rugby by the end. As usual James Roby was superb. Theo Fages got the man of the match for his broken field play and Young Danny Richardson is coming along nicely as the others begin to trust him. The forwards are running in two and threes which is good to see as they are using their pace as well as their size. Someone said to me 'if we win every game from now to the end of the season, we will be the Champions'. Perhaps we will but it is a big ask and I bet you could get good odds on that. Interesting the crowd was given as 10,025 for the second match running.I suppose they want to keep the average above 10,000, and hopefully more people will turn up for the last 3 home games.
  23. Horny Handed Tons of Soil

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    Part spoken word, part folk gig, part theatre performance. A piece that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of 'The Mersey Sound' by Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri. In this specially created library version Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim perform extracts from the show alongside work by Adrian Henri and from their own back catalogue. £6 / £5 library members / £3 concessions Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horny-handed-tons-of-soil-tickets-34355931516?aff=erelpanelorg
  24. Horny Handed Tons Of Soil

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    Part spoken word, part folk gig, part theatre performance. A piece that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of 'The Mersey Sound' by Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri. In this specially created library version Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim perform extracts from the show alongside work by Adrian Henri and from their own back catalogue. £6 / £5 library members / £3 concessions Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horny-handed-tons-of-soil-tickets-34355771036?aff=erelpanelorg
  25. Much Ado About Puffin

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    Join us at Chester Lane Library for skillful puppetry, beautiful music, and good old fashioned storytelling. Much Ado About Puffin is about old habits, new friendships, and stepping out into the unknown! Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone, a friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing. "Brilliant! Best puppet show ever!" Audience member (aged 6) £3 or £8 for a family/group of 4 Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/much-ado-about-puffin-tickets-34720227134
  26. Much Ado About Puffin

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    Join us at Chester Lane Library for skillful puppetry, beautiful music, and good old fashioned storytelling. Much Ado About Puffin is about old habits, new friendships, and stepping out into the unknown! Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone, a friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing. "Brilliant! Best puppet show ever!" Audience member (aged 6) £3 or £8 for a family/group of 4 Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/much-ado-about-puffin-tickets-34720227134
  27. List Of Photography Sites

    Dave Does that last line cover PROH as well?
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