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    There was a good turnout at the funeral and it was nice to see Chris's friends and family there, as well as @Robbob2010, @Pete, @slmgc and @Ned from Connect. We were mentioned in the service and some of our thoughts that were posted on the topic were quoted.
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    Picture about 10 years ago
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    Victoria Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Victoria Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Victoria Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Victoria Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    When i did the picture at Bulls Head the other week Mr Barry told me i had got good advertising for him so i followed it up... Bulls Head stabbing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys has moved from Bulls Head to Fingerpost. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost,awaiting sign by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mr Barrys,Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Aye i remember going in once when the topless barmaids were serving and the bar was full...did they have nuts on the bar? Corporation St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Needle by Robbob 2010, on Flickr George St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    AND A BIG THANK YOU FROM ME AND THE VOLUNTEERS ROB YOUR PHOTO ARE HELPING US TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE CHANTRY AND THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE
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    Beautiful Rob, many thanks to you for the photos and respect to Ned and his helpers for caring and all the work they do.
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    Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The rest later.
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    It was nice to be back Ted,thanks for yesterday. It ain't half changed. Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr More to follow.
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    Some more... Lincoln House by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Century House by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Closing down,Co-op Bank,Hardshaw St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Closing down,Co-op Bank,Hardshaw St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Atlas House,Corporation St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Phoenix Brow by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Passing as usual... Parr St.Peters. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Parr St.Peters. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr United Footwear. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Hi Robbob, Thank's very much for the beautiful photo's of Victoria Park; having grown up near the park I spent a lot of my childhood and youth there. I even proposed to my wife there (and was accepted!) We had four children and again it was a favourite place to take them. We left St,Helens in 1974 and have always visited on our sojourns "Up North" it became a very sad and shabby place over the years but now it is truly restored to it's former glory and you have captured it magnificently.
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    Free Access to FMP from 27 April - 1st May 2017 Le200 used to notify us about these freebies
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    Here is what i captured. added 6 minutes later I was out all hours and got questioned by the public and Police. Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Incident in St.Helens Town Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Former Chalon Court Mercure Hotel,Linkway West,St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mercure Hotel,Linkway West,St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    MMA Mixed Martial Arts,North Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr added 0 minutes later Johnny may train in here for all we know Nsso added 42 minutes later Closed down on North Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    I'm just letting people know (Hort) who walk their dogs at Carrmill on Garswood Old Rd that it has been sprayed with a very strong weedkiller which maybe harmful to dogs.The Guy who is attending the carpark for the race days is warning dog walkers (first time i've ever seen it). I don't know if any signs will go up after today but mind you they will get torn off. It's like Bamboo Japanese Knotweed by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Japanese Knotweed by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Japanese Knotweed by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Japanese Knotweed by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Japanese Knotweed by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Hi Robbob - good timely warning from you! Once this stuff gets into your garden, it's absolutely vile and spreads like nobody's business. Even a fragment of a rhizome can self-propogate. It's very easy to think that it's been eradicated as it 'dies back' each year above ground, but the root system/rhizomes go dormant in the winter months and re-start as soon as spring comes. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-japanese-knotweed-from-spreading
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    Carrmill,St.Helens. Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr On the Waterside bend this went under... Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Then came straight up. Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Powerboat GP (Sat) by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Oh eck...that time of the year again. 10-4pm both days but sunday maybe longer Lancashire Powerboat Grand Prix 2017 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Taken yesterday. Thorntons closing St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Thorntons closing St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Thorntons closing St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    THAT'S SUCH SAD NEWS. HE WILL BE MISSED. LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH FOR HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY. ETERNAL REST CHRIS.. GOD BLESS X
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    For sale. Duke of Cambridge,Duke St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Duke of Cambridge,Duke St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Tony it was a hard life as an electrian.all those fiddly bits of wire,multicoloured,millions of fuses etc etc.Now its just take the unit out and put in another etc.Like mechanics or should i say motor mechanics and not KWIK FIT FITTER!
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    In my case I’m going back to the mid 50s, not forgetting in those days items where British made so they were made to last. Sending a duff radio for repair didn’t enter into it as I stripped it down beforehand. The old Morphy Richards smoothing irons, which in those days plugged into a light socket. Occasionally the element would burn out and replacing it was straight forward so it could be done at home and when it was finally scrapped the top cover I kept as turning it over it was shape of a boat. About that time Mother bought a Dean gas boiler and an Hotpoint Empress, the large square washer with a mangle which could be removed and placed in a lower compartment and it was put into action every Monday and it lasted until 1984 and then it was only disposed of because of having to clear her council house.- The early Hoover upright carpet cleaners with a large bag even they were made to last, it was the rubber drive belt that needed replacing and in those days there were no liners, and it was only because updated models the older ones where scrapped even though they were still in good working order, if anything it was a case of not getting hold of spare parts. I knew cookers could be exchanged but in those days didn’t realise then they where immersed in acid and the one I had lasted many years. When it was decorating time I remember rolls of wallpaper had a border along one edge which had to be cut off and entertainment in those days came from Redifusion. As far as doors being striped I only learned of it in later years and in the 50s/60s it was council property so nothing was done. Speaking of personal items, as well as having shoes soled and healed you could even take dentures back for repair.
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    hi.i wonder how many items were dipped in the stinking brook in parr to strip all the gunge off them.Must admit we had a scottie thst fell in and SURVIVED,!!
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    I started training as an apprentice electrician in 1973 and as well as working on cookers washers etc we were taught how to re calibrate the thermostat on an iron, replace an element in a kettle or toaster toaster, we didn't even have a toaster ourselves then, only posh people had them. When your mother was talking about, gas and electric cookers were mostly just rented. With regard to the dipping I remember in the 80's working at a power station and folks brought their frying pans in to dip them in the acid bath.
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    The bar at Carr Mill Dam Boathouse is open 10-4 Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. Food and drink are available.
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    Hello stilly I was at Rivington Infants/Juniors from 56-62, so it looks as though I was probably in the class below yours. I posted a class-photo on here quite a few years ago - taken when we were in 4th Year Juniors (Mr Owen as class teacher) - you may very well recognise some of us from that photo. I'm centre of back row wearing pinafore dress/white blouse - maiden name Lilian Thompson.
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    After attending Le200 (Chris's) funeral yesterday i went to pay my respects to Violet,bless her. Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Merseytravel splashing out? Taken on Park Rd Merseytravel splashing out? by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Thankyou Kizzy that's why I'm here,i'm getting what i can. Here's the rest...for now. Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Tulips are so vibrant in colour. Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Windleshaw Chantry by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Ill be back Goodbye,till next time. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Just found this old thread complete with photos..
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    It's a Wolseley 1500, 1957-65, so was getting on then. The artic lorry looks like a Commer Maxiload?
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    We have made Local life this month www.locallife247.co.uk
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    City Road, on the site of what was the Park Hotel. Or is it North Road? Some maps have City Road starting at St Mark's Gate, but the Park Hotel was down as being in North Road in 1939 and the flats appear to have a North Road address according to property websites.
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    I got these 2 pictures yesterday dinner which were then moved from the Pheonix Inn pub due to a post on their Facebook Page. http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15251737.Pub_apologises_for_asking_people_not_to_leave_flowers_outside_in_memory_of_20_year_old_murder_victim/ Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Followed by yesterday evenings pictures in Liverpool St. Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Flowers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    FREQUENTLY ALAN..ANOTHER ONE I REMEMBER. I AM THAT BUSY I AM MEETING MYSELF COMING BACK'☺ added 2 minutes later I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT MEANT TO SMACK..'I'LL SKELP YOUR BACKFLIP FIR YOU IF YOU DON'T BEHAVE' added 5 minutes later THANKS IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SPLIT IS A ST HELENS WORD. I HAVE HEARD IT CALLED A MIXTURE. DOWN SOUTH THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD IF A SPLIT AND FISH. I WONDER HOW FAR SPLIT HAS TRAVELLED. added 8 minutes later LOL WHAT ABOUT PLAYING WITH SLOPPY DUTCH. SOUTH. AND WALKING THROUGH THE SLUSH TO SCHOOL. added 12 minutes later I REMEMBER THE WORD NASH VERY WELL. IT WAS USUALLY APPLIED WHEN CRYING OR NOT WANTING TO TRY SOME THINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME. I.E. DIVING OFF A HIGH BOARD INTO A COLD POOL LOL
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    never been the same since they dropped the toplessbarmaids! years ago.Plenty of music prev advertised.so wonder what went wrong.?
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    Can you remember when you took even small items of household or personal items to be repaired.tv repair shops, washers,cookers,irons.You could even trade them in .One thing my mum mentioned was the gas board used to take old cookers and immerse them in acid to clean then resell.What about firms who would take your painted doors and dip them in stripper and return them to you ready to repaint?
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    A very emotional time yesterday. The fairy's will play with you Violet,good night god bless. In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr In memory of Violet by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Drone video & pictures taken by Ian Eckersley
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    Could do with them in the Hardshaw centre
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    26 years after his death the body of Thomas Collins was brought home and his burial took place at St Helens. Courtesy of Ned. Link no longer available
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    Market day in Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Market day in Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Market day in Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Market day in Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr St.Helens Cineworld by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Taken today. Closing on Boundary Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Closing on Boundary Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Lovely comments for Chris but i really think and hope that he gets some recognition for the work he as done. I really hope the St.Helens Star do something about him via all his friends on here.Who can do it as I'm no good with things like this.
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    Thomas Collins is remembered on the Cenotaph. I included him last year on my Nov 11th Cemetery walk. His story is quite a remarkable one:- Thomas Joseph Collins – 42 Commando Royal Marines. Buried 21.05.1992 - St.Helens Cemetery - aged 25 Years when he died. "The Last Raid" (Operation Claret 1966 Indonesian Borneo) March 1966, L Company and M Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines took part in an ambitious Claret Operation, to raid an Indonesian camp at Sedjingan across the border into Indonesian Kalimantan, the Indonesian camp was garrisoned by members of the Siliwang Division one of the crack formations of their army. After marching from their respective Company bases at Biawak and Samatan in western Sarawak, L and M companies rendezvoused the day before the raid two miles away from their target. A successful close reconnaissance had been carried out by Lt Clark of L company. And at one stage Cpl Pearce got to within five yards of Indonesian sentries without being spotted. That close to the sentries that one of them urinated on the bush behind which Cpl Pearce was crouching; again escaping detection. In March 1966 General Suharto replaced Sukarno in a coup, and secret peace feelers were sent to Kuala Lumpur. Although Claret operations were halted, the British continued to reconnoitre across the Border into Indonesian Borneo to give warnings of incursions. On 28th of May 1966, cross-border activity ceased, and on the 11th of August the end of confrontation was ratified. A peace that brought an end to the strange undeclared war in Borneo, a war that rarely hit the headlines. The stamina and health of the British, Gurkha and Commonwealth soldiers had withstood the stress and rigours of operating for long periods in some of the toughest terrain in the world. L/cpl T.J. COLLINS RM COMES HOME L/Cpl. Thomas Joseph Collins was killed in action on the 16th March 1966, while serving with 42 Royal Marine Commando in Borneo during the Indonesian confrontation. His body was taken from where he fell and buried in the cemetery of a Kampong (village) called Sebedang. His identity was unknown to the Indonesians who buried him and marked the grave with a simple wooden cross. Sadly the grave was quickly covered with vegetation and forgotten. Twenty-five years later, following a request by his mother for a renewed search for her son's body, a request was made to the Indonesian authorities for assistance in locating the gravesite. The story came to an end on the 5th of May 1992, when the remains of L/Cpl T. J. Collins were placed in a simple wooden coffin and in the presence of Col. R. I. L. Ker, the British Defence Attaché, was flown to Jakarta escorted by members of the Indonesian Armed Forces. There on the 14th of May, in a formal ceremony, the British Ambassador, Mr. Roger Carrick, accepted the remains of L/Cpl. Collins from an Air Vice Marshal of the Indonesian Air Force. The remains of L/Cpl. Collins were flown to the United Kingdom the same day for a family reburial. Present at the ceremony in Jakarta were fifty Indonesian military personnel, the Defence and Naval Attaches and their wives, and former C/Sgt. Ron Mills Royal Marines.
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    My friend had her son in Cowley Hill Hospital in March 1973 it closed not long after that.