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    Taken yesterday morning in Taylor Park cyclists did a sponsored run with one group going to Southport and back with another to Whiston and back. This is the first event as part of the campaign in raising awareness of knife crime - with the aim of raising funds to get knife wands into bars in the town centre. Some pictures named... Rebecca and Glenn Youens by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Dannys mum Lynda Ashton with Rebecca and Glen Youens by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr A friend and Community Bobby by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Dannys Auntie Dawn by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Dannys Auntie Dawn by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Councillor Richard McCauley by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sponsored bike ride by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Gotcha Dannys Auntie Dawn by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    This is actually a farmers field flooded showing the crescent of the moon with reflection at sunset. Burton Flood by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    I got this saturday,with plenty more to post. PLANS to convert former hospital building The Elms into apartments have been approved.The three-storey building on Cowley Hill Lane will be turned into six self-contained flats. The Elms,Cowley Hill Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Former Hen and Chickens pub on Chancery Lane,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Cambridge Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Boundary Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Casey Bros,Boundary Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Queens Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Queens Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Queens Park by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lingholm Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Lingholm by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Cowley Court by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Cowley Court by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Some more updated and again more to come...it'll never end Bird I'th Hand,Prescot Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bird I'th Hand,Prescot Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Eccleston Arms,Prescot Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Vincent's Ice Cream,Crowther St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Vincent's Ice Cream,Crowther St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Th Bridal oo by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I can now say that i've been living in this building below,the corner flat (window) but i have moved recently to another flat Former Tom Collins on Boundary Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Tom Collins on Boundary Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    I was reading online before that the Church has been targeted....i just don't get it. What's going on with these young ones and why? Holy Trinity Church or Giraffe Church,Fingerpost vandalism by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Holy Trinity Church or Giraffe Church,Fingerpost vandalism by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Holy Trinity Church or Giraffe Church,Fingerpost vandalism by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Beautiful sunsets there ! added 12 minutes later
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    Greenacres woodland burial site. Feb. 2017
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    Mighty oaks at Greenacres woodland burial site, Blindfoot lane
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    An unexpected visit and not a pleasant day but Hey Boss.... Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Landing lights. Landing strip by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airpor by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airpor by Robbob 2010, on Flickr North Wales in the background. Liverpool John Lennon Airpor by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airpor9 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airpor by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Smokin... Touch down by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Just a very quick video clip.
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    Remember getting on coaches in Birchley St. sometimes to the Tower Gardens, Blackpool I think that might have been with PIlks but remember going to other night clubs from there too. We would often miss the coach home and spend the night wherever we ended up, someone's sofa, all night cafe's in coastal resorts or get a lift back home in someone's car. Hope my grandchildren never come one this site and recognise me
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    Yesterday i went up to Reginald Road in Sutton to where i once lived. I was brought up and lived in the middle block in the early 70's before we moved to Junction Lane,late 70's. Behind this tin fence was an industrial estate named 'Greenins' back then,with different units on there.As children we used to play around the carpark and talk to the security guy at the barrier. (2 guards/different shifts/one nice and one a * *************************************************************) On one of these pictures below i put my camera over the fence and got the Fountain. It was a working fountain back then and we as children sat around it just watching the water sprinkle out (that's when it was working) and about a foot deep and that was with rain.(I'm sure it was a 3 tier but the more you think of it the more you can't remember) Reginald Road,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Behind the tin fence by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Behind the tin fence the Old working fountain that we played around in the 70s by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Reginald Road,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Reginald Road,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Nextdoor is EMR..former 'Fragmentation' back then which is CLOSING tomorrow,Fri 15th Feb 2018. I went yesterday with Les from Atlas Salvage for a ride up to get these as he was weighing cars in,i nip on the yard nearly everyday to the lads for a chat and nosey.There's scrapyards from all over the place that go there plus other companies...i bet it was a goldmine. Again as kids we would go next door from the fountain to the Alsation/German Shepard at the yard gate.We knew that we'd only last under a minute at the gate as we could hear a chain scrape along the floor with a Wolf like dog running up to us with spiky hair and piercing eyes...i just hope it was sweat running down me legs running away I was told that the former Greenins industrial estate is becoming an housing estate...it's got to be. I really hope which i doubt it that the fountain is kept as it'll make a nice feature done-up. Also in time EMR will become an housing estate i guess but it's going to be soaked up with chemicals from all these years it's been there and i'm sure there was an article in the Star to do with that place a few years ago with Junction Stn.? EMR Scrap metals on Reginald Road,Sutton.CLOSING by Robbob 2010, on Flickr EMR Scrap metals on Reginald Road,Sutton.CLOSING by Robbob 2010, on Flickr EMR Scrap metals on Reginald Road,Sutton.CLOSING by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I really hope they keep and do-it-up...i got this below in 2015 7th March 2015,former fountain on Reginald Rd,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Thanks to @philthespark for a reminder in another topic.
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    anyone remember this from their Blackpool trips ?
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    Pencil drawing taken from photoraph of paddling pool around 1960s
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    PHYLL on the left hand side of your picture near the top is my old garage in FENTON ST opposite that used to YEARSLEYS builders
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    Thanks for the picture Phyll. That's the garage in the foreground.
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    A great player and teacher and a true gentleman. RIP Geoff.
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    PHYLL i took some photos from BEECHAMS clock tower when working up there but they are not as good as yours
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    I believe that the "chalk" ornaments given as prizes are now sought after items? glued on coconuts,blunt darts,very small squares on the roll a penny.there was also an art in both throwing wooden balls into a sloping bucket or knocking all the tin cans off the shelf. guess your weight stand.hoopla stand angled blocks very hard to get over. If you had a piece of meccano you could prise pennies out of the slot machines cos there was a small gap on ill fitting trays the pennies used to drop on.
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    The hum of the generators ,50,s pop music blaring .It was great !.Can,t remember too well the prices ,the Waltzer 6d. The dodgems 1 shilling but two could ride ,hoopla would have a bottle of wine ,teddy bear ,or something ,but your hoop had to go over the big wooden block your prize was standing on,otherwise you have lost .Toffee apples 6d,not sure if they did candy floss or not . Hotdogs ,I can smell the onions now .Air rifles ,I always used to think the person taking the money and loading the rifles was very brave ,no ELF & SAFETY in them days ,mind it was better than sniper school for an eight year old lad .There were Bingo stalls 6d a go ,something for a line and then a Prize for a full house ,and my Mam won me a space rifle it was as big as me but can,t remember if it took rolls of caps or made a noise when you pulled the trigger.Best of all for me was "3 darts for a tanner"simply enough meant what it said but there was a small brass ring in the centre of every playing card .Not enough to hit the card but it had to be the brass ring in the centre of the playing card .Prizes were usually teddy bears ,cheap wine ,novelties ,and the only thing I ever objected to was the fate of the goldfish given as prizes in plastic bags ,I always thought about the poor things swimming around in things like jam jars.
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    I think I put these on here a few years ago. Anyone remember?
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    I remember seeing these faces and always thought that anywhere else in Britain they would have got somebody "clever" in to have a look at them .We can all see they look out of place with the rest of the stonework which may be furnace slag or something .Those Victorians with money loved building follies,but these faces seem to be much older .It would be great to find out where and what from they were pinched, or recycled from.
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    Somewhere towards Pemberton, Wigan, if detective skills are right. added 19 minutes later Fillinghams haulage also had a place in King Street. I don't know if it was just for repairs, or whatever, but we used to annoy the hell out of them, getting 'cogs' on the back of the lorries as they drove off. I was unaware that the blokes who shouted at us and chased us off might have been relatives.
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    Greenacres woodland burial site. Autumn.17
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    Thanks. With that name I was able to work out that the haulage contractor family are related (common ancestors Antony Fillingham 1781-1821 and Ann Hill 1779-?).
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    Hmmm, I've just seen someone's tree come crashing down. A few weeks ago when I rejoined Ancestry I noticed that someone had saved a picture of my g g uncle Frank Bennett (y'know, the occultist one), so out of interest I dropped them a line to ask if they were related. They said that they were but stated that I'd got the tree wrong. Frank's dad (my g g grandfather) was Reuben and you see there were two Reuben Bennetts in the area and I had obviously chosen the wrong path and got the ancestors all wrong. She had some people called James and Alice as Reuben's parents, whereas I had a Frank and a different Alice. Her James had a father called Samuel, whose father was Thomas, the son of another Thomas. It looked great, with pictures and plenty sources to back it all up - except it was all wrong. She was right with Reuben and his wife Hannah, but I've just shown her a scan of their marriage certificate, which clearly states that Reuben's father was Frank Bennett (deceased). Do you know what her 'sources' were? Other peoples trees. She's going to have plenty people to delete - lines going up from the wives and everything. I don't get any pleasure from this, but it reinforces my notion that there are some people on Ancestry who will just add anything to make their trees bigger.
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    Eckersleys used to keep their worst coaches for stag does etc.Various places to pick up were over the years, water st,albion st,bickerstaffe st as well. Remember the corpy buses picking up for rugby matches as well.
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    must have been murder for a coach driver back then!.. on my 21st to a club called " pips " in Manchester , on the journey back all lashed up and all my entire wardrobe i was wearing that night was kindly removed from and chucked out of the skylight on the coach.. was a cold journey that November walking up the old road. . brass monkeys.
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    When I was taxiing for Farrels in 1970ish, I picked up a gang of lads from Birchley St in a minibus to go on a stag do to the Dixieland at Southport. Picked them up early hours next day - all pissed up of course. Coming back, they were all rowdy and jumping about so that when we crossed the canal bridge near the Morris Dancers pub, the bus was swaying that much that it wouldn't steer properly and we ended up in the pub car park. They all had a good laugh but were a bit better behaved after that. Anyroad, I got them back to St Helens and they gave me a good tip.
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    Loved that fair, it was the highlight of my young life during the 50's. Dark, cold November nights and the fairground lights and music waking up the whole area for a few weeks was magic!
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    Best Fish and chips you can get anywhere ! " parkgate chippy " right on the front I would have recognised it from any one of your pictures Robbob we go five or six times a year nice place
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    There was some kind of reporting restrictions on this case at the time for obvious reasons. I think it's a pity that people seem to have forgotten that and are talking about it in a public forum. The poor child should be left to rest in peace.
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    Bloody hell Robster... you even got into the bogs!
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