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    Gamble family...no, not THOSE Gambles

    Mark Haselden
    By Mark Haselden,
    I'm interested in a Gamble family line that may (or may not) be distantly related to David Gamble who funded the Gamble Institute.   One of my Great-Grandmothers was Mary Gamble (born 1857) who married John Lee in 1877.  By the 1891 Census they were living in South John Street in Parr.  By the 1911 Census, Mary's brother, William Gamble, was living on the opposite side of South John Street with his wife Louisa (nee Oakes).  William and Louisa had 10 kids: Emily born 1890 George born 1892 James born 1894 Ernest born 1895 Eva born 1896 Louisa born 1900 Doris born 1901 William born 1904 Hilda born 1910 Charles born 1914   Emily Gamble married William Thomas Evans in 1910 and they had 4 children, the youngest being George Gamble Evans, presumably named after Emily's brother George (see below).  George Gamble Evans served as an Army officer in WW2.   George Gamble joined the Rifle Brigade in 1914 and rose through the ranks to Sergeant before receiving a commission in 1917.  He returned to his unit in September 1917 but lost his life during a raid by German soldiers on his trench line just a month later.   James Gamble joined the Royal Flying Corps as an Aircraft Mechanic in February 1915 and was promoted through the ranks to Sergeant Mechanic.  In November 1917 he was accepted for pilot training and went to France in September 1917 flying Bristol Fighter aircraft with 11 Squadron.  He survived the war, eventually retiring from the reserves in 1923.   I'm keen to get in touch with anyone else researching William Gamble's family, particularly any descendants from his children.

    ramford hotel ,robbob

    non sibi sed omnibus
    By non sibi sed omnibus,
    Just spotted the foto of my old local. yet another store.we lived diagonally opp on the end semi . Planning approved by the news item. So no more drunks around there? 

    Landlords BEWARE!

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Thanks to @donkey o'tay for telling me about this...don't mess with this landlord   Central St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Central St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Central St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr  

    Tough guy

    kevin
    By kevin,
    Does anyone remember a lad called "Randy" back in the 60's. He used to lead a gang causing havoc around town.

    Supermoon Dec 3rd 2017

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Disappointing to me last night. Lots of cloud coverage and i've had bigger...i mean the moon. Taken out of hundreds of pictures .                   Supermoon 16:52pm by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Supermoon 16:53pm by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Supermoon 17:04pm by Robbob 2010, on Flickr       Later On.     Supermoon 22:39pm by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Supermoon 23:06pm by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

    A "new" St Helens

    philthespark
    By philthespark,
    Recently there was an article about how our council plans to erect a giant glass dome over the middle of town and give it a revamp, it also mentioned that it's going to cost one hell of a lot of our money! I was born and bred in St Helens, and a couple of weeks ago I went into town after an absence of about a year, and I have to say what an absolute dump it was! Shops closed down, litter all over the place, and shop workers who were either sat around doing nothing or as miserable as sin. It was so bad in Poundland that I gave up and walked out, staff doing nothing, and a load of customers struggling to use those stupid self-checkouts, while the staff who could have been running tills stood around watching nobody pinched anything at the self-serve! I remember a while back, there was an outcry because someone wanted to open an adult store on the East Lancs rd, "it will corrupt the innocent children" cried the horrified public! On Saturday, I visited Warrington, they are building a new market and have a temporary one until the new one is built. I walked around it, stallholders smiled and said "hello", it was far busier than my hometown, yet everyone was friendly, there was no pushing and shoving, I was served by people who actually smiled! At one point I met the mayor, he was doing a walkabout and asked what I thought of his town, I had to be honest and tell him how much of a pleasure it was to find clean streets, polite, smiling staff, and streets lined with shops that were actually open. He advised me to visit Golden Square, there was a Christmas event on, stalls selling various food and drink items, a large covered area where you could sit and relax, again it was spotlessly clean, in the background played cheerful music, loud enough to hear, but not loud enough to be annoying. I then ambled into the main shopping centre, again all the stores were open, it was like a mini Trafford centre. I was looking for a particular store, so I asked one of the cleaners, she smiled and not only gave me directions but also pointed out one of a number of map boards that they have to help you find your way around. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience, I only intended on popping in for one item, I actually spent several hours there, oh and they have 2 adult shops, yet the kids are not corrupted, or wandering about causing mayhem or hanging around in large groups. I'm sorry to say this but for shopping in future I shall be visiting Warrington, they have loads of good shops, staff that are pleasant, and streets that don't resemble some Eastern European rat hole. The members of our beloved council would do well to visit Warrington and ask how they do it, because from what I can see their council tax bills are not massive, so it can't be more money, it has to be a question of how it is spent.

    Victoria Park Christmas lights switch-on 3 of 3

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Thanks to the Friends of Victoria Park,Parish Church School Choir and not forgetting Santa. I also met Donks as well yesterday,nice to have met you     Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Victoria Park Christmas Lights switch on by Robbob 2010, on Flickr    

    Gin Fest 2 of 3

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    I wished ide of had more time.   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   Gin Fest at St.Helens Town Hall by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

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