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  1. Thanks Ratty. I remember The Cullett very well, the majority of my family worked at Pilks and there was always a copy knocking around. The next time I return to St Helens I'll make a point of visiting the History and Archives Library to rekindle the memories.
  2. My favourite sounding thoroughfare is in Ashton in Makerfield and I am not sure whether it is allowed to be named on this site covering St Helens. It is a narrow passageway in the town centre, joining Gerrard St and Heath Rd and is affectionately called "Squeeze Belly Entry". Unfortunately, it is not shown on Google Map.
  3. The lady being presented with flowers is Rhoda Puncheon, my great aunt. The family believe she was the first forewoman at Fibreglass and it is on the occasion of her retirement
  4. Maybe it was a word just local to Clinkham Wood. It's like the words "tuttut", "stonies" and "slansing" - very common words in St Helens but people look at you as if you were a foreigner when you use them outside the town.
  5. A trungle is a bicycle wheel without any spokes or tyre - a metal hoop. Kids would run along side it whipping it with their hand or a stick. Parents would often send the child on an errand telling them to go on their trungle.
  6. 1) The kid in the class that had a plaster over one lens of his spectacles. 2) Kids running errands on their trungle. 3) The front door knocker wrapped with a sock because your dad was on night turn.
  7. Empty milk bottles, with notes in them, on the doorstep.
  8. I also have a Lowe House communion photo taken in 1951 so the children would be born in 1943/44. I would post it onto the site if I knew how. Maybe someone could help. This is my first comment onto the St Helens site and will hopefully contribute positively to future topics.