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  1. Cricketers Arms

    Remember it before the area was pulled down, it was always a welcoming pub with a good pint, long time ago though, OMG 55 years ago.............
  2. Hort, animal welfare and healthy eating, or are you just taking the urine..........
  3. Great pics, good to see vegans spreading the word. Pity it is such an expensive form of eating [at the moment] hopefully in time it will become more readily available and cheaper. But I suppose you have to decide individually what price animal welfare.
  4. Kirkland St

    Thanks to Nsso and Phyll for drawing attention to the old thread. Like K K I have re-read the thread and realized how much I had forgotten, but almost instantly the memories, names and faces flo0oded back, and how much I have enjoyed reliving some of those memories.
  5. Central Modern Boys School

    Was I right in thinking it was an inbetweener, One hand Cowley and the other end of the spectrum Rivvy road.
  6. Central Modern Boys School

    Trying to figure out if I have the right school for my Dad, he would have attended about 1921 and I am pretty sure it was mentioned in the family that was the school he attended, but was not sure if it would have been known as that. Why don't we ask the questions when they are alive, least I now know it was open in 1948....thanks Kenny
  7. Can anyone tell me when it first opened its doors to pupils? Happy with an approximate date. Thanks
  8. Kirkland St

    Remember that bakers, was it on the corner of Ward st.
  9. Kirkland St

    Its never to late Alan, just think what a surprise it would be for the citizens of Carlisle if you appeared in the Drapes etc....wonder if I have the right number, their house was on the right when you walked down from Boundary rd.
  10. Kirkland St

    I can not recall Harry Ockley..I always dreamed of having a canoe but not those you mention. Think the horizon and dreams of that time were wider in a sense, todays youngsters can jet of anywhere in the world, biking to southport was an adventure for us, but it was an adventure of fun and effort..although the scouts did a great job of opening lads eyes to wider horizons be it St Thomas's or the Presbyterians. Then of course as you got a little older you joined the YHA and spent the winter dreaming of adventures and planning your routes, walking or on your bike. Remember, vaguely, the post office was it opposite the nurses home? There was a family who lived between Peter st and kirkland street in Talbot st who owned a black dog which used to chase me every time I went out, no matter which way I used to sneak around he was always waiting, sure to him it was the highlight of his life, lordy, I have just remembered its name, prince lol....all the female friends of the family were aunties, so I believe you hail from around Harris st area, so you might remember an 'aunty' I knew when young, Lizzie Parr, at number 32, she had two daughters Joyce and Margery, they had a friend who lived further down towards denton green called, ?.....Dixon, who joined the police in about 1960 really some achievement for a young woman in that era. First World war veterans, only in the last few years when doing family history do you become aware of the sacrifices made, and how little we knew of our grand parents and parents sacrifices. Think also many families had amongst their relatives an 'aunty' unmarried who had loved and lost, but being youngsters it meant little to us. Probably to busy playing tick rugby in the rec in summer when the ground was rock hard or away causing innocent mischief,or, in the early teenage years wondering how you looked in your latest fashionable jeans or bumpers, and trying to get your hair in some kind of order with a bit of sugar and water, If there was enough sugar left after trying to light the damm fire with it lol the influence of the good old USA a hunger for style satisfied by barnes's in Liverpool rd or a catalogue, if you had been lucky enough to keep up the payments from the last item bought. can still see Barnes's shop window in the minds eye, bought from money earned from a paper round for Carltons paper shop in Kirkland st and the efforts of being a butchers boy for the co op butcher on the corner of peter st and hope st, which was in the early sixties turned into a bookies, so many memories and the vast majority, great. I feel nowadays that when drifting along memory lane it be like visiting a foreign country, a pleasant foreign country.
  11. Kirkland St

    The excitment of bonfire night, the rockets in the milk bottle put flat on the road see how far they went , how those bonfires used to light the brook up, the smoke in the eye and the burnt tatty everyone said how good they were lol, middens yes, but we were upmarket, we had a bin, a heavy metal bin and the chap used to come in throw it on his shoulder like it was a bunch of feathers then tip it into the side loading dustcart, so hardy, it was always a pleasure to give a few bob at xmas to those who kept you going, milkman, postie, dustman and coalman, we used a chap who lived on the corner of Campbell st and Albion st sure he kept an alsation dog, the salt man will probably appear in my thoughts about three o clock tomorrow morning, but I do remember my Nan always bought blocked salt and rubbed it down and is it my imagination or did the salt on the chips in the newspaper taste so much better...never really used the buses always walked, or should I say roamed, If I had a wish it would be to travel back in time to those school holidays at taylor park, the chasing games in the rhodedandrums, us v the germans, or the latest cowboy hero taking on the indians... the lake for paddling with the wee hut where you could leave your jam butties [no butter on the bread] without any fear they would be nicked, and who amongst us did not try his two cans on a bit of string, who needed a mobile phone..for me there was one particular stall in the covered market, at the bottom end about the second or third row in was a comic stall, and they were all on there, dandys, beanos, eagle, the small sized comics, did any of you remember the back of some of the comics were you could send away for plans to build a canoe or get joke soap and bangers for fags woodbines in packets of 5..and where would the world be without the likes of Rainford Liz, what a lovely name to be remembered by..... Just reread the above post and I put the 'wee' hut in taylor park, a meant small lol
  12. Kirkland St

    I am at that time of life when it is more impressions of places and people, the darkness on the winter nights with just the gas lights throwing a pool of light into the fog, the snow, the size of the shovel when you were young lol, the channel in the snow alongside the kerb to let it run into the drain, the margarine smeared on your hands trying to get the tar off, the smell of the entries in the summer, the noise you could make in the baths when you 'barked' close to the water, the chlorine, the silence when you managed to get into the baths early, the carbolic soap in the tiled shower room, the barbers sitting on the wooden plank across the seat, the outside lav in the depth of winter, the smell of the sally white premises as you walked along albion st, not a place to linger...bob a job week for some an opportunity to work you hard for your shilling whilst others kindness itself..good times and good memories, except for some of the school teachers of course......and the local bully you learnt very quickly to avoid lol
  13. Kirkland St

    Yes, but about nigh on 60 years ago. Think most older ex pats on here would agree that it really has changed when you look at Robs pictures, but I would imagine it is like most towns and cities now, it has its problems.
  14. Kirkland St

    Shame really but understandable. They thrived when two car owners in a street like Peter st or Harris st was something to gossip about....
  15. Kirkland St

    Matter of interest is GMs still in business?
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