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  1. Haulage contractor, Fingerpost

    The garage in King street was Hankinson's old place. It had a petrol pump at the front in King street and the garage was at the rear through the back entry. I worked there as Alan Hankinson closed it and then went to Broughtons. Are there any pictures on the site?
  2. Old cobblers

    Cobblers!
  3. This post really surprises me, when I was there he was nothing but a gentleman.
  4. australia 6 England 0

    Hodgson, seriously?
  5. Chinese restaurant

    It might have taken 13 years but I'm glad that one can be crossed off the list of things I really needed to know. If only I could find out what type of jukebox was in the El Toreador café I might be able to sleep at nights. The one I seem to have in my head was a blue one.
  6. House in Havannah Lane

    You're right, or that's how I remember it. It was two black cottages, the landlord live in one of them.
  7. In the late 50's or early 60's a relative was lodging at an old black house at the bottom of Havannah Lane near the Flash. There was an argument with the Landlord that ended up in the papers. I've looked on maps but can't find the house, which must have been near the colliery. Has anyone got a picture anywhere? I was going to look the story up at the Library archives but does anyone know when it might open again? Thanks,
  8. Chinese restaurant

    After all these years I have found a picture of the Chinese restaurant opposite the Theatre Royal. I wasn't sure if this was where the man was killed, but this was the one I was interested in. The sign neon sign says 'Sun Wah' on the front, but another old sign has 'Yung Kong' as far as I can make out. If I knew how to post the picture I would.
  9. Our friend Le200 has died

    Sorry to hear about this. RIP.
  10. st helens steam engine shed

    Does anyone have any photos of the shunters at Hall street? The ones I remember were 47452, 47453 and 47298. I used to get sick of seeing 76076 and 76077. I've got one photo but keep looking on Ebay for more.
  11. There was a railway carriage behind one of the houses to the right of the field.
  12. Archive film

    Edward Bellis's lorry is in town and on the Rainford bypass - just a coincidence. Some of the buses were C reg so they were 1965.
  13. 'Sad News' for Sutton Junction

    Thats sad. I used to call for a paper and have have chat with Tony, what a nice bloke. Sorry to hear they've had to close
  14. Junction of Duke Street and College Street

    You don't drive a Renault do you? that could be the answer!
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