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  1. From the Huddersfield local papare. Giants managing director Richard Thewlis thanked the Saints and the RFL for their understanding after Huddersfield Town’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-offs booked the Terriers a date in the final at Wembley on the Bank Holiday Monday. added 1 minute later That should read 'paper' - where's the 'edit' button gone?
  2. Dingsdales also had a shop up near the Ram's Head in Haydock. Bill Pope also had a motorbike shop (converted mission hall) on West End road just down from the Huntsman.
  3. Yes, but not all of the ball - just a bit needs to overhang the white quadrant line and it's legal - or are all the refs in all the football leagues in the world misinterpreting the rule?
  4. The whole of the ball doesn't need to be in the quadrant. A part of the ball can overhang the white line and the placement is legal.
  5. It is probably the Ashton branch of the family ~ They had a son who probably took over the business from his father and aunt who ran the firm when I worked there in the 1970s
  6. I worked as an ice-cream man for Fredericks for a short while from the factory they had (have?) in Ashton. I don't know for sure if they were of Italian descent but they looked to have the Mediterranean olive skinned appearance. It must have been a good paying business as they had quite a large house at the top end of Liverpool road Ashton.
  7. The telephone exchange was on the corner of Tontine Street and Foundry street when I worked there in the 70's. At that time, Tontine street was separated from Chalon Way by a metal fence. In those days, Chalon way was a dual carriageway that ran from Church street to the bottom of Bridge street.
  8. Looks like they've spotted it - just read this on the Express site Widely regarded as one of the best young centres in the Super League, Percival said: “I love this club. I have been here since I was 12 years old and I want to help it win more trophies that’s my aim.
  9. It looks like a Toll House - where is it located?
  10. How old was he?
  11. So sad to hear the news Dave - his posts were always a joy to read.
  12. I've PM'd you Elliem
  13. This is a list of the inhabitants I compiled of Copperhouse Row from 1841 to 1901 - it must have been demolished between 1901 and 1911 as it doesn't seem to appear in the 1911 census.
  14. Looks like the Licker - the field alongside Boardmans lane.
  15. Doesn`t look very lidl ~ it looks quite large.