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  1. Littler's Field

    According to the maps, Windle House (opp. Abbey pub) and Windle Grange (on the left of Rainford rd opp. school) are/were separate places.
  2. Rag and Bone men

    No problem here in brum - you only have to put any scrap on the driveway and it's gone in no time at all. Three or four vans touring the area every day.
  3. Huddersfield v Saints

    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?
  4. Motor bike shops

    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.
  5. FA to intro dive and fake injury panel aug 2017

    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?
  6. FA to intro dive and fake injury panel aug 2017

    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.
  7. Sad Day for Ice Cream Lovers

    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
  8. Sad Day for Ice Cream Lovers

    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.
  9. Tontine Street, Windle

    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.
  10. Never believe what the Newspapers say

    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.
  11. "Young Jingler"?

    It looks like a Toll House - where is it located?
  12. Our friend Le200 has died

    How old was he?
  13. Our friend Le200 has died

    So sad to hear the news Dave - his posts were always a joy to read.
  14. Copper House Row

    I've PM'd you Elliem
  15. Copper House Row

    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.