king kenny

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  1. used to be a common site,alas not anymore dont know anyone who still wears them
  2. lovely pics rob brought back memories as i work for winstantley rainford on the buiding of the windle around 158/59 it was built on the site of the Cabbage Hall farm next to what was at the time ashalls ford dealers
  3. many boys wearing short pants to school.i recall at central modern boys wearing them. if fact a mate of mine didn't get long trousers till he left school and was starting work
  4. i have looked back on the kirkland st pages with interest . i had commented on various pages in the past under my name alan gray and also as runnerbeen. now under the name king kenny,various reasons for name changes. so many memories came back and felt i could comment again but some of the threads were ten years ago
  5. i to have memories of kirkland st living as i did in clyde st ,beyween kirkland st and peter st. i recall carruthers and magee tea merchants in kirkland st and their property ran up clyde st to the entry . on the opposite corner was ormrods shop,newspapers ,firewood bread,milk etc taberns haulage people lived on the other corner and the fourth corner was a private house , a family named waise(no sure of the spelling) such happy memories
  6. i recall travelling home to penzance on it a few years ago after running a marathon. must be honest never slept a wink.
  7. blame i t on the greedy goverment , to much tax wanting more and more to waste on wasteful schemes
  8. you still see sleeper trains down to penzance. paddington to penzance
  9. their is a gents barbers on lord st southport that sell blades along with the razors and shaving brushes etc. very expensive though
  10. i recall a friend of my mother who lived in york place, her name was maru grailey.(not sure of the spelling) they worked together at forster in atlas st on munitions
  11. lads with their hair cut close to the scalp and daubed with a purple oitment to treat ring worm
  12. something like that and then of course grange park entered more on a technical theme from what i have been told
  13. my b/inlaw went there ealier in the 40's than 48 so i know it was open then
  14. i attended central modern school went their in 1948 it was then higher grade and changed its name to c/m.sch. the following year. this i think isnt the answer your seeking though, think your after when the original school opened.
  15. yes word trungle was used widely around town also. we used to use our hand to hit them to go along but generally a short stick was used to hit them and you could go as fast as you coiuld run. occasionaly a boy whould manage to get a car tyre to use but control wasnt as good as trungle due to being wider