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  1. About 1/2 hr ago I was unable to buy a newspaper at McColl's grocery and post-office on Eccleston Hill due to a large police presence...officers, police vehicles, and helicopter hovering above the premises. Only information I could find was ...'there has been an incident'.
  2. Nutgrove - Origin of name

    'Grove' is a very popular name for thoroughfares in Prescot which include Ash, Poplar, Willow, Maple, Birch, Martin, Case, Elm, Beechwood, Harvard, Tyrer, Lawler, and Forest Groves.
  3. "Young Jingler"?

    Hi Underdog, the consensus is censuses. Hi jv20, the photograph was a copy of a postcard which was unfortunately undated and had neither the photographer's or printer's name to give a clue to its age. My best guess would be ca 1905 and there are very few earlier Prescot postcards..
  4. Pex Hill at Cronton,Widnes

    "DON'T TELL HIM PIKE !" Area of Pex Hill Quarry where the Home Guard carried out firing practice during WW2.
  5. "Young Jingler"?

    [/url] Octagon shaped house in the 'Old Carrs'.
  6. Escape to the Country

    Great photographs...and fish and chips!
  7. The Demise of Dovey. (Dovecot Baths).

    Thumpa Lumpa, I have a vague recollection of a viewing window in the wall of the 10ft diving pool but can't be certain...it was a long time ago. Ratty, that's correct. The 3 pools, diving, learners, and main pool were surrounded on 2 levels by single door changing cubicles. There were also rails completely surrounding the pools barring entrance except, as you recall, for a gap in the rails at the opposite side of the 'baths' from the entrance door, where a few steps upwards led to the pools...diving R, learners L, and forward for the main pool which had steps into the water at each corner and an opposite pair in the middle. (I can smell the chlorine)
  8. The Demise of Dovey. (Dovecot Baths).

    Went to Lister Drive baths a couple of times way back when you would see Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John down there.
  9. Find My Past - Free Access.

    Thanks Le200.
  10. Raptors

    Some great bokeh!
  11. Away in a Manger

    Thank Heaven you've located the baby Jesus, Rob...and a great idea of your's to follow Venus. See you at Crib-side in the Library tomorrow, the 6th; you bring the Gold, and I'll bring the Frankincense. :-)
  12. Moon & Venus

    Venus, 'Star' of Bethlehem, 6:00pm, New Year's Day. Still following 'Yonder Star', 6:00pm 02.01.17
  13. Pipistrelle

    But that was 30 years ago...:-)