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#1 OFFLINE   jjc

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:30 AM

looking through some of me dads old photos, found some of the recovery of a lion (dead of course) form the clegg/clay hole in the mid to late 70's. does anyone remember how the body got there?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:16 AM

The story went along the lines of a circus that came to st helens dumped the lion in the clegg following its death . this is one of those that seem to be a bit of an urban myth round thatto heath , with people saying its true another saying its not , do you really have pictures of this ? i would be really intrested in seeing them if possible ?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:03 PM

He's got photos of men in a boat towing the carcus across the clegg, you can clearly see it's mane. I acctually remember watch them. Will try and post them this week if i manage to get to me dads to pick them up.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:33 PM

I'm sure there would be lots of people interested in seeing them pictures, myself included :yes: :yes:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

looking through some of me dads old photos, found some of the recovery of a lion (dead of course) form the clegg/clay hole in the mid to late 70's. does anyone remember how the body got there?



This is a blast from the past >>>> my old job was at ibstock brick eltoheadroad and i was the one who bulldozed the tip etc there & my fathers skiphire busness roby skiphire from sherdley road hired a skip to the circus for general waste etc anyway i was that man lol who bulldozed it into the cleg as you call it all i called it was the tip but do remember the water was very blue at first and i would of been around 21years old at the time i was there over 3/4 years filling it in

what i do know is it was very deep around 81ft in places because the water was dipped/mapped 2 blokes in a rowing boat to map the bottom etc & we even found a coal seam there but was instructed to hide/bury it

i could go there today and show you were the clayhole started etc and were the coal is lol i know even to this day were i shoved the lion in

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:31 AM

He's got photos of men in a boat towing the carcus across the clegg, you can clearly see it's mane. I acctually remember watch them. Will try and post them this week if i manage to get to me dads to pick them up.


that would be fantastic ! many thanks :-)

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:59 PM

I've the photos, just don't know how to post the darn things!!!!!!!!

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:48 PM

Have a look here jjc:
http://www.sthelens-....php?app=upload

I would class those as St Helens pics, if not, Dave will move them :)

You'll obviously have to scan them and save to your PC first.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:31 PM

This is a blast from the past >>>> my old job was at ibstock brick eltoheadroad and i was the one who bulldozed the tip etc there & my fathers skiphire busness roby skiphire from sherdley road hired a skip to the circus for general waste etc anyway i was that man lol who bulldozed it into the cleg as you call it all i called it was the tip but do remember the water was very blue at first and i would of been around 21years old at the time i was there over 3/4 years filling it in

what i do know is it was very deep around 81ft in places because the water was dipped/mapped 2 blokes in a rowing boat to map the bottom etc & we even found a coal seam there but was instructed to hide/bury it

i could go there today and show you were the clayhole started etc and were the coal is lol i know even to this day were i shoved the lion in


Did you ever live in Cranshaw Avenue? I remember a family called Roby, I'm sure they had a skip hire business. They had a little girl who dropped a flagstone on her leg and broke it (the leg not the flagstone).
Now I think about it, it may have been scrap metal not skips.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

Le200,
Ive uploaded the photos, i think. I hope it's worked and someone can put them in the right place for me.
Thanks jjc

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:57 AM

Did you ever live in Cranshaw Avenue? I remember a family called Roby, I'm sure they had a skip hire business. They had a little girl who dropped a flagstone on her leg and broke it (the leg not the flagstone).
Now I think about it, it may have been scrap metal not skips.



tis me yes No 19 cranshaw and the girl was alison & i got the blame for the flags and we did own a scrap yard aswell lol on sherdley road next to gypo camp and one at haydock back of juddfield st

all the wood there use to be a right pain i had the job of removing it when the wind was blowing towards me i had to leg it back to the plant compound and track a jcb 5c to the waters edge and sit there all day removing it it was very dangerous because of all the water running under the digger making the edge prone to giving way with me on it not funny at all over 80ft water

please tell me why would someone risk there lives in a wooden boat to recover a dead stinky animal ?

just got to add as a young lad of 19/20 back then would find it amusing watchin the lads scinny dipping trying and sometimes sucessfully getting the girls to skinny dip aswell i use to just sit and watch somedays on the dozer eatin me buttys lol & no i,am not a perv i think it was so inocent what they were doing lads trying there best to get a blimp of a girls ass etc lol

bet it would,nt happen thesedays



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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:21 AM

sthelens-connect.net/forums/uploads/images/SHC-1263377789-U4671.jpg


Tried to upload the other photo. and failed!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by jjc, 13 January 2010 - 10:23 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:57 AM

The first picture is a cracker jjc :thumb:

f you can't upload you could e-mail them to me and I'll pass them over to Dave for posting.



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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

tis me yes No 19 cranshaw and the girl was alison & i got the blame for the flags and we did own a scrap yard aswell lol on sherdley road next to gypo camp and one at haydock back of juddfield st



I lived at 29. It's funny what things stick in your mind, I've never forgotten seeing Alison in her little plaster cast, maybe that's why the name stuck in my mind and I called my daughter Alison. My son is always in the scrapyard behind Juddfield street looking for bits for his and his mates' cars.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:25 PM

Great photo jjc, I would'nt of believed it without seein it for meself, nice one :thumb:




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