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  2. Hi guys, I've no personal connections with Greenfield but am putting together a history of the site for my “Makerfield Rambler” series at https://www.flickr.com/photos/themakerfieldrambler/albums/. If anyone has any photographs to share, it would be great to hear from you. If you can help in this way, please message me initially via St Helens Connect. A 100% genuine mint-condition Sloopys membership card could be yours, by way of thanks. I have 4 of these, retrieved from the basement at Greenfield (now Nugent) House on my recent visit – first come, first served! https://www.flickr.com/photos/themakerfieldrambler/48118629202/
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  4. Nobody seems to know. I just thought it was odd he's missed events like the Westfield Street festival and any events recently, just hope he's ok.
  5. Where is Robster? Seems he has not been about for sometime now.
  6. Summer solstice blessings to you all 

  7. Here is a good site for looking at stations which are now closed. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/
  8. Thank You! - for the specific info. and for information about the NLS collection, which I did not know about. You are right; no doubt about it! The two station buildings are shown clearly. The I am very glad that you pointed thatt out. The Frith Map is quite pretty, but clearly not accurate. What prompted my original search for the station, apart from having stood on it for hours (most memorably, in 1953, waiting for the 10.30pm train to St. Helens, in order to transfer to the first of the Wembley Specials, at midnight), was a book I am reading. You may know it...if you you don't but are interested in the history of UK railways (except the train numbers and how the engines were made) you'll enjoy it very much. Last night I learned that the railways quickly made the old drove roads redundant with a knock on effect for the pubs and shops which depended on the flow of cattle and their drovers through the local markets. An earlier version of the battering which new technology is today giving to the high streets. Book is by: Simon Bradley; Title: 'The Railways, nation, network and people'. Thatto Heath isn't in it. Despite that, I recommend it. Boris Even more puzzling!. The only one shown on the 1891 map was the one I described. The wording of the Wiki leaves open the possibility that although a station opened in 1871, the specific location changed.
  9. There have been even tighter and match decisions readily given on such a minute distance.He did ground ball an inch or so.He knew it as well and you could see his reactions as he walked away. But as we said to a certain person in the past .Its swings and roundabouts.Though sadly the swings and roundabouts don't even out..
  10. No I haven’t seen this 1 frank thanks I will take a look at that.👍🏻
  11. Alan

    Leeds v Wigan

    It just looked marginally OK to me
  12. joe90

    Leeds v Wigan

    I watched Wigan against Leeds on Friday night and the try Clubb scored at the end of the game, it shows how bad the ref and linesmen are,every one in the ground could see he dropped the ball before he got to the line,i know it could help Wigan on points difference at the end of the season but why did the officials not see it and the linesman was stood there in the corner where the no try was scored.
  13. grays paint and glass was in raglan st i lived next door but one
  14. Some glorious Saints tries there Jeff. Thanks for posting it
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  16. Round 18 - Huddersfield (H)
  17. I had a paper round for Wilf Young's father in the 1950's. He was a bit of a misery and us kids referred to him as Jasper. We had three chip shops in the Green when I was a child late 40's early 50's) Stan Latham on Greenfield Road, Cannings and another one(wracking my brain to remember the name- remembered it was KNowles- he famously forgot to post a football coupon which would have won £75,000) THE two butchers during my time were Holdens and here we go again- will come to me eventually. There was only the one newspaper shop on Greenfield Road- at least at the top end in the early 50's and that was ran by Jim Kendall- his son Norman was a good friend of mine as a teenager- now a retired dentist. I think the newsagent you refer to was originally a pie shop and only became a newsagent in the mid to late fifties - Bogle and Lockhart rings a bell. Yep It was a Mr Knowles who had the chip shop at the top of Windleshaw Road. We knew him as the galosher man as he wore PT pumps. I understand that Moggie's Entry was called after someone called Morris- so my aunt told me who lived in GReenfield Road from 1915-40.
  18. That is not the 1891 OS map. You can view it on the link below. When it opens just click on the x upper right hand side the white notice will disappear showing the OS map surveyed 1890 to 1891 Use mouse scroll button to zoom in. https://maps.nls.uk/view/101103971
  19. So this is what it's like waking up early!

  20. Even more puzzling!. The only one shown on the 1891 map was the one I described. The wording of the Wiki leaves open the possibility that although a station opened in 1871, the specific location changed.
  21. The one that is there now is said to have been there since 1871.
  22. I bought a copy of the 1891 map of Thatto Heath from Francis Friths'. I'm amazed to see that the station is shown in a different location to the one we all know. It depicts it on on the land between Elephant Lane, Thatto Heath Road road bridge, Leicester Street and the old Step Bridge. In other words, it appears to have been on the Nutgrove side of the road bridge and directly opposite the library across the railway tracks. It's heavily hatched on the map but despite that, the words 'Thatto Heath Station can be clearly made out. The map is easily found via a Google Search and it's quite visible. I cannot find an earlier map. My father worked on the (existing) station from about 1927 and he never said anything about it having been re-located. Has anybody any information? I've attached a titivated version with a slightly clearer image.
  23. Well Hell! All done and dusted - Hallelujah!

  24. "In 1956, construction work in the vicinity of Bridge Street / Church Street in the town centre unearthed remains of grain pounders and two ancient wells, dating back several centuries." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_St_Helens,_Merseyside "One of the oldest streets in the town centre, Bridge Street most likely took its name from the bridge at the west end which once crossed the Windle-Eccleston brook (which fed into the canal system)." https://www.sthelens-connect.net/home/doc.php?showstreet=39&extra=cenhelp
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