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    My grandad used to take me for a walk down Delta Rd over the fields. On the left hand side of the Field there was a huge pond which used to ice over in the winter and people used to skate on it. I was told that a few people had been drowned in this pond because of the ice giving way! does anyone know if this area was called Paddy's Ackle? We then continued onto the little stone bridge over the Stinky Brook and over the field to the Ship Inn , along the side of the stream to Carr Mill. There was a Big stone in this stream. Grandad used to tell me that it was the fairy stone and every night the fairies would turn it over! On other occasions I would be taken on the same route by my father but after we had crossed over the stone bridge we would turn left along the side of the brook (I was allway's scared in case a rat came out of the brook) under a little stone bridge and up some steps onto Boardmans lane and then cross over another small field onto Park Rd where I went to Brookfield Mission Sunday School ( fondly known as the Tin Hut) because of it's construction. We used to play for hours in the fields at the bottom of Delta Rd, making daisy chains and picking buttercups. Happy Days!
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    Found this mate ! https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/6082982.A_Blunder_of_enchantment/
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    Oh and I forgot about this highlight!!!!!
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    Spent just one year in the prefab hut thing with Mrs Hunter, because when I would've been going into the second year infants there the whole primary school moved to Tennis Street North. They told us that the new school had cost nearly a quarter of a million pounds! Mrs Hunter took the opportunity to retire that year, Miss Goodwin retiring the year after - replaced by Mrs Case. Mrs Hunter told us that we all needed 'wash bags' (you'll remember those - a flannel and some soap). I told mum and she muttered (jokingly, I found out later) "tell her to bugger off". So the next day I walked to the front of the class and I said loudly "Me mum said bugger off." Mrs Hunter quickly left the room and we could hear her and Miss Goodwin laughing their heads off in the connecting corridor.
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