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  1. 6 points
    An absolutely packed car park on the 1st day of 2019. Myself and a friend had to drive around for a spot along with others,i've never seen it that busy...people was glad the festive season was over and to get out in the fresh air. Pennington Flash by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Black-headed gull in winter plumage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Oyster Catcher by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Pennington Flash by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Pennington Flash by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Flock of Lapwings by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Into the sun by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Heron fishing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Male Teal by Robbob 2010, on Flickr End of the day at Pennington Flash by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  2. 5 points
    I visited this fairly new museum last Saturday which is located in the city Centre, next to the River Irwell. This museum tells the story of the history of democracy in Great Britain and about people's lives at home, work and leisure over the last 200 years. The collection contains printed material, physical objects and photographs of people at work, rest and play. Some of the topics covered include popular radicalism, the Peterloo Massacre, 19th century trade unionism, the women's suffrage movement, dockers, the cooperative movement, the 1945 general election, and football. It also includes material relating to friendly societies, the welfare movement and advances in the lives of working people. The building itself is highly modern and is bolted onto an older engine house. Inside there is a good modern café and a small shop. The museum is free to enter but you can donate cash. The highlight for me was the large colourful and ornate marching banners that are on display. There are several guided tours available on different themes which are recommended. added 0 minutes later added 0 minutes later added 1 minute later added 2 minutes later added 2 minutes later added 2 minutes later added 3 minutes later added 3 minutes later added 4 minutes later added 4 minutes later added 4 minutes later added 5 minutes later added 5 minutes later added 6 minutes later
  3. 4 points
    I'm gutted for Martin,not for only being a friend but being local too. He's had a great career made his money and been robbed from fights. All's i can say is he should enjoy his retirement with his family who he adores. 👏
  4. 4 points
    Empire State Beechams. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  5. 3 points
    We at Sutton Nash junior school used to use Sutton library to do our homework,do research and learn how to look things up but now you just ask Google. Hey,we had some giggles in there only when a certain woman was on,she was very strict and a proper miserable with a face like a slapped arse....hey i hope it's no one's family member on here Today... This shop below was in the Star i think when it used to be a newsagents and the owner fought the thief off with a brush,i'm sure. Hammond St,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Hammond St,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Brook Greenway off Gaskell St,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Brook Greenway off Gaskell St,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Used to go over here in the early 80's on my motorbikes,again happy days but its just tree's now,oh and also see the odd glue sniffer then. The Bonk by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Railings over the brook on The Bonk by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Bowling Green Inn on right,Watery Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Beehive Inn,Watery Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Bars on Watery Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Ashtons Coaches,Watery Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Some more to post.
  6. 3 points
    That is where I put mine and then post them on here. Example. Benidorm last week watching a brilliant band a tribute to the Beatles. Sorry the photo is not as good as it could be.
  7. 3 points
    Some of you may remember here.. Somerset St,Parr,St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Somerset St,Parr,St.Helens. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  8. 3 points
    I wonder if it gets the go ahead...me thinks so. Former Barclays Bank on Fingerpost. Planning permission for a Sunbed shop has been submitted. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr added 7 minutes later Thriftys on Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  9. 3 points
    Well done Martin you,ve done your family and St.Helens proud.
  10. 2 points
    When passing what looks like a bricked up doorway just under bridge at Junction Station a friend told me that there used to be a colliery railway that took the miners from just southeast of the Junction station to the pit and that this was the entrance for the miners . Is he correct ? Have uploaded photo from Google maps.
  11. 2 points
    It is open it's just that i got it closed. Former Lord Nelson pub on Parr Stocks Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Lord Nelson pub on Parr Stocks Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Ramford pub,Ramford St,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Ps..i've gone PRO as Flickr call it which means nothing ,only a money scam. Thousands of people will be leaving and millions of pictures will disappear. £5.99 a month...for now.
  12. 2 points
    When I saw this topic, I was hoping it was Andy Murray who was retiring.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Taken today... Vault on Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Vault on Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Royal Tavern,Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Duke of Cambridge,Duke St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Duke of Cambridge,Duke St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Duke of Cambridge,Duke St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  15. 2 points
    Rejoice with me! I've made significant progress with 2 of the photos of previously unidentified soldiers: Working on the assumption that the seated chap in the second image was the same Sergeant Major in the first portrait, I made a leap of faith that he must have been a relative (otherwise, why keep 2 photos of the same man in the family?). I commenced a search to identify him, starting with the St.Helens Rolls of Honour website which didn't have any likely candidates. Similarly, the St.Helens Absent Voter List had a number of RE CSMs but I couldn't tie any of them to my ancestral lines. One CSM, William Fairhurst, (426449) seemed the most likely candidate to have ANY kind of association with my family and so I dug a little deeper on him. When I pulled up his Medal Roll sheet for his Territorial Force War Medal award, I noticed a familiar name lower down - Joseph C. Gamble: One of my Great-Grandmothers was a Gamble and so this discovery looked promising. I checked the family tree and, lo and behold, one of my Great-Great-Uncles, Samuel Gamble, had a son named Joseph Charles Gamble, which would make my Great-Grandma Joseph's aunt. If that was the case, it would be logical for my Great-Grandma to have one or two photos of him. The only problem was the complete lack of evidence that "my" Joseph served during The Great War. There was no Joseph C. Gamble of any flavour in the Absent Voter List, nor could I find a service record for him. It seemed I had no way to prove that the man in these photos was Joseph Charles Gamble. Out of curiosity, I started tracing other info about Joseph Charles Gamble and discovered that he married a May Fairhurst (AFAIK she wasn't related to CSM Fairhurst) on 14 July 1917. Was it conceivable that the second photo was his wedding photo? The flowers held by the ladies suggested it might be, plus the 2 ladies could easily be sisters. At long last, today, I received the marriage certificate and Joseph's occupation is listed as Sergeant Major. The witnesses are listed as "R. Fairhurst" (presumably May's younger sister Ruth) and "S. Wailing". A "Sydney Wailing" does appear in the Absent Voter List serving as a Sergeant in the RE. Sydney Wailing was awarded the MM and Mentioned in Despatches and served in the 55th (West Lancs) Signal Company, Royal Engineers. It's probably not too great a leap to suggest that CSM Joseph C. Gamble also served in that unit. Taken all together, I'm now convinced that the CSM in these images is Joseph Charles Gamble, my first cousin twice removed. It meant a lot to me to be able to put names to all the faces in these photos. Now I just need to work out the others: the Boer War Veteran; the RAMC soldier, and; the (probable) sister of a RAMC Cpl.
  16. 1 point
    Not much to foto there. BUT hotfoot to City Road where pub used to be. Just passed and they're flattening the land. Is the incinerator now going there? or maybe a BAIL HOSTEL!
  17. 1 point
    My neck of the woods there Rob. Been a lot going on over the bonk lately,testing the ground for chemicals from what I've heard. I love going over there for a walk.
  18. 1 point
    On the bottom floor is their archive dept ……………..how can you complain when it is all for Free!.
  19. 1 point
    Imgur is free. At least for now it is.
  20. 1 point
    A friend of mine went for an interview and one of the questions he was asked was how did he cope with change, he replied absolutely fine, as he had worked on the buses, needless to say he didn't get the job. i agree with Devon Boy though, a lot of those houses were falling down and the demolition had started before you and i were born. I remember the house my gt aunts lived in, no inside toilet and getting washed in the kitchen sink, think i would rather have change than that.
  21. 1 point
    My grandparents lived in Back Atlas Court opposite the foundry what a slum
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  23. 1 point
    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.
  24. 1 point
    OK - I have Isaac on 1871 Census living Queen Street Preston with sibling Daniel. Isaac's birth reg Q1 1863 Manchester - mother's maiden name Carr. Daniel reg Q1 1856 Lancaster again mother's maiden name Carr. Dates don't tally exactly with what is on 1871 Census although place of birth does. Assuming that Jane Barnes is mother of Isaac then his parents were a male Bradbury & Jane Carr. A possibility is the marriage between Thomas Bradley & Jane Carr reg 1857 Garstang Preston. Checking on 1861 Census living at 39 Rose Entry, Wigan is a Thomas Bradley boarder married aged 38 miner b Lancaster, Jane Carr transcribed as Caret married aged 30 spinner in factory b Lancaster and amongst others Daniel Bradley nephew to head of house aged 4 b Lancaster and William Bradley nephew aged 1 b Preston. Birth of this William reg Q2 1860 Preston - mother's maiden name Carr
  25. 1 point
    I once worked with a guy on security at pilkingtons sheet works is name was James Argo Duncan a scotsman i asked why the Argo in his name told me it was a viking name passed thru the family but as per usual was called Jock Duncan being a scotman
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