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  1. 4 points
    Last Thursday we finished off our "XMAS" shopping in Chester. Having not been to this particular Christmas market we thought that we would give it a go. One of the other reasons was the annual Roman Saturnalia Parade. Starting from in-front of the Cathedral and moving onto Eastgate Street we seen a brilliant parade. This experience merged two fantastic street parades.... The Saturnalia parade sees the Roman legion light up the streets with a torch-lit parade and the Winter Watch is a historic event when the city leaders would hand over the keys to the city watch. Tagged onto this is a street Parade celebrating the winter solstice together with druids, Haiti voodoo dead, marching band etc...……….it is well worth seeing as a spectacle. added 0 minutes later added 0 minutes later added 1 minute later added 1 minute later added 2 minutes later added 2 minutes later added 3 minutes later added 5 minutes later added 5 minutes later added 6 minutes later
  2. 4 points
    When I first got on Ancestry with the DNA I found a massive cluster of relatives in the US, all seemingly matching each other (via shared) with a good few of the kits being managed by one woman. So I thought that she must be keen and I contacted her. She came back with: "Hello Dave, I'm really not very good with the ancestry thing. I have relatives that have researched into the family tree. I'll have to start getting into it if life slows down. I live in Utah and have never been to Europe. Would love to visit someday!" Utah - the mecca of genealogy. None of her relatives had trees of any useful size, but I later discovered that they're from somewhere back in time on my dad's side. So even if you do get a reply you can be disappointed. added 34 minutes later ---- Another anecdote is about a faulty tree that I found with some of my ancestors in it. Well, it wasn't just one tree, it was about half a dozen trees where they assumed that a brother of my ancestor married twice and had some kids leading down to their people. The only trouble was that this particular Daniel had a very short life. Born about 1776 and probably died before 1781. His baptism was in 1776 but then he was missing from the family in 1781 when the family were listed in one of those poor law removal orders, where they were turfed out of one village and back to where the dad was born - and Daniel was missing - dead, I thought (whatever the trouble was, the order was reversed the following week). So I thought that these people must've known something I didn't, but I went back and looked and they all have his lifespan as being 1776 to 1781. Two wives and quite a few kids before he was five...
  3. 3 points
    I was asked to do this on saturday by Dawn Jones,Danny Fox's auntie.... #NoMoreKnives by Robbob 2010, on Flickr https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17305253.no-one-thinks-they-can-walk-around-with-a-gun-they-should-think-the-same-about-knives/
  4. 3 points
    You know what i really enjoyed it this morning,cold,raining and a great turn out...everyone was a winner. Well done Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr First ones over the line... First over the line by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bobby and Chris Birkett first ones over the line by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bobby was so made up,bless him! Bobby the winner by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I don't know where Santa has been...it's only a run. Bad Bad Santa Ripped trousers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Ripped trousers by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mrs or Miss Christmas tree head by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Santa Dash 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr added 10 minutes later I also met a Connect member @Dig too who somehow knew me Nice meeting you.
  5. 2 points
    According to what i've been told is that flats above are going to be available for students who attend the college and and office below,it's hearsay but that's what info i got,we'll find out. Former Swintons on Bridge St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Swintons on Bridge St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  6. 2 points
    Some more from the other day... Back of The Nelson pub. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Royal Mail St.Helens Delivery Office,Liverpool Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Liverpool Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Smashing time in Shaw St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Tree of lanterns in Victoria Square. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The For Sale sign has been taken down.Water St,Chalon Way. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr No i never knew. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  7. 2 points
    Great pictures Rob !! I used to go in the Royal for lunch when I was an apprentice at Beechams , They used to have bowls of onions sliced and pickled on the bar !
  8. 2 points
    i know the royal has closed but is the work being carried out for new housing or refurbishment. thanks for the pics robbo keeps us exiles up to date
  9. 2 points
    More than 11,000 chocolate oranges donated. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17299284.video-more-than-11000-chocolate-oranges-collected-to-give-to-hospital-and-hospice-staff/ Michael Parr with Becky from Teardrops by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Mike Denning with Martin Bond by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Teresa with Andy Bowden by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Michaels Dad below is a great bloke. Michael Parrs Dad with Teresa by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The man himself,Chris Lamb with Deputy Mayor St Helens Cllr Janet Johnson by Robbob 2010, on Flickr BBC Northwest Andy Gill interviewing Chris Lamb. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr BBC Northwest Andy Gill interviewing Chris Lamb. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Chocolate Orange Appeal. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Chocolate Orange Appeal. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr BBC Northwest reporter Andy Gill by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Loading up the chocolate oranges. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Actor Michael Parr with St.Helens Star reporter Kelsey Maxwell. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Christmas Town Hall 2018. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr added 6 minutes later I missed it yesterday but it was on BBC Northwest tonight.
  10. 2 points
    You get this lots, I was looking at something similar the other day. A man who married twice, with one lot of kids but who's wife died and he married again between censuses, they didn't have a clue, had the child down as the second wifes even though the marriage was 3 years later than the birth and the woman's name changed from Martha to Jane, look up the birth of the daughter and you get a different maiden name. I suppose it just stands out to me because I'm stickler for trying for 3 points of evidence that match but some of them just use census info and nothing else. It's infuriating. I always wonder what's going to happen in the future with all these crappy trees and then I think ........well who cares really G take a chill pill You can not take anything seriously on Ancestry and should always do the legwork yourself. I'm almost surprised now when I find one that's been done well.
  11. 2 points
    Sorry i'm a bit behind,taken saturday evening. It would of been Lens 67th Birthday on saturday. It was a pleasure to have known him through taking pictures but he left something special behind as that's the type of guy he was,he saved a life through organ donor register. Here's the story... https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17288635.meet-the-young-mum-whose-life-was-saved-after-she-received-an-organ-from-one-punch-victim-len-saunders/ Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Writer Norman Weston by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Len Banana evening by Robbob 2010, on Flickr 13. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  12. 1 point
    I have done a few topics on this but i called back why i did the Santa Dash on saturday at Vicky Park. Two sets of four. It's all gone now Former Cowley hospital grounds by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Cowley hospital grounds by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Cowley hospital grounds by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Balker Drive by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Cowley hospital grounds by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Cowley hospital grounds by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Cowley hospital grounds by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Balker Drive by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  13. 1 point
    yes t was jack barnes it was the place to go jeans etc the latest styles and gear in the 50's-60's great shop
  14. 1 point
    Sorry @king kenny it's opening up under the same name,i'm not sure if it's had a refurb inside. I did pop my head in and spoke quick to the landlady but taken no notice...that's how much i take in Update on this... Bowling Alley Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bowling Alley Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bowling Alley Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bowling Alley Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bowling Alley Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bowling Alley Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  15. 1 point
    Yesterday... Royal Tavern,Westfield St opening Monday 17th Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr 2 Royal Tavern,Westfield St opening Monday 17th Dec 2018 by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  16. 1 point
    My gt grandmother Kelly was married twice, her fist husband died aged 46 leaving her and 6 children. She then married a bloke called Peter Rigby, according to my gt aunts, the wicked stepfather who never stopped drinking. Anyway when gt gran died the inscription on the gravestone read, Timothy Kelly died......... then Ellen, the wife of Peter Rigby died ..... My gt aunt got some compensation when her house was demolished and though i had asked her not to, spent half of it on a new gravestone which now reads Timothy Kelly and his beloved wife Ellen, Peter Rigby being obliterated from history. On various family certificates and censuses gt gt grandfather John Donlan is alternatively dead then alive, people don't always tell the truth which makes it even harder for us researching.
  17. 1 point
    There is one on here looking from the iron bridge towards the gas thing http://www.8dassociation.btck.co.uk/TheStHelensRuncornGapRailway This here is walking past the pub The Hawk and Buck on the corner of Peasley X Lane and Manor Street added 0 minutes later More images like the one above but haven't found any of the actual street yet https://www.sthelens-connect.net/home/doc.php?showstreet=203 added 18 minutes later This is the 50's. Manor street corner of is behind them on the left added 19 minutes later In the area of Manor Street, Greenough Street I believe added 22 minutes later This is an old one of Manor Street
  18. 1 point
    Some more the other evening around 4:45pm. Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Parish Church,Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr This below is new. Cork & Dough pizza and wine bar,Ormskirk St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Cork & Dough pizza and wine bar,Ormskirk St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr added 1 minute later I also spotted this in the reception of the Town Hall the other night after the light display. Former Ex chief Carol Hudson,Town Hall reception. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  19. 1 point
    I did write again but he didn't even answer the second message, as a new kit probably sick of being contacted by folks. Plan B is working through other shared matches but the disappointment is that this person has twice the matching DNA of any of the other shared matches but I ain't giving up!
  20. 1 point
    Some peple get the kit as presents etc so they don't have a clue, was there any way you could have asked him/her if you could help to unravel it for them or even do they have a relative who is into family history, shame to let a good lead go, but I can understand your frustration. Alternatively tell the person that a multi millioniare has left some money, that might help lol
  21. 1 point
    You probably seen it on the Star website this morning,for those who don't know there was a serious accident this morning on Jackson St,the one in Parr as there's a Jackson St in Haydock. I only wanted to get the emergency services at the scene,not what was going on to help the guy. What i read not long ago 'he is in a stable condition' Thankfully the Air Ambulance wasn't needed but was on standby I put the links on as it explains the story's and the Police reports that i don't know about as i only contribute to them. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17287523.car-crashes-at-eastside-industrial-estate-on-jackson-street/ Bad accident on Jackson Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bad accident on Jackson Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bad accident on Jackson Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Air Ambulance on Industrial estate by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bad accident on Jackson Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bad accident on Jackson Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bad accident on Jackson Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Checking the Rotors by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Video below
  22. 1 point
    Taken saturday in between heavy showers i stood at the Prudential buildings to do some video. Sorry about the wobbling but i had my camera in my other hand. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17285944.hundreds-turn-out-to-watch-the-town-hall-transformed-by-spectacular-light-show/ St.Helens Town Hall #150th by Robbob 2010, on Flickr St.Helens Town Hall #150th by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lady doing sign language by Robbob 2010, on Flickr St.Helens Town Hall #150th by Robbob 2010, on Flickr St.Helens Town Hall #150th by Robbob 2010, on Flickr St.Helens Town Hall #150th by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The man himself,artist Simon McKeown. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Artist Simon McKeown. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Artist Simon McKeown with St.helens Star reporter Kelsey Maxwell by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Video below.
  23. 1 point
    A few of us went out Sunday morning for my friends Birthday treat from his niece,she got him some tickets. We really enjoyed it,so i thought i would share with you....i'm always up to something as i love the outdoors especially. The meet up point is behind this pub below but unfortunately it has closed down. Ring O'Bells Restaurant & Pub,Lathom,Ormskirk,Closed down. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Ring O'Bells Restaurant & Pub,Lathom,Ormskirk,Closed down. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Ring O'Bells Restaurant & Pub,Lathom,Ormskirk,Closed down. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr We had a walk along the canal to kill some time before our ride came in... Lancashire Canal Cruises,Ring O’ Bells, Ring O’ Bells Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruises,Ring O’ Bells, Ring O’ Bells Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr My mate is looking into buying this below... For sale by Robbob 2010, on Flickr For sale by Robbob 2010, on Flickr For you @joe90 Wiganer by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Wiganer by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Coming in from the trip before ours... Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr It had to be cleaned before we got our trip Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr This plate was meant for two but because we was an odd few..3 of us,i had this all to myself I only had the butty's. Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Video below Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancashire Canal Cruise by Robbob 2010, on Flickr This house and grounds below is the Director of Hollyoaks...i seen her in the garden with her children. Hollyoaks directors house by Robbob 2010, on Flickr We called here for a swift half on our way home Farmers Arms,Burscough,Ormskirk. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Nice Car Farmers Arms,Burscough,Ormskirk. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Farmers Arms,Burscough,Ormskirk. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Farmers Arms,Burscough,Ormskirk. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Farmers Arms,Burscough,Ormskirk. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr One of the rooms in the pub,it was welcoming. Farmers Arms,Burscough,Ormskirk. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr End of the day in Burscough. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr http://www.lancashirecanalcruises.com/en_GB
  24. 1 point
    Smick - did you use to knock about with Cuth, Pete Eccles and others?
  25. 0 points
    I just popped these in here,Murder In Burtonwood .. Opposite Fiddle Pub in Burtonwood. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Old Alder Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Old Older Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Fiddle Pub by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Fiddle Pub. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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