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  1. 6 points
    Taken yesterday at Carrmill the male Common Tern is feeding the female as part of the courting ritual. In most cases of courtship feeding,the female adopts an attitude and calls almost identical with those of a young bird begging food from its parents, and the male puts food into the female’s mouth. Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Me and my kids used the library at Sutton for years from about 1975 to 1995 when we lived at Bold. It was a great library, well stocked and of traditional design. It looked a bit like a church from the main road with the entrance in Goodban St and double swing doors up a couple of steps to enter the building. Couldn't believe my eyes when I drove through Sutton a few years later and it was gone!
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    I could not agree more Phil and it angers me to think that Sutton Library was actually a listed building. I don't know how true this is, but what I heard was that they removed the roof from the library to get around the listed issue, arguing it was no longer safe to keep. It was sheer vandalism, there really is no other word for it because, like I say, the library was a lovely clean and stable building that really didn't show its age when the doors there finally closed. No offence to the people who live in the houses that now stand there but every time I pass there or see that photo Robbob shares above I feel a little sad for what is no longer standing there. They did exactly the same thing to the listed pub on Peasley Cross too - take the roof off, give it 6 months and then bring the bulldozers in, before flogging the site off to the highest bidder. As for the cash they get it probably goes on jollies for the council top brass and follies like Marie Rimmer's needle I'm a Labour man, but on a national level; I can't help but despair of our laissez faire Labour council who take our votes for granted and offer nothing in return. It's like St Helens Junction, currently still in turmoil with the building of the much needed overflow carpark. Across the road there was the old allotment. Not a big piece of public land admittedly, but it was public land. If our council had any integrity and common sense they'd have kept that land and used that as somewhere for some of the commuters to park, but no - they sold it to the local travelling community. Like I say it wasn't a huge piece of land, but it would have ensured Station Road wasn't so heavily congested with parked cars these last few years making it almost impossible for the many buses and lorries that use that road to pass. Like you I'm surprised they haven't tried to sell Sherdley off. It looks so empty now the pets corner and the ranger service has gone. When I was there a few weeks ago walking the dog, the park was beset by idiots on motorbikes zooming around - a young mum out with her tot in the pram literally had to dash clear from their path. If there were still some staff/rangers at hand, something could be done. How long before they sell off Central Library? I'm staggered to think they're moving such a huge resource for the people into the tiny World of Glass
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    Well it's been sold and becoming a Carwash. Blare the owner let me in to get a couple of snaps. Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Inside the Cottage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Inside the Cottage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr A mate of mine Hassan who had the Carwash in College St (opp Police Stn) a few years ago before selling it had a sign outside but only for a few days and i wonder why..before being told to take it down. It read 'The best hand job in St.Helens' Some of you may remember it.
  5. 2 points
    I used to go in there alot with living in the Junction and going to school in Goodban St. Former Library in Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  6. 1 point
    The photos are of a rock. It is all that remains of the old boathouse on the Carr Mill Road side of the dam. added 7 minutes later For those who do not remember it, its shown here and called "Pleasure Pavillion" but I always new it as Boathouse.
  7. 1 point
    it didn't have any spitoons thats why.
  8. 1 point
    Whoever gets to the semis will be praying for winners of Catalan and Huddersfield (My moneys on Leeds drawing them)
  9. 1 point
    I think it's very wrong for the council to go around demolishing perfectly good buildings and selling off the land for a large sum of money to private developers. The building belonged to us, the people of St Helens, it was something tangible that we could see, touch, and use, I would like to know what they do with the money they get from doing this, probably waste it on something that we didn't want, and more importantly will never benefit from. I remember some years back and they wanted to sell off the market square in Earlestown, they'd have got away with it too, were it not for a knowledgeable member of the public, who pointed out that it wasn't actually theirs to sell. I'm surprised they don't try and flog off Sherdley Park, they got rid of pets corner, the cafe went, even the lake looked neglected last time I was there, it was a lovely place when I was a child, even as a young man growing up, it was a nice place to walk around with your young lady on a summers evening. We need to forget trying to be like London or wherever these councillors are trying to emulate, lets get it back to being just St Helens, a decent town with good friendly folk , where you can go into a pub and chat with strangers, with parks for our youngsters to play in and our elderley to sit and relax. I don't want to live in a fancy posh rat race place where nobody has time for anyone but themselves, no give me the old St Helens any day.
  10. 1 point
    I have always been interested in this area, because when I was a baby we lived at Carnegie Walk, Sutton, before we moved to Moss Bank. My Mum and Dad used to say there was a Library nearby. I love Libraries, such a shame it's gone, I wish I would have gone to see it before it was demolished. It was only since I came to the US that I realised the significance of the name "Carnegie". What a generous man he was. http://www.suttonbeauty.org.uk/suttonhistory/education/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Carnegie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Carnegie_libraries_in_Europe
  11. 1 point
    Robbob. I myself think we should support your local hairdressers. Ive seen quite a few offering blow jobs? Price is a bit high but seem to be well supported by the number of customers see going in .
  12. 1 point
    The library must have been demolished about 1998. That's when we had a new bay built on our front window. I was looking for red stock bricks to match the wall and got them from a bloke on the site.
  13. 1 point
    Hello Mark, I have a lot of memories of Sutton Library. I am not certain what you know of its history, but it was opened on the 16th November 1905. The construction was paid for by a £3000 donation from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The plot on which the Library stood was paid for by a donation of £214 by Sir David Gamble who had previously presented the Gamble Institute to the town a decade before. The Terraced houses to the side of the Library where built by Pilkington's the following year and the street was named Carnegie Street, to be followed later by the construction of Carnegie Crescent by the Council.
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    Just like me and the missus-Attitude,needs feeding,thinking of this yikes!
  17. 1 point
    I used to enjoy setting points and gapping plugs, I had a dwell meter and a strobe light, no need for them now, I will have to get one of those code readers though,probably won't get much use but a very handy tool when things go wrong.
  18. 1 point
    On the 29th July 1945 the British Insulated Cables Ltd of Prescot & Helsby was merged with Callender's Cable and Construction Company to form a new electric cable group to be known as British Insulated Callender's Cables Ltd.
  19. 1 point
    I found a lot of intermittent faults were plug leads breaking down,miss fire and stalling.Chang them and would run like a dream cost about £5.
  20. 1 point
    I think you could call that a draw Calendaring is the process - BIC acquired the Scottish company Callenders of Erith who callendered cables If I remember correctly
  21. 1 point
    Wouldn't know where to start with this hacking lark! back on now, cheers. Sorry for the delay, been golfing.
  22. 1 point
    No thats the better half?the worst ones are those creeping in over billinge hill to infiltrate saints -.
  23. 1 point
    Here's a link to several films about the B I, in one of them it shows the wagons leaving the works.
  24. 1 point
    You must've been identified as being a hacker again Ste. Not that you are one. I'm hunting through the logs to find and remove your IP... Is it OK now?
  25. 1 point
    Few more and plenty to follow... Kandy Club,Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Kandy Club,Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Alexandra Business Park,Pilks by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Alexandra Business Park,Pilks by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Willowbrook Hospice Fundraising Office,Borough Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Cineworld St.Helens by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Parish Church,Church Square. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I still don't know what this store is going to be... Former Woolworths by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Woolworths through a gap in the window by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Woolworths through a gap in the window by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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