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  1. 8 points
    I had to call here the other day so i did some HDR's "High Dynamic Range" pictures. HDR's are taken in 2 or more exposures and joined together to bring out the tones. Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Grand Hotel,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Grand Hotel,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Little Orme,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Little Orme,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Grand Hotel,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Fisheye view by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Great Orme,Llandudno by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Looking out Towards the Little Orme, Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Little Orme,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Great Orme,Llandudno. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Llandudno Pier. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Towards the Great Orme, Llandudno by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Herring Gull in Winter plumage. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  2. 4 points
    Bird of Prey portraits... Barn Owl by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Harris Hawk by Robbob 2010, on Flickr This bird below is the Phantom killer of the woods Goshawk by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  3. 3 points
    First went in 1948 and love it now as much as I did then added 46 minutes laterMy wife taught at Parr Central in the 1960s. The school had a cottage in a place called Capel Garmon, near Bettws y Coed. A highlight of a long weekend there with her kids from school was to take them to Llandudno for a day
  4. 2 points
    I love Llanddudno, once stayed at The Grand Hotel on a rainy stormy night and had a great time. Golliwogs are not PC these days Hort. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golliwog
  5. 2 points
    Fantastic pics Rob, love going there.
  6. 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.
  7. 1 point
    Just a fortnight away and new season kicks off with Saints v Wigan at Peasley Cross and live on telly!
  8. 1 point
    My neighbour handed me a tiny photo of what appears to be some type of walking day in the 1930's only a tiny photo , I've zoomed in and enlarged as best I can .The parade is led by Parr Prize Jazz band. Apparently in the thirties these type of bands were very popular.
  9. 1 point
    Last time I visited with a pal of mine was 40odd years ago - all the pubs shut on a Sunday so we ended up in the British Legion on Sunday night and were treated to a concert by the Welsh Police Choir - very uplifting boyo. BTW Rob, what are those blokes on the beach with the bins looking at out to sea?
  10. 1 point
    I like all the names people have Written on the Hillside in Stones ! really interesting place up there as well with all the old mine workings and everything
  11. 1 point
    Dont forget the boxer in the bar and fotos as well.The land around the church was up for sale some time age.Ps try going up when its a gale like weve done!Punch and judy there on front!Oh so pc?
  12. 1 point
    Had a caravan holiday near there,Went to the I O Man on a day trip.
  13. 1 point
    Great Pictures Robbob
  14. 1 point
    I like Llandudno too, am told the main reason it has kept its character is that Mostyn estates own the freehold on most of the seafront properties and don't allow them to change much. Also its the last place i saw my dad alive, he had gone for a day out unbeknown to me and vice versa, we went for a drink in the Grand and the week after I got a phone call to say he had died at home, so glad I bumped into him that day.
  15. 1 point
    Hi Robbob.So youve failed miserably to find (NSSO LOBBY LUD) in St.Helens .So even when you know he goes to LLANDUDNO!So you'll have to up your game you will still miss me in your EXCELLENT FOTOS.My GULL SPY is always around so I can be sure when we visit there 2019 you will not spot me__ signed L LUD.
  16. 1 point
    I love this photo, I often think it looks like me and my older Sister, but it's not as it says in the link when and who it was. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/977885.gazing-at-the-chicks/
  17. 1 point
    Bloody hell,that's been going since i was little I only got this picture the other day and it's on here. HDR The Vulcan pub,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Nicholson House,corner of Claughton Street and Barrow Street. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Shoe Master on Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Shoe Master on Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Goodbye Argos,Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Goodbye Argos,Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  18. 1 point
    It could well have been Ollie; coming from the Boundary Road end I seem to remember the shop being on the left hand side. I used to live in Fenton Street.
  19. 1 point
    I was told yesterday that this store is not closing even though they are moving to the Bowling Alley building. Home Bargains in the Hardshaw Centre. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  20. 1 point
    So the ice cream parlour is still going ahead? This bloke below must have seen something i never.... Former Tyrers building by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I checked,the fish aren't moving. Former Tyrers building by Robbob 2010, on Flickr You could of worn something appropriate @non sibi sed omnibus Closed in the Hardshaw Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I only noticed 10 mins ago that there's a notice in the window,silly me.
  21. 1 point
    The rest from the other day around Sutton. The Little Pig,Ellamsbridge Rd,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Ellamsbridge Rd,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Caldo,Worsley Brow,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr New build on Lancots Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr New build on Lancots Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr New build on Lancots Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr House behind Sutton Oak Welsh Chapel,Lancots Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Oak Welsh Chapel,Lancots Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr New build on Lancots Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Lancots Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The pictures with the white tiles reminds me of a public toilet...was it? Oak St and Sutton Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Oak St,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Oak Welsh Chapel,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Pickled Egg,Sutton Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former White House pub on Sutton Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former White House pub on Sutton Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Morrisons,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Willowbrook,Sutton Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Rd Indian by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sunshine Park,Gaskell St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sunshine Park,Gaskell St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  22. 1 point
    I know where you lived @SaintJeff Some more with some done in HDR Former Coppersmiths Arms pub on Watery Lane Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Coppersmiths Arms pub on Watery Lane Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Coppersmiths Arms pub on Watery Lane Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Coppersmiths Arms pub on Watery Lane Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Rolling Mill Lake on Watery Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Rolling Mill Lake on Watery Lane. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Boilermakers Arms, Hoghton Road,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr The Boilermakers Arms, Hoghton Road,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Kings newsagents on Cecil St,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Kings newsagents on Cecil St,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Sutton Village Church,Herbert St,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR Junction Inn pub,Junction Lane,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I remember years ago when those top bedroom lights was won,it reminded me of Amityville HDR Former Wheatsheaf Hotel,Lionel St,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR St.Helens Junction Stn by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR St.Helens Junction Stn by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR Station House Cafe at Junction Stn,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Gypsy house,Station Rd,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR The Vulcan pub,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR Former Prince of Wales pub,Sutton Junction. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Peckers Hill Rd,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr McColls,Peckers Hill Rd,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR TSB,Ellamsbridge Road,Sutton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR All Saints Church,Ellamsbridge Road,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr HDR All Saints Church,Ellamsbridge Road,Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
  23. 1 point
    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.
  24. 1 point
    My father was housed at a school in Billinge together with a few other Basque refugees in 1937. I've recently found out some Spanish Civil War child refugees stayed at Greenfield House, Our Lady's Convent, for some time so I guess that's where he and his sister stayed. They lived in Billinge for only a few months but my father's account of their stay there was always positive, and we'll always be grateful to everyone who helped them and all the other children.
  25. 1 point
    My mother was at greenfield house from about 1928 to about 1941,she says she was treated really well,never experienced any abuse,she recall's really happy experiences She went to the village school were she received a very good education,in fact when she left at 15 and was placed as some sort of maid at the archbishop of Liverpools house'Downy"she returned to the home,and was given an unofficial teaching position,untill she found more suitable work.She's now in her 90's living at home independently.She often talks about the place in great detail"routines of the place,the layout,characters all in a positive senses.
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