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    Any Spanish people in St Helens?

    HORT
    By HORT,
    This house is for sale in Main St Billinge     There is an English "for Sale" sign and also one in Spanish. See here It says  "Se Vende Casa el Bargainio"   In Spanish this means "For sale, bargain house.   My question is how many Spanish people live round here? Why put a Spanish for sale sign up in Billinge? I am puzzled.  

    People's History Museum - Manchester

    Big_Jeff_Leo
    By Big_Jeff_Leo,
    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.
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    Shaw street railway sidings

    Industrial view
    By Industrial view,
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    Broad oak road railway line in parr.

    Industrial view
    By Industrial view,
    added 2 minutes later Does anyone have any info on the old railway line that ran across broad oak road in parr.

    Cowley teachers from the 1950's

    Callander
    By Callander,
    In the mid 50's the Music Master was a Scot called Gordon L.Cairns who f irst gave me an interest in Classical  Music. He used to play work by Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Gilbert and Sullivan. He also had a period try and teaching  us Maths, which was a hopeless cause. A thorough gent who I believe originated from the Kingdom of Fife. 'Yommer' Smith was an oddball who taught History and was also interested in  Railway matters. Any one  happening to pass his classroom door was asked in and was asked daft questions. I doubt anyone here will remember Miss Pritchard-Williams who had the unenviable task of teaching us Maths. She was very young and not unattractive which didn't go un-noticed.Certain form members would make an excuse to stand b y her desk to look at her cleavage or drop something near her to look up her skirt. She mus t have known what was going on but seemed to mind.us    

    Bill Brady

    Callander
    By Callander,
    R P Brady known as 'Bill' taught geography during my years at Cowley (1952-7) an d was generally a good natured chap, but was prone to the occasional bout of bad temper. one incident is particular I'm unlikely to ever forget. In my second year, RPB was in charge of sport, during which  a chap  called Ally Gledhill was alleged to have lost a cricket ball. Bill flew into a rage and knocked poor Ally to the ground and kicked him. The sort of thing, nowadays,  would have resulted in  a jail sentence.   AJB

    DNA testing

    kizzy
    By kizzy,
    A cautionary tale about DNA testing...I've already done a test and wouldn't let this put me off ( truth is essential by my standards) but it is an example of what can happen https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46600325?fbclid=IwAR2ofFBL_6qF70KcwnSHjxrNJjoZIED-fU9BT82BkphJbw7YddOfdLdXW80

    Under One Roof on Atlas St

    Robbob2010
    By Robbob2010,
    Taken the other day and i'll try and keep my eyes on it. New housing on Atlas St,Fingerpost. The £13 million state-of-the-art development...130 one and two bedroom apartments for over 55's.   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   New housing on Atlas St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr   From Corporation St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr    

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