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  1. Good explanation...this is the case when I last visited. Will not be going in until higher standards are re-introduced. There was never a need to shoot yourself in the barrel. Poor form Holts.
  2. Big thanks to Sir John Yates for supplying Jack Taylor Cox with his correct middle name and correct date of birth, 30 July 1925. Jack passed away in Warrington in February 2010.
  3. When Jack played for the Saints he lived at 50 Crawford Street, Clock Face, St Helens....jog any memories?
  4. Jack played a few games for the Saints just after WW2. He was signed from Clock Face Colliery. Interested to know if Jack is still going strong.  Research for Saints Heritage Society. He would be one of our oldest past players. http://www.saints.org.uk/saints/player.php?num=15123
  5. Jack played a few games for the Saints just after WW2. He was signed from Clock Face Colliery. Interested to know if Jack is still going strong.
  6. Jack played a few games for the Saints just after WW2. He was signed from Clock Face Colliery. Interested to know if Jack is still going strong.
  7. Well done Peter. I would also recommend "Bumper" by Larry Writer. A biography of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell, the Australian and Newton Jets infamous forward of the 1940s. He was also a policeman in the notorious Kings Cross/Darlinghurst areas of Sydney who maintained order in a not quite PC manner (forgive the pun). Simply a marvelous portayal of the 1940s.
  8. Last time I was in here (1990) it was populated by toothless ladies and rough chaps. The beer was virtually undrinkable. It's hard enough to keep a pub with all the positives in place.
  9. Yes you couldn't beat a spam butty with hard upturned corners.
  10. Of course I recall Cissy Cauldwell and her sons Linden and David. My uncle Frank (Dooley) used to have the Illegal bookmakers at the back of the house next to Jean's chippy and opposite my grandmothers shop. Betting shops became legal in 1961 which took a bit of the devilment out of the process. All the punters had psuedonyms in case their slips were intercpted by the law Red Roger, V et sl.
  11. Anybody remember visiting Santa Claus at Oxleys in the 1950s. Helena House also had its own version with a train carriage and moving scenery.
  12. Hi Jim I was at Grange Park 1961-68 and played rugby with those you mentioned in your post. The 'other' Jimmy Woodward went to Grange Park as well 1957-62. he lived in Gladstone Street. I recall the name Sam Woodward from my street, Doulton Street. Aqua
  13. They only let me out recently. St Helens did not move and Lancashire did not move therefore St Helens remained In Lancashire. QED
  14. Don't follow it - what is merseyside? St helens is surely in Lancashire. Sounds like another fancy job title. Power grabbers.
  15. Hi Jim, Silkstone Street off Boundary Road used to be called Cyril Street. Are you Peter's brother?
  16. Soon you'll be writing "Future seasons", Geoff, set in 2030 featuring the first Rugby League match on the Moon. The main character could be Johnny Glassback - the last man working in the glass industry in St Helens and ex-bouncer at Helena House.
  17. Thanks for that Phyll - i wonder if the Casey's Circus was part of the Fred Karno empire. I know Katno eventually took Charlie to the USA in 1910.
  18. Anyone know any details re Charlie playing the Hip when it was a theatre. I think he would have been about 17 at the time. Wonder what his act was?
  19. Do you have a rough date of Arthur Harrison's birth? On the Saints Heritage website there Re two Arthur Harrisons recorded - one who played for a spell in the mid 1930s and the other in 1940-41. Same person I wonder. By the way the photo was taken on September 7th 1940 prior to the opening match of the WEL season against Liverpool Stanley. Saints won 32 points to 15. The match teamsheet is below - looks great with a full team of photos. On re- reading the jonmuse post it would appear that were two different Arthur Harrisons. Would be nice if anyone could throw any light on the 1930s Arthur. Credit must go to Sir Alex Service for the original identification of the players and trainer. The match teamsheet is below - looks great with a full team of photos. On re- reading the jonmuse post it would appear that were two different Arthur Harrisons. Would be nice if anyone could throw any light on the 1930s Arthur. Credit must go to Sir Alex Service for the original identification of the players and trainer.
  20. Phyll, you could walk through this cemetery and come out at the top of Stevenson Crescent, walk down to the bottom, turn left onto a bit of Marsden Ave than was unmade in those days, then right through a gate that took you through past Pilks running track and clubhouse and into Ruskin Drive where a bridge crosses the brook. Great stroll that Tony.. Did that walk many times on my way to train at Ruskin Drive (athletics). The graveyard was awash with bluebells in spring.
  21. Excellent stuff Tony. There is a window at the back of the new church which acknowledges the support given by Frank Dooley.I assume these wer of the wooden nature rather than a hot tip for the 3.30 at Haydock!
  22. I'm afraid you may be correct here. I fear for opportunities for the commmunity to get together. Hope that we don't become a nation of phobic hermits. Looks like you are spot on here Phyll. The Parish became established in 1926 when presumably the church building eas completed. Funny it always seemed much older as a child attendee. The photo of the Bishop digging out is a cracker. I think you can see the old Congs Church (Hewitt Avenue) in the background. I believe it was bombed out in WW2. The graveyard was always full of bluebells.
  23. Thanks again Tony - the 1898 hit me like a brick - I must have looked at it every day for seven years! Thanks very much for the info Phyll. I loved the Newtown site so familiar. Nice to meet you.
  24. Anyone out there know when the original school and church were built? I recall the school having a date stone -thought that it was around 1890.. Probably way off. Thanks
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