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  1. jowen

    Paddy's Ackle

    My grandad used to take me for a walk down Delta Rd over the fields. On the left hand side of the Field there was a huge pond which used to ice over in the winter and people used to skate on it. I was told that a few people had been drowned in this pond because of the ice giving way! does anyone know if this area was called Paddy's Ackle? We then continued onto the little stone bridge over the Stinky Brook and over the field to the Ship Inn , along the side of the stream to Carr Mill. There was a Big stone in this stream. Grandad used to tell me that it was the fairy stone and every night the fairies would turn it over! On other occasions I would be taken on the same route by my father but after we had crossed over the stone bridge we would turn left along the side of the brook (I was allway's scared in case a rat came out of the brook) under a little stone bridge and up some steps onto Boardmans lane and then cross over another small field onto Park Rd where I went to Brookfield Mission Sunday School ( fondly known as the Tin Hut) because of it's construction. We used to play for hours in the fields at the bottom of Delta Rd, making daisy chains and picking buttercups. Happy Days!
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    Paddy's Ackle

    An amazing find. When I saw the picture of the flashes and the path to Carrmill Dam, it brought back so many happy memories. I wonder if there are any pictures around of the Old Double Lock Cottages. My great Grandfather William Travis lived in one of them in the 1880's. Also I can remember at the bottom of Boardmans Lane right on the bend there were some post's on what was part of the canal and I was told it was where the boats were tied up. It was on the ground where the Big School is now. Does anyone know of any photographs of these two places?
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    Paddy's Ackle

    Amazing find thank you. I remember most of the content in this article. I have enjoyed reading it so much it really broght back so many memorable times.
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    Paddy's Ackle

    Could be my mistake What was the Blunder?
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    Engine Inn, Parr - LIGHTFOOT

    My great Grandfather George Huyton was the Landlord in this pub in the mid 1800's.
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    Paddy's Ackle

    No. I was talking about the bottom end of Delta Road on the field just past the graveyard of St Peter's Church over to the left. It was a very big pond.
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    Paddy's Ackle

    Thank you for this information.
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    Broad oak road railway line in parr.

    Yes. It was the line that went behind Malvern Rd. added 6 minutes later
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    Broad oak road railway line in parr.

    Yes.It went under the bridge under broadoak Rd. I think it was a single Line.
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    New build on Newton Rd,Parr

    My Great Grandfather George Huyton was the Landlord in The Engine Pub during the 1800's. About two years ago A distant relative of his came over from Canada and I took her to see the Pub. I am so glad that she was able to see it.
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Happy day's.
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    Broad oak road railway line in parr.

    I remember playing along side this railway line as a child in the 1950's. in Fry St. There were lot's of those tall purple flowers growing along the side on the grass and old Gas Lamp Post's on the road.
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    MORRIS in St Helens

    I have only just seen this query. I do have some interest in this. Perhaps we might make some progress with this. Please contact me. Jowen

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