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About Brianza

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  1. Hi Dave

    Why, when sending messages, using the envelope symbol, do I receive a notification in red saying that person cannot receive messages.

    is there a way round this to send private messages?


    1. Dave


      Usually because their inbox is full - else they've turned their messenger off. The messenger is limited to 10 conversations each (of any length) and the limit is so that members will delete old conversations (freeing up space, etc.). 

      BTW, please use the Help and FAQs forum for questions where the answers may be useful for the other members. Alternatively use the Ask Admin forum.

    2. Brianza


      Thanks for the info.

  2. Sorry NSSO, never went to Alleybob. Brought up in Clinkham Wood, went to Lowe House then West Park until 1961. Loved cricket and played on & off for the Ammies for two decades.
  3. Back in the 60s, 70s and 80s, we used to meet at No5 Morgan St (Mr & Mrs Rhind’s House) to travel to our away cricket games when playing for Parr Ammies. Happy memories.
  4. That’s exactly what it is, picking at food when you think no one is watching. Then comes the shout - “stop slansing”. Another St Helens expression is a “pan of lobbies”. It’s never a dish or a plate or a bowl, always a pan.
  5. It would be interesting to find the derivation of the word “slansing”. I believe it is only used in the immediate vicinity of St Helens and if you go as far as Wigan or Warrington no one has heard the expression.
  6. “Stop slansing” - whenever you took food before it was offered. She’s geet a face that would frighten a police horse.
  7. I remember it being called Burkhills cafe in the 50s and 60s. When playing around the dam, you could nip across the New Road and buy a crust with jam on it for a penny from the side window. Do the Burkhills still own it?
  8. Thanks for the info Dig. What a bummer. I’ll have to wait until mid August for my taste of heaven.
  9. I'll be coming to the North West this year from the end of July until September. The only reason I visit Westfield St is to have a Burchalls pie or two. I believe they close for a couple of weeks in the summer for holidays, can anyone tell me what are those dates so I don't waste my time?
  10. Robbob, they are spectacular photos, makes you proud to be British.
  11. What is it with South American footballers? I believe that the majority of footballers are cheats but the Colombians took it to a different level last night. Did anyone see the Colombian number 17, Mojica, digging up the penalty spot with his studs when the referee had awarded the spot kick for the tackle on Kane? The rest of the team were distracting the ref by surrounding him with stupid arguments while it was happening. When they decided to play football, towards the end of the 90 minutes and the first half of extra time, they showed quality and could easily have won had they concentrated on playing as opposed to niggling and being aggressive. I know rugby league supporters cannot condone the antics of overpaid, aloof, unsocial footballers (I am one) but last night's result has given such a major lift to the spirit in England.
  12. Phyll the skill is tremendous but being alongside the unit does not help you appreciate the bells. The page below is the actual Lowe House Carillion being played with some of the recording being taken outside so you can hear the tune. https://www.stmaryslowehouse.org/fullscreen-page/comp-j7t0hgf0/e04cad83-085d-4126-9449-f6cbdb77bfcc/0/%3Fi%3D0%26p%3Ddupnj%26s%3Dstyle-j81jxbgl NSSO, I was in the choir between 1952-60. Could it be your dad was on the altar at the same period?
  13. I was in Lowe House Boys' Choir for some 8 years and Mr Dennett was the organist. Madam Dennett (I'm still not sure why they called her Madam but everybody did) played the clarion which was in the church tower. As a choir boy I once sat with her and marvelled at her skill to be able to play music on the bells by striking protruding wooden pegs with her gloved fist. When the church clock chimes it plays the hymn Salve Regina, which are the letters around the clock face.
  14. Hi Phyll, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a Wonderful Day!  :birthday: :cheers: 

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