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  1. Olliebeak

    late 1950/s

    Doesn't ring any bells with me, neither
  2. Olliebeak

    Dear Doctor

    hmmm - Bowery Medical Centre, Thatto Heath - my daughter and her family's surgery ..................................... why am I NOT surprised??
  3. Olliebeak

    At Carr Mill Dam

    It DID run on rails but, for part of the way at least, the track was slightly 'sunken' below the level of the ground either side of it . You're right, non sibi sed omnibus - it didn't 'uncouple'; at its furthest point, the track went around in a loop through the trees - not far from where the 'original boathouse' had been. There's a photo on here of 'Carr Mill Railway Station', but I don't actually remember seeing it looking like that - we always got on it close to the Roller Skating Rink and Paddling Pool. Somebody has commented that the piece of wall on the right hand side is part of the Roller Rink, but I don't think you'd see the Helter Skelter that close if that were the case. Sunno - maybe time is clouding my memory .
  4. Olliebeak

    At Carr Mill Dam

    Looks like it was the base for one of the Fairground Rides that used to be along there - Boat Swings perhaps? There's an old photo showing that part of the Fairground taken from out on the water ........................ wonder if it can be identified using that, Robbob? Fresh Edit - The 'track way' that I referred to in that post were along the 'Martindale Road side' of the Dam - not actually rails, as such, but the sunken track bed showing where the train used to run - wish I'd photographed it, at that time. There was also the remains of an old turnstile/fence that the train used to pass through as it went into the wooded area. Not been up there for a log time - a visit is long-overdue, methinks 😉 ! added 7 minutes later In another photo - the one of two ladies sitting at a small table at the side of the Dam - there's a 'slipway' for launching boats onto the water - wonder if it could have been a rail leading onto the slipway
  5. Olliebeak

    At Carr Mill Dam

    Looks like it was the base for one of the Fairground Rides that used to be along there - Boat Swings perhaps? There's an old photo showing that part of the Fairground taken from out on the water ........................ wonder if it can be identified using that, Robbob? Just had a look at that old photo, but it's not clear enough to be able to identify very much at all 😩
  6. Olliebeak

    Around St.Helens

    The first photo almost looks like 'yesteryear', BJL - such a shame that the old 'Canteen/Dining Room Building' has gone the way that it has 😢. Nearly 60yrs on, the landscaping around the lake is looking good though 👍.
  7. An episode of Brookside was filmed around Carr Mill Dam. If I remember rightly, it involved the character 'Tinhead' (played by actor Philip Olivier) and a stolen car being driven into the water. Storyline mentioned in Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_O'Leary Also involving Carr Mill - the film 'Blonde Fist', starring Margi Clarke. It has two of the lead characters escaping from the window at The Carr Mill Cafe (the one on the other side of the East Lancs Road).
  8. Olliebeak

    Around St.Helens

    Love to see your pics from Lingholme Road/Boundary Road/Queens Park/Cowley Hill Lane, Robbob - thanks for keeping us up-to-date with the goings on around the area . My old GP (Dr Isadore Rosen - Dr Michael Rosen's dad) had his surgery in the house that was demolished at the far-side of The Elms. It was called Cowley Mount and the family lived there, as well as it being his surgery. The Surgery, Waiting Room and tiny office were on the ground floor. Such a beautiful, elegant house and was shocked to find it had been demolished to make way for those flats. Thanks for the ones of Derbyshire Hill, as well. My mum grew up in Rudd Avenue and lived there till 1951 when she married my dad. St.Vincent's is where the majority of the family were 'hatched, matched and despatched'!
  9. Olliebeak

    Wilkos - Sefton Corner

    Described as 'Junction Improvements, HORT' - https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/traffic-travel-parking/roadworks/
  10. Olliebeak

    Cinema in prescot

    redlegs liz - are you on the Huyton History Facebook Site ... some great stuff on there !
  11. Olliebeak

    Lugsmore Lane Shops

    Thank you for that, sergeant - makes perfect sense to me !
  12. Olliebeak

    Darby and Joan Clubs

    Decided to 'go Google' and found this on Wikipedia .. yeah, I know, don't always trust 'dear old Wiki', but it makes for interesting reading ! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_and_Joan and from 'phrasefinder' - https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/darby-and-joan.html
  13. Olliebeak

    Rivington Rd

    Miss Staveley's sister was a missionary in China .
  14. Olliebeak

    Lady Pilks

    I only ever met her on one occasion - in the Chemist Shop on Greenfield Road, when she was chatting in a very friendly with the Assistants in there. Seemed like a really lovely lady, but I couldn't help a little giggle .. the image of Dick Emery's 'Mandy' remained with me ever afterwards .
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    Fed Up Never Hearing About Events Going On?

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