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  1. So this is what it's like waking up early!

  2. Well Hell! All done and dusted - Hallelujah!

  3. Yes I spotted the sign; what amazed me most was the dirty unkempt appearance of the back of the Tyrer building. The upper floor windows hadn't been cleaned in months. There were commercial waste bins and a few drunks rooting through them emptying bags of old clothing all over the roadway. Two were asleep behind the bins. I saw the publicity for the exclusive apartments when it was announced but the current scenes looks like something out of an inner city slum area
  4. It's very dark inside with the usual mountains of kitchen rolls, cleaning supplies, plastic flowers etc; all the original shelving has gone and stuff is mostly piled on the floor with a till point at one end. There was a group of Asian men loading supplies from a van parked outside today and they appeared typical of the usual sort of men who run corner shops all over the UK. Nothing particularly bad, nothing particularly good - just your usual sort of shop selling low priced household supplies. Tyrers used to be at the bottom of Liverpool Rd. in the 50's on the corner as the road curved into Liverpool Rd. then it moved to the corner of Bridge St. and Milk St. facing the citadel (where you could cut through to St Helens college.) This is the building we are talking about today which was supposed to be excusive modern rental apartments but looking at it today the bottom floor looks like a cheap bazaar and the upper floors don't appear to have had even a clean yet the new name - Nicholson Lofts was clear to see from the car park I use at the back
  5. kizzy

    DNA testing

    I often wonder what will happen to trees and genealogy boards when one dies. All that research and no one else remotely interested - my kids have little interest in my passion. And is it less interesting the more records become available
  6. https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/17660427.st-helens-former-miners-needed-to-escort-artist-at-dream-celebrations/
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    DNA testing

    Not surprised at all - this story might cause one or two to consider a test https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/21/dna-test-proves-former-care-worker-entitled-50m-country-estate-cornwall
  8. I've heard so many different versions about where the name came from it's hard to know if any are correct. Some are amusing, some based on half truths and some versions concocted from the men who used to drink in the bar which could be taken with a large pinch of salt. My first school was nearby in Crown St so I walked past each day on my way there and worked in the bookies next door in the 70's.
  9. Too late now - it's out there!

  10. I nearly did on Sunday but I carried on driving to Gemini Instead because I wanted the wider choice of clothes etc; plus there's a huge sale on right now and I knew the new store wouldn't have the sale stuff! I'm sure I'll be in there thought next week though when I want some food - it's nearer than Prescot for me
  11. The stuff that goes in the grey caddy - leftover cooked foodstuffs. Who wants to handle that stuff and save in a plastic box near where I have my meals! Yuck.. makes me heave just thinking about it :)
  12. A big problem for me is storage of the containers needed to recycle. The house I live in is tiny, (the kitchen is minute. I don't have space for a dryer or free standing fridge/freezer. Outside is the same; other than digging up some lawn or flower bed then the containers will have to be kept inside - (full of waste food!) but where? I have two bins outside and use plastic bags for the rest of my household waste but waste food outside in my garden? Just not practical!
  13. Got my letter informing me that later this year my area will part of this new scheme. Not looking forward to even more recycling containers stored in my small garden
  14. So sad and weird to see that stretch of emptiness along Church St. I've been walking down there all my life to the shops and market, now there's nothing to go down there for. It's odd watching the town centre die like this :(
  15. I remember her well. She used to walk home from the town centre past the garage where I worked at Windle Island about 1963-ish, sometime alone sometimes accompanied by male friends. I felt sorry for the poor woman she was more sinned against and used than anything else - she had some mental health condition that led to others taking advantage of the poor soul.
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