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  1. @Lotus Flower Maggie Waterworth was a remarkable woman. She ran the farm along with her son Derek and daughter Miriam/Mariam. She often drove the tractor in the local fields and collected potatoes and other crops. Then she'd serve us from the shed in the evenings and all day on Sunday.
  2. I recall that building as (possibly an estate agents) in the 50s.) Clegg (the butcher) was in the adjoining building on the left hand side. I had the misfortune to go to him once... The few times I went to the theatre (up in the Gods to see a matinee) we went in the door around the side in Charles St, opposite Holy Cross club where dances were held on a Friday night in the early 60s
  3. That article brought back so many memories of where I grew up. Oppenheim Avenue is off Scholes Lane and is on the Portico/Grange Park estate. I thought the name unusual when I was young, and was told the story of the wealthy family of Oppenheims, who had a big house in the grounds of the then British Legion club. There were still traces of the old house visible and we'd play in the grounds or use it as a short cut through to Upland Rd, (also mentioned in the article). Thanks Phyll
  4. There's Eccleston Ave, Street, Eccleston Lane Ends etc; but I can't say I've ever heard of a 'road'. There was a pipe works in Rainford too, maybe worth checking out
  5. I knew of them, Hort! As Alan says they were a little before my time at school, though I knew Alex well because I used to work in a bookies in St Helens, and he and his wife were neighbours when we lived at Bold in the 70s
  6. Portico end actually - but I went to school at St Austins so knew Tattie Heath well
  7. It's the old cinema at Clipsley Lane, Haydock. It was used as a car showroom when I lived in Haydock in the '70s
  8. If this is the old farm on Prescot Rd. it was run/owned by the Waterworth family during the 1950s. I used to visit the farm regularly to buy farm produce from a shed at the back of the house. They also farmed a number of local fields, one directly across from my home in Scholes Lane
  9. I wore the clothes, but never screamed (well not for any singers) even though the 60s was an amazing time! I'd give a lot for a year when I was 18 again
  10. Yes, it is, I used to shop there with Mum who lived nearby on Bold St. Greenbank
  11. I recall the funfair and helter-skelter well. I also remember watching the puppet show Punch & Judy when I was young, then when I was about 18 I'd go to the dances there at the Cats Whiskers. Great memories of Carr Mill - such a pity it's all gone now
  12. I had a funny dream last night - I woke up and made my cuppa then came on the forum which was full of flight times and other weird airline shit....went back to sleep

    1. Phyll


      I saw that too, I wondered what the heck was going on?

      What was it all about? Was it a "Hacking"? :dunno:

    2. kizzy


      I guess so - anyhow it soon disappeared once Dave turned up!


    3. Phyll


      Yeah, I thought to myself, I bet Dave will sort it & he did. :thumbup:

  13. Couldn't agree more, Bert. The smell of Hawthorn hedges or shoe polish takes me right back. As does the smell of cigarette smoke and snuff my grandfather used. I also loved the smell of baking bread and marzipan (though I wouldn't eat Marzipan
  14. I recall them all except the first one - Bowleys bakery. I agree with you about Sidac being disgusting but there was another one I strongly remember from visiting family in Parr, the Stinky brook just past the old fire station was really bad - had to hold my nose against the toxic pong. Great recollection though
  15. That area of Bold/Burtonwood/Sutton is an area I do know well. I lived in Douglas Ave off Neils Rd. in the 80s and used to walk to Sutton village through the fields. We lived opposite the power station and Bold pit before they closed and I remember watching those power station chimneys reduced from five to two. Then a few years later watching the final two demolished early one Sunday morning
  16. I enjoyed reading those two posts of Alans above. I didn't live in that area - but I remember shops like that from across St Helens at the time. I visited similar shops and bought potatoes, butter, sugar and other items in the same way, (and collected the important divi points!)
  17. Lancots Lane - and I think the bridge is still there
  18. Yes I do. Right behind the Savoy, it extended to behind the Nelson pub. and consisted mostly of a few tables and stalls put up and taken down every evening. 'Dave' of Market fame who was well-known for his bargains had his van on there for awhile.
  19. Yes it is, between the Victoria pub and the old Market Hall. I so remember that area from shopping with Mum on the old market stalls
  20. We didn't have swimming lessons at my catholic school (St Austins), I don't know why The boys played rugby thanks to the head, Gerry Landers but all the girls had was netball
  21. Thanks Phyll, I don't know if it's an age thing or the board has changed but I sometimes struggle to find some forums
  22. It's just life. remember :)

  23. Mind boggling stuff. Imagine the kudos of having Ludwig in ones tree!!
  24. No swimming in the park for a long time Bert, it's banned in the large lake and the little pool is now concreted over for bikes/skateboards
  25. Yes, I recall hearing the same at that time - thankfully I had probably grown out of the paddling pool by then and had moved onto Boundary Rd. baths. The memories of paddling in that pool though and spending time there in the summer holidays have lasted a lifetime
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