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  1. You do not see cricket internations advertising Brylcream anymore.
  2. HORT

    Darts on ITV4

    I cannot stand all the noise in the background
  3. Sorry but I am not sure what you mean.
  4. My Grandparents were not born until 1889 and 1891
  5. History of it here Step inside the amazing history of the St Helens Citadel arts centre - Liverpool Echo WWW.LIVERPOOLECHO.CO.UK A new performance-tour and exhibition bring to light the Citadel's unusual history, including nearly a century as a Salvation Army building
  6. A report this week in the St helens Reporter 50 years ago this week. I wonder if Alan remembers it. ( If he was still at Trple X then) The lead story in the Reporter described a bizarre dispute between branches of the same trade union that had the potential – as the paper put it – "[to] paralyse the Pilkington empire". The row concerned Triplex lorry driver John Kenny who had lost his job because he had completed a 165-mile journey fifteen minutes sooner than the specified time. That had been established after negotiations between the firm and the Transport and General Workers Union. It was not in the interests of the union for its members to undertake tasks sooner than the time that they had agreed with the company. And so the Pilkington branch of the TGWU had fined John £2.50. The lorry driver had refused to pay up; his colleagues had consequently decided not to work with him and because John was in dispute with his union, Pilks had sacked him. But the St Helens branch of the TGWU were outraged by the sacking and threatened to "black" Pilkington goods. The union's secretary Harry Hull said: "This man has been dismissed not for bad workmanship but because he wouldn't pay a £2.50 fine he should never have been given. It bloody stinks. There will be meetings all over the country now."
  7. I can see two statues in a garden on the right hand side.
  8. I still wonder if it was a monastry or not. Definition a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks
  9. How many Monks lived in the monastry in Sutton?
  10. Great picture. Did monks ever live there?
  11. Another cross of poppies added to the first one. Well done Ted and Dave and others.
  12. Alan. Saw Ted on Sunday and he remebered you and sends his regards and said he was a childhood friend of your wife when they were growing up.
  13. I will see him at weekend. Sadly his partner passed away recently and she is buried in the Chantry. Ted lived on the corner of Rivington Avenuse and Windlehurst Avenue in the 1950s.
  14. They have a wall dedicated to the names of ex Saints players. And a large beer garden This is Mrs Hort and I having a meal in there.
  15. Yes Ted is still there and he did that cross with poppies last Saturday and Sunday.
  16. The volunteers at Windleshaw Chantry have started their preparations for Rememberance Sunday.
  17. HORT

    Wigan v Catalans

    Might not be Old Trafford in future.
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