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  1. they have been replaced by massive 4 wheel drive suv's with one occupant and a sticker saying they can park anywhere they want 🤔
  2. This molly was behind Merton Bank near the railway and was Dumping ground for all kinds of toxic waste if you walked on it your shoes would melt and it was always catching fire ! As kids we would run down the street shouting "The molly is alight " and we would go watch the fire brigade try to put it out
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    My mum used to work at Pimblets and before that Mercers pies on the fingerpost
  4. Went in there on Wednesday first time in about 40 years 🤔 (after a funeral ) its very nice and the food is OK too !! seems bigger than I remember
  5. Haha OK ! added 1 minute later added 1 minute later The Stinky Brook
  6. Its fingerpost looking down Park road towards Blackbrook ! Thats the Giraffe Church on the left with Nannygoat park center right and the sankey brook added 1 minute later it was still there when I started at Parr Cent in about 62 ! added 8 minutes later You can just about see the Black Horse Pub (now a Chinese Restaurant ) with Roper street where I grew up Behind it although Black Horse street is gone by then ! All the empty spaces around park road was later filled up with three stories whick have since been knocked down although the terraced houses before them had been there for a hundred years Me mam used to say that "Changes are not always for the better " She was right !
  7. on the picture top right the flat grassy part when I was a kid was a massive quarry that was previously the spoil tip from a chemical works that I was told was called Paddys blunder I myself would love to know more about what went on there in those days !
  8. added 3 minutes later Anyone know what year this is ? The blunder has already been filled in so I would guess the 70s !
  9. Wow me too the clay pit was on the opposite side of the road to the cottage had some happy times down there and round the burgies and the molly mines
  10. I went to Merton Bank School my fave teacher was Barry Halpin the folk singer ! added 3 minutes later Does anyone remember the Rag and Bone man with the wooden leg ? he was my grandmothers Brother he lived in Wain street ! added 6 minutes later His name was Johnny Traynor and his wife was Elsie
  11. anyone got any pictures of Wain Street ?
  12. Great pictures ! added 3 minutes later
  13. I remember when I worked at Beechams one of the lads had that Book he was always going on about how good it was but I was just a Kid with other stuff on my mind ! 😏 added 2 minutes later Thats mad because it says published in 94 but it was in the 60s it was shown to me ?
  14. Does it look like it could be to you ? there was a chimney there in the 60s it was knocked down by Harry Davis from Blackbrook brick by brick IIRR added 2 minutes later My grandad Dave Griffiths worked there on the Globe !
  15. added 0 minutes later is this one fosters glass works at pocket nook
  16. Anyone (else ) been up there ? Lol this was meant to follow the Beecham clock tower pic
  17. My mate had one of those Jags (the blue one) is it a Mk10 or summat ? Big car
  18. we used to walk over it from merton bank going to play down the flashes ! you could get anywhere in st Helens walking along the line !! if we went the other way changing tracks we ended up at the bottom of crank hill
  19. notice in a lot of 60s 70s pictures of St Helens you can still see the cimics or is it kimics ? when did they get rid of them !! the ones on jackson street were massive but I never noticed them going (although I had moved to Runcorn by then I guess ) They should have been preserved like the pyramids as a piece of history !! The mucky mountains are still there along the sankey 😉
  20. When was that picture taken @Dave I used to work at Beechams in the 60s and that is exactly how I remember the area ?
  21. Used to have an account there !! great Ironmongers 😔
  22. He has done some brilliant videos ! here is one I really liked
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