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Everything posted by mally

  1. Truthbomb 

  2. RIP I.J. 

    1. tonyn


      very sad news mate , I never really got on with him in the early days , but as time went on we both mellowed , He was a decent bloke who will be missed 

    2. tonyn


      He certainly did a lot for our hobby , made everyone welcome and was there to give advice 

  3. At the airport  having breakfast 

  4. Shaved my beard off ! Going to Corfu for a while and it might get hot 

  5. hard to be humble 

  6. green lantern was my favorite ! But my favorite thing about them was the adverts for Daisy BB guns " powerful enough for small game " they said ( if the small game was a Ladybird perhaps ) 😂 Always wanted a Daisy Red Ryder
  7. a bell in the best side for table service
  8. do you think it might have been the beard that scared him ?  

  9. Dead cousin !  I will miss him a lot 

  10. they have been replaced by massive 4 wheel drive suv's with one occupant and a sticker saying they can park anywhere they want 🤔
  11. 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
  12. mally


    My mum used to work at Pimblets and before that Mercers pies on the fingerpost
  13. 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
  14. goin on me olidays today fly at 4 pm 

  15. Haha OK ! added 1 minute later added 1 minute later The Stinky Brook
  16. 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 !
  17. 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 !
  18. added 3 minutes later Anyone know what year this is ? The blunder has already been filled in so I would guess the 70s !
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Thruppence and sixpence every day
    Just to drive to my baby

  22. anyone got any pictures of Wain Street ?
  23. Great pictures ! added 3 minutes later
  24. 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 ?
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