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Alan last won the day on December 27 2018

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  1. Alan

    Llandudno 2019

    About six years ago we had a short break in N Wales and just out of nostalgia I drove all the way back along the old coast road to include Rhyl and Prestatyn etc. It was depressing to see how far those great towns of my childhood had regressed
  2. Two points if it goes ahead: The properties will need to be treble-glazed if the occupants are to hear each other speak I can just imagine the queues of traffic at the East Lancs Road lights each morning
  3. Alan

    Things you don't see anymore

    Cats-eye road markers
  4. Alan

    Things you don't see anymore

    Plastic collar-stiffeners Shirt arm-bands
  5. Alan

    Roll on 31st January

    Just a fortnight away and new season kicks off with Saints v Wigan at Peasley Cross and live on telly!
  6. Alan

    Llandudno 2019

    First went in 1948 and love it now as much as I did then added 46 minutes laterMy wife taught at Parr Central in the 1960s. The school had a cottage in a place called Capel Garmon, near Bettws y Coed. A highlight of a long weekend there with her kids from school was to take them to Llandudno for a day
  7. Alan

    path from ship inn to carr mill

    And in the 1940s going to the Grand National.
  8. Alan

    path from ship inn to carr mill

    What a magical place Carr Mill was to us youngsters from Harris Street! We used to bike there along what in the early 1950s was still called the New Road (A580). It had everything, fishing, rowing-boats, fun fair, swimming, hydroplane racing, miniature railway, caravan that sold toffee and ice-cream and plenty of woodland for boyhood adventures
  9. Alan

    FA cup and Liverpool

    I wonder if their players laid bets against their own club Like Sean Long and Martin Gleeson did at Saints a few years ago
  10. Alan

    Glass industry 1700s st.helens

    It certainly wasn't Pilkington as they started in 1826
  11. Alan

    People's History Museum - Manchester

    Yes, looks a fascinating exhibition. And for an old Harris Street resident like me, so many familiar sights. As for its political messages, they may have resonated sixty years ago but politics have moved on since then with political and social boundaries becoming blurred
  12. Alan

    Bold Colliery

    Yes, Phyll, thanks from me too. I thought I knew Helena road well. We live and learn!
  13. Alan

    Bold Colliery

    My memory of that area goes back to the 1940s as my grandparents lived in Lionel Street just a few yards away and this is the first time that I've heard that story. However, I suggest you contact Stephen Wainwright and ask him, see https://www.suttonbeauty.org.uk/
  14. Alan

    The New WHERE'S THIS then? Thread!

    My memory of him (Clegg) is as a Saints Director when Carlisle played them in the Lancashire Cup in 1986. Saints hammered Carlisle 112 - 0 but he moaned the whole game about a Saints "try" that was disallowed in the first half
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    Cowley teachers from the 1950's

    I remember Mr Cairns had a photo of Edward Elgar's home on his classroom wall

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