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  1. Agreed, Saints had the lucky breaks, and that was the main difference between them
  2. I'd rather that they saved the market hall that predated that monstrosity
  3. Yes, that prop was irritating me too
  4. Thanks Phyll. It seems to have shrunk to the size of three or four football piches
  5. What a pleasure to watch Saints beat Salford on SKY last night. I even enjoyed watching Leigh nearly beat Wiggin. I've tried watching rugby union but it's such a tedious spectator sport, I end up reading the previous day's papers instead. And as for soccer - aka wendyball - I just want to put a brick through the TV screen at some of the blatant attempts at penalty-milking
  6. In the 1950s we used to cycle out to Holliday Moss through Rainford to indulge in a boyhood passion of birdwatching. It was a magical place, full of all kinds of wildlife and coppices of birch trees and ponds full of newts and frogs etc. Does it still exist?
  7. Just been watching a fascinating short feature on BBC about the restoration of an area in Northumberland known as the Border Mires. Basically scores of acres of woodland are being cut down to enable the restoration of ancient peat beds, which are apparently far better at carbon storage than trees.. The programme brought to mind the numerous peat bogs in and around St Helens of my youth. Rainford, Sutton, Kings and Holliday Moss immediately came to mind. There were many others too. Question. Do they still exist? If so, are they protected?
  8. When I was a child, a common allegation was that one of the house's owner/occupier's had put their housemaid "in the family way".
  9. I hope it's a Listed Building and has therefore some degree of protection. Viccy Park Museum, along with the surrounding park, featured large in my childhood
  10. Mens public urinals around the older parts of St Helens
  11. Jumble (or rummage) sales. Usually held in church halls in aid of scouts etc. I have clear memories of being taken to one in St Mary's church in Keswick Road in the 1940s. Rows of trestle tables covered in old clothes, curtains etc with scores of women thumbing through the stuff
  12. His song and dance act when he arrived at Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua really made my day
  13. Is Salford Chairman John Wilkinson still living? Two other Board members whose names suddenly came to me are John Oakes and Graham Mc Carty. Also Les Bettinson
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