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  1. the olden days

    Guernsey Evacuees

    Yes I put it on a few years ago with copies of photos of us acrobating on the back of Ball's coal lorry which we used to tour the town on walking days etc. Enid Ball was our best acrobat so her Dad drove us round (no Health and Safety in those days thank goodness)
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    The bears paw inn in Westfield st

    My Dad was Teddy Gregson who had it towards the end of the War before we moved to Windlehurst but I am sorry I don't have any photos of it - not able to get films etc much because of the War. I was born at the Phoenix and we were living there when Pilkingtons Timber yard was Incendiary bombed and blew all our back windows out and melted a water tank in 2nd floor. now Margaret Highcock ("the olden days")
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    Guernsey Evacuees

    Does anyone remember the Le Cheminant family who lived at 34 Cowley Hill Lane during the War. Thelma was in the WAAF, Violet worked at P{ilkingtons City Road, Barbara at a Shoe Shop, Freddy was at Rivington Road School, and so was the youngest Jennifer. The one I am in touch with still is Sylvia who will be 86 on 15th June two days before me. Barbara, Sylvia and Jennifer were in the Saxon Troupe with me and we entertained at various schools and Church Halls all through the War. I first visited them in Guernsey the year after they returned with a friend Margaret Smith who was 15 and I was 14 and 1 month in 1946. I fell in love with the Channel Islands then and still think of it as m,y dream place to live. Jennifer lives in Australia and Sylvia is still alive and living at L'Erre in Guernsey. Their Dad didn't escape as they evacuated women and children and were overrun by Germans before they could join their families. He was still alive although they had no news of this for about 3 days after the end of the War. Citizens /Advice got lists each day of known survivors. J J
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    why so much litter in sthelens streets.

    If EVERYONE took their own litter home or put it in a bin we could have a lovely clean town. Litter doesn't just appear. I noticed in The Channel Islands people picnicked all day on the beaches but if you looked at it after teatime there was NO litter left.
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    children's home in clinkham wood

    I have forgotten much about it but I know a lady from Guernsey with a daughter ran it. It was a very small home.
  6. Does anyone remember this lovely chip shop who later moved somewhere in Town?
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    Lady Pilks

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    many years ago old friends meet

    Good Old Days when we drank coffee and played the juke box, met friends and sat talking for hours. We didn't need drugs or drink to enjoy life. SDamne when we went to Dances - if we went out it was for a coffee and back again to enjoy Jiving etc
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    Cenny Mod

    I went to Central Modern when it was still called Higher Grade and left in 1947 to work at Pilkingtons Head Office in Grove Street. Walked to school from Windlehurst and to Bishop Road etc for games. Did us no harm and we didn't get overweight then.
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    cottage in Boardmans Lane

    Sorry although I lived in the last house in Park Road 1958/1968 we had 4 Alsatians and tended to walk out the back and along Canal to Haresfinch or Carr Mill and rarely went into Boardmans Lane.
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    Factory in Parr

    I think Jacobs strikes a cord. Thanks.
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    St Helens Heroes

    Geoff Duke and Ron Stretch both motorcyclists of distinction
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    Factory in Parr

    Yes it was a Seconds Shop attached to a Factory
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    Factory in Parr

    Does anyone remember a Factory in Parr in the 1960's where you could buy seconds Marks and Spencers children's clothes very cheap. You could hardly find the faults.
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    New Street Market

    Nice to see a street market with reasonably priced goods and not one of the Foreign Markets which usually occupy Church Street before Christmas and take the money that should be spent on shops to keep them open and employing people all year round. Perhaps if Council have learned sense from this we might see our town attract customers and businesses back .

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