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    Whiston

    Alan Chew played in the same darts team as me, it was the Kings Arms in Prescot
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    St.Ann The Parish Church of Rainhill

    Well done to all
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    Those damned convicts

    It is still very popular though Alan there was a crowd of 40,000 at Anfield, I am not sure NZ should have even been there, they beat England by only 1 point & then only drew with Scotland
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    Cronton - Hulton Colliery Disaster

    The price of coal = so many deaths & injuries & horrible diseases like Pnumoconiosis, silicosis, astigmatism, emphasisma ( spelling) !
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    German WWII image of Prescot

    Just been speaking to someone about this, they say a bomb landed in Oliver Lyme Road but, again, didn't explode, it demolished part of the school wall opposite Tinlings.
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    German WWII image of Prescot

    Fascinating stuff, thanks all, did Prescot ever get bombed? The BICC must have been a tempting target
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    Radio Programmes in the 50s

    I was at Stoves Ltd in Rainhill & that show used to come around pretty often, Morecombe & Wise were regulars ( I think they had shares in the Company) , Bert Weedon & his guitar , plus Jimmy Tarbock ( he was on one week & then the main compere at the Londoon Palladium the following week), Ken Dodd, so many others
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    Man Seriously Injured on Retail Park

    "Joint Enterprise" is the reason Derek bentley (aged 18) was hanged, even though he was in police custody when his mate Christopher Craig ( aged 16) shot a policeman whilst the pair were attempting a burglary.
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    BICC Retirement

    Is there any BICC at all still left in Prescot?
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    New Whiston Hospital

    The external cladding tiles were affixed upside down, which allowed the rainwater to get in behind them & would have caused extensive damage costing an arm & a leg to repair so they decided to remove them all & install new ones the right way up .
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    Still Hope...and Anchor

    My aunty was run over & killed on the pedestrian crossing near there ( it was further along towards Liverpool) subsequently, the crossing was moved to outside the H&A to give drivers more sight of the road ahead as they came up the brow. A group of them were going to the Bingo, those who used the proper crossing were run down whilst those who just crossed where they were wer eok, fate I suppose
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    Cronton - Hulton Colliery Disaster

    I worked at Cronton on occasion & note that there was a brickworks attached to the colliery. My mate was the Head Timekeeper, named Ken Hazelden ( a lovely person), he played crown green bowls for the Cabbage Hall pub (near to Liverpool's Anfield Ground). When he knew he was finishing he & his wife bought a bungalow in Rhyl, & they had only lived there a couple of weeks when Ken signed on to play Bowls at a club there. After signing on he sat on a bench on the seafront ( it was a warm sunny day) whilst his wife went to get 2 icecreams & when she came back he was dead (still sitting on the bench)!
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    BICC Computer Centre, Warrington Road

    It was a Facit
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    A Day-Out from The Crown.

    My guess is they were going to the races at haydock
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    The Demise of Dovey. (Dovecot Baths).

    Those buses from Whiston , car park near the Green Dragon, were the Hospital Vistors' buses. The Rainhill terminus for the "normal" Widnes buses was the Victoria pub
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