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    Another Stabbing!

    Hi kizzy, It's very saddening...I frequently pass the place where the tragedy occurred, ironically on my way to Tesco, and always look across and can't help but visualize the photograph of Adam with his dog Judy among all the flowers which had been placed there at the time. Hopefully this new information leads to an arrest.
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    bicc transport firm

    On the 29th July 1945 the British Insulated Cables Ltd of Prescot & Helsby was merged with Callender's Cable and Construction Company to form a new electric cable group to be known as British Insulated Callender's Cables Ltd.
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    Caffrey.Caffery families.

    Hi, kizzy and Colin, my mother was born Elizabeth Caffrey. My g.g.grandparents, Phillip b.1841, and wife Rosy were the first in my 'Caffrey line' to be born in Ireland. Phillip's father, Michael Caffrey , was a shepherd. Unfortunately I have been unable to establish the county they came from. Cheers.
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    Hewitt family

    RATTY & PH, only just seen this search..if you look under heading 'Prescot Photographs' sub-heading 'Lyons Bakery' dated Sept.5th 2013 on this site you will find a photograph of a watch manufactured by Joshua Hewitt, the case is hallmarked 1773. He is listed in G.H.Baillie's 'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World' vol 1, 'HEWITT, Joshua, Prescot, d. 1802. Invented a pinion cutting engine'. added 6 minutes later See above.. added 17 minutes later
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    Craft Fair & Fun Day at Victoria Park

    Enjoyed the pics Rob..especially the Spectacled Owl..Thanks.
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    Around St.Helens

    Had my first pint in there Robbob..One of life's milestones. Many thanks for the memory.
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    Hi Kizzy, I was staying in Cassidy's Hotel in Parnel Sq. Dublin last year when the centennial anniversary of the Easter Uprising was being commemorated. On the night of Sunday 24th of April I was required to complete the 'Census of Population of Ireland', (Daonáireamh Madrid hÉirean), a 4 page document with 34 questions, and the 25th Census to be held since 1841. There was a legal obligation to complete and return the document and failure, refusal, or providing false information was subject to a fine of up to €44,440. I considered, just for a moment, the action many of my ancestors may have taken during their years of subjugation and starvation, and then completed the document.
  8. About 1/2 hr ago I was unable to buy a newspaper at McColl's grocery and post-office on Eccleston Hill due to a large police presence..officers, police vehicles, and helicopter hovering above the premises. Only information I could find was ..'there has been an incident'.
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    Nutgrove - Origin of name

    'Grove' is a very popular name for thoroughfares in Prescot which include Ash, Poplar, Willow, Maple, Birch, Martin, Case, Elm, Beechwood, Harvard, Tyrer, Lawler, and Forest Groves.
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    "Young Jingler"?

    Hi Underdog, the consensus is censuses. Hi jv20, the photograph was a copy of a postcard which was unfortunately undated and had neither the photographer's or printer's name to give a clue to its age. My best guess would be ca 1905 and there are very few earlier Prescot postcards..
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    Pex Hill at Cronton,Widnes

    "DON'T TELL HIM PIKE !" Area of Pex Hill Quarry where the Home Guard carried out firing practice during WW2.
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    "Young Jingler"?

    [/url] Octagon shaped house in the 'Old Carrs'.
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    Escape to the Country

    Great photographs..and fish and chips!
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    The Demise of Dovey. (Dovecot Baths).

    Thumpa Lumpa, I have a vague recollection of a viewing window in the wall of the 10ft diving pool but can't be certain..it was a long time ago. Ratty, that's correct. The 3 pools, diving, learners, and main pool were surrounded on 2 levels by single door changing cubicles. There were also rails completely surrounding the pools barring entrance except, as you recall, for a gap in the rails at the opposite side of the 'baths' from the entrance door, where a few steps upwards led to the pools..diving R, learners L, and forward for the main pool which had steps into the water at each corner and an opposite pair in the middle. (I can smell the chlorine)

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