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halj last won the day on August 24 2014

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  1. Great pictures Jeff. I really enjoyed hearing the sound of the B.I. buzzer, it brought back memories of well over sixty years ago. Running from the Station Road gate and just managing to clock in at the Export Clocking Station. Wish I could do it now.
  2. Jeff, there was an earlier one called the Elephant and Castle. It was a little bit nearer to Nutgrove Road..
  3. I am not sure, but I think a lot of the deaths at Rainhill where registered at Widnes.
  4. Hi, There is a Family Tree on Ancestry which gives Viola as born in Bury, Lancs. and living in Heywood, Lancs. in 1911. Her parents were John William Greenwood (1864-1927) and Anna Stanley (1869-1949). No spouse is listed. She died Sep. 1972 in Widnes. Sisters - Annie Greenwood, Dora Jane Greenwood, Beatrice Mary Greenwood. Brothers - Albert Edward Greenwood, Richard Henry Greenwood. Hope this helps.
  5. Congratulations to Ann-Marie Barrow and Phil Green for finishing and raising over £7000 for their charity.
  6. Do they want to get rid of the Gamble building?
  7. We used to play in the barn when we were kids. Johnny Hurst would chase us but Mrs. Hurst used to say leave them alone they are only kids.
  8. My wife's Grandfather was born at 14 Mill Row in 1897, near the mill and went to school next to it.
  9. It was on his Vehicle Driving Licence.
  10. My dad got a speeding ticket for doing 11 mph on it and it wasn't officially opened.
  11. Mrs Banks lived there, as kids we used to call on the way back from Happy Valley. Always got a drink and a piece of cake from her, a lovely woman.
  12. Well Done Ted & the team on winning your award, well deserved.
  13. Raising the output stack will not get rid of the smell. It will only disperse it over a wider area. The only way to stop it is to close it down altogether.
  14. halj

    Muriel Rigby

    Sorry to hear that, RIP Muriel, condolences thyme to you and your family.
  15. Hi Tom, I knew Jim Pye very well. We both went to Merton Bank School and then on to Parr Central. Jim's dad was a keen Bolton Wanderers fan and on occasions would take us both to the match. We were all there the match before the tragedy on the terraces where we usually stood, for some reason we could not go to that match. I lost touch with Jim when we both started work as apprentices him at Holman Mitchell and me at BICC. Met up again years later when he moved into Reeve Court Village. Sadly Jim died of Cancer last year.
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