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On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 15:01, Alan said:

Robbob, where is Vera Page Park?

Alan, I think it used to be called The Lyons Yard green land, on Ravenhead Greenway Park. (See story on link).

http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/13652380.Vera_s_emotional_story_touches_the_hearts_of_judges_as_park_officially_renamed/#comments-anchor

 

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Ta Phyll, I assume that's somewhere on the road that used to go to Ravenhead from near Pilks Sheet works Head Office. If I'm remembering correctly, it ran roughly parallel to Liverpool Road

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Some updated and some new.

 

When i was passing the former George St Suites a bloke was coming out and i asked him whats going on with the place.He told me it's going to be a Mexican Restaurant next year.

He said (talking about the other bloke) that his lease runs out next year in Thatto Heath?, so.. keep an eye on it.

 

 

38717027552_9d378f5db4_c.jpgTo become a Mexican Restaurant by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972271049_1cbc145064_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717030372_1a13b6305b_z.jpgHope Centre,Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972274519_fc45a7ef41_z.jpgHope Centre,Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717034122_5ab9c5fefc_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972280559_aeb5bbc5c7_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717038782_d03d0bbb62_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883904747_9ab67ca2e4_z.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717042362_fa561e6199_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24875368188_81b3d514d3_z.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883914587_ea35ccc549_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883919427_7f27bf500d_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883923807_769de0739d_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883929177_236f3cb8b0_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883934617_6112fac7e9_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972307399_55f72bc69e_c.jpgWilco by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38748323761_b45cc4f890_c.jpgBaldwin St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972314249_5ec332ee8f_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972317599_c337138ae0_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883973117_a1c0db1655_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

37861439385_4c7f45c5d6_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972328339_ebd3197b42_z.jpgPalantine Arcade by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

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Don't know about a lick of paint Rob it could do with demolishing

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Your right there @gangad

 

Also noticed this aswell on Crab St..a lady walking past said she 'heard' that there's going to be units built on the land?

 

38995361481_f100b8d20b_c.jpgFormer Travellers Rest Pub by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38279593904_8e5f473308_c.jpgFormer Travellers Rest Pub by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38995359221_5e9590811e_c.jpgFormer Travellers Rest Pub by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

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Next time I come to St Helens, I'd best have a good look around while there's still something left of it.

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18 hours ago, gangad said:

Don't know about a lick of paint Rob it could do with demolishing

My father worked on that building around 1960.As a glazier.

 

 

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You wouldn't get your feet stood on shopping in town now would you,how sad the way it's gone!

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tessmop. Ah but youve got to manoeuvre around all the push chairs, young uns with 3 or 4 kids.sadly my mum isnt around to smash you all with her mobility scooter. Even though she NEVER drove she was a master with her scooter!! my dad was more sedate!! 

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Wonder why theyve never sentbthe unemployed,brickies,painters,joiners,electficians etc etc to the office block.

Thdy could then remodel it as exec suites for them.Then all they would have to do is nip across to claim their benefit.

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On 12/12/2017 at 00:15, Robbob2010 said:

I noticed this on Friday..it needs a good lick of paint too.

 

38994672841_319efdaec2_c.jpgCollege St,To Let by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38994670981_ab12eac93f_c.jpgCollege St,To Let by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

I remember in this building back in 1988 signing on after my YTS scheme.

It reminds me of this.. 

 

 

 

 

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Other evening.

 

39098274781_48fc3c6f71_c.jpgMile Stone at Victoria Park Lodge by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

25232645798_2bce31582a_c.jpgSt.Marys Market by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24238107027_0a730e5591_c.jpgSt.Marys Market by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

It's not called 'Walnut Whip' no more just 'Whip' due to nut allergies.

So here..

 

38388908304_9a5d5fd5ed_c.jpgWorld of Glass. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

I know it's hard for some people and i'm not taking the pee..

 

24238066217_786e71da78_c.jpgPerfect Robbery on Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

Lovely girl..

 

24238270927_e253332924_c.jpgFingerpost Boxer Gold Medalist Liv Hussey by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

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A few more.

Can i hell find out what the former Barclays Bank is going to be on Fingerpost.The workers have been asked that many times they are making things up..one saying it's going to be a Sex Shop :mwah:

 

38305529505_db53cd6cfb_c.jpgUnder Wraps on Fingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38474158944_93675cefb3_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38305532435_d3b9d4f232_c.jpgCollege St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38305526755_0187dc668d_c.jpgLED Streetlamp in the Fog by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

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Getting to the end of the year again,taken yesterday passing through. 

 

39314566632_38d2aa4df1_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

25475146168_65ebc704db_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

39314569902_075f6812bb_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

25475149158_c7c5b3af0f_c.jpgChurch Square by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

39314573202_c27dc15a5d_c.jpgDuke St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

Wouldn't you think 'Blood Test' would have been more suitable?

Anything to do with Phlebotomy in the title you'd think of something else..or is it just me :thumbsup:

 

25475152178_684fb8a9eb_c.jpgUseful Times by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

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On 11/30/2017 at 18:52, Robbob2010 said:

Some updated and some new.

 

When i was passing the former George St Suites a bloke was coming out and i asked him whats going on with the place.He told me it's going to be a Mexican Restaurant next year.

He said (talking about the other bloke) that his lease runs out next year in Thatto Heath?, so.. keep an eye on it.

 

 

38717027552_9d378f5db4_c.jpgTo become a Mexican Restaurant by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972271049_1cbc145064_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717030372_1a13b6305b_z.jpgHope Centre,Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972274519_fc45a7ef41_z.jpgHope Centre,Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717034122_5ab9c5fefc_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972280559_aeb5bbc5c7_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717038782_d03d0bbb62_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883904747_9ab67ca2e4_z.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38717042362_fa561e6199_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24875368188_81b3d514d3_z.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883914587_ea35ccc549_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883919427_7f27bf500d_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883923807_769de0739d_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883929177_236f3cb8b0_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883934617_6112fac7e9_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972307399_55f72bc69e_c.jpgWilco by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38748323761_b45cc4f890_c.jpgBaldwin St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972314249_5ec332ee8f_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972317599_c337138ae0_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

23883973117_a1c0db1655_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

37861439385_4c7f45c5d6_c.jpgBarrow St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

26972328339_ebd3197b42_z.jpgPalantine Arcade by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

This one made me smile, when the arcade was first opened they took a photo shot at this identical spot it was early in the morning and there were very few people about, the photographer wanted someone in the picture and my mother was passing on her way to work. As she was smartly dressed he asked her to walk into the arcade while he took the picture, it ended up on the cover of a small magazine produced by the council. mum kept it for years, she was very proud of it and said it was the only time she'd ever been famous, well how often do people appear on the cover of a magazine? lol

Sadly it was lost when she died, it was something I'd have loved to have kept.

Many thanks for bringing back a happy memory for me, especially as it's coming up to the anniversary of her death.

 

 

 

 

 

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Seeing these photo's gives me a smile as I look back at how things were, there's also a touch of sadness about it too. I don't get into town as much these days and each time I do I notice that something else has gone.

I took my grandchildren to Sherdley park in the summer last year, the cafe had gone and the play area had changed too, I got chatting to an older bloke who'd brought his granddaughter and I mentioned how sad it made me feel that everywhere I looked things had changed around the town. He looked at me and replied that as he was in his 70's it was worse for him as there was very little left from his youth, it made me think about it and he was right, in a way it's like someone is erasing your past.

I remember Casey Brothers on Liverpool Rd, then it moved to the top of Boundary Rd, before finally settling at the old Palladium, Coxheads had a haulage yard next door, its houses now, just through the lights on the left next to the pub was Couristan Carpets, my gran was a weaver there, there was Krazy Kuts supermarket next door and a bit further along was a sort of motor shop come handymans on the opposite side          Behind there when it was the old houses was the last place I can remember seeing the old gas lamps, walk along to the end by Len Beamans plumbing shop and there was a pub on the left-hand side, where the lights are now. I remember being told about an accident there once that my mother had seen, apparently a young woman got off a bus and ran out in front of it to catch another one, she didn't see the bus that was overtaking the one she'd got off and it hit her killing her instantly, I remember my mum saying there was blood running along the gutter and stray dogs were lapping it up, it's funny the things that stay with you.. Rainhill Hospital went too, my father worked there for a few years as a plumber, Triplex Glass in Eccleston, the place he served his apprenticeship, that's gone. In Sutton there was a place called Reginalds, on Reginald Rd, it used to sell all sorts, that went years ago, behind it was a small industrial estate, I served my time as an electrician at a place on there. It's funny because there was a firm on there, HL Pallets, I knew the owner because my boss would send me over to help if he had any electrical problems, everyone helped each other back then. Anyway about a year ago I got a phone call from a bloke in Widnes, he owned a pallet company, his compressor had broken down and a friend of his had given him my number. I went out there and the firm was called HL Pallets, I commented how there used to be one of the same name in Sutton and how I knew the bloke who owned it.The guy was amazed, it was the same firm, his dad had moved it to Widnes years ago, I'd helped his dad with electrics at the start of my career and now as I was approaching the end of my career, here I was helping him.  

So many memories, I only wish I'd taken more photo's all those years ago, but we didn't all walk around with a camera on a phone in our pockets back then did we.

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I've always have something to post but it's just time.

These below are taken within the last few weeks.

 

38499889295_7cb4954be6_c.jpgCentury House Reception by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

39377309741_8a181e12dd_c.jpgSweating from th'ip by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

I've done these before it's just that i was passing..again.

Below used to be my Martial Arts Centre.

 

27600503409_a3fa3313b8_c.jpgTolver St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

Next door below was my YTS Scheme point in 1985 ( Gourley training centre) once a week.

4 days out then once a week in there listening to crap and writing instead of hands on :) ..now flats.

 

 

27600510389_d86274de99_c.jpgTolver St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

Yes Jean's still closed.

 

39347739162_7d84865b12_c.jpgFormer Jeans Aquarium by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

39347735122_9650942556_z.jpgChurch Inn or Tavern,Broad Oak Rd,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38669377714_e493199aba_z.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robbob re yr yts.

Did you know the history of the building.

Where the flats were it used to be a bakery. When they split the boro and water eng  this became our offices in 60s. Where the parking at back used to be the bakehouse. When we had our temp building on it,it still had the White tiled wall. It looked like we were in a mens toilet. Then the manse next door we bought it and also had DAVES  next door. 

So I then had my office upstairs. It then became part of Nwwa but i left then to move to Warrington .

I would imagine during the Water reorg, Gorley must have bought it cos offices moved to Goose Green.

That block could tell some tales! But not even a season ticket for Wigan Rfc? would make me disclose. Harrasment etc not withstanding! 

Oh suchhappy memories  for 8 years!

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I used to go into Daves with my Nan,now that's a memory @non sibi sed omnibus :thumb: Just wish i had a picture of it.

 

Well here's my last pictures..only for this year unless something happens from now till midnight and i can get to it..I'm hobbling,twisted me knee,bugger :)

 

 

I would just like to say thank you all on here for having me again for yet another year.Your all a great lot and i really mean that.

All the best for 2018 to you all and your families and good health!

 

All taken yesterday except for the first one which was taken Dec 7th

 

39372261992_780332e4e8_c.jpgCollege St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

27625106009_4a5e56b878_c.jpgCarphone,Ravenhead Retail Park,Milverny Way by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

27625107629_fd7715b876_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24536708597_8227fc64b5_c.jpgTowards Westfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24536710047_b69c0d367a_c.jpgWaterloo St and Water St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24536711967_13d81848a8_c.jpgSwinton Insurance Closed down by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24536713357_84a81300cd_c.jpgSwinton Insurance Closed down by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

24536715377_4072affe2c_c.jpgTowards Bridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

39402314301_637a5a42bb_c.jpgDixy Chicken on Bridge St opening soon by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

38694373434_33c77a8444_c.jpgDixy Chicken on Bridge St opening soon by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

39402316521_0c760d3bcd_c.jpgChurch Square by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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the pic "towards bridge st"  this shop was formerly jack barnes.  the mecca  for the towns young men in the 50's/60's for the latest  fashion in trousers , shirts  jeans etc.  it was owned and run by jack jones a well known local golfer.   happy memories  buying  from there.

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1 hour ago, Robbob2010 said:

I used to go into Daves with my Nan,now that's a memory @non sibi sed omnibus :thumb: Just wish i had a picture of it.

Did you mean a picture of going into Dave's with your Nan, or just Dave's? Either way, here you go Rob. :thumb:

http://www.sthelens-connect.net/home/showpicture.php?pic=868

http://www.sthelens-connect.net/home/showpicture.php?pic=1848

 

53 minutes ago, king kenny said:

the pic "towards bridge st"  this shop was formerly jack barnes.  the mecca  for the towns young men in the 50's/60's for the latest  fashion in trousers , shirts  jeans etc.  it was owned and run by jack jones a well known local golfer.   happy memories  buying  from there.

Image result for jack barnes in bridge st, st helens

 

 

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SWINTON INSURANCE NOTICE ON YOUR PICS!-RESITED WARRINGTON! Yet another business closed and moved there from StHELENS?Well at least it wasnt TO WIGAN!

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