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43716730000_d3db73a8c6_c.jpgWizzard window,Ormskirk St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45483442192_affef446c3_c.jpgWizzard window,Ormskirk St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45534202061_57a9955de4_c.jpgWizzard window,Ormskirk St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45483441262_1d2274b8a6_c.jpgWizzard,Ormskirk St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

Here is the new housing that's being built.

Most residents if not all will be moving here from Parr Mount Court on Fingerpost.

 

44808514554_843acc932b_c.jpgAtlas St,new housing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44620088575_9d6e31f563_c.jpgNew housing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44808516434_957503da1f_c.jpgNew housing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45483418942_9b45feb992_c.jpgNew housing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44808515384_77a054e4c6_c.jpgNew housing by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

My favorite pies...

 

31654403988_558effa74f_c.jpgBirchalls on Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

I used to do a bit of boxing with Alan :blackeye:

 

31654404598_de23417023_c.jpgJohn Birchall with staff Julia and Alan,Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

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Couldn't you just pay for the pies robbob,they are nice, but I wouldn't fight for one, is that the boxing ring in the background.

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I didn't spot that,well spotted Icehead 🤣

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Something's going on in here,maybe a Christmas shop?

 

 

30605920967_d0ee1b3216_c.jpgOctober 17th two For Sale signs on former Woolworths by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

Through the window...

 

45546981581_89ac92e3c9_c.jpgOctober 17th  work being carried out in the former Woolworths. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

30605921377_e1f47377af_c.jpgOctober 17th  work being carried out in the former Woolworths by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

A 'For Sale' sign removed

 

44632730665_05ee970d51_c.jpgOctober 22nd one of the 'For Sale' signs removed by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

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Is Burchalls the longest running shop in St Helens?

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ROBBOB In view of "news" of a £5 shop- expansion needed? So would need a bigger space than that for a POUND shop.Thus eventually leading to bankruptcy,empty shop too big.

 

 

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Hey Dig,Birchall's goes back is it 3 generations?

You could be right there Nsso.

 

 

I've practically taken most if not all of the town centre...but there's always something.

Taken a few days ago.

 

30605435637_176c140ca2_c.jpgSabroso,George St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673989688_f32800a7f9_c.jpgHardshaw Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

30605436157_6977fb7151_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673990008_36f145ba93_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673990148_ff0a80f5f1_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673990328_59f13bc192_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673990428_de0317eb4c_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

30605437467_26616dfcdc_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673990658_9fe5f6d23a_c.jpgBridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673990778_2ea44ff51b_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

30605438197_15263aa914_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

Remember Gerties chippy?

 

31673991038_212a1a5216_c.jpgFormer Gerties chippy,Westfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

30605438927_1feb713cbc_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31673991208_58ec09e23a_c.jpgWardleworths,Westfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45496142092_ae989a6818_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44632220325_968b7a1806_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45546412591_e0921b1242_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44632223635_0e379012c6_c.jpgWestfield St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

30605435437_75127c77bc_c.jpgOrmskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45546413081_db8fbf4b44_c.jpgRBS on Ormskirk St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44632224285_d4d5e72ff8_c.jpgHippodrome,Corporation St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

43729087430_103f08249e_c.jpgFingerpost by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44632224975_37c0f1c7fd_c.jpgDave the barbers on George St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

43729088350_1f04c1fc46_c.jpgRoyal Mail, Liverpool Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45496145932_2cc7721c01_c.jpgReflection Court,former Pilks HQ offices,Grove St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

How many people walked through here...

 

43729089000_d101929e3b_c.jpgReflection Court,former Pilks HQ offices,Grove St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45496146362_8e4f24410e_c.jpgFormer Pilks in Grove St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

And here...

 

43729089420_4f2f4d1460_c.jpgFormer Pilks on Grove St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

43729089700_597646ab87_c.jpgFormer Pilks on Grove St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45496146982_792c256c6f_c.jpgReflection Court,former Pilks HQ offices,Grove St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

43729090210_35696d3197_c.jpgReflection Court,former Pilks HQ offices,Grove St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Saturday after the event of Norman Harvey VC a group of us called in here for a swift half :beak:

They are regulars and i'm not but i must admit it's a lovely pub ,Halloween themed though.

 

44945490834_cff322773c_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44945421164_0c15aba1f6_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31797738808_6f483588e2_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31797737988_700f1fb83c_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44945420404_aa2b3d6883_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31797737248_3bcb06ddd1_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44945419894_523f6cb0db_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44755893425_029337c479_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31797736188_8e647faaba_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31797735758_95352dac0f_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31797735338_009d401242_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44945417754_7b2a77b3cc_c.jpgGriffin,Earle St,Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

Hey these are nice chips and peas...

 

30729238407_73da89600a_c.jpgChain Lane chippy by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

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A few more from Newton.

I don't understand the Earlestown and Newton boundaries,it confuses me. 

 

31816358648_ec2fe6c314_c.jpgThe Kirkfield flats,former restaurant,Church St, Newton-le-Willows by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45638169312_5bb84af43a_c.jpgSt.Peters Church,Newton. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45638170302_b996c21049_c.jpgStocks Tavern pub,High St, Newton-le-Willows . by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

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These guys are always here no matter what time of the day i pass,same table but a few different faces at times.

This was a sly shot as they are always looking around...you must have seen them when you pass or go in Costa on Church St.

 

31829755748_e270a0277c_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

31829755378_75574e3ed6_c.jpgHardshaw Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

This was a day i was caught taking pics in La Grange Arcade by security,i explained i take them for St.Helens Connect and i contribute to the Star.

Anyway i went to the suite straight ahead and asked Steve Brogan the Manager who was great with me.

 

I called in the bogs first,on right :thumb:

 

44787947545_0d88cab874_c.jpgChurch Square Management Suite by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44787947255_c06cda62a0_c.jpgChurch Square Management Suite exit by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

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A temporary shop opening up.

 

How come older people walk with their hands behind their backs?

 

44098357440_4b25192f6a_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44098357110_5ebe85c288_c.jpgChurch St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45001884665_535e72683b_c.jpgChurch St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

That time again...

 

44098357830_3ee3157867_c.jpgHardshaw Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

Day off...

 

45001881935_f85b9f5d2f_c.jpgHome Boxing day by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45001885225_5cac6f7de0_c.jpgHome Boxing day. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

I had to use the toilet waiting before for the children in need event but with walking in the pub with my camera around me neck,tucked in, i taken a couple of shots as the chain won an award for the toilets...i had it on fast shutter too and it echoed :french:

Just as i put my camera back under my coat a bloke came out of a cubicle...some strange people about isn't there  :thumb:

 

44098358260_1f7e28af4a_c.jpgThe Glass House pub by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44098356980_063eda07e5_c.jpgThe Glass House pub by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

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A big improvement that's taken years to get to this :) ,if you look back on the years i've been doing this building you'll know.

I got told that is was going to be a restaurant pub then i heard a shop but i don't know.

 

31094915117_6726646b5c_c.jpgFormer Oddfellows pub,Parr Stocks Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45122057155_dc639bda1f_c.jpgExtension on the Former Oddfellows pub,Parr Stocks Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45122056775_f4ba459d62_c.jpgNew flats on Chancery Lane,Bulls Head by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

31094914627_a529a19d76_c.jpgNew flats on Chancery Lane,Bulls Head by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

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Some more for the bank...

 

46019555272_78e620ef07_c.jpgFormer Our Ladys on Fleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45157701085_4d268070fa_c.jpgFormer Our Ladys on Fleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45157701465_f37baeece5_c.jpgFormer Our Ladys on Fleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44253450290_2d7ba33787_c.jpgFormer Our Ladys on Fleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44253449930_767089e357_c.jpgFour former Police houses on Lansbury Ave,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

32198170138_8ae4acb97f_c.jpgFleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44253450630_750844c668_c.jpgFleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

Were that incident happened the other night (Sat) with a woman approached by 3 men for her car keys.

 

45157706345_3e0a6770dd_c.jpgBargain Booze on Fleet Lane,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45353580454_83e0d153c9_c.jpgThe Duckeries,Fleet Lane end,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

46077776561_485e0beb43_c.jpgThe Duckeries,Fleet Lane end,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45353580904_5225835a4f_c.jpgThe Duckeries,Fleet Lane end,Cement City,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

More later

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These two below used to be 4 shops in the 90's when i lived on Berry's lane.

 

46077776961_59b6b3d479_c.jpgCement City,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45166132045_23d7e499c3_c.jpgCement City,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

45166131755_dd49fd978c_c.jpgBerry's Lane,Cement City,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44261715860_d1afd25860_c.jpgBerry's Lane,Cement City,Parr. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45166131255_98297b0f53_c.jpgFormer Oddfellows pub opening as...i don't know by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44261716130_66f8182db3_c.jpgParr Stocks Rd towards Ramford St,Parr by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45166132245_a398c60fe1_c.jpgSmyths Toy Store,Ravenhead Retail Park. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

I found out which unit is going to be the new M&S on Ravenhead Retail Park.

 

In the picture below M&S is at the bottom end.A worker outside told me....watch him be winding me up :french:

 

45166132525_8baa490b3b_c.jpgRavenhead Retail Park,St.Helens by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

45166132865_6e03919748_c.jpgNEW M&S store opening soon,Ravenhead Retail Park. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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I believe mobility uk in liaiison with a Major retailer coming on Ravenhead Retail Park is going to provide FOC Mobility Scooters and there is going to be a mobility scooter lane from church st where its previous location was.. Its going to be called the Mobility Scooter Lane. 

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Age Consern are sponsoring at least 6 toilet stops.

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Walking through the Hardshaw Centre the other evening.

Remember the old FarmFoods?

 

45283950655_4240ecb126_c.jpgTemporary Christmas shop in the Hardshaw Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44379274080_4864b27a95_c.jpgTemporary Christmas shop in the Hardshaw Centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

Cutting through here too.

 

45283950185_c1bd78f08e_c.jpgM&S St.helens town centre by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

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perhaps many of the elderly shoppers should apply!Flood them with applications.Bet HORT  and others wont bother if all the jobs are given to the Poles,Spanish,French  etc.

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I always have plenty to post but just looking back i spotted this.

It's the road off Carrmill Rd  towards the Dam.

Taken in July this year a photographer i know has had this made for him.

The guy at the beginning who was with them and driving it i don't know him...i could be wrong but i smelt a Copper :unsure:

 

 

44403921310_6b16a2f1a0_c.jpgModified Wheelchair by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44403920550_233b7848a8_c.jpgModified Wheelchair by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

44403921930_553fb90780_c.jpgModified Wheelchair by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

32348806178_bacea6a5ea_c.jpgModified Wheelchair by Robbob 2010, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Great Pictures mate I used to drink in the Griffin in earlestown and the Prince of wales ( which I think is gone now ) not been down that way for yonks ! 

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You can go to the Masons Arms pub as well Mally in Billinge that way too.

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29 minutes ago, Robbob2010 said:

You can go to the Masons Arms pub as well Mally in Billinge that way too.

I've actually walked the sankey from the dam to warrington and then from warrington to the marina at widnes with my grandson its a fantastic walk mate loads of history 

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