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I'd like to do a similar montge of the Christmas Lights in the Town That Time Forgot. But with the cut backs ..

 

Robster, how do you take a photo of a candle, and do you think a piece of tinsel will add artistic value. ? Times are hard in Skem :)

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Heres Harris St for you Alan, and all taken yesterday

 

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Lidl by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Former "The Lingholme Hotel" now Converted into Flats by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Harris St by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Dentons Green Lane by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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St.Andrews Church by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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St.Andrews Church by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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St.Andrews Church by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Gerrard Arms by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Gerrard Arms by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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St Thomas Of Canterbury R C Church by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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St Thomas Of Canterbury R C Church by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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WHSmith Closeing Feb 2014 by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Reindeers and Santa at Church Square by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Reindeers at Church Square by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Santa at Church Square by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

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Church Square by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

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Thanks for those pics around Harris Street and Dentons Green, Robbob.

 

My old 'stomping ground' besides it being Alan's. Harris Street was my 'playground' for many years in the 1950's (Lingholme Road was too busy with traffic and not enough kids to play with), I went to St.Andrew's Church on/off from 1955 to 1970 and finally worked in The Gerrard Arms for a couple of years. After I finished at The Gerrard, my mum worked there for another few years for the next Manager :rolleyes:. You've even got Bernard Taylor's Hairdressers in there (Lord Rest His Soul) - I've come out of there with some weird/some wonderful hairdo's :roflmao:

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I wonder if the Mrs Chavasse on the foundation stone at St Andrews was related to the double VC holder of WW1

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Fantastic Robbob, exactly what was hoping for. Thanks mate.

 

As an aside; Harris Street seems to have shrunk in the last fifty odd years. It used to be far longer and wider :)

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Looking back theres alot of things that have shrunk,looked longer and wider Alan..Junction lane in sutton where i grew up comes to mind ;)

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.. and, of course, as you fellas are always reminding us Ladies -------------------------- MARS BARS :bigwink:!

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Bernard Taylor's Hairdressers

 

My Nan went there too Ollie from the days when Bernard's mother opened the shop. what was on the plot where the new house is built?

 

Great pics Robbob, I've only got an Olympus IR 500, would I be able to take pics of illuminatiosn in the dark with it?

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I just googled it Tony J,with night shots that i do i often use a tripod plus remote so i dont disturb the camera.With the Olympus IR500 it says theres no tripod socket :(

 

Alls you can do is put it on something stable and use timer,you can only try

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what was on the plot where the new house is built?
It was a very old cottage and an adjoining builder's yard. My Great Uncle Pierce Leather and his family lived there. From memory the cottage was demolished in the 1960s

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My Nan went there too Ollie from the days when Bernard's mother opened the shop..

My Nan, who I lived with, also went there to Mrs Taylor, Tony J yes.gif. She also took me there 'for my first Perm' when I was around 7yrs old. Cos of my age, she gave me a 'soft, roller perm' and it was completely straight the next morning .. Was sent back with a note to say 'You need to do something about it!'. Mrs Taylor then gave me an 'Electric Perm', which DID 'take' yikes.gifnono.gif.

 

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I used to knock about with Bernard's elder brothers, Frank and John Taylor. There was a sister too, Mary, the eldest of the children

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I will tonight Robbob, having a read through the manual, for the snaps I take auto has been fine so far.



It was a very old cottage and an adjoining builder's yard. My Great Uncle Pierce Leather and his family lived there. From memory the cottage was demolished in the 1960s

 

I think I vaguely remember the builders yard.

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I'm just going through my mobile and i didn't want to do a new topic for these few so i thought ide pop them on before i lose them taken on 10th Oct 2010 at the Waterside Carrmill.There was 50+ Mods but i just got the last few

Ps..Near the end of the clip you will see him 'Communicating' with the ones behind me,i dont know how with his music blasting :)

 

 

 

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The Mods by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

 

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The Mods by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

 

 

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Leader Of The Pack by Robbob© Trying to catch up, on Flickr

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My Great Uncle Pierce Leather
Did he by any chance have a relative who was a painter and ecorator and lived in Speakman Rd?

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The Leathers were my Grandma's relatives. I barely knew them so can't really help

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Robbob thanks for your photos, they bring back so many memories for me. St. Helens has changed so much since I left in 1971 and it is quite sad to see but it is also good to see so much that I do recognise. I used to go to Brownies in the hall at the bottom of Dentons Green Lane and, a few years later had many a romantic walk through the cemetery grounds at night!

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No problem Denise but to be honest..only for joining Connect i wouldnt have been doing what I'm doing,i like it though

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The pub is in the pub list - Red Lion, Vernon St.

The alarm on the wall isn't really needed anymore noway.gif?

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On walkabouts thisafternoon then..drizzle

 

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The Starting Gate Public House,Chain Lane by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Chain Lane Shopping Precinct by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Chain Lane Shopping Precinct by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Chain Lane Carwash by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Laffak Rd by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Carrmill Auction by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Former Carrmill Cafe by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Behind the Countdown Clock at Carrmill Dam by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Carrmill Dam Countdown Clock by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

 

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East Lancs Rd Junction by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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A180 Darts,Folds Lane by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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Haresfinch Park by Robbob©, on Flickr

 

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The Burgees, Merton Bank Rd St.Helens by Robbob©, on Flickr

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