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Title: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: daftjack on September 02, 2018, 09:11 AM
Hi All, I have not been on this site for a while, apologies.

In the last three years I have lost three of my closet friend's who I  had known for many year's. Two of them I had not seen for 25 or more years, but they were part of my teenage years.

The three are:

James (Jimmy) Fletcher.
Terence (Terry) Peters.
Brian (Bengy) barber.

All came off palace Road. My world, and that of their families are forever that little bit darker.
We grew up together in the '60's. Life was full of love and laughter (and a great many hangovers)
I can only say, we will NEVER see their like again. Love and Affection always, We three kings.

Daftjack. XXXX.
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: Fudge on September 02, 2018, 11:38 AM
So sorry to here your sad news people who I have known for many years are now passing on and it is always a emotional time Fudge
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Post by: greeny on September 02, 2018, 11:36 PM
Hi jack what a loss I knew two of them went to school with terry peters so sad
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Post by: Kiwi on September 03, 2018, 03:18 AM
Sorry to hear that DJ, I guess it's all part of getting older, I lost a very dear friend just before Xmas last year, we went to secondary school together and caught up again after nearly 45 years, it was amazing finding out things about each other and all our common interests and background. It's strange how life works out.
RIP Joan  :'(
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: daftjack on September 03, 2018, 01:41 PM
Hi All, Thanks for the replies.

When I think of all the people I used to know, who lived on Palace Road and have now passed. I remember walking up Penny Meadow then Whiteacre Road, getting to Palace Road after a night at the 'Pally". What used to normally take about twenty minutes, would take about two hour's (lots of Double Diamond and Whisky at the Pally). We would walk up Palace Road about 1or 2 am, singing whatever song was in the top ten. (Neighbour's, not impressed, especially Mrs Jackson). I have been to Palace Road lately, and I have to say in all honesty, It, like Ashton, is not what it used to be.
In the '60's the heart of Ashton was the Market, the word Vibrant, comes to mind. When last I saw it, it looked like the dying part of an old town, no character.
I know people will say, yes this is progress, a life cycle if you will, But I cannot believe that the youngsters of today, have the same community spirit we had in our day, (even on Palace Road, people were proud of it, we used terms of endearment like 'convicts Corner' or 'Debters retreat') but I could be wrong.
Greeny, I remember you very well, great guy.

Regards,

Daftjack.
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Post by: greeny on September 03, 2018, 02:30 PM
Hi jack you right when you say Ashton not the same as it was back in the 60,s I don't call it progress the viberant of the markets gone no pally anymore  I remember you very well can you remember waker not seen him for years and many more old friends I often wonder what they are up to like you say the youngsters of today will never have what we had. There was so much going on stay well regards greeny
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Post by: LCGI on September 04, 2018, 02:05 PM
Hi All, This topic and comments made sparks many memories for me; Circa the 50's, 60's and 70's - in Ashton.

Contemplation;  Be there for Others, but never leave Yourself behind.

All the best,
Larry E
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Post by: Albert on September 04, 2018, 08:55 PM
I didn't live on Palace road but Leech ave we moved in 1939 just before the war,I had a few mates on palace road Tommy Cunningham Harry Barber the Davies family and Graham Sidebottom not a mate older than me  would he be related? I don't know what happen to our house no 45 but it as gone.I think we had more police than Palace road the only two I remember were the two that lived in the first two houses Sgt Marshel and Sgt Smith 
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: daftjack on September 04, 2018, 10:04 PM
Hi Albert, Graham Sidebottom off Palace Road was my uncle. Was Harry Barber, Bengy barber's older brother?

Regards,,

Daftjack.
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: daftjack on September 04, 2018, 10:06 PM
Hi Greeny,  I have not seen Waker since the '60's. But I remember him well.
Regards,
Daftjack.
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: daftjack on September 04, 2018, 10:09 PM
LCGI, Yes, It was a great time to be young, the '50's and '60's.

Regards,

Daftjack.
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: daftjack on September 04, 2018, 10:13 PM
Hi Kiwi, It's true what you say, the people you shared your youth with, you remember all your life. Even if you have not seen them in many years.
I never had a friend who did not brighten my life up in some way or other. And with each passing my heart gets a little bit more crowded.

Regards,

Daftjack.
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Post by: Dannyx6 on December 23, 2018, 07:16 PM
I have not been on this site for ages. However I recited a Christmas Card  last week it came from HERBYS wife Beryl informing me that Herby  had died. She did not give me any dates and I could not find anything about it in the comments.  Herby contributed quite a bit to  the forum, so I thought some of the older members would like to know.

Peaceful christmas to you all and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Regards Dannyx6
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Post by: daftjack on December 23, 2018, 10:29 PM
Hi All, Does anyone remember a girl called Ann Scofield? She used to live on Leech Avenue opposite the telephone box at the corner of Leech Avenue and Palace Road.
I believe she died in childbirth. I would appreciate any information. She was a good friend of mine, Bengy barber's and Terry Peters.

Regard,

Daftjack.
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Post by: greeny on December 24, 2018, 08:23 PM
Hi Dannyx6 thanks for letting the forum new of Herby he was a great guy  we will miss the stories he posted .sadly missed rest in peace greeny
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Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on December 26, 2018, 12:57 PM
It was lovely to find your post after all this time Dannyx6. even if about the sad circumstances of Herby's passing.   Things are so different nowadays it seems for almost everyone, but nevertheless, I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family and you are staying as healthy as possible, as we are now hearing that some of the "oldies" are sadly passing on. 
Do take care and I hope you and your family have a great and healthy 2019, along with all the other members here on Ashton I've known.    Joyce.   :) :)
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: Fudge on December 28, 2018, 07:41 PM
So sorry to hear the sad news Glad to see you are ok Danny x6 was talking to Martin in nov and said I had not heard of you for a long time hope every one on this site keeps we'll in 2019 Fudge
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Post by: greeny on December 31, 2018, 01:36 PM
Hi happy healthy new year 2019 to each and everyone   :D
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Post by: eggstoocool02 on January 16, 2019, 12:34 AM
Well it's been quite a long time since I visited this site. This morning brought back a lot of memories for me from this forum, so I decided it was time to log in and have a browse and read what's been happening.
Today you see is 10 years since my Mum 💖, Groovin Granny, passed away.
All of you here gave her so much joy in the sharing of her younger days.
Many people still contact me for the link to her memoirs here on the site.
Thanks again to Martin Clark for putting them all together. 💖
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Post by: Son of Nomad on January 16, 2019, 02:04 PM
Well it's been quite a long time since I visited this site. This morning brought back a lot of memories for me from this forum, so I decided it was time to log in and have a browse and read what's been happening.
Today you see is 10 years since my Mum 💖, Groovin Granny, passed away.
All of you here gave her so much joy in the sharing of her younger days.
Many people still contact me for the link to her memoirs here on the site.
Thanks again to Martin Clark for putting them all together. 💖

Hi eggstoocool02 - it's nice to hear from you again. Wow 10 years - I can can't believe it! I sometimes think of your Mum when I'm going through these posts because I miss the kind of fascinating stories and memories that she gave us and there are very few now who can do that. Keep in touch with us.
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Post by: greeny on January 16, 2019, 10:26 PM
Hi eggstoocool02 nice to here from you 10years where's the time gone yes we have lots of memories of your mother I use to call her groovy gran loved her stories keep well greeny  :)
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Post by: jaywit on January 17, 2019, 03:36 PM
10 years!? seems like yesterday.Time seems to fly by quicker the older one gets.
i posted a message so long ago to her,GG and I actually met around
70 plus years ago.
We lived on Timperley Rd and next door lived the Buckleys.One day a girl was babysitting her brothers young  (very young)baby.The baby was crying for some reason and the young girl was having no success in pacifying  the baby.My mam having 5 children at that time ,stepped in.
Got a boiled sweet (fruit drop) tied it in a hanky and let the baby suck it.
It worked.
GG happened to be the baby sitter and as she remembered,I was the little chubby boy from next door.
This was her memory which jogged mine.It must have been the early 40's.
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Post by: Kiwi on January 17, 2019, 11:53 PM
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like ..................

Was sure I'd posted my condolences on the passing of Herby earlier but I must have logged out before doing so, it's always sad to learn of the passing of one of the members of this forum, even though we haven't met them face to face there's a link to a treasure that's lost. RIP Herby.
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Post by: eggstoocool02 on January 18, 2019, 12:25 AM
Yes Jaywit, mum had an amazing memory, right up to the day she died! The details she could remember were brilliant, she could almost paint a picture with her words.
Title: Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
Post by: Martin on January 18, 2019, 08:34 PM
Thanks, Karen. The forum has never been the same without your mum.
Ten years? Eeek!
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Post by: daftjack on March 15, 2019, 11:13 AM
Hi All, Today is the 6th Anniversary of Bengy barber's passing. I would just like to say that I still miss my old friend and I would like to post one of his
favourite jokes just to let him know I stlll remember him. He was one of the 'lads' off Palace road who have all but died out now. We were a 'pain' sometimes
but still held to the old tenets of Integrity, Honesty and hard work. YOU ARE MISSED BENGY, BIG TIME OLD FRIEND.

I hope no one will take offence to this Joke, If so, I apologise beforehand.

"I don't give a fuck who you are, you ain't walking on this water while I'm fishing".

Daftjack.