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Title: Where did everyone live and when?
Post by: Meg on September 28, 2009, 02:04 PM
As we all have 'Ashton blood' in our veins, I thought it would be interesting to find out which area of Ashton we lived in and roughly when. You never know- we could have been neighbours :)


To start the ball rolling.... I lived in Turner Lane from 1947-1954 and Waterloo (Downshaw estate) 1954-1969...........
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Post by: KENNY.O. on September 28, 2009, 02:38 PM
i lived on hope st. from 1935to1952 kenny.o. top end near the school cheers
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Post by: jaywit on September 28, 2009, 02:41 PM
Born Bentinck St,Timperley Rd, Nook Lane,Carlisle Cres.in 77 came to Mississauga Ontario Canada.
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Post by: chrisandangie on September 28, 2009, 03:34 PM
Im an imposter , I was born in Ruislip,but raised in Hadfield  :)
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Post by: pamela on September 28, 2009, 03:38 PM
  Imposter !!owf iv his ed with his head !!!! ;D
I lived in Union St til 1957 than lived on Broadoak Rd(not the posh end!!)near Oakfold  til 1976
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Post by: Denise on September 28, 2009, 04:29 PM
I lived at the top end of Victoria St 1946-1966, then spent most of 1966-2000 on Kings Rd (various addresses) in between. In Hampshire 2000-date.      8)  
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Post by: burlington on September 28, 2009, 04:40 PM
I was born in Zambia, the Rhodesia, but of Ashton parents. Came back to Ashton when two years old. Livedon Burlington St until 1960 then up Hazel Hurst until married in 1974,. Moved far away then to Mossley, then Stalybridge where we are at present.
Burlington
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Post by: Fudge on September 28, 2009, 04:48 PM
I lived Robinson Street of Turner St From being born till about 1975 moved to Warwick Road till 2000 now Elizabeth Street not moved very far at all Fudge
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Post by: Nan on September 28, 2009, 07:05 PM
I lived on Hertford Street from 1945-1963, them married and moved to Blandford Street, just off Oldham Rd.till 1968 when we moved to the Isle of Man for a short spell and then returned to Ashton, now living near King George`s Playing Fields.
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Post by: GayJ on September 28, 2009, 07:18 PM
Born in Brussels (Mum and Dad's wartime romance) came to England in 1949 to live on Rydal Grove, Crowhill until I married in 1966.  Went to live in one of the West End Flats at Grosvenor House, then moved to Stalybridge in 1969 - have been in the same house ever since.
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Post by: ourjud1 on September 28, 2009, 07:56 PM
lived in cotton street till about 1960 moved to bowness rd till 1964 then to hyde till 1970 then to hertfordshire.
                              ourjud1
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Post by: lydia on September 28, 2009, 08:12 PM
I lived on currier lane for 15 years till '76 then argyll st. for a few years then got married and lived on anderton grove and then waddicor avenue hurst.
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Post by: Kiwi on September 28, 2009, 09:58 PM
Born in Salford, moved to Shelley Grove Droylsden aged 1 in 1955, attended West End Secondary from 1967 to 1970, self imposed exile to the antipodes since 1981  :-X
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Post by: sooty on September 28, 2009, 10:00 PM
church st ,connery cres,victoria st.tewsbury ave. then norfolk
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Post by: paul_b on September 28, 2009, 10:15 PM
Lived on Turner lane from being born, till 1967. Then moved away to Bolton.
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Post by: Old Ashtonian on September 29, 2009, 12:28 AM
I lived at 128 Cotton Street until 1950 when I joined the RN
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Post by: Jayess on September 29, 2009, 02:53 AM
My first address from birth was Barber St, Hillgate then Hope St, Hurst, then when I married I lived on Montague Rd & then Bought a house in Moorfield Ave,Denton & from there I left  for Australia where I have lived for the last 51 Yrs.  Jayess
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on September 29, 2009, 09:25 AM
I was born in Bardsley 1935 in a house facing the Woodpark Pit Gates.Lived in Bardsley till I got married in 1954.Moved to Oldham In 1956.Back to Bardsley in 1959.Left for Australia.Dec 1963 been here ever since.
Kevin
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Post by: jan on September 29, 2009, 10:02 AM
Kiwi - I lived in Shelley Grove from 1953 (aged 2) to 1962 when we moved to Currier Lane Ashton where I stayed until 1976 when I got married and moved away.
What number Shelley Grove and what Junior School did you go to?  You would be the same age as my middle sister.
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Post by: pamela on September 29, 2009, 04:21 PM
We all know how old you are now Kiwi ;D
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Post by: Meg on September 29, 2009, 06:12 PM
Paul B and me were almost neighbours! :) He lived at No 19 Turner Lane  (just under the little subway) and I lived at no 17 but not at the same time :)
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Post by: greeny on September 29, 2009, 07:18 PM
hi born in ashton lived at few addresses round ashton and i now live about 25 mins walk to where i was born :D
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Post by: Shelagh on September 29, 2009, 07:37 PM
I lived in Broadoak Grove in the 50s, then The Old Nook (now St Christopher's School) and then Curzon Rd. I now live in Twickenham but still return to Ashton to see my sister.
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Post by: Kiwi on September 29, 2009, 08:15 PM
Welcome on board Shelagh  :)

Jan, my Mum still lives at no 33 and I went to Manor Rd, am also in regular contact with Pauline Cryer her parents still live further down towards Fiveways.

Yep Pam, I turn 55 next month  :-\ but you're only as old as the person you feel  ;)
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Post by: Assheton on September 29, 2009, 08:59 PM
Born and bred in Ashton and lived on Palace Road the posh bit at the top near Rosehill Road!!!!!! When I was three my parents bought a house on Leicester Street which was an un-adopted or 'dirt street' near the Hop Pole on Oldham Road and just behind William Monks' Garage. I left Ashton in 1978 when I married and now live in Cheltenham.
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on September 29, 2009, 09:17 PM
It all started for me at 54 Tatton St in 1954 then moved to 108 Burlington St in 1957 where i lived till 1983 now living in Burbank, California on Lincoln St. Schools were St Anne's, De La Salle, Ashton C of FE and De La Salle Middleton.

(http://ashtonian.smugmug.com/Street-Scenes/Ashton-under-lyne/Old-Family-Home-61843518/294816933_qy9ua-M.jpg)
108 Burlington St at Progress St

The Wall between the front room and the living room was like a sash window. It could be lifted to make one very big room.  However, one of the cables holding the counter weight had snapped to when we moved in in 1957 my Dad nailed the wall down permanently.






Gone is the Spiritualist Church
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Post by: lydia on September 29, 2009, 09:59 PM
my mum lived on turner lane before she got married in1950 but cant remember the number [56?]. Its next door to achippy now. I was also born at 81 shelly grove but wwas only very young when we moved to currier lane.I went to parochial ashton grammar and beaufort road college.
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Post by: jan on September 30, 2009, 11:25 AM
Kiwi - I lived at 81 Shelley Grove so we were on the same side then :-)  My sister and I went to Manchester Rd so different schools.

Lydia - I always get confused with Grandmas address on Turner Lane as the house was renumbered at one point.  I know it was 66 when Mum was little but can't remember what it was afterwards.  Will ask her.
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Post by: Jean on September 30, 2009, 12:25 PM
Lived in Bengal St in Ashton (which is Hillgate estate now ) then moved up hurst at the age of 9 , then lived on Canterbury street for a short time after getting married , then moved back up hurst where i still live now.
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Post by: Martin on September 30, 2009, 12:42 PM
I'm afraid I'm an incomer, having been born and brought up in Somerset!
I came to Ashton a few times visiting my mate "Burlington". I liked the area so much that I moved here in 1975 and have been in or near Ashton ever since!
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Post by: gina44 on September 30, 2009, 09:03 PM
I was born on Hope st in 1965, then we lived with my gran on Hazel ave,we then moved to Greenwood ave when i was 3(my mum still lives there).I then lived on Hilton cres .I now live on Crowhill,tucked away on a little cul de sac and i like it here.
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Post by: Lynn in Texas on September 30, 2009, 11:14 PM
I was born in Welbeck St,then moved to Coniston Grove when I was 4.Married in the USA in 1981 and have lived in Tx ever since.
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Post by: herby on October 01, 2009, 01:01 AM
Hi
            Born in Church st 1930 in 65 moved to Sydney Aus then up to Queensland.   herby
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Post by: hoggyman on October 01, 2009, 08:21 PM
HI..born in staleybridge lived round the bridge, moved round  mossley,moved to manchester,then moved round ashton till then i settled down  in ashton . ::)  :-X  ;)
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Post by: jaywit on October 03, 2009, 02:11 PM
Paul B and me were almost neighbours! :) He lived at No 19 Turner Lane  (just under the little subway) and I lived at no 17 but not at the same time :)
Just wondering how you went on with the trains at night.used to use the tunnel all the time on my way home,the trains really made a din.Seem to remember houses right at the entrance to the tunnel,were these yours?
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Post by: paul_b on October 03, 2009, 03:44 PM
Yes them were ours Jaywit. My bedroom was the front bedroom,so i could see all the activity at the station. The train noise never bothered me,supposed i just got used to it.I used to love watching the steam trains thunder through. I always wanted to be a fireman on one,not a driver. but they got phased out and replaced by diesel. Always remember going to Manchester,on the train,and on the way to Victoria,were dozens of steam engines all parked up going rusty,waiting to get broken up for scrap.
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Post by: Fudge on October 03, 2009, 07:09 PM
There use to be two houses going under the bridge at Charlestown . I lived on Robinson St About seven houses away ran the Oldham Rd Line you just grew up with the noise the trains made During the Wakes Holidays there were a lot more and when it was Foggy the Fog detinators use to go off on the lines also the use to have Oil lamps along the lines to show the way Health and Safety would not allow it today Fudge
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Post by: paul_b on October 03, 2009, 10:45 PM
There was two houses fudge,No. 17 were Meg lived, nearest the bridge, then 19 were i lived. Then Mr Houghs shop on the corner.
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Post by: Meg on October 05, 2009, 05:52 PM
I have written about my memories of living in Turner Lane and included other people's memories who have contributed to this discussion board. You can read it at
http://tamesidefamilyhistory.co.uk/turnerlane.htm
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Post by: ashtonmasher on October 06, 2009, 05:56 AM
Was born on Queens Road Hurst. Then as a baby we moved to Rutland Street Cockbrook. When I got married moved to St James st Cockbrook also Sunnyside Grove Cockbrook. Moved to Aussie 1966. Stella
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Post by: thea on October 06, 2009, 12:43 PM
Hi all
i was born at the lake hospital went home to 25 kershaw st guidebridge from 51 to 58 when we moved to Chester ,from there to Shetland then Aberdeen , plymouth , Bournemouth ,and finally Suffolk.  uncle and aunt lived at 88 crabbing road now auntie lives off Henrietta street . grandad lived in abandon street then Gorsey lane .still have various cousins in ashton but cannot tell you where exactly.


cyn
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Post by: thea on October 06, 2009, 12:54 PM
What a memory
 Between Plymouth and Bournemouth we moved to Harwich a minor point but almost forgot the two kids were born there.
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Post by: Martin on October 06, 2009, 02:22 PM
uncle and aunt lived at 88 crabbing road now auntie lives off Henrietta street . grandad lived in abandon street
Hi Cyn,

I am wondering whether you mean Cranbourne Road and Abingdon Street?
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Post by: Denise on October 06, 2009, 02:39 PM
I thought 'Crabbing' and 'Abandon' sounded so cute too, Thea!!!
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Post by: thea on October 06, 2009, 03:24 PM
Sorry guys having a realy bad day ,yes martin i did mean cranbourne and abingdon also forgot leech ave and if i can master this photo lark i have a couple that my erstwhile children would say are embarrassing , mind you i can e mail them but as for sticking them on here i think it may be beyond me.
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on October 08, 2009, 08:24 PM
:-0


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Post by: Vanessa on October 08, 2009, 10:56 PM
I put mine on flickr so I can link to here

Vanessa
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Post by: Ciderman on October 12, 2009, 12:34 AM
I lived at Uxbridge Street from 59' till 78' then it was Knowle Avenue till I got married in 84' and up here in t'Bridge ever since.
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on October 12, 2009, 10:08 PM
I lived at Uxbridge Street from 59' till 78' then it was Knowle Avenue till I got married in 84' and up here in t'Bridge ever since.

I collected window cleaning money for Mr Bennet  1968-69 every other Friday.
I remember Uxbridge street
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Post by: vicky13 on October 24, 2009, 05:44 PM
my first post...  be gentle  :)

I lived on Montague Rd 1960-1970, then Gorsey Lane, Waterloo St, then back to Cockbrook till 1987, then (shock horror) Sheffield...  where I've been for the last 22 years.
Just moved back to Ashton, on the Hartshead estate.

Still getting used to how much has changed while I've been gone...
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Post by: gargoyle on October 24, 2009, 10:41 PM
Born in A-U-L them moved to Hyde, 2 yrs NS in eggwhite then married and moved back to Ashton, from there to Slaleybridge and then to Dukinfield, from there to Sydney Australia in 1964, now retired and living in Bundaberg Queensland slowly melting.
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on October 25, 2009, 04:05 AM
Rum place Bundaberg.
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Post by: Jayess on October 25, 2009, 05:38 AM
Hi Gargoyle --Melting with the Rum or the Sunny days?? --They are both very good --Better than the Doctors medicine.  Jayess :)
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Post by: jaywit on October 26, 2009, 02:36 PM
2 yrs NS in eggwhite
Been around a bit,but thats a new one on me.
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Post by: Old Ashtonian on October 26, 2009, 11:32 PM
NS in eggwhite = National Service in Egypt!!!!
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Post by: herby on October 27, 2009, 02:13 AM
Hi
     I did my N S in Egypt with the Brylcreem boys . Did you get your medal    herby
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Post by: jaywit on October 27, 2009, 02:24 PM
I was in RAPC Hong Kong 59-61,wasn't classed as active theatre so no medal.Had the boat been delayed in Singapore for 2 days I would have got one.)pity)!!!
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Post by: Kiwi on October 27, 2009, 09:17 PM
I was in RAPC

Rochdale And Pendlebury Commandos ?  ;)
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Post by: Old Ashtonian on October 27, 2009, 11:24 PM
Hi Herby - Which medal is that? We got the UK Armed Forces Vetrans lapel badge a couple of years ago.
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Post by: Kiwi on October 28, 2009, 12:16 AM
Hi Herby - Which medal is that? We got the UK Armed Forces Vetrans lapel badge a couple of years ago.
I'm guessing it's the General Service Medal for the Malay Peninsula Operation.
Quote
    This campaign was an extension of the conflict in Borneo where British and Malaysian troops were operating against Indonesian insurgents. In 1964, the Indonesian President decided to attack the Malaysian mainland. Parachute landings were made in Johore while other troops managed to land across the Malacca Straits from Indonesian Sumatra.
    It was for operations in Malaysia and surrounding waters against these troops that this clasps was instituted, as opposed to the concurrent Borneo operations.
    The qualifying period was 30 days' service in the Malaysian Peninsula-Singapore area between 17 August 1964 and 11 August 1966.
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Post by: herby on October 28, 2009, 06:06 AM
Hi Kiwi
             It was the General service medal W/C Canal zone I was there 18 monthss of my two year hitch. When I joined in 1950 it was for 18 months but they stuck another six on. They didn't ask me if I wanted to or not that was a suprise.             herby   
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Post by: jaywit on October 28, 2009, 02:04 PM
Rochdale And Pendlebury Commandos ?  ;)
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS!!!
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Post by: Kiwi on October 28, 2009, 07:39 PM
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS!!!

Or, Run Away Police Coming

or

Royal Army Pension Club

 ;)
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Post by: sue149 on October 28, 2009, 08:09 PM
lived on albermarle street till i was about 11 then moved too the west end till i was about 17 then to leech ave married at 20 and moved to holden street still there did the full circle of ashton still walk past the house i was born in nearly ever day
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Post by: daftjack on November 01, 2009, 04:47 PM
Hi All.......(Born in Glasgow 1948) Lived at 244 Kings Road (opposite the football club) 1950 till 1960, then from 1965 till 1968 (Convicts Corner) better known as Palace Road, number 56. 1968 till 1973 Oldham Road.
All in all Ashton was a MAGICAL town...............or maybe I just think it was?


 ??? ??? ??? Daftjack.
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Post by: hoggyman on November 02, 2009, 12:35 AM
Nice to hear from daft jack long time since you were on, You do no me but i had to change my name, reason his this dam woman with a pram keeps chasing me,thats why i changed my name.   ;D ::)
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on November 02, 2009, 05:35 AM
Hi Jack good to see your still in the land of the living
Kevin
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Post by: pamela on November 02, 2009, 11:16 AM
Hi Jack , hows everything are you staying or just visiting before you go off on ur travels?
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Post by: ayess on January 07, 2010, 05:59 AM
Doing some catching up and just came across this topic. Most of you seem to be top end of towners so I will balance the story. Born in Lakes Hospital 1931 lived in the last part of Hill Street until joining Merchant Navy in 1947. Went to St Peters Schools, both Welbeck and Victoria Streets the Heginbottom Modern School (Boys section in Old Street) until it closed and did the last year at Stamford Boys. Lived in Australia since getting married here in 1954. Now retired and in the City of Lake Macquarie NSW. Came for a visit to Ashton in 2008, they could use the place as a case study on how to really destroy a perfectly good market town. But it still has that nostalgia about it.  Ayess
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on January 07, 2010, 08:41 AM
ayess.What do you mean by top enders.I dont think I come into that class.Born in Bardsley  went to St Marys and Christ Church.Now living in The City of Shellharbour NSW been here 46 yrs this week.
Kevin
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Post by: herby on January 08, 2010, 12:15 AM
Hi
        I must be a top ender I was born 1930 in THe top end of Church st the same block as the modern girls school My dad was onn the dole before the war like most of the men in Ashton got clogs from the education department and free meals from the canteen in Park st.Still it's nice to know I was a top ender. I now live on a golf course in Caboolture Sunny Queensland, Whoopee.                                                herby
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Post by: suzy on January 08, 2010, 05:20 AM
Well i have not been to this site for a while. I love reading where everyone is from. It brings back good memories.
I'm not sure where i was born,Think it might of been up at the hospital, But my mother and father lived at 138 Victoria St Ashton straight across the road from the school  and my Grandmother and Grandfather( Lomas)lived around the corner in Grosvenor street.My Sister and I went to St Peter school before we moved to hurst cross,74 Hadfield Cres then I went to Mossley Girls School untill 1967
. We then emigrated to Australia 1967. Now living Toowoomba Queensland.
Sue
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Post by: ayess on January 08, 2010, 06:48 AM
Sorry! Sorry!! Sorry!!! 

When I said "top end of towners" I was speaking in a geographical sense not one of class. I have had a long life of attempting to either be jocular or "doing the right thing" and putting my foot in it. If you want proof have a look in the book, "voices of Ashton-under-Lyne" page 24-25, thats me, still the diplomat!

Yes Herby, I remember the Education Department clogs. A few years ago I broke my great toe and my foot was x-rayed. The radiographer asked me how long was it since the horrendous accident to my foot. I said that I hadn't been in an accident. Well she said there is not a bone in your foot that isn't misplaced or deformed. Oh! I said that just from wearing school clogs. My late sister went to her grave with a scar down the inside of her left calf. She used to sit with her right foot tucked under her. Clog irons wore thin and broke. Just like a knife scar as she pulled her leg from underneath her. Wonder how kids would get on today wearing the things?

Again, sorry if I caused anyone to feel slight by my comment, it was made in all innocence and, as I said meant as a geographic reference.   AS
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Post by: herby on January 08, 2010, 10:16 AM
Hi
    Thats ok ayess I wasn't offended or slighted I'm too bloody old to take anythig seriously I didn't have much troulbe with the clogs though only when it was snowing and you grew six inches before you got home they weren't the best for wearing though and the school wouldn't let you play football with clogs on    herby
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Post by: joseph on January 08, 2010, 09:50 PM
sue,our family lived on number 1 holden st tilll about 63 0r 64 joe
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Post by: Denise on January 09, 2010, 01:14 PM
I didn't have much troulbe with the clogs though only when it was snowing and you grew six inches before you got home herby

Hi Herby,  Your comment triggered a memory with me - about gradually getting taller as you walked in the snow as a child. I didn't wear clogs but recall trying to knock it off coming from school and then it would build up again. Hilarious memory!!!   Denise    :D :D 
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Post by: ayess on January 10, 2010, 04:12 AM
Yes Herby, "cloggy-boggies" were fun to a point. Then if you tried to kick them off against the wall of a house the lady would come out and abuse you because she had just had the snow cleared off her front. Still smaller "cb's" did make extra hard snowballs! Pity the poor horses, and the carters, having to dig the snow out of the horses hooves. We had a lot of waggons with two horses in tandem come along our street and onto Lower Wharf Street. It must have been fun (?) having to dig snow from eight hooves every few minutes. Ayess
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Post by: eggstoocool02 on January 21, 2010, 11:08 AM
Mum (GG) grew up on Lees Rd, opposite St Christophers Church....  After her and dad married they stayed there at my grandads till I was born, then moved first to Glebe Street in Ashton, and when i was 5 to Hartshead Ave in Smallshaw...  we made the trip to Aus in 1971 when I was 11.
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Post by: Albert on January 25, 2010, 08:47 PM
 Hi Karen and Nan were did Lily live before Lees rd she was born the same year
 as I was were in the same class but the houses on Less rd were not built till
 later I think she told me in was in Charlestown do you know  Albert 
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Post by: Vanessa on January 25, 2010, 11:03 PM
I remember Lily saying she was born in Charlestown, it was during a discussion about Gatefield school, I wondered if she had known my mum.

Vanessa
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Post by: jaywit on January 26, 2010, 12:40 PM
I think GG was very young when they moved from Charlstown.
I did have a reply to a ? which was sent on the old group.
We were warned over and over to back up the messages,but I didn't.
All gone now.
I think the houses they moved to on Lees road came on stream just pre war.
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Post by: Bill on January 26, 2010, 01:34 PM
Hello All.  Re GG, do these help?........

No.1 (http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/scripts/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=generalchat;action=display;num=1208877553;start=15#15)

No.2 (http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/scripts/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=generalchat;action=display;num=1208877553;start=4#4)

No.3 (http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/scripts/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=questions;action=display;num=1133286387;start=6#6)

No.4 (http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/scripts/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=generalchat;action=display;num=1147593337;start=51#51)
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Post by: Albert on January 26, 2010, 11:11 PM
 Thanks Bill that was very good of you re GG Albert
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Post by: jaywit on January 27, 2010, 03:03 PM
Bill,
The messages I was refering to were the private ones
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Post by: mikep56 on December 14, 2012, 03:50 PM
Born Vicarage Road, Smallshaw til' 1965 when moved to Hurst Brook until 1976. Cockbrook til' moved to Dukinfield mid eighties then moved further 'up North' 1990.  Apart from an 'overseas jaunt' for a few years, been up here since..  ;) ;)
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Post by: Vanessa on December 14, 2012, 04:28 PM
My cousin's lived on Vicarage Road in the early 60's, the Critchley's. Larry, Lorraine and Adrianne.

Vanessa

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Post by: Albert on December 14, 2012, 09:26 PM
H i Bill thanks for the messages from GG just been looking at some old Emails from GG from Jan 1980
telling me that her Bert was in the RAF same time as I was.
I still see her old mate Jean Mac  Albert
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Post by: mikep56 on December 14, 2012, 10:45 PM
Hi Vanessa

I seem to have some memory of the name but not 100% sure.  Just the main recollections of the mill pond off Mallory Ave - think the houses were being built then - and the pond on the field which was full of newts & frogs - not the favourite when  took bucket loads home.  Also remember my 'runaway' metal pedal car escapade, down Vicarage Road ending up in a heap at the bend at the bottom  :o

Another memory was having my head 'spit open' by a piece of 'coke' chucked at me by some 'bigger lads' from down the road..  My brother was the 'ambulance' grabbing me and rushing me home to get patched up by mum - bless her soul.  She passed away in 2000, very muched missed  :'( :'(

One name I do remember from the road was the Appleton's..
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Post by: mikep56 on December 14, 2012, 11:22 PM
Jayess..  Do you remember the Elliott, Scott and Tetlow families from Barber Street - well the houses on the front?  Do you also remember the Gilligans who were the last family living in a prefab behind Barber Street?

By the way, for anyone thinking who had the 'chippy' on pot hill square, if my memory serves me right it was the Burgess family - daughter was called Lynne, had a 'thing for her  ;) ;)
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Post by: Vanessa on December 15, 2012, 12:10 AM
Hi Vanessa

I seem to have some memory of the name but not 100% sure.  Just the main recollections of the mill pond off Mallory Ave - think the houses were being built then - and the pond on the field which was full of newts & frogs - not the favourite when  took bucket loads home.  Also remember my 'runaway' metal pedal car escapade, down Vicarage Road ending up in a heap at the bend at the bottom  :o

Another memory was having my head 'spit open' by a piece of 'coke' chucked at me by some 'bigger lads' from down the road..  My brother was the 'ambulance' grabbing me and rushing me home to get patched up by mum - bless her soul.  She passed away in 2000, very muched missed  :'( :'(

One name I do remember from the road was the Appleton's..

I learnt to ride a bike on Vicarage road, I went flying down the hill and came off, never fell off again though. My cousins lived the Vicarage end of Vicarage Road. I also remember the pond with the newts and frogs, all built on now.

Vanessa
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Post by: Jayess on December 15, 2012, 01:41 AM
Mike --I don`t think I can remember anyone from Barber St when I was born for that is 87 yrs back although as a child I used to go to see the Jones Family who lived at No6 & Harry, Jack & Edith were my cousins. --Jayess
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Post by: mikep56 on December 16, 2012, 03:30 PM
Ah, a few years my senior, hence not knowing the families Jayess :-)  We moved to Curzon Road in  '65' I watched as the 'old Hilgate' was further demolished and pubs being 'renamed' also demolished. Many a happy time spent - also 'sore' times on the estate....
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Post by: Stanny47 on April 02, 2018, 11:53 PM
I lived on Windermere Crescent then my mother passed away in 1955 and we moved to Broadoak Road Smallshaw to live next door to my gran until 1959 when we moved to Higher Openshaw after my father remarried then later when in my teens returned to Ashton to live with my sister and then with one of my aunts.
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Post by: LCGI on April 05, 2018, 06:18 PM
When born (1950 Lake Hospital) my family lived at 45 Ambleside Ave, Ashton Moss.... but, then moved to 14 Kenyon Street until 1961 then we moved to 5 Hall St, Cockbrook until 1966 then my M&D bought a house on Birch Street.
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Post by: KENNETHO on April 05, 2018, 06:32 PM
lived on hope street until leaving in 1954 for  canada
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Post by: brian seward on April 23, 2018, 01:00 AM
I   was born in Manchester (1927)  lived at three locations in Ashton  1st Whitelands Rd then to Granville Terrace, and finally Montague Rd  .#110 at corner of Curzon Rd and Montague, Worked John Hills Biscuits, then Next door to Ryecroft Electric (Lancaster Bombers Ailerons and Bomb Doors) Joined Navy late 1944  Till 1947.  Took work at JE Arnfields  Guide Bridge till 49 when I rejoined the Merchant Navy. Round the World many times till I met my future wife in Vancouver BC.  I'm Still here although a different wife.. visited Ashton quite a few times .Spent 30 year in the Canadian Army Engineers, and once in Germany I got a long week end pass ,So I got to Ashton in Canadian uniform.  Retired Army 1990 as Capt and  Work in 1998,
What a Life I've had !!!! Bloody marvellous!
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Post by: Kiwi on April 23, 2018, 02:09 AM
Very interesting Brian  ;)
I've been to Canada but it was quite unintentional, was flying from Manchester to Auckland NZ via London and Vancouver on a Virgin/Air New Zealand Star Alliance flight about 4 years ago. Checked in at Manchester but they could only issue boarding passes as far as Vancouver so when I got to Vancouver I had to pick up my bag, go through customs and immigration explaining my situation to the nice people at the immigration desk before toddling out of the airport for a breath of Canadian air and then turning round and heading for the Air NZ check in counter. Luckily I didn't need a visa ( apparently Kiwi's traveling to or through Canada nowadays need a Electronic Travel Authorisation ). I also spent a few years in Germany helping to keep Ivan's Third Shock Army on their side of the fence but never got to work alongside the Canadian Army only the cloggies, krauts and septics ;)