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Genealogy / Re: Tameside Mill #3 Dukinfield
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:36 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't we talking about two totally different buildings on two different sites here? The Ray Mill was/is, I believe, situated in Stalybridge.

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Ask a question.... / Re: Robertson's jam
« on: May 07, 2018, 09:05 PM »
  By Golly, I was in a store yesterday and on the Import shelf was a bottle of Robertson's jam.  Are they still in business? and I recall when I was Young many years ago They used to give out lapel badges when you sent in so many labels! which also got me to thinking if anyone has one of the badges or can be they obtained ?.

Are you sure that it was jam that you saw on the "import" shelf, Brian? Ferret about on the internet, and we seem to be told that Robertsons ceased their production of jam a few years back when they closed down the Droylsden factory in favour of concentrating on their Hartyleys jam. This is perhaps one of the "dangers" of reputable household names getting bought out by a somewhat larger conglomerates who then have to decide what to do with their surplus production now that they have bought out the opposition. However, the name of Robertsons does still feature in their production of various marmalades. They now appear to be owned by an American concern - is nothing sacred? The warning signs were around some years ago when HP Sauce went to a French set up. They also stopped the write up in French on the label - all I can remember is "cette sauce de haute qualite..." Anyone remember the rest?

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General Discussion / Re: ST GEORGE DAY
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:57 PM »
yes  we don"t  have  to  get  our  knickers  in a  knot keep  smiling.. cheers

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General Discussion / Re: ST GEORGE DAY
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Of course we can continue to debate these topics (what has being in public or otherwise got to do with it?) We don't need to insult each other. Our views are personal but we shouldn't feel that we can't air them.
I absolutely 100% agree but I've seen it happen twice on this forum - that's one reason why things are much quieter than they used to be so I don't want to go there. Now, if anyone wants to talk about the price of eggs ...........!

Why are you frightened of politics, royalty and religion, SON? We all have a view, don't we?

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General Discussion / Re: ST GEORGE DAY
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:27 PM »
We have a monarchy, SON. Like it or lump it, they are the centre point of our nation. They have been there since Adam was a lad (at least since Canute, Harold, William and all those). Mock it and denigrate it as you will but it has made us the nation (or nations) that we are. I don't think President Dennis Skinner and his Consort, Diane Abbott, has the same ring about it - do you? God help us.

Well - as I've said before on here, the 3 topics I wont debate in public are politics, religion and royalty because it's the quickest way to lose friends and I consider that we are all friends on this forum.
Sleep well, sleep tight, mind the corgis don't bite - Oops forgot the last one just died!

Of course we can continue to debate these topics (what has being in public or otherwise got to do with it?) We don't need to insult each other. Our views are personal but we shouldn't feel that we can't air them.

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General Discussion / Re: ST GEORGE DAY
« on: April 25, 2018, 07:13 PM »
We have a monarchy, SON. Like it or lump it, they are the centre point of our nation. They have been there since Adam was a lad (at least since Canute, Harold, William and all those). Mock it and denigrate it as you will but it has made us the nation (or nations) that we are. I don't think President Dennis Skinner and his Consort, Diane Abbott, has the same ring about it - do you? God help us.

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General Discussion / Re: ST GEORGE DAY
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:38 PM »
Woman has baby, I think I'm going to need a lie down to take in this extraordinary turn of events, bet their gutted they already used George  ;) ;) :)

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General Discussion / Re: Manchester United F.C.
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:44 PM »
I went to watch City play a home game against Bradford in a FA Cup game.Been a supporter ever since. Iv'e tried to find out the year to no avail!!
I was on my dads shoulders so I was pretty young.
1938 dob.
Out of 2 sons and 4 grand sons for it's 5 to 1 for United.
Booooo!

The game in question, Jaywit, would be the Fourth Round FA Cup game between Manchester City and Bradford Park Avenue which City lost 8-2. This round was played over two legs (to create additional revenue for all clubs who participated that year and after the war years had reduced income for most clubs to almost zero). The first leg had been played on the previous Saturday (26th January 1946) and City had won 3-1. The return game (the second leg) was played on the following Wednesday (30th January 1946) and City would have been expected to add to their goal tally but, clearly, the outcome was not what would have been expected. The aggregate score (9-5) was easily enough to send Bradford into the next round.

No floodlights in those days, so the game would have been played in the afternoon. Given that we were in the depths of winter at the time, it is highly likely that there might have been a 2-00 pm kick off as any later would have meant the game finishing in darkness. Apparently, the pitch was covered in puddles and the Bradford team bus was late arriving at Maine Road having almost been stuck in the snow coming over the Pennines.

The eventual winners of the FA Cup that year were Derby County and, later that same year, the Football League competition resumed its normal format having not been played since war had been declared in 1939.

Hope this helps.

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Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« on: March 03, 2018, 02:39 PM »
My weather page has an article today telling of all the dreadful snow some places are getting in the U.K - especially in London and other parts, with transportation being badly affected.     Have any of you been hit with this "Beast from the East" as they are calling it.  I hope not.   :o 
After 2 days of nice sunny, and slightly warmer weather, we also got hit with another 6" overnight, but the sun came out again today and melted a lot, thank goodness.  I'm really sick and tired of this winter, and hope Spring gets a move on very soon!   :)

We do have cold weather problems here, Joyce. Perhaps not of the scale that they happen in America and Canada, but they are problems nonetheless. There have been nine cold weather related deaths this week in the UK - ranging from vehicles colliding on ice and snow covered roads, a homeless man sleeping in a tent and presumably dying from hypothermia, a man in his sixties falling through the ice on a frozen lake when trying to rescue his dog and a seven year old girl killed when a car crashed into a house in extreme weather in Cornwall. Perhaps not a massive number when compared to many places around the world, but tragic for their grieving families.

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Memory Lane / Re: Pop Singers and groups
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:32 PM »
Check out this site (below) for information about pop music acts from the whole of Greater Manchester in the Sixties. It also gives info about venues in the city centre and the surrounding towns (including Ashton). This part of the north of England absolutely heaved with pop music acts in those days - most pubs had live bands on, and especially at weekends. If a pub didn't put live music on then the punters went elsewhere. That era now seems to have come to a complete end. If you blinked, you missed it.

www.manchesterbeat.com

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Talking about Ashton / Re: Age
« on: January 03, 2018, 05:09 PM »
I can't speak for Ashton, Brian, but, in nearby Mossley, there have been less and less veterans turning out for the Remberance Day parade to and from the cenotaph in Mossley Park. Only a few years back, there was half a dozen or so WWII veterans from the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (although the regiment was based in Halifax, I believe they recruited in Mossley). In recent years, their numbers appear to have declined and now their regimental wreath is laid by a younger relative of one of the former veterans. This year, I saw only one chap who might have come into the veterans' category. There are still a number around but, presumably, their health prevents them from turning out to every outdoor event (especially on a bitterly cold day in early November). Who knows how many we might see in twelve months.

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Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:44 PM »
its  bunty plot  time  again have you all got your  treacle   toffee and parkin ready??

I think we've said this before on here, Kenneth, the Bonfire Night tradition, and all the parts that went to make it, now seem to have become, largely, a thing of the past. Some parts still limp along but I can't remember the last time I saw an absolutely "knackered" Guy being carted round by a gang of scruffy kids, for monetary offerings. As for, "Penny for the Guy", forget it, it would have to be at least 50p (or even a pound) now - modern day children just wouldn't accept coppers. Bonfires up back alleys are now a complete thing of yesteryear - you just don't see them. Fireworks are still about, but not absolutely everywhere, as they used to be. Shame really, end of a good old British tradition - the whole street turned out and made it a night to remember.

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Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:19 PM »
We had storm Brian yesterday and the rain certainly came down hope it improves now Fudge

I drove from Hurst Cross to Mossley last night. As I got to the end of Gorsey Lane and turned left at Mossley Road (at the Junction Inn) to go up the hill towards Mossley, the rainwater was cascading down the road as it fell off the hillside on the right (the hillside which would take you up to Luzley). I've travelled up this road numerous times in bad weather but never seen such a volume of rainwater previously. At one stage, I wasn't sure I was going to make it but eventually got to drier ground at the very top of the hill (the plateau). Similarly, rainwater was cascading down the road into Mossley from the high ground at Mossley Cross.

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General Discussion / Re: RADIO or TV
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:03 PM »
RADIO Wandering with Nomad. 5 o'clock Children's Hour.Dick Barton. Sunday night, Paul Temple.Forces Favorits.
TELE.Amos and Andy,6'5' Special,It's a Knockout.Not to sure but Songs of Prays comes to mind. A Welsh programe??    Jimmy Shand   etc. etc.

Wasn't "Nomad" an authentic gypsy in real life and wasn't his dog, "Mac?"

I think we're going back to about 1950 - 1954 or thereabouts.

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General Discussion / Re: RADIO or TV
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:37 PM »
Look no further than

            www.whirligig-tv.co.uk

You'll find them all on there, both old TV and old radio. My favourite? The Jennings radio series , as soon as I hear "The Old Clockmaker," I'm taken back to about 1952-53 and I'm back down Memory Lane. Give it a try. If you can't find what you're looking for on the front page, just go up to the enquiries box up at the top. Happy listening and watching.

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