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Genealogy / Re: Tameside Mill #3 Dukinfield
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:49 AM »
My mistake, You are right. They were close though. Ray mill was on the other side of the river between it and the canal, next to the bus depot.

Talking about Ashton / Re: My art exhibition
« on: September 27, 2017, 05:44 PM »
Called in this afternoon. Loved the pictures.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« on: February 04, 2016, 07:29 PM »
Sorry, but that's not real cold.
Once when I was in the US it dropped to -28C - that's real cold.
It has barely been below 0 here.

Memory Lane / Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:10 PM »
Didn't there used to be some at the bottom of Knowle Ave - near where the scout hut is?

The last time I saw one was in an open air museum near the M25.

Memory Lane / Re: Wakes week
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:07 PM »
All I can remember of Ashton wakes was the fair. It was on the site that is now IKEA. I think it stopped in the 80s.

Memory Lane / Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:02 PM »
11  Brushes - Copley - Stalybridge - Park Road - Ashton - Crescent Road - Lodge Lane - Newton (SHMD) (Now parts of 348 and 346)
153  Manchester (Stevenson Sq) - Ashton - Stalybridge - Carrbrook (Limited Stop)  (no longer a route)

The 348 runs Ashton - Stalybridge - Copley - Millbrook - Carrbrook so seems to cover much of the 153 route. I get the tram to continue into Manchester.

Talking about Ashton / Re: What I Miss
« on: June 21, 2015, 03:47 PM »
Ashton seems to be picking up from what it was. There are three new restaurants opening in the leisure park this year. Puccini and San Rocco are pretty good.

As a child my mother did not like me going out alone after the moors murders, so that is not new.

Talking about Ashton / Re: What I Miss
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:25 AM »
I was missing the hills yesterday, but the weather lifted and I could see them again in the evening. :)

Genealogy / Re: Newton Hall Dig
« on: May 05, 2015, 07:03 PM »
Surely we must give 'old Dicky' some credit for having the guts to ride into battle. No king since has had the cojones to do it!

Actually, George II was our last king to lead an army in battle, in 1743.
There were others in between, such as Charles I during the civil war.

General Discussion / Re: Christmas 2014
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:31 PM »
We have had snow in Stalybridge (and hail). It even stayed on the hill tops one night.
Though this week it has just been rain.

General Discussion / Re: Whit Walks
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:58 PM »
I never carried a banner but I did carry the cross for Christ Churh one year - 76 or 77. It was a very hot day. I think there were three of us taking turns.

Memory Lane / Re: Christ Church School, Waterloo
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:33 PM »
I was packing, getting ready to move back to Tameside and I found this:

I am on the back row, fourth from the right.

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