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Memory Lane / Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« on: July 01, 2015, 09:00 PM »
We lived in a prefab on Pitt Street on Charlestown in the 50's we lived next door to Mr & Mrs Sewell who owned a fish and chip shop on Warrington Street.  The other prefab we lived in was on Ellison Street in the West end which run into Bradgate Street at one end and ran parallel with Victoria Street. The fMily next door to us were  called Townley and had two sons.

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Memory Lane / Re: How we shopped
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:47 PM »
I used to work at George Masons grocers on Stockport Road, Ashton, after school and on Saturdays.  My jobs were delivering groceries on the old sit up and beg bike and cleaning the brass surround round the shop window and the brass scales with all the brass weights.  I used to earn 10 Bob (50p) a week, happy days.

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Memory Lane / Re: Christ Church School, Waterloo
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:42 PM »
I went Christ Church School in the mid 50's  I remember the headmaster was a Mr Siddall, two teachers I remember were Mrs Hessian and Mr Odell.  Mr Odell had a habit of punishing erring pupils by having them kneel on pencils.  Imagine that happening today.

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My sister went to the school in the mid 60's, her name was Linda Makinson.

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Memory Lane / Re: PUBS IN ASHTON
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:33 PM »
Hi Greeny
I used to go in the Globe in the 60's, do you remember the waiter, Bob Richardson, he was super and could take two orders at once and never made a mistake.  I used to go in the Queens on George Street and it was a bit rough but they had good live groups on and I hired one in 1964 for my wedding reception, they charged us 10 lol. We had our reception at the Theater and Concert Tavern on Oldham Road, where the baths is now.

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Ask a question.... / Re: Tanks after ww2
« on: June 30, 2015, 11:00 AM »
Hi owd fella
I lived on Oldham Road in the late 1940's early 1950's and remember tanks going past our house in the direction of Oldham, they used to shake the house as they went past.  I think they were going from Robinson Kershaw engineers in Dukinfield to Oldham tank garage, on Oldham edge at the top of Henshaw Street in OLdham.

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