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Ask a question.... / Changing banks
« on: February 05, 2011, 03:01 PM »
Would welcome any help on the above. Been with the Nat West since the year dot but these days a branch of the Halifax or Santander is much closer. Also both offer incentives to place your current account with them including a small amount of cash monthly. So how easy is the changeover, any pitfalls, are all direct debits done automatically, are pensions etc. transferred, is the 5 per month offered by the Halifax genuine so long as conditions are met? Anyone done a changeover and had problems? Any advise welcome.

                           Many Thanks   Rycrofter

Technical Matters / Re: security question
« on: June 03, 2010, 01:58 PM »
Thank for info. re Firewall. It is now OFF ! One more question, the security is due for renewing soon and I have had bought for me another Kaspersky disc but this states it is for 3 computers. We have 2 so can I load it into the 2 laptops on the same day and then into one of them in a years time or will it have expired by then.

Technical Matters / security question
« on: June 02, 2010, 08:54 AM »
I have Kaspersky security installed. Do I turn off or on the Windows Firewall? Please advise.

Talking about Ashton / Re: BARBER SHOPS
« on: December 13, 2009, 02:13 PM »
Hello Nan,
              Just seen your posting and apologise for not seeing it sooner.
 We lived on Oxford St. and later on we moved to Marlborough. Went to the West End School then Audenshaw.
 Attended Ryecroft Methodists and the bulk of our "gang" lived either on Oxford or in the prefabs at the back of us.
 Had a great childhood and many fond memories


Ask a question.... / Re: The model shop
« on: November 24, 2009, 08:38 PM »
Thank you very much, good people, you have brought back many fond memories and made a happy man very old (or something like that ! )
                               Rycrofter    ;D

Ask a question.... / The model shop
« on: November 23, 2009, 01:40 PM »
One of the great delights of my childhood was to have a walk from Ryecroft to a certain shop on Old St. to gaze in awe in the window of the Model shop which we new as Charlies. Sometimes, if I had the money I would buy a glider or Airfix kit or something for my railway and though the shop was tiny it was packed with planes and boats and trains that were way out of my league.
                  But I'd love to know more about "Charlie" and how long did the shop last. It was set back on the right about half way between the baths and the library

Ask a question.... / Re: A bookies on Cambridge St
« on: November 12, 2009, 11:45 AM »
Thanks Bob you are spot on. As soon as I saw the name Wilkie I remembered it. He had a son called Malcolm that I chatted to on occasion since we were about the same age but I didn't frequent the shop itself so the name was hard to recall.
             Many Thanks

Looking for family or friends... / My old friend Sid
« on: November 09, 2009, 05:46 PM »
Way back in the 50's I had as good pal called Sidney Wilde and we lived on Oxford St. and Gibson Terrace. His father,(also called Sid) began a greengrocery buisness and they had a stall on Hyde market. Sid took over the stall later on. He had a brother called David who I used to take to the Odeon at Guide Bridge on a Sat. am.
             I moved in the mid 70's and lost contact with the family. Do they still have a stall at Hyde and does anyone know anything about Sid.
             Would love to meet up again.

                                           Thank You

Ask a question.... / A bookies on Cambridge St
« on: November 02, 2009, 01:02 PM »
Hello everyone, and here is another question that I have wanted to know the answer to for ages. In the 60's there was a small bookies on Cambridge St. just opposite the pub. I only went in a couple of times, mainly to warn my dad that mum was on her way home !!  Who was the bookie ?  Dad named him once or twice but we have forgotten

                                          Cheers everyone  from Rycrofter     ???

Ask a question.... / Re: A pub and a shop in the West End
« on: November 02, 2009, 09:23 AM »
Bill you are a font of superb info. !!!!  Big sister has conceded defeat. I had cheese and onion pies from Joy's every Tuesday when I was at West End juniors and loved them. Never bettered.

                           Many thanks and probably more questions to come


Ask a question.... / A pub and a shop in the West End
« on: November 01, 2009, 06:24 PM »
My sister and I have heated discussions re. our childhoods in AUL and would love to know the answers to these questions.
There was a small pub on the corner of Cecil St. and Stockport Rd. in the West End but what was its name ?

Higher up Stockport rd. towards town and on the other side there was a small bakers shop run by an old lady and her daughter. She made the best pies ever but you had to order before 10 30 or hard luck. Can anyone help us with her name? It was the name of the shop itself. Would settle 2 arguments.   ???

Talking about Ashton / Re: BARBER SHOPS
« on: October 28, 2009, 05:14 PM »
Hello good people from a newbie making his first posting. I am AUL born and bred in the West End but have been exiled to the big county over the Pennines for over 20 years. Recently retired and took up the computer and have been reading the site and enjoying it with a huge dollop of nostalgia. I love the old town and drive over a few times a year to visit loved ones graves.
                 Bill, I too had my hair cut at Harold's on Stockport road though for many years I had to call him Mr. Gordon!
I always remember sitting waiting for a trim and leafing through a magazine when I came across a girl called Jane and her dog. Strange lass who did loads of things but for some reason her clothes kept coming off. Spent a lot of my teens looking for a Jane but no luck!!!
                  Hope to stay in touch and ask a few questions of you regarding lost friends and clearing up a few arguments that my sister and I still have about shops and people but for now

                                      Farewell from old Doncaster and Rycrofter

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