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Talking about Ashton / Re: New building update video
« on: November 21, 2018, 05:31 PM »
I've been wondering if any one has thought how much the new building will eventually cost.
Carillon were always low ballers to make sure they obtained the contract and made the costs  up with extras,problems and overruns.
I think it would be an eyeopener as to the way Council does approve big item infrastructure projects.
It may be long cold winter so a search could prove to be a good distraction.
That's if all the records and meeting minutes are intact,which to my mind the way that contract has progressed will probably be missing ,deleted,or some other coverup reason.
Normally when a new contractor has to complete an existing contract it can be a license to print money for them.
Impossible to estimate so it ends up costing,who knows.

just a thought

Bright,Sunny -5 0c strong NW winds snow tonight
Shortbread yesterday ,today Mince pies!!!

Memory Lane / Re: PUBS IN ASHTON
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:00 PM »
On my last visit we were thinking where to have tea (Dinner)!!!
It was around 6.30.
On past visits we have used a few eating pubs,Witherspoons etc.
we turned up at The Caledonian one night and was told that night was a no food night????
The next time we tried to dine there the place was closed but some staff were in but the door locked.I rapped on the window and a guy came to the door.
They had decided to close EARLY.

Memory Lane / Halloween i
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:59 AM »
Still thoughtful? but after 51 years what the heck. I make a fire in the basement,no lights on ,bell disconnected(hardwired?).Not that I'm a miserable sod but I've served my time Halloween wise.
Just a time for ourselves,which is great.
No non sense
Halloween is just another former religious occasion that Mammon has turned into a brainless celebration of anti-social behavior.

Round and About / Re: Memories of living in a Prefab
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:46 PM »
Hartshead estate was planned to be prefabricated houses.
Concrete slabs made on site and then erected.The first 4 pairs of semi's on Gambrel Bank Road were built this way.
All the rest of the estate are usual bricks.
The Company was called "Beanland" I seem to think they were a US company.
I could do a bit of digging but I may be chain sawing some Walnut tree branches today which were over hanging my sons pool.Squirrel attack of the nuts stains all the pool area with almost black stains which are almost impossible to remove.

General Discussion / Re: Is this a miracle.
« on: August 22, 2018, 02:03 PM »
I'm still thinking about the Miracle and how it could have happened.
Maybe warrant a call to Bell,"not wanting to appear a fool"as in (The King's New Clothes) Danny Kaye!!
I am trying to parallel the event.
My recently deceased brother's take on "The Five Loaves and Two Fishes".
How many Ashtonians would go on a days walk from Ashton to Hartshead Pike without a snack.?
His explanation was the multitude all had snacks,but only two from dukky decided they would share theirs.
Sorry Dukky. It just sprang to mind.

General Discussion / Re: Is this a miracle.
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:27 PM »
 >:( spit spit. No way Jose, lifetime City fan ,Constantine,Frank Swift onwards

General Discussion / Is this a miracle.
« on: August 21, 2018, 04:35 PM »
Is this a miracle.
Yesterday I was calling a Government agency(Canadian) I was on speaker so my wife could hear and normally we join a queue  of callers.I dialed the 1 800 + + + it rang and then was answered by an accent same as mine.
Went through the usual with a wrong number,then I decided to ask her about her accent.
I happened to have been connected to 011 44 161 330 ****
Spring Bank cres. AUL

Is this a miracle.!!!???
My wife suggested I buy a Lotto Ticket.

General Discussion / Re: Ashtonian54
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:16 PM »

He was a sorce of endless PM's with tech stuff etc.Starting with his name which was chosen,he had an E.Euro surname.It happens he chose the same surname as me ,and christian name as a nephew of mine in Seattle.His wife has the same as my wife!!!
He started to get more involved with Twitter and Facebook than this site,which I don't use!!.So we drifted.
I kept in touch with photo postings on Smugmug,P'Base,Yahoo,(Flickr)he seemed to have the same slant as me on subjects.
Maps,Industrial Lancashire especially around Burnley and of course Ashton.
He was here in Toronto visiting his brother which could have been but wasn't an opprtuneity to meet.
He is certainly going to be missed in my neck  of the woods.
RIP  Ian!!


Ask a question.... / Re: Users Online
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:13 PM »
sorry JOYCE!!!
I'm not quite where you are on the age curve but getting there too  quickly lately.
I only know 2 Joans and one isn't with us and the other,I don't know.

Ask a question.... / Re: Users Online
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:19 PM »
I'm still here Joan.
Passed on the twitter and facebook thingy.
I tend not to log in,so that can account for the perceived loss of presence.
I just end up as a visitor.(Guest) so no trace record.

Ask a question.... / Re: Robertson's jam
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:10 PM »
The Tameside Museum has quite a good collection of Gollies in their Robertson's show case.

Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:25 AM »
modify seems to have dis appeared. ho !hum

I tend to think wer'r entering a very very serious time.
With idiots (or Sir Humphrey 's calling the tune.)
I'm not smart but not stupid

Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:49 AM »
k'on Kiwi no politics. or Martin will slap your hands and face.

General Discussion / Re: Manchester United F.C.
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:37 PM »
Thanks for that Too Shy.
It was cold waiting for the bus to Ashton in Piccadily,the sun had set and the sky was clear.
I'm small now(and the Quack said last checkup that I had shrunk!!!)
all of 5ft. 3in???

Good things come in small packages.

General Discussion / Re: Manchester United F.C.
« on: April 08, 2018, 05:59 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.

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