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Ashton's Night Life / Re: pubs now no more
« on: July 18, 2010, 11:42 PM »
Yes Bill, Andy was my older  brother  He finished up his career as a publican   near Mossley.   He once ran the Corporation in Guide Bridge.

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Ashton's Night Life / Re: pubs now no more
« on: July 18, 2010, 03:34 AM »
During the 40s I recollect there were more than thirty pubs between St Michaels' Square and the end of Stamford St including Old St. In fact there were at least 10 pubs in shouting distance of the Palais
Is my old local "Miners Arms at Montague Rd and Mossley Rd still in existence??
The publican was named Sid... I must have played hundreds of games of dominoes in the tap room and bet on the horses Saturday lunchtime.

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Talking about Ashton / Re: The Odeon, Old Street
« on: July 16, 2010, 03:40 AM »
I remember going to the Majestic as a youngster and I was a member of the Shirley Temple Club You got a card and after so many visits you got a freebie! Saturday afternoons were the thing ,I think it was 3d to get in and One would get Flash Gordon  Newsreels Comedy and a big movie, wonderful memories,


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Martin, Just some great photos pf A-u-L and the air shots are brilliant  I SCROLLED ALL OVER ASHTON THE PLACE HAS TRULY CHANGED I WOULD GET LOST
I did lose my way using the cursor etc, Why they have even taken the front garden from our old house on Montague Rd and put in parking space ,,and what used to be a massive field south of the school is loaded with buildings and left  with just one footy field.
Just along Darnton Rd east of Herries St a Bomb fell in the garden on that corner
luckily it failed to go off and it was removed by the Engineers We were in an Air raid shelter that had been erected at the Curzon Rd entrance to the Grammar School
Anybody recall those days?

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Memory Lane / Re: BIRTHDAYS
« on: July 15, 2010, 06:17 AM »
Joyce,   I too am 83 so we must have been  at some school at the same time and probably the same Dance Halls and movies I lived on Montague rd just by the grammar school.
 I worked at Rycroft Electric. Hills Biscuits and Arnfields when I got out of the
 Navy... I later rejoined the Navy and wound up here in Vancouver.
I spent some time working for my Company here out in Thunder Bay for three months ,right in the middle of winter .it snowed just about every day we were there, So I love our mild winters.

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Mr Sam Ashton    Geography and History I can see the face of the Science teacher but can't remember his name but he could throw a mean piece of chalk.
And our French teacher!!! I can still do the Vowels pretty good which has helped me here  in Canada

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Looking for family or friends... / Re: STAMFORD BOYS SCHOOL
« on: July 14, 2010, 12:42 AM »
Talking of Cadets I was in the Air group and we had two Sqn's 247 and I think 525  We also had a smart young chap called Carter he was Flt Sgt always led the parades Unfortunately he  became an Air Gunner and was killed early 1945 over Greece I think. I got to the lofty height of Cpl then went and joined the Navy cause they took entrants in at 16 and 9 months whereas RAF had to wait till 17 and 3 months
I have just come back to this  post because I forgot my Password etc  so I rejoined.

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Looking for family or friends... / "Heginbottom school for boys"
« on: July 14, 2010, 12:26 AM »
Who went to the above school it was located in the Library, and shared many rooms with Ashton Tech School. Is the Manchester Rgt Reserve armoury still next door?
When I was at Heginbottom Mr Whtehead was Headmaster  Did you know he won the Military Cross for bravery in WW1 with the Manchesters.  I believe he went to Stamford when Heginbottom closed. Other teachers were  Mr Winded
(Math) a lot of the teachers went into the forces, I think that was why it was closed

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Talking about Ashton / Re: Reuben in Waterloo
« on: July 13, 2010, 06:43 PM »
Vanessa  Do you have an obit for the Frank Smith who died 1959??

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Memory Lane / Re: BIRTHDAYS
« on: July 13, 2010, 06:06 PM »
Joyce, You mention Victoria Park in your replies. Do you mean North Vancouver??  Well I live in N Van just off Mt Seymour Parkway.
Check in  please.
Brian Seward

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Looking for family or friends... / Re: STAMFORD BOYS SCHOOL
« on: July 13, 2010, 05:59 PM »
Kennyo  Re Sea Cadets;   Do you remeber the Cadet who led most of the parades He was an impecably dressed cadet Who certainly looked the part.
Well, when he had to go in the forces he joined the Airborne and was KIA at Arnhem, Do you recall his name or?????

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