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General Discussion / Re: Manchester United F.C.
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:45 PM »
Well with todays scores Chelsea 1-0 over Liverpool means that United only need one point to secure 2nd Place.. Will they get it?
Some days they are world beaters and then they put a lousy display like against Brighton.. Mind you all the clubs play some dreary games Watched City make over 30 passes to and fro in the backfield. Talk about boring. That's kind of like training sessions..

Ask a question.... / Robertson's jam
« on: May 05, 2018, 06:03 PM »
  By Golly, I was in a store yesterday and on the Import shelf was a bottle of Robertson's jam.  Are they still in business? and I recall when I was Young many years ago They used to give out lapel badges when you sent in so many labels! which also got me to thinking if anyone has one of the badges or can be they obtained ?.

Memory Lane / Re: Where did everyone live and when?
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:00 AM »
I   was born in Manchester (1927)  lived at three locations in Ashton  1st Whitelands Rd then to Granville Terrace, and finally Montague Rd  .#110 at corner of Curzon Rd and Montague, Worked John Hills Biscuits, then Next door to Ryecroft Electric (Lancaster Bombers Ailerons and Bomb Doors) Joined Navy late 1944  Till 1947.  Took work at JE Arnfields  Guide Bridge till 49 when I rejoined the Merchant Navy. Round the World many times till I met my future wife in Vancouver BC.  I'm Still here although a different wife.. visited Ashton quite a few times .Spent 30 year in the Canadian Army Engineers, and once in Germany I got a long week end pass ,So I got to Ashton in Canadian uniform.  Retired Army 1990 as Capt and  Work in 1998,
What a Life I've had !!!! Bloody marvellous!

Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:47 AM »
I'd noticed on my last visit home my 80 year old father seemed to be losing his hearing, so I mentioned it to my mother. "Things haven't changed much she said. Only difference is, before, he didn't listen. Now he can't".

I'm  in great shape.... unfortunately it's the shape of a potato !!

Humility?    When my grandad was born they passed out cigars, when my dad was born they passed out cigarettes, and when I was born they just passed out!

Talking about Ashton / Age
« on: January 02, 2018, 06:15 AM »
Speaking of the war years, I am now in my 91st year, and here in my local Canadian Legion I am the youngest of a fast diminishing group "Veterans of the Second world war." Are there many left in Ashton??

Talking about Ashton / roxy
« on: January 02, 2018, 06:09 AM »
I don't think I have ever seen anything about the Roxy Cinema.Hurst Cross.  Used to go lot during the war years I guess it has gone now!.

Looking for family or friends... / Old Timers
« on: November 28, 2017, 06:43 AM »
I am trying to recall a gentleman who I knew as "Slim" had been a POW in Japan (Manchester Rgt). and he came in all the Pubs at Mossley Rd and Montague Rd... Miners, Cottage tavern and New Inn {1946-).. He was tall and had a small car. A real gentleman. There were two others who also popped in the Pub on occasion who had been in the Japanese Camps and all remembered it with despair.
I realize they have passed on now , but maybe others will recall them

Brian Seward

Memory Lane / Re: Dunkirk (Dunkerque)
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:35 AM »
I just read this one Jayess I stood at the corner of Curzon Rd and watched the  soldiers  marching up from Charlestown, Quite a lot of French soldiers too. I got a few Cap Badges from them.
How are you doing I am now in my  nineties and apart from a bad knee I get around, Wife not in good shape though.  Wish I could meet you in the miner's for a beer.

Cheers Brian   N Vancouver BC

Smile, please! / Re: oldies
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:52 PM »
To all, this is the big ninety............

Smile, please! / another oldie
« on: August 17, 2017, 03:01 AM »
Lately, I've been feeling Lethargic, Listless and Apathetic, If I stand up suddenly I get dizzy. My daughter says she has to smoke two joints to feel like that!

Smile, please! / oldies
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:48 AM »
Another birthday coming up!!!  MY WILD OATS have turned into prunes and all-bran..

I also recall a young chap in our class  (Jack Stringfellow) who was caned 5 on each hand, which left his hands in poor shape.His father came to the school the next day and played hell with the head and the teacher. Cannot recall what happened after that , But imagine if that occurred nowadays there would be headlines and probably a court case.

A teacher,s name just popped into my head   Mr Bagnall I think he was Chemistry  Mr Ashton was Geography I am talking 1941!!!

Ayess,  Thanks for the memories. I recall Mr Jackson and Mr Williams. One teacher I recall had an arsenal of canes in his sleeve and would let you pick which he should use.
I am 90 this year in December!. and I used to run home to Montague Rd at lunchtime !!! the  young
nowadays cannot navigate a block  without mummy
 picking them up in the car. I had a Green blazer with a Red Rose embroidered on the pocket.  Mr Whitehead arranged for me to take an exam and I left for the Grammar School for a year and a half.  Do you  ever meet up with Jayess in Queensland, I have corresponded with him but not heard of him  for sometime.

Cheers  Brian

ayess, Do you recall any other Teachers names. I recall a math teacher Mr Winded.. I was there in 1941 and many of the teachers were called up for service. I gained a lot of French language from the French teacher. and Science had a good man also ,who could have made a fortune playing baseball. He could throw a piece of chalk like a bullet.

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