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General Discussion / Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:57 PM »
It was lovely to find your post after all this time Dannyx6. even if about the sad circumstances of Herby's passing.   Things are so different nowadays it seems for almost everyone, but nevertheless, I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family and you are staying as healthy as possible, as we are now hearing that some of the "oldies" are sadly passing on. 
Do take care and I hope you and your family have a great and healthy 2019, along with all the other members here on Ashton I've known.    Joyce.   :) :)

General Discussion / Re: 2018 christmas
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:34 PM »
Thank you Greeny - and I'll take this opportunity also to wish you and each and every one of you a lovely and Merry Christmas (with the hope that Santa Claus brings you something really nice),  and a great healthy and Happy New Year for 2019.   May all your dreams come true.    :) :)   
It's just started to snow here, so I don't know If we'll have a white Christmas Day or not.   It would make the Christmas outdoor lights look so much prettier at night.   
                     MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE!!!!      Joyce    :) :)

Round and About / Re: Memories of living in a Prefab
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:36 PM »
Sorry I can't contribute re prefabs, folks.....but it sure is wonderful to see your comments on here Dannyx6, and I certainly hope you're keeping well, and also your family.    As ever...Joyce

General Discussion / Re: Ashtonian54
« on: July 23, 2018, 12:42 PM »
So many old friends leaving us these days - at least in my life.   RIP, Ian.     

General Discussion / Re: Adventure before Dementia
« on: July 23, 2018, 12:38 PM »
Every good wish for your future life-style, Kiwi (and Mrs. Kiwi too, of course).   It all sounds so very exciting, and along with your new adventures, come the very best of good health wishes  for both of you.   The pictures of your new abode look great....and news of your travels and journeys to new places will certainly be looked forward to by myself.   The very best of luck and happiness.     ;D  Joyce

Memory Lane / Re: Guide Bridge Mill
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:29 PM »
Hi Kiwi, and to Son of Nomad!  Thank you so much for your nice birthday wishes!  I had a great day.   Funny you should mention the secret of longevity though SON - when the eye Doctor. (doing my cataract surgery this last Feb) asked me what I thought was the reason for my longevity and still looking so good (his words not mine!).....I just blurted out..."well, of course, being born in Ashton in the U.K.!!!!!"  He hadn't a clue where Ashton is, but he said he wished he could find some of whatever that was and use it for himself!  True story - I kid you not!!!    ;) ;) ;)  Joyce

Memory Lane / Re: Guide Bridge Mill
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:36 PM »
Thank you so very much, Greeny, for remembering!!   It's still only 7:30a.m. here and already it looks as though it's going to be another lovely sunny day, as it usually is on Jully 11th.    I'm so very thankful for my reasonably good health at this old age, and just got my car plate sticker renewed for two more years, so here's hoping it wasn't a waste of good money!   ;) ;)   I have my niece and her husband visiting for today, with another niece from Edmonton, and they're taking me out for a lovely dinner.   Then they're going home (long distance).    It should be another great and happy day for me.   :) Joyce

Memory Lane / Re: Guide Bridge Mill
« on: July 03, 2018, 03:18 AM »
I see your husband was a fire man in Yorkshire so was I for three years at Driffield East York's 1950-1953  small world Albert
Sorry, Albert.... Art was with RCAF 427 Squadron stationed at Leeming and Skipton-on-Swale, in Yorkshire from 1942 (not 1941 as I said) until 1945 with No. 6 group, Bomber Command..  He arrived back in Canada on VJ Day.   It was in May 1944 he was blown off his crash truck and very badly injured as they were going to the rescue of those from a Lancaster Bomber that had crash-landed with a full bomb-load on board.   

Sorry I've gone "off-topic" folks, but in those days, one thing seemed to lead to another!!  And it was all too true, Fudge and Kiwi, that everyone at that tme was discouraged by big posters on bill boards from talking or reporting on such goings on as to where things were or events taking place.   I've often wondered what would have happened if everyone would have had today's technology, such as cell phones and the internet prevalent now and with all the current "social media"!  WOW!!  :o    Joyce

Memory Lane / Re: Guide Bridge Mill
« on: July 02, 2018, 05:50 PM »
Hi Albert ... I wonder if I knew your Uncle Eric Saxon...although as very young girls (14 and up), the older ladies watched over us quite diligently so we didn't get into any trouble or mischief!   ;D   It seemed to me to be a very busy place with the Works Stores and where they anodized and dyed Rivets, etc. in huge vats on the ground floor - where they also had the big boss's front offices. and Personnel.    We used to clock in and out by going in  by the large bay door at the far end of South St., but there was also another small door almost as soon as you reached the mill itself.  So many memories of starting to work there.
My first job for about a month (before the office work and working for Mr. Gascoigne) was dipping narrow felt strips into a tub of lanolin and using a hand-wringer clipped onto the tub to squeeze them out, before they were folded lengthwise and then glued into brackets to be used in the wings, etc.   I can still smell that awful-smelling yellow glue (Bostick) where about 12 ladies sat around a long wooden bench to work.  (How on earth did we win the war with such highly-efficient equipment????). 
I don't really know much about any aircraft that might have been downed around there - I think Woodhead Tunnel was the only place I remember any big bombs being dropped in that area but that was before I was 14 and still evacuated in Hollingworth.    From what I've learned on here since then, I think it was a quite industrialized area, but for me the Odeon Theatre that was across the road and facing South St. was my big landmark, with all the new coloured pictures (Dubarry was a Lady, etc.), when I first met my husband who was a Firefighter in the RCAF stationed in Yorkshire and visiting his relatives in Tameside, but that's another story all by itself, which then brings Ashton Palais into the story.   Great and wonderful days even though it was Wartime.     8) :) :)   Joyce

Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:48 PM »
Hi Fudge....I'm rather surprised that no mention has been made on here about the raging fires up on Saddleworth Moor.    There was even a good-sized article with a pretty large photo in our local London Free Press this morning, so I did a Google search and sure enough, there's tons of items and small videos of the fire on the internet.   Most told of the closest homes having been evacuated for a while.   It seems the latest is that they've sent about 100 Army members of a Scottish Regiment up there to help out.    I know for a fact and personal experience in Goose Bay, Labrador when Art, my late husband, as a Firefighter fought similar fires up there and how the wind can change and make things almost impossible to cope with and very dangerous.   My thoughts and good wishes are out there with all those fighting those dreadful fires and for the people living close enough to be affected.    Joyce 

Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« on: June 26, 2018, 04:03 AM »
A little too warm for me this coming weekend, Kiwi!!  They're predicting 33 to 34C as highs for this coming Canada Day Holiday weekend, with very high humidity.   Guess I'd better get myself a good book so I can survive in my air conditioning and  not melt away!   18 to 20C would be perfect because I've a whole lot of outside work should be done, but it can wait, as usual!    :)

Ask a question.... / Re: Users Online
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:06 AM »
Hi Jaywit.....who's Joan?   Perhaps it's someone I missed from the past?    I also don't belong to any of the popular "social media" sites as I have enough problems just remembering my own name, let alone all the various ones we'd have to create as passwords for them!   :o  Joyce  ;D

Ask a question.... / Re: Users Online
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:50 AM »
I've often wondered the same thing myself, Kiwi, now that there are so few "old timers" who post these days but always lots of "guests".        I mostly check in about twice a day just to see what's happening, if anything.    It's not like it used to be though when there were loads of regulars who became great friends, but then nothing is the same as it was when I first found Ashton site.   
It's lovely to know that you're soon to be off on your new life-style and adventures and I wish you and Mrs. Kiwi all the very best and happiness.   I was wondering though - will you still be posting on here, or will we lose you too?    Have a great day!   (It's 6:50AM here now).    Joyce

Ask a question.... / Re: Robertson's jam
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:41 PM »
My Mom used to work at Robertson Jam Works way, way back (before WW2) and so when I was a very little girl I had a few lapel "gollywog" badges.  I loved them.   With my habit of "keeping everything" I get my hands, why, oh why didn't I save one for now?   Sorry Brian.   ;D ;D

Memory Lane / Re: Guide Bridge Mill
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:57 PM »
Hi Fudge.... 
Thanks for your message re your rather unsuccessful visit to the Archives, where there was no mention there either.   I've sent you a reply, but as no one else has posted any replies for me on here, I guess that must be the end of this particular topic.  Again, thanks so much.   Joyce   :)

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