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If you dabbled with Facebook, you might find such delights as this Life of Brian parody:

Going off what you have told me Martin I must have been on the Forum a lot longer than 2009? Could you please find out for me how long? it would be much appreciated, as are you.

Hello Jack. You joined this forum on November 1st 2009 at 06:42 am British time.

You had been a member of the earlier incarnation which is no longer working. However, accessing the member files that are still on the server, I can tell you that you joined that on May 20th 2004 at 09:54 am.
(I think that was about the time that previous version was set up, so you may have been a member of the even earlier incarnation, but I do not have that information.)
"Let it rock - and then some..."

I think if I am correct in saying I have been on this Forum since not long after its inception, about 10 years. I had hundreds of post that were not saved when Martin changed over to this system.

You are not quite correct, Jack. The website has had a forum like this for 20 years. This is the 4th incarnation of the forum and this particular version was created in May 2009. All the posts that were on the previous version of the forum were saved and were available to read, but not add to.
There was a link to the old board from this page:
Unfortunately the link to the old board no longer seems to be working. I suspect the software it ran on is too old and no longer compatible.

You are right about this being a "dying forum", Jack. It is a forum that has served its purpose but can no longer compete with modern forms of interaction, particularly Facebook, where many former members are active. There are several Facebook groups that focus on Ashton. I suspect it is well past the time when it must be accepted that this forum no longer serves the purpose for which it was set up.
If any members want to stay in touch with other members then I suggest that you exchange private messages so that you have email addresses or other contact information so that you can keep in touch if the forum should cease to be.

For anyone contemplating a future vote for the present party of government, just remember that Jacob Rees-Mogg described the rise in the use of food banks and "rather uplifting".

General Discussion / Re: Martin.
« on: August 02, 2019, 11:21 PM »
Jack. I am keeping the forum going because there are a few people who don't want to follow other members to Facebook, where discussion about Ashton is very much alive, and also because some people enjoy reading the old discussions from the times when this was a busy forum.

Perhaps it would be better for me to pull the plug and let the forum fade into history?

General Discussion / Re: The 'dreaded' BREXIT.......and beyond.
« on: July 28, 2019, 09:04 PM »
Hi all, Hi Too Shy, The off switch is in YOUR control.

Actually, the off-switch is in my control.

I do agree with much of what you say, Jack, and I have let you air your views freely, but I think there has been enough already of the present topic. After all, this is primarily a place for chat about Ashton, rather than politics.

Off-switch engaged...

General Discussion / Re: LOSING GREAT FRIENDS.
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:34 PM »
Thanks, Karen. The forum has never been the same without your mum.
Ten years? Eeek!

General Discussion / Re: Ashtonian54
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:51 AM »
We'll miss your contribution, Ian.

Ask a question.... / Re: Users Online
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:42 PM »
A lot of people are on Facebook these days.

Talking about Ashton / Re: New building names
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:55 PM »
Daniel Adamson inspecting the progress of work on the Ship Canal...

Talking about Ashton / Re: New building names
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Daniel Adamson with family...

Adding to this discussion somewhat belatedly, I have just been reading that William Shaw, of Bardsley Brewery, was living at Riversvale Hall between 1847 and 1868.

Riversvale Hall was around half a mile from the brewery.

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:49 PM »
The problem was reported to me and I have reported it to the web host who seems to have resolved the issue.

Round and About / Re: DISTRICTS IN ASHTON
« on: January 30, 2017, 01:16 AM »
Taunton, Crowhill, Waterloo, Limehurst, Smallshaw, Cockbrook, Currier Slacks, Oversteads, Heys, Botany, Bengal, Hillgate, Hurst Brook, Hurst Knoll, Carrs, Hurst, Higher Hurst, Hurst Nook, Greenhurst, Hazelhurst, Holebottom, Oakfold, Lordsfield, Leesfield, Cowhill, Boston, Charlestown, Moss Side, Richmond Hill, Ryecroft, West End, Guide Bridge.

Round and About / Re: DISTRICTS IN ASHTON
« on: January 30, 2017, 12:26 AM »
That area was called 'Penny Meadow' long before that part of Katherine Street was re-named 'Penny Meadow'.

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