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Albert

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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2010, 08:14 PM »
 The nearest shop like Griersons was is Wilson's on Old st
 and they still wear the brown coveralls and they know
how to make a parcel not just a plastic bag

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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2010, 12:20 AM »
As a youngster, I used to hear about folk who had a mental alarm clock which they set when they went to bed and which woke them up on time.  In those days I struggled to wake up even with an alarm clock.

Whether it's to do with age or not, I don't know, but it's years since I've needed an alarm clock and always seem to wake up as required - early or not so early.

Can anyone else wake up on time without an alarm clock?

Also, in days gone by, who used to wake the knocker-up up?

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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010, 07:32 AM »
Bill This morning my alarm clock was set for 630am as I needed to be up early. But I was up 20 min before it went of. If I had not set it I would have over slept Fudge

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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010, 09:11 AM »
These days I can usually wake up in time without the alarm but I still set it if it's an important day.  (must admit this morning I could have gone back to sleep when I heard the rain slamming into the window!  At least it had eased when I set off for work)

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2010, 11:21 AM »
hi i always set the alarm clock on work days , nine times out of ten i am awake and up before it goes off ,watch this i bet it goes off tomorrow  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2010, 04:04 PM »
With it being the Heritage Weekend I have had to be up early last one this morning and I wished I could have stayed in bed.  Fudge

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2010, 01:24 PM »
Please does any one know what the Pop place nr Holy Trintity was called Fudge

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2010, 05:02 PM »
Hello Fudge.

The name that popped into my head when I read your question was Barretts.  I've done a search and come up with the following...

"R. A. Barrett & Co. - Ashton-under-Lyne Barretts & Company was the area's premier soft drink manufacturing company for most of the 20th century. It was started in the 1860s when Adam Barrett set up shop on the corner of Brook Street and Welbeck Street in Ashton- under-Lyne. Alongside general provisions Barrett sold ginger beer which he made at the back of shop.

It wasn't long before he was renowned for his ginger beer and in 1873 his son Richard established a small ginger beer factory on Berkeley Street. Three years later he was joined by his brother-in-law, James Makin, and they began producing other soft drinks and mineral waters. The company became known as R.A. Barrett and adopted its diamond-shaped trademark.

During the early 1900s the company expanded still further, employing more than 100 workers and exporting throughout the north west. Barrett's also had the distinction of being the first company in the area to purchase motor-driven vehicles for delivery and, after the First World War, it diversified and began producing health powders, gravy powders and vinegar.

In 1947 the Barrett family involvement in the company ended, but the firm continued under new owners. The family link was resumed in 1955 when Harold Livesay, who was related to the Barrett family by marriage, bought the company. Barretts continued to produce soft drinks until February 1977."

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2010, 05:20 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2010, 08:00 PM »
Thank you so much Bill for all that infomation its brill. Fudge

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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2010, 10:50 PM »
...and there was me thinking that Fudge was asking about a pop music venue!
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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2010, 11:26 PM »
It may have been where Bob Geldof held his Lemon Aid concert Martin.

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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2010, 05:58 PM »
Hmmm. Not a concert by Bucks Fizzy, then?
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2010, 02:48 PM »
Bill Please do you know what the new owners were called between 1947-1955 Fudge