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« Reply #225 on: June 23, 2012, 04:15 AM »
i remmember the pill hall next to the pavillion upstairs we used to play there and then went in the pavillion after,i think we used to book our seats in the late 40s cheers  kennetho

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« Reply #226 on: June 23, 2012, 09:11 AM »
Thanks herby/kennetho.  I wish I had your memory.

I've had a look on the Tameside site and can only find one decent photo of the Pavilion as was - this one.

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« Reply #227 on: June 23, 2012, 11:30 AM »
Hi All, Hi Bill, If you look at the building to your left of the Pavilion, I worked there in 1966 (J.H.Hadfield)

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« Reply #228 on: June 23, 2012, 01:00 PM »

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« Reply #229 on: June 23, 2012, 01:31 PM »
Hi All, Hi Bill, That's the place. They moved in '66 to the Corner of Oldham Road and Wellington road. They had a petrol station and car showroom which sold Hillman car's and three big service bay's for their fleet of Pantechnicon's and Dodge trucks.


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« Reply #230 on: June 23, 2012, 02:32 PM »
thanks for that photo  bill that jogs the old noggin.kennetho

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« Reply #231 on: June 23, 2012, 04:45 PM »

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« Reply #232 on: June 23, 2012, 04:59 PM »
Hi Bill
          Is this the bridge on cavindish street always thought it was called "alma bridge"
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« Reply #233 on: June 23, 2012, 07:41 PM »
Growing up in the Dukinfield of the 40s and 50s, this was always known as County Bridge. When I was about seven or eight, a young couple were in car which careered round the bend, mounted the pavement and went straight through the metal railings before ending up in the river. Can't remember the outcome but it was talked about as if it was a fatality. No doubt it would have been plastered over the front page of the Reporter at the time.

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« Reply #234 on: June 23, 2012, 11:27 PM »
Hi Bill
             The pill hall was  upstairs behind the Hadfield sign.  All the names on the bridges were cemented over during the war to confuse the invading German army or maybe them from Dukky herby

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« Reply #235 on: June 24, 2012, 11:08 AM »

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« Reply #236 on: June 24, 2012, 04:17 PM »
Thanks Bill
Another great picture featuring an iconic Ashton Landmark.

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« Reply #237 on: June 24, 2012, 06:20 PM »
I'll echo that, well done Bill.

Vanessa

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« Reply #238 on: June 24, 2012, 07:25 PM »
Thanks Ian/Vanessa.

I wanted to get the church in the background and was pleased that the clock appeared in the picture.

One nice touch in our patch was the bobbies on bikes holding out their hand for the youngsters to touch.  All in all, a great atmosphere and an event to remember.

P.S. Vanessa, I enjoyed your video.  How much did it cost you to get them to do a pit stop in front of you?  Our runner whizzed past.

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« Reply #239 on: June 24, 2012, 08:00 PM »
 ;D ;D I'd been stood on that spot for 45 minutes, I couldn't believe it when they did a change over in front of me, I expected to get a lot of film of backs of heads and a runner whizzing by so I was chuffed when that happened.

Vanessa