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Norley Hall, comments on..!!
Started by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
I moved to Norley Hall Estate in 1952 and loved it. The people were the best. I have many good memories from then.

I would appreciate any comments from anyone.

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
lived on norley for over 11 years in the white houses dorset close and then when the houses were modernised somerset road and not ashamed to say untill i got married many happy memories of growing up around there

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
I was 1 yr old when we moved to Norley in 52, lived on saddleback rd,mum and dad used to win prizes for the best kept garden. I fell through the bedroom window when I was about 3, my mum told me that the miners who lived on the street wouldnt go to work that day because it was a bad omen hearing of an accident,they all wished my parents well and hoped I would make a speedy recovery, thats community spirit. Every one helped one another. THere was always a party for us kids to go to, we didnt realise at the time that we were being sent to these parties to catch the childhood deseases,chicken pox, German measles we would all take a plate of cakes or jellies and have a really good time. Memories

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
lots of good memories of norley , even though i did not live there , quite close st john street , lots of good people lived there ,allways helping one another out .did you know freddiie , dont remember his surname used to get called freddie white <something >my hubbys mother lived in helvelyn , and evelyn taylor , wally her dad used to play drums ,lived in saddleback .yes white houses did get a badname , but majority of folk weregradley .scaffel drive got a bad name , but now it is so differant ,

Posted by: moodysue (inactive) Report abuse
lived on Norley till I got married for maybe 5yrs.... got divorced and came back to Norley... its changed though....

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
ecmdj. was freddie the chap that everyone called the albino because he had white hair and pink eyes. Its such a long time ago,but I think he lived in Shap Gate.

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
eron , thought it was because he had one eye brow white other brown , cant remember him having pink eyes ,mind you long time ago ,

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
does anyone remember that woman being found dead,,i think it was either off lamberhead rd been there for god knows how long or or on other side norley humber place? found her in bed .

Posted by: david49 (2522) Report abuse
nothing up with white houses billy, used to knock about with a few of the lads from there,they weren't wired up reet road mind you

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
david . you can say that again

Posted by: trish (716)  Report abuse
Freddie Stevens I think you're thinking of ecmdj. He was a mate of my brother; wasn't an albino, just had one white eyebrow and part of his hair on that side was also white. My brother said it was through shock when somebody belted him, but he was probably kidding.

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
trish ,thats him , there were rumours going about it was something to do with some kind a shock ,

Posted by: david49 (2522) Report abuse
he got hit with a snooker cue'that was one of the tales we heard,but i think its right what your brother said it did come from getting a belt.

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
does anyone remember the Makinson Gibson or Orrell families, all located in Saddleback near Lake Walk.Carole Makinson was my best friend also John Gibson and Enid Orrell

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
i remember the girl being found dead it was in dorset close they lived back to back with us..she was emaciated ..i used to run errands for the lady whoes daughter it was but for the life of me i can not remember there name i never see her daughter no one did they were a funny family

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
so rbilly it was you, who used to run in front of my bike , when i was insurrance collecting .

Posted by: topaz7 (262)  Report abuse
I lived on Norley till I got Married in 1976 loved the place (Devon Close).ecmdj do you mean the lady that the ambulance crew found she lived with her parents, from what the papers said at the time she never left the house for years, such a sad case, think she lived around lamberhead Rd or somewhere very near, think it was early 70s but I could be wrong

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
it was defo dorset close topaz she was so bad that when they tried to lift her out of the bed her skin stuck to the bed clothes the bed room was covered in blue bottles and her body was maggoted

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
who did you mate with david i may know them?

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
topaz .doesnt time fly , yes think it was early seventies ,

Posted by: david49 (2522) Report abuse
george king mainly

Posted by: topaz7 (262)  Report abuse
Thats right Rbilly remember now it was Dorset Close it was a very sad case. Time does fly by ecmdj too quickly.

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
george king did he have a brother derek and live in lamberhead road

Posted by: cfarrimond (514)  Report abuse
my sister lived in lamberhead road...i remember going to visit i would be about 10 and walking down the road everybodys windows were open and the theme from coronation street was blaring out of everybodys house...strange things that stick in your memory

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
cfarrimond dont mind me asking but when did your sister live in lamberhead road what year would it have been ..a young girl on hear called laura as been looking for people who lived there and may have known her mum...

Posted by: cfarrimond (514)  Report abuse
probably about 1959 rbilly

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
did she live near the top near to the school or at the bottom that ran on to norley hall avenue?

Posted by: cfarrimond (514)  Report abuse
at the top going to bed now catch up with you in morn

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
thank you i will try and get in touch with laura as i have forgotten what year her mum lived there

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
The girl who died in Dorset Close was in such a bad state that one of the ambulance men(who I knew) was so traumatised he was off work for weeks.
I went to Pem Boys so know loads of folk off Norley, heard some tales that you would think had come from "Billie's Weekly Liar". But surely one of the most memorable things about the estate revolves around the West Ward

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
rio were abouts in norley did you live my brother used to go to pem boys school up to what year were you there.. have i asked you this be fore sorry if i have ... i used to take bottles of in west ward was a few carictures went in there ...

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
Rose only lived on Norley after school, I was at Pem roughly between 1964 to 1968. Same year as Dave Bithell, Barrie Winrow and Eric Hutchinson plus a few more

Posted by: mollie m (6244)  Report abuse
I used to go home on the bus from work with Freddie Stevens. He did indeed have one side of his head white - eyebrow, hair and his face. He was a lovely, gentle man and he told me that the reason he was white on one side of his face was because he'd been kicked by a horse when he was a kid and he'd suffered from severe shock, which left him in that condition. That's what he told me anyway, and we used to sit next to each other on the bus going home from work. He did not have pink eyes, but the loveliest kindest brown eyes.

Posted by: laura (195)  Report abuse
my mom lived at 23 Lamberhead road in 1955 her name was Kathellen Gizzie but was always called Kathleen Johnson

Posted by: mick-dorset (3062) Report abuse
norley hall ! what can i say, such a large place but very few admit to living there, you can be chatting to somebody ask them where they live and they say pemberton, ask where about and they say somewhere like severn drive and when you point out that its norley they say 'no it's pemberton' - i have even heard it called lower orrell !!!!, i used to work with with a group of lads from platt bridge many years ago and they always referred to norley hall,worsley hall, marsh green and kitt green (collectively)as the leper colony, not a place i would fancy living

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
Freddie Stevens used to collect T&G union subs in the West Ward.

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
if anything marsh green was a lot worse than norley ,and worsley hall too, since all the refurbishments done its not what it was like . rio, freddie was a nice lad .

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
mick sorry i must disagre with you about norley hall worsley hall kitt green and marsh green there is some gradley folk live in these places please dont tar every one who lives there as being the same..good and bad in all walks of life and i have freinds in all of these places and proud to say i grew up IN NORLEY HALL lots of happy memories we may not have had much when we were growing up but we were happy ..i dont want to get in to a slanging match with any one but i feel i must stick up for what i know as as for lads from platt bridge telling you about these places speachlessas i say good and bad people in ALL areas as for them being called lower orell in all my years i have never ever heard it called that and my husband as said the same gathhurst road orell runs down to the old engine wich boarders on kitt green so may be that is what you have heard people say lower orell

Posted by: micky east (inactive) Report abuse
what about worsley mesnes mick dorset lovely place ,and it gets some stick on here can,t think why,loveliest place in the valley of the douglas

Posted by: mick-dorset (3062) Report abuse
rbilly, i don't want to argue, but i know one girl who lives at the back of the norley pub who says she lives in lower orrell to anybody who asks, and micky east ,I spent 2 yrs of my life living in worsley mesnes, it was an eye opener, thats all i will say about it! i wouldn't want to go back there again, it had some charming places , elliot drive , blake close etc, not for me i'm afraid

Posted by: anne_04_04 (74)   Report abuse
i lived in norley at the age ov 9 till i got married at 19 we used to live at top ov helvellyn road near the bus terminous there was once a telephone box right outside ov our house witch was very useful i went to pem senior i mated with alot ov girls from lambread road didnt av much money in them days evryone ad big families but they were proud people iv they ad a crust they would give u half u could always leave ur doors and windows open unlike today u could always go to ur neighbour fr a cup ov sugar or a drop ov milk my dad went in the westward evry afternoon with a man called mr mullin anyone no him my dads name was jack lowe

Posted by: moodysue (inactive) Report abuse
mick it all depends on what part of the estate.... I live on Norley and Im lucky enough to live in a quiet part of it.... but even one street can differ depending on which end of it you live.... I will say this though.. I have lived on private housing estates and the thing about council ones is this.... if they are your enemy you know about it no airs and graces... where as on a private housing estate... nice to your face... stab ya in the back half the chance.... they just look classier with it...

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
moody sue .sooo right ,go up winstanley for that

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
I've lived on Worsley Hall, Norley and Worsley Mesnes and yes there are some bad folk but they are well outnumbered by the good uns

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
well mick all i can say is she is a snob ..why did she move to norley in the first place if she is so ashamed of it lower orell never heard owt like it ann a mr mullins lived 3 doors down from us we lived in somerset road oposite the old folks flats..could be the same one he had 4 sons

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
i used to work with with a group of lads from platt bridge many years ago and they always referred to norley hall,worsley hall, marsh green and kitt green (collectively)as the leper colony, not a place i would fancy living

that coming from someone from platt bridge

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
lol platt bridge enough said

Posted by: micky east (inactive) Report abuse
topaz7 did you know the griffin family from devon close

Posted by: mick-dorset (3062) Report abuse
walshy76, how can you berate somebody coming from a respectable area like platt bridge ? those lads taught me a lot about rogues from council estates in wigan and leigh,and where to live and where to avoid like the plague etc,they told me millers lane and woodcock drive estates are fine but to be very wary of anywhere else

Posted by: linda lou (40) Report abuse
I am also proud to say that I Lived on Norley Hall in the white houses, our parents did everything they could for us. How many of you who are critising the White houses can honestly admit that where you grew up was any different. I can remember my dad coming home from work at the end of the week and tipping up his wages to mum, then after getting washed and changed ready for a night out at the Westward Labour club, asking mum for money only to be told that she had lent all the money out to the neighbours. That is the way our mum was, she wouldn't see anyone short. Also, the name of the family with the daughter who died was Sinclaire, think her name was Cynthia.

Posted by: farrie50 (1710)  Report abuse
i grew up on norley hall in the 50s 60s (medway walk avon road )and yes there were some "rogues" but the VAST majority were decent hard working folk ,including my mam and dad,who cared about their families and neighbours and the upbringing i had as part of that community was second to none !!!

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive) Report abuse
You are talking about the days before people starting buying their own properties.

The days when there were more good then bad, the majority worked for a living and there was a real communitry spirit.

Today, they are the opposite!

Posted by: judyteen (932)  Report abuse
i was brought up on norley and i'm proud of it! i loved living there, all the mams and dads knew each others kids and looked out for em. my brother ken married doreen sinclair, the sister of the girl who died in shocking circumstances, her mam and dad used to be known as yogi bear and popeye, always in west ward.one of my sisters still lives there.

Posted by: tuddy (971) Report abuse
I have'nt been round Norley for years. I used to go to the boxing club behind the Norley Hall pub when I was in my teens.

Posted by: johnlythg (inactive) Report abuse
I lived in Helvellyn Road from 1959 to 1964, good people,bad people, what's everyone talking about?, I never met a bad person

Posted by: mick-dorset (3062) Report abuse
john, it all depends on how you define a bad person, i know a bloke from worsley mesnes who's idea of a good days work is to come into your house in the middle of the night and help himself to your belongings,and is always in and out of jail, but some people say he's not a bad lad, personally i think he's just a thieving scumbag myself, so you see it's a matter of perception

Posted by: moodysue (inactive) Report abuse
I think he's a scumbag anall but is that because he comes from worsley mesnes? I think not....

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Who?

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Gwim, Sue,Mick and John,

You are all right. It doesn't matter where a scumbag comes from, he is still a scumbag. I have been broken into and robbed in my time, in many different places. It matters not.

Norley Hall and Helvellyn Road in particular, where I grew up were absolutely full of good and wonderful people. Then again the fiftes were a wonderful time in Lancashire, the best people you could ever find. They are still there and I hope they will always be there.

Posted by: baker boy (14175) Report abuse
fred mason i think we need to look at the 50/60,s and try to fathom out where society dipped so very badly,there must be clues somewhere.

Posted by: linda lou (40) Report abuse
Hi Baker boy, Me and my family lived on Norley Hall until 1980, what was the difference between the 50/60's and the 70/80's. We didn't move away for reasons of theft or breaking into our house. Our mum wanted to move back to Norley Hall in the 90's because she missed the good neighbours that she had, unfortunately they had all moved out of the area also.

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743) Report abuse
I would rather raise my kids in a council house in Norley Hall, than in a council house in Shevington where i grew up. My mum moved back to Norley and has never been happier. I lived in Billinge council accomodation, and Standish and really would still prefer Norley Hall to any of those...I'm not afraid to tell people where i live, you find trouble makers anywhere, in any area. Not just on one estate.

Posted by: paul mcnamara (1093)   Report abuse
i think that is a very narrow minded view Mick-dorset. My parents and grandparents have lived on Norley, my grandfather lived and died there. At no time have they been villains. Hard working, yes. Decent people, yes. i have previously owned and lived in a house on Prestt Grove Worsley Mesnes. on leaving the services i lived there for 3 years. during the week i worked away and not once did i come back to damage or being broken into. The reason? Very good neighbours who were the salt of the earth. I think you will find that the major criminals who live in this country actually live in the more affluent areas but hey, they speak well and have a nice car so lets not bother them eh mick?

Posted by: jarvo (28985)  Report abuse
I grew up with the kids from Norley Hall. Wonderful memories...

Posted by: mick-dorset (3062) Report abuse
paul , when did i say the entire estate were crooks? there are good and bad everywhere, i know some rogues from norley but you can't say everybody who lives there is one just because they are, the same goes for worsley mesnes, but those 2 estates have a terrible name - mainly because of the aforementioned rogues, i spent a couple of years on worsley mesnes myself (nearly 20 yrs ago), and i bumped into one of my former neighbours recently, who still lives there, he asked where i was living and when i told him where he said i had done well - i had made it and got out, so what can you say to a comment such as that ? ( and he is not more than 2 yrs older than me and in his mid 40's)

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
mick-dorset how is the weather out there in St Tropez

Posted by: mick-dorset (3062) Report abuse
rio, don't know never been there !, at the moment my hands are tied , but i have been dying to emigrate for a few years now

Posted by: lezgee (717)  Report abuse
i went school at pem middle n my dad lived over the shops then to the avenue arthur gaskell hes dead now he died of cancer he originated from enfield st nr the club

Posted by: rbilly (10582) Report abuse
lezgee i know you dad really well .he was a freind of my mum and dads also my husband knowes him very .well as he is out of enfeild street in fact your dad came to our wedding.. was he still with bett when he died ? my husband is just reminicing about harry your uncle. used to tell them some tales about when he was in the army. he said they nearly wet themselves laughing he was so funny ..

Posted by: lezgee (717)  Report abuse
yea he was .yes he had 2 bros harry n les ,164 enfield st was my grandmas house, i tell my kids there grandad was like del boy lol

Posted by: TerryW (246) Report abuse
Had some great times around Norley and the white houses, met some great people many years ago.

Posted by: mortarmillbill (438) Report abuse
Sunday afternoon 20 a side football on St Cuthberts field

Posted by: Stardelta (6582) Report abuse
An 8 year old thread ressurection?

Hmmmmm.......?????

Posted by: mindar (1144) Report abuse

posted by: Stardelta (6535)5,000+ Report abuse

An 8 year old thread ressurection?

Hmmmmm.......?????

Replied: 9th Apr 2019 at 19:55



A lovely community thread, I cant see a problem in bringing it back to life Steve.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
I lived on Norley for many years. Lots of lovely people lived there. Had great neighbours and friends. Still in touch with some of them too.

Posted by: tomplum (4940)  Report abuse
yes this is a good thread because, it describes folks from times before the PC lot came in force and stopped discipline in schools, a time before police could smack you in the head, a time before people could claim benefit for having dandruff, a time before MacDonalds made kids fat, a time when kids played out until it got dark without fear of getting hooked on drugs and crime, a time when folks helped each other instead of out doinging them,
A time lost because of greed, the young will never know the comradeship we had, keep this thread alive,

its priceless,

Posted by: TerryA (10) Report abuse
Moved to 6 Dorset Close 1953. Moved to 17 The Green around 1960.
I wonder if anybody would know us, Athertonís, Ray, Terry, Lillian, Sandra.
Norley pub crowd. Fred Stevens, Dave Close, Amos Gore, George Goddard, and many more. Could write a book about those days. Fun times.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
Terry I remember Fred Stevens was he Albino ? Alan Hart,Gerrard Dawber,Sydney Purcell,Christine Ashton lived on The Green,Joe Dolan,Bill Byron so many more

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
I remember Amos Gore, he was a good mate back then.

Also Fred Stevens, he got hit on the head by a van salesman for attempting to steal some fruit from his van and his hair went white. That's what I remember. Charges would be laid today.

Nice comment TomP...

Posted by: mindar (1144) Report abuse
Great to see this thread taking off again.






Posted by: mollie m (6244)  Report abuse
I remember Freddie Stevens. The story I was told was that, as a child, he went to buy an ice cream and he was kicked in the head by the vendor's horse, and that sent the right side of his face white because of a bad injury.

Nice guy. He used to sit next to me on the bus and, just after one Christmas he said to me: "Why didn't you say hello to me in Wigan on Boxing Day?" I told him I hadn't been in Wigan on Boxing Day. His reply was: "Well, if you'd been in bother I'd have sworn on a stack of Bibles I saw you there! You must have a double!"

Posted by: Stardelta (6582) Report abuse
Will you be trying to provoke me again Today Mindar only I have got a very busy day ahead. Apologies if I donít take the bait

Posted by: laughing gravy (4199) Report abuse
stardelta see my question to you in the username thread

Posted by: TerryW (246) Report abuse
Anyone remember the Wrens and Bernard Brown, Bernard was a bit of a wild one.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Yes I remember Bernard. He had a lot of problems,poor guy.

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Harold Bullough from Lamberhead Rd??

A good lad and a good mate but a wild one....

The Salmon sisters?? also on Lamberhead Rd.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
Salmon sisters I remember a couple of houses on right as you come out of Helvelyn

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
That's it, Nana. Two lovely girls to a young teenager like me...I lived just around the corner at 74 Helvellyn Rd.

Posted by: TerryW (246) Report abuse
There were some girls on Severn Drive I remember too, surname of Walmsley If I remember correct, Joan I think and the others name escapes me at the moment.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
I used to walk school and back with Harold,he certainly had a wild streak, he had a sister too named Mary.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
Terry I remember Joan she married John Coxon the Optician .....Fred I lived in Borrowdale

Posted by: TerryW (246) Report abuse
Hello Nana John died a few years ago I heard.

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Nana, Do you remember Jim Bailey on Helvellyn near Borrowdale? or Sheila Robinson, I believe on Rydal Walk?
Did you and I ever meet?

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
Terry I did hear about John so sad...Fred no neither of those but Sydney & John Purcell lived in Rydal Walk....never met you Fred as far as I know,do you know my brothers John & Alan Bentham ?

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Nana,

The names, Bentham and Purcell do sound familiar. I sure that I knew one or more but time takes it's toll, I'm afraid.

The people close to home though, are the ones that I will never forget. They are great memories.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Surely you must remember the Mockfords or Mopfords, not sure of the spelling, Fred. They were close neighbours of yours.
And the the Norris family, Heskeths, Finches, Penmans,O'Learys, Dykes, Mackins, Hailliwells, Bibbys,Unsworths,Winstanleys,Barlows,Fosters,Sharpels,Wells,
Gaskells, Muscrofts, Sheriffs,Taylors,Oggs,O'Loughlins, Bradshaws Cheethams, to name but a few 😂 I know you and your brother too.😂

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Most of those lived around the top of Lamberhead Road and some in Scaffell Drive.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
Anne Carr I think Scaffell Drive

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
That's correct Nanaquci.👍

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Just remembered another from Scaffell too. The Hamills, who produced Limal of pop group fame.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
double post

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Yo, Jathbee,

Yes, yes..I remember the Mockfords, am in touch with Alan Mockford the son of Alan who lived around the corner from Jeff Broadbelt who lived next door to me. The Norris's lived next to them and then the Dykes, Jimmy and brother(s). I was in love with Anne Penman, I thought she was gorgeous. Alan Barlow, Jimmy Wink and the Mackin family, all lovely people who I miss as I get older, and many others on your list. Kevin O'Loughlin who, I believe went on to play for the Warriors.These people were the best, I realise that we were kids but I have met so few people as adults who meet the great attributes of these good people back then.
SO, Jathbee, are you going to reveal who you are to me?

Cheers..........

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Unfortunately Anne Penman died a number of years ago.
She was a good friend of mine, we went to school together and were friends at home too.
Yes indeed Anne was a lovely looking girl. Her youngest brother, Billy, he was disabled if you can recall, he still lives in the same house.

As to my identity I will give you a clue 😂 I was one of a large family and my older brother's name is Eddie.

Posted by: basil brush (10779) Report abuse
And one called Terry.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Wrong.

Posted by: basil brush (10779) Report abuse
Lived just past school way on the same side

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Wrong again.

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
jathbee, did you live on Helvellyn Rd next to the Colquhouns? (Had to check the spelling on that one..!!!!!)

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
No, Fred. At the front of Scaffell Drive.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
On Lamberhead Road.

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Jathbee, was this between the Norris family and the Penman family? Did you have a brother whose initials are MJ?

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
No. Opposite side of the road, next door to Jimmy Wink. My brother's initials are E. F. If you do guess please don't make it public, I do have my reasons.

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
Jathbee,

I think that Alan Barlow lived next to Jimmy Wink but can't be sure after all these years. I will give it more thought as you must have lived on the other side and I sure will not make it public. I always remember though that Jimmy's birthday was the day before mine in early May.

Posted by: baker boy (14175) Report abuse
when the council where building the flats at the bottom of norley in the late sixties early seventies and the estate on norley quarry very little if anything was pilfered from the compound or the mortar mixer that was placed on the corner of helvellyn for months.that speaks volumes for most of the people on norley estate.
by the way i never lived on norley ,but i did have a girl friend from the top of norley.lovely girl.

Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
We lived in the White houses from around 1950 to 54 when I was a Toddler, then moved to Saddleback Rd until I was 21. Some lovely people lived on Norley during that time. I loved every minute and have some great memories and have always be proud to say I came from Norley. I have not been back in years so not sure what it is like now.

Posted by: baker boy (14175) Report abuse
you could always find out jud178. it might be a pleasant experience.

Posted by: basil brush (10779) Report abuse
Brilliant, norley, in its time

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
Fred. You are right about the Barlow family living next door to Jimmy Wink and we did live on the other side with the Sharpels family next door to us on the other side.

I have a lot of fond memories of my childhood on the streets of Norley. Some really good people lived there and still do.

By the way I saw Jimmy Wink when I was in town today.

Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
Baker Boy when I said not been back in years, I have driven through. Up Lamberhead rd past our old house on the corner of Somerset Rd (White Houses) down Helvellyn rd and into Saddleback Rd just past where the terminus used to be, and past our old house number 38. It always brings a smile to my face.

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
jathbee,

I had forgotten about the Sharples family...and probably many more. Thanks for the reminder.

Nice one Jud...

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
It was a time when communities thrived and children benefitted from the watchful eye of adults, who put a child right when they were doing wrong, no matter who's child it was, without fear of being abused by that child. A time of respect unfortunately long gone.

Posted by: mortarmillbill (438) Report abuse
Anyone on here from the Severn Drive, Avon Road, Medway Walk and Ribble Drive areas of Norley.

Posted by: basil brush (10779) Report abuse
There was some rum-uns in the white house's

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
Just Calder Place is one that I know of

Posted by: fred mason (2731)   Report abuse
I remember one of my classmates at St John's in the 50's was Sherry, but I cannot remember his first name, may have been John?? But good people from the white houses.

I think his parents may have come from Ireland.

There was a wide range of people types living in Norley, maybe that's what made it so good.

Posted by: jathbee (9265) Report abuse
I know an Alan Sherry but no idea where he he lived.

Posted by: TerryW (246) Report abuse
Nanajacqui. I remembered the other girls name, Joan's sister it was Doris.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1882)  Report abuse
I remember the name Doris but can't picture her only Joan

 
 
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