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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 12
Started by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Please enjoy number 12 folks.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
What have you put on Malc 300??

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Three video's -----Rectory Road-------D.G, Estate-------B.B. to Haydock--

-Click North Ashton top of page, Upload your photos (left side)-
1--Places,
2--North Ashton,
3--Drop down box saying upload your photo's,
4--Choose a Photo click upload, Publish should see in box
5--Fill in Name, photo title, something about photo,
6--At bottom put code in, click Publish again
---GOOD LOOK IF YOU TRY, it's just the same only ASHTON,



O.K. Thank's to bamban we can turn the clock back with His map of the top of Rectory road Church Street area, we were talking about Pig Street well this is it


You may have hard about the Blue Bell cottages between Bell & school well here they are, I only remember being three in the school yard my Mam lived in one as a young girl,
School, Cottages, Bell, Clayton's & Jack Pyes pen, across road Bowling Green,


Bam BAM remember asking about the three cottages that stud back with long gardens, well this shows all the houses round the green,
Butchers, Co-OP, cross Pye's, Your house, Semi, Cottages, ---- White house, Downall Green cottages,



Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I've just looked on map and was surprised to see 4 football areas on what was Farmer Hunt's corn field behind the old Croft.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I was just saying out of 400 plus posts on no 11 I put 300 on ps i remember Dek coming rectory doing his party trick s also what mi dad he could blow water bottle up and brassed it I never see him do it tho but plenty say he could big John marsh took liking for strength I remember cyrol telling mi he picked up 2 bags of 100wt coal and walked them wagon at landgate coal yard

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Probably true Malc, john was a big powerful lad with hands like coal shovels

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Malc why not put them photos on now dougie has shown you how to.

Posted by: bentlegs (4521) Report abuse
Thanks again Dave for DG12, DAve were you born in Garswood or DG,Remember your dad lived in Garswood,

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave tried that what dougie said it tells me your photos will be on later but nothing happens Dave

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi bentlegs, my father never lived in garswood his father come from Haydock mother from billinge they lived in Skelton street Bryn before moving to new houses in Birch grove, I was born in billinge hospital and we lived with dads parents until we moved into Ken savages old house on Elm Ave in 1964.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
dag27-- let me help you if you do one the way I've said there will be no stopping you,I guarantee a photo will show on Album first then in North Ashton with in 12 hours, go back to your post just above bamban's and press Edit then delete on the right this is the only place we will work, are you up for it type in yes.


-Click North Ashton top of page, Upload your photos (left side)-
1--Places,
2--North Ashton,
3--Drop down box saying upload your photo's,
4--Choose a Photo click upload, Publish should see in box
5--Fill in Name, photo title, something about photo,
6--At bottom put code in, click Publish again

---GOOD LOOK IF YOU TRY, it's just the same only ASHTON,

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Tommy Evans lived where we lived Dave don't know what year we moved in I only lived theer and Lilac AV

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Ney Brian dust remember clodin that dirty cloth in bell darts Un dons neet just as Tommy kemp walked through door straight rhyned chop s now boys now boys good neets them just had bacon ribs too

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Just looked on a site of old streets of Ashton and north Ashton no sign of pig street tho I was told there's only 1 house in north Ashton wer Betty Lowe lived wen were kids opposit land for sale now

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Yes

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
O.K. we will stick here follow this on your yes page,

1-- go to the top and click North Ashton

2--click upload your photo,on left

3--click places,on right

4--look down and click North Ashton, you will see a drop down box

5--should be back here with the drop down box

6--go to the bottom click choose a photo press upload photo, must be old photo,

7--you should see photo in box, on the right now

8--if so go back, fill name and detail of photo in

9--fill in code and click publish,

10-last one here click publish again then hope for the best

I uploaded a photo same time as you in the same way, of a bowling final on the village club green look out for it My photo is on both Album and North Ashton have a look don't give in dag27 the first one the hardest

you should have been answering me in your yes box so I could see it your going wrong

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Tried that dougie it says they will be on in 12hr wil see I'll get thi pint back if tha reet pal guin off for a bit ney bad fort eyes

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Bert did you say that mrs swift was Tommy Liptrots sister, I think your getting mixed up Tommy's sister was Joyce.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
With thread changing from 11 to 12 , this is photo of Derek Gibbon's if any one interested, that's Derek at the back

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Nice one dougie, it looks like Derek's got trousers on it must be photo.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
dougie, your brother in law is on the pic you put on album of bowlers at NAVC, also Dave Taberner, Kens Brother, and I think Arthur Baines of Hawthorn Ave.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Malc did you put them photos on that dougie helped you with,I was pondering about the estate and realised vinny waddy lived next door to you on Birch Grove.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Malc I just been pondering again about families on estate, do you remember Edans who lived next door to Fred Cross on Birch Grove,Shirley,Dawn,Gillian.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Morning Dave don't-remember Edans liveing theer but I remember caps moving in i will aft try on computer wi them pictures iam only useing I pad i did what dougie tells mi it says your pictures will be on in 12hr but nothing

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dav i am dinosaur on these things I will get theer tho I am thomer n nails mon guin work now Jeff Knowels lives in dawber s old house Fred died few years back remember jumping garages across rd that's wer whups did his I think try for now

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
As I said you should have been answering me in your yes box, so I could see if your going wrong anytime it must be a small thing as you should be there

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Yes Malc, I remember kaps (Dutch family) moving in after Edans left in 70s kaps had four children marianne, Leo,David, and Eunice nice family, who's Fred you're on about on last post.?

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
it,s tommy evans dav not edans.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, are you saying Tommy Evans lived there.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I was told Tommy Evans lived where we lived 27Elm Fred cross Dave Ray's dad mi dad was Margaret s uncle jack who had pen at stubshe wer brother and sister

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Malc who was that Fred you was on about.?

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Fred cross Ray s dad

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I remember Fred working on metro in Ashton then on frog lane yard, he to used work for Sankey sugar.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
if u remember dav tommy evans had the shop in rectory rd & the girl leo capp married her parents took on the shop .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, yes Leo married Leslie Fazackerly I remember her parents taking shop when Tommy Evans retired or sold up, i'm led to believe Tommy once lived on estate.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
Was Leslie Fazackerly connected with the Fazackerlies that lived in Poplar Avenue or Spindle Hillock?

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Uncle joe don't know if they were related, but not to my knowledge.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
dav i think they once lived in spingle hillock before they got the shop ? .

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Never knew Tommy Evens lived on the estate, he was manager of one of Rushton's shops somewhere and they were selling up, Tommy took the one in Rectory Road on and move in next door, I think the house next went with the shop he made it into a little gold mine, he also liked the village club

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
i remember when all the shop owners like annie deackon,tommy evans,daintys & wilf banks the undertaker used to go in the little snug in the bell .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Oh yes I remember snug it was nice little escape from bar and vault area, I also recall the old chaps telling me bell was once a morgue or maybe a temporary morgue did you hear anything about that guys.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
Where was Wilf Banks' place? I never knew that there was an undertaker in DG.

The Fazackerly family that I was thinking of that lived in Spindle Hillock had a daughter, Irene. The last time I heard anything about her, she was living in Chicago. Could it be the same one?

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Bri I don't know where family came from, I can't recall knowing them until they got shop her father always wore a trilby and mother was always in shop with her sister, perhaps they had relations in spindle hillock.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Went up to the Church yard today, made these three video's for the ex greeners that once lived on the Estate. to see how the old place looks now as I was very surprised myself how clean it was, almost no cars parked on the roads making it more like a private estate, any objections to the estate one off anyone living on the estate, I will DELETE it immediately but I think it shows it in a good light.

Go full screen -----Rectory Road-------D.G, Estate-------B.B. to Haydock Tesco--

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
wilf banks lived about 70yrds from the bell going down to the right.apparently dav the tap room in the bell was once a morgue .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Thanks for videos dougie, obviously things have changed since I last went around estate but it's nice to have seen my old playing areas again, cheers Bri I've looked on the map but couldn't find a morgue on there, such a shame that all old characters who told us these tales have now passed on.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Oh Bri, forgot to ask you where would wilf banks have worked from.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
Thanks for the videos Dougie. Theres been a lot of changes since I was last on there,

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
wilf banks used to look you up & down every time you went in the bell . i guess being an undertaker he would,ve dav.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Ha ha that's funny Bri, I bet they was all frightened of clapping eyes on him , suppose if you're an hypochondriac you would of legged it.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
There's several looked you up and down in bell

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Malc, maybe but they would of been after your money not your body.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave thy reet theer I have put some photos on north Ashton pal

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Well done Dag27, told you that you would run after the first upload, you may know but if you click on "photo's of Wigan" at the top then "Album" you can track see if anyone comments about your photo's

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Malc, well done pal I will go take a look.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi dougie cheers pal I was uploading them wrong they was upside down sideway on thanks Elsie Simm who you mentioned in early post met be my auntie my dads sister they lived in lilac avenue I think 3rd house up on right from Elm avenue enyway cheers pal

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Malc, good one's glad you got there in the end, I see you put my sister on there with you, only recognise 5 lads off football team, and thats's a good pic of your parents.

Posted by: sammys (23)   Report abuse
You will have show more malc Tuesday how you have done it Haha

Posted by: sammys (23)   Report abuse
Good photos will show your Lorraine

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
so you managed it then malc.hope you did,nt put them on 3 or 4 times ? .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Ha ha, I like it Bri I did some laughing other day when he said he had posted all the ones on thread 11, he would of only typed half of them.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, I didn't realise that was john Hulse on football pic on album, was a nice lad john.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
That's Paul bradburn he married 1of Denis hervin daughters brad burns lived on birch gr top end hervin top of leyland green

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Morning Malc, think Paul married Maureen Irvine I ain't seen any of them guys for years.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Your next objective is to upload photos on to here like this, you can do it


Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Morning dav n Dougie I was only in miss Burton class you know I will try I like your drive through dag no place like home

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
denis irvine malc.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I was in miss Burtons class as well Malc, also mrs sudworth took us occasionally in the old school with concrete steps up to the giant wooden door, you wouldn't have got the key in your pocket that locked that door.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I know Dave no hiding that key under bin pal like they did back in those days

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dave just seen photos of your dad on work section liptrot coaches nice all comments true as well he was good man

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
dag27--don't just tell him show him you could do it you know, you've taken the first step links and photos is just as easy.
- bambam's Dad with his coach- click to see and add comments(but not on here)

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi malc, can't find anymore photos there was loads iv'e asked mother but she can't find any either must have got lost when we moved,i know there was some of stubshaw cross fishing outings which we went on as kids and some of his coach parked on front in Elm ave.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Malc Arthur smalley who ran the business had two coaches, a coal wagon, and also ran a funeral service.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave I remember what was coal drivers name was it frank it was busy when they all pulled up coach wagon n slater no room for Kerbi then he he

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
It was Frank Malc as you say estate was busy then, I remember dad had to go on coal in winter as there was no bookings for coaches, estate was full of coal wagons, Lavins, scholes, and Fred Sharples and many more, in winter is was foggy at tea time everybody had coal fires, do you recall going Leyland green pit and big Roy filled our wheelbarrows I went up and down Birch Grove about 3 to 4 times a day.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
aspinalls as well dav.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, I forgot about them guys where was they based Bri do you know, and did Frank Hesketh do coal as well.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Ice-cream vans to Freddie Sidney Dave Roberts Dave give more away than he sold then Tony from brocsteads in ,3wheeler hi it

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Fred was tightest ice cream man ever he would measure it before serving you, Dave Roberts lovely Lad he knew kids who was hard up and yes he gave it away, Tony used put ice cream on cornet with a shovel you always got more than your money's worth off him, then there was Deroma guy who lived in spindle hillock he had automatic dispenser and ice cream was white and light, and you could set clock with them same times everyday, Deroma was 13:30 and Fred 15:00, good old days.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Sid still lives nr me Dave is agood bloke I you could set clock with um

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
aspinalls , tommy lived over the fields near willie ryder . jeff lived at the bottom of downall green rd on the corner across from waineses.yes frank did coal as well .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I didn't know his name was Sid Malc, I don't suppose Fred & Tony are still with us, I remember Fred liked his horses.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
He was of estate I think I've seen photos of of him when he was lad Sidney byrum

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, I never actually met Tommy Aspinall but heard a lot about him, my father worked for him at one time.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave Tommy was good hard working just like is son Jeff who does coal round Tom was manager of s and s football team he started I think but they could not beat the blue bell or later when I was manager of downallgreen team but Tom and son Jeff and is doughtor wer good people

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Thought S&S had very good team tabby and john Tatum played for them but that would have been 70s, didn't know bell had a team team then.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
To be fair Dave I think it was know as north Ashton they went through season without defeat

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dave do remember Mrs Pennington across rd I think she moved in after hendley s I do remember going for coal to and how everything went on fire back then

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I do remember Mrs Pennington Kevin garnett married her Daughter Marlyn, she was lovely woman her other Daughter lived in South Africa.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I could not think of her name Paul's brother didn't know she had another doughtor Dave she's was a nice lady always asking how everyone was

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Who's Paul Malc you lost me, can I ask you what is Pauline's husband's surname who worked on Ribble Buses is it mulligan.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Morning Dave Paul garnett Pauline millard sorry did not get back to you last night in work early Dave Norman millard

Posted by: bert (677) Report abuse
Tommy Aspinal Left Downall green and moved to Fairholme avenue.He had a massive garden at the back of his house.I used to drop Manure of for him of farm.He also helped to form and build Ashton Athletic club and build the ground .for Downall Green.he was a good friend to downall green.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi bert, everything I've heard about Tommy has been good, I know he loved the football team and ground that he created, I now know that he also loved the estate and people who dwelled in it, I also know about the outings he organised from the old legion and used his coach which my father drove, he is a legend to downallgreen and probably never knew it.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Malc, I know a few old drivers off Ribble I will ask them did they remember Norman I could never think of his surname, when I worked at Eckersleys years ago we frequented a pub called the new star inn on lower wallgate, it was always full with drivers from Ribble and Haulage drivers from a firm called Alfred Goulding, they always had piano going at weekends good old days.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Been looking on map and seen a road off spindle hillock called the clough, is that where the old fearns farm was.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Yes it is Dave Esther ferns farm then it's nice little culdsac dav

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I remember Kevin Keegan coming to s and s for there football presentation it was packed in and out then year after Duncan Mackenzie came not as many there but Duncan was great player only used once for England as sub what a joke

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I remember Kevin Keegan coming to s and s for there football presentation it was packed in and out then year after Duncan Mackenzie came not as many there but Duncan was great player only used once for England as sub what a joke

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I remember that occasion with Kevin Keegan Malc I got his autograph, don't recall Duncan though, who was famous footballer that lived in skitters he was a Duncan.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Thanks Malc, times and places are changing very quickly these days.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
That they are Dave it waits for nobody pal only 56 mi self younguns at work keep saying wish it was home time I keep telling um don't wish it away boys it's frightening how it passes

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Them places your dad used take us as kids are all houses now, cattle market, frog Lane metro yard, and flag yard and to think those places kept Wigan council estates going for years, Ashton had it's own place to off bryn st don't know where it is now maybe at ince behind old morrisons place.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I they going to build houses on the field back of Simms lane next dav I make sure I lock back gate before someone puts bungalow in garden he he up the dancers for me now pal meet stay save

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I they going to build houses on the field back of Simms lane next dav I make sure I lock back gate before someone puts bungalow in garden he he up the dancers for me now pal meet stay save

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I they going to build houses on the field back of Simms lane next dav I make sure I lock back gate before someone puts bungalow in garden he he up the dancers for me now pal meet stay save

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
O.K. I'm putting you on Bolton Road, see if you can find your way to Downall Green by clicking the road in front of you, enter any street name

-Bolton Road A-in-M

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Did Danny heys have any kids I think lived next door to johnsons in popular avenue

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Just trying follow dougie's map, yes he had a son Malc I have spoken to him in Wigan just can't recall his name at moment.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
i think you & malc got it wrong about who married marylin dav ?.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, it was Kev wasn't it I remember Marylin in bride's dress leaving her house to go church, I thought it was Kev Apologies if I got it wrong again.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
it was kev.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
When we used go in bell for the old Monday Club, I remember Kev & Ian gore calling after work at the Quaker pit on Ashton rd, bell was full of pit men who mysteriously missed pit bus.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
there was no mystery about it dav,

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
They used to toss a coin pit or Blackpool mi dad was driver them were tails I was told good old days not get away with that today

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I know there was some rum characters went in bell.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Morning Dave when David houghton moved to downallgreen in 1963 he told me he never see out like it till he went in Blue bell Dave was a rumun he used tell sum tails owd Luke wi Molly if her didn't like you her would give you a crack

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Oh I she would, I always liked Dorothy going on about her boyfriend she must have done 3 laps of estate a day.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I remember mi dad doing a repair job ont car and Dorothy was chunerin away to her self on stump Un he it is hand wit thommer heeeee yore bloody fat head ney Bill ney Bill good old days

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I remember mi dad doing a repair job ont car and Dorothy was chunerin away to her self on stump Un he it is hand wit thommer heeeee yore bloody fat head ney Bill ney Bill good old days

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dave i am worse than Dorothy keep repeating myself he he

Posted by: trixie (5006)   Report abuse
My husband nearly had a few clacks of Molly .he was a bit quicker than her
Years ago before we were married.she loved dickie smout .😂😂

Posted by: bert (677) Report abuse
I remember Molly ,when i got married we where given Mrs Fagins house at number ten Elm avenue.My wife was pregnant. Molly used to catch her bus outside our house,She used keep telling my wife that she had pinched Mrs Fagins house,sometimes she would get a bit worked up .she frightened my wife to death.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I if Molly didn't like you she let you know Bert what that mans name I think he lived popular avenue Rolly or something like that comes to mind

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Malc was that not Danny's son I think his name was Roland but not 100%.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Don't know Dave I think he got on same coach as Molly Dorothy and probably David Hayworth ps and if I keep double posting I'll be getting on it

Posted by: bert (677) Report abuse
.I do not remember anyone else catching bus only Molly Dorothy and David Hayworth, when i lived there.the only Rolly i knew in poplar ave was Roland Sherrat.but he had no problems.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I think there was a guy who lived next door to joe littler not sure of his name, maybe Martin rolly, Eddie Sutton moved there later.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
john rolly malc.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
That's him Brian I knew is name was Rolly he use run on football with water n magic spunge

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
they moved down to old rd near the old rd labour club .

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
That's some time ago Brian I remember joe littler he would never give you ball back if it went in garden Doris is wife would tell him give them baw back the kids you daft sod happy day s there was 1goal post up for years on rec not same now kids don't play same now

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
old joe loved his garden & anything that went over his fence you could count as lost .yea malc it,s some time ago & i think none of them are with us anymore including john.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse

Did Danny heys have any kids I think lived next door to johnsons in popular avenue

Dag 27, just been looking through the posts, this Danny did he live next door to the police house in the 1960s nice chap as I remember him,
also, this Joe Littler did he live in the left house going onto the croft off the estate with Greens on the other side

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Danny lived in popular avenue turn left of the irland of Elm from bell second house on right joe last house on left before rec entrance Dougie they were all desent back then

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Yes I knew both very well, reason I asked bet none of you knew what Danny's job was as a younger man, a Steeplejack and one of the best and very highly paid,
Remember in the club one night he told us is job the following day was to go to this big office block to test every pain of glass from the outside, as one of the windows had shattered and fell to the footpath below, to satisfy the insurance to see if the glass had deteriorated in any way,

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Danny was blind as a bat in his older days as most of us are, next time I see his son I will find out his name, Danny is on pic of bell outing on car park.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dougie I put hoist up on the leaning tower of Wigan

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
there,s 2 joe littler,s dougie , 1 lived near the entry to the croft & the other 1 still lives at the bottom end of poplar ave near birch grove .

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Yes whups I knew both of them, worked in pit & Reeds with Joe from number 2 Pop, the other Joe only move to 32 Pop when Kyle's move to number 10 Pop about 1953

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I didn't know Paul s dad was joe at bottom end of popular

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
you learn something everyday malc.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
I remember the Joe Littler that lived in the house on the left of the Croft entrance, but he was younger than me. Could it be that father and son had the same christian name?

Posted by: tonker (21366)   Report abuse
BamBam - Thirteen is an unlucky number. It follows that the next page should be called .... ex-Downall Greeners 12A !

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Joe littler who lived at croft entrance lost his son in his late 20s, his wife Doris worked at NAVC for a long time and joe himself was a keen fisherman.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
I didnt know that he had lost his son. Do you know what happened?

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
After a motorbike accident he had to have an operation but sadly died under anaesthetic, that's what I'm led to believe.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
Thanks bambam. I do remember that he loved bikes even from before he was to old to ride.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Joe married Jean smith persey s grag cornt think of the other brother s name he came of is bike went Royal Albert and died in cubicle I think he cut main artery in big toe that's what I heard he also had a son Malcolm and I was told he died a few years ago he was ok joe

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Malcolm must have died young then, I remember him being born in 70s when he was growing up he was model of his dad.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Think the other brother was Raymond, there was another sister Sandra who married a lad call Bernard and lived at Ashton.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave it was ray thys Google we names pal when will pubs open dav

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Do remember hendley s name Dave I think roslin Paul they lived across road from us next to Bill flory hough

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Frank Hendley, aye they lived where Mrs Pennington moved to Frank was brother to birketts mother Louis.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
There was also his brother & sister John & Beryl who lived on Birch Grove next door to Vinny and Vera jones.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
tommy hendley was the old man.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
Were they any relation to the Hendleys that used to live in Cedar Grove?

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
I never knew any Hendley's to live in Cedar Grove, they did have two older brothers Eric and Roy

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
In the Grove, there used to live Turners, Shepherds then the family I'm thinking about. There was a daughter, Angela, and son John. Could I have the surname wrong?

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Uncle joe, when I was a lad I can only remember Turners, Shepard, cunliffe ? Heatons, Davies, scully, (slater Boland) Fellows, cromptons,? Suttons.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
After Julie cunlliffe left number 3 Stan Bowler moved in, there was also a family after bowlers a girl called pat Cameron lived there with her sister & husband can't remember surname,number 3 has probably had the most tenants over the years.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave I remember most of them names was that Stan that moved up to Brockteads mrs crompton was teacher at rectory and her son was a teacher at central school hows big chris doing

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Ain't seen Christoper for a while, we had a misunderstanding somewhere along the line, I need to sort it really, do you remember Julie who lived at number 3 they later moved near garswood labour club, well she got married and now lives on Rectory rd facing church.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
What was her surname Dave

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Maiden name was cunliffe don't know her married name, lovely girl worked at Morrisons for years I know she goes in bell.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I think I know who you mean husband Kevin I think he s a plumber they did go in bell I think they go to pit pony now or they did up to them closeing last post up afe 5 morn stay safe

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
do you mean julie dav ? .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Yes Bri do you know her.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
Bambam: Back when we lived there, the names in the grove went something like this:

Turner, Shepherd, Hendly(?), Heaton, (?), Davies, Prior (Scully later), Slater, Pimbletts (followedby someone I cant remember), Crompton, Cunliffe, Sutton.

The tenants certainly did change over the years. I suspect Dougie will be able to correct any of my mistakes.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
could it be fellows ? .yes dav i know julie & kev very well & her mum & dad .

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Parkinson, (Turner, Shepherd,)---(Adamson,/Hendly, Winstanley,)__(Heaton, Davies,)---( Prior,/Scully, Hutchinson,/Slater,)--- (Pimbletts,/Fellows, Crompton,)---( Cunliffe,/Turner J, Sutton.)--- Your self,

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, I've not seen Julie since Morrisons closed, nice girl hope she found work elsewhere.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
There was another girl off downallgreen who worked in market, carol hayes whos family lived on Birch Grove next door to chowey Heyes.

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
cant remember her dav ? .

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Ellis was her fathers name, he was brother to Richard Hayes colin' s Dad.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Carol lives in Ashton where Bob Kelly lived I think there were 4. Girls Janet Wendy. .cant remember other Ellis worked in pit I think

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Janet, carol, Elaine, Mandy, carol now works in shoe zone.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Thy s a good un wi names Dave what dit say mine was

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I remember tha nickname was iron jaw, is little Malc joining us.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
He says he met do says he's always on site have towed him join I'll ring him morn I will tell little cracker join to the more the better Dave I'll be glad when all this is over with tho

Posted by: bert (677) Report abuse
Hi Malc sorry to intervine why the and Dave are talking about a lot of folk i dont know,but have you heard of Ged,only some of lads have been asking about him.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
No Bert is not rang me like I say I lost his mob no I'll ring and when he does I will tell him pal and I will pass no on to you he's good lad Ged I will let you know

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Bert it s 20year s sin we won Wigan cup pal and dean cup week before cornt believe it good days them pal and neets

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Speaking of ged Malc, where is he living these days.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Penketh Warrington nr Aldi he had is foot removed last year but last time I spoke to him before lock down he told me he was back driving so says he call up for a brew

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
We had some good fun when we worked together, wish we was back at Central Park good old days.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I it's never same after changes like that Dave do you not do JJB ps do not see George hunt now

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Not seen George for years, I can tell thi a few tales about him, did Mabeys close down or is it still going.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
No it's still going Dave Malc works there I worked wi George at kwik save he was a rumun but he could be oqward to

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Oh I know that, he liked taking things to that didn't belong to him.did Ian mclymont work there at one time.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Yes ogie Jeff knowels chow timberdick there was loads off dag worked there it was good job you was scared of having a day off in case you missed out i t was fun up the dancers for me now speak morn time for Brian now

Posted by: whups (4566)   Report abuse
i remember them now dav they were colin,s cousins . 1 works in quality save in ashton.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
That's good Bri, they was nice family as was most of greeners.

Posted by: bert (677) Report abuse
Bloody hell Malc i did not think it was that long.i remember the celebration though.boy did we have a good team then.Good days.

Posted by: bert (677) Report abuse
Talking of George Hunt,he was one of first lads i worked with at KwikSave.i could tell you some tales about him.I used to see him at St Judes,rugby ,when i went with the grand kids.he never changes.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Bert we had some people round team as well including you Jeff Brian Eric scully Neil not bad for little pub team

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Morning Malc, do you work weekends.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I am today Dave I now work for a plant top of landgate Jeff Knowels works park time 3 days

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Morning Dougie do know anything about my grandad Alf Ball falling of bus at Brocksteads must have been in fifties some time I think he died 1954

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Sorry can't recollect anything, the bus changed the way it passed through Downall Green a few times over the years for different reasons, your Grandma Sally was one of the nicest people in DG she would give us money back on any type of bottle as we would collect them to go too pictures,but we had to look in to make sure Alf wasn't serving as he would say Dit-bym-hear if you said no well tek-um-wer-tha-did, we didn't like he as kids

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Speaking of buses where we lived on Elm Ave you could see LUT bus coming up garswood rd to turn at Simms rd, then we ran to rectory rd to catch it in plenty of time, garswood bus was always single decker and billinge bus a double.

Posted by: uncle joe (692) Report abuse
How the buses have changed since I lived on the estate. There used to be 3 an hour. One went to Billinge, the second turned round on the estate, and the third I think, but stand being corrected, went to Simms Lane End. All double deckers.

Posted by: PeterP (7640) Report abuse
When I lived at DG one bus (I think No56) went from Golborne Ashton to St Helens via Bryn DG Simms Rd Ashton Cross Pewfall Haydock Blackbrook. The other bus (no55) went from Leigh via Golborne Ashton DG Billinge chapel end.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I know the 555 double decker ran from leigh to Billinge, and 556 Golborne to St Helens running via Ashton & Downallgreen.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Meaning the bus route changed a few times, first the bus went all along Downall Green Rd to Simms Road turning back, next turned left to Garswood turning back, next was too Billinge lower end turning back, next Blackbrook v Garswood turning back all going round the Dam, so we had four buses an hour but the bridge became too weak to take all the buses so they had to turn them on estate up Birchgrove down Leyland Green rd to join DGr at moore lane, that was Ok for a few years then all Birchgrove started to break up, so they changed again too turning up Rectory rd then right to join DGr at Moore lane,

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Hi dougie, I only remember them running on rectory rd but LUT provided a good service for years,i don't think they go to leigh or Billinge these days.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
I know when they saw pit bus coming they hid

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Thanks any road Dougie just thought I'd ask thy ney nose till thy asks cheers

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I remember Malc there was a few drivers lived on estate who worked for LUT, Dave Dawber, Dennis Dawson, Lol Whittle, do you remember them guys.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Hi Dave I do remember them all gone now RIP Just having a few Guinness now before back to grinned stone morn

Posted by: alan85 (49) Report abuse
When I was driving for LUT in the late 60s, working from Atherton Depot. it was service 55 from Leigh to Billinge with extra peak-time journeys terminating at Simms Road End. Plus the service 56 from Leigh to Garswood. Both routes ran via Lowton, Golborne, Stubshaw Cross, Ashton then Wigan Road to Bryn Cross, then onward via Downall Green.They were all single deckers due to low bridges in Leigh area. Please, Dougie, correct me if I am wrong, as it was over 60 years ago.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dave Alan woodcock towed me that he drove last trolley bus from platbridge to St. Helens don't know what year that would have been tho he used to drive crane at Mabeys we had some fun wi Alan

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dave Alan woodcock towed me that he drove last trolley bus from platbridge to St. Helens don't know what year that would have been tho he used to drive crane at Mabeys we had some fun wi Alan

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
I remember him telling me same tale now you mention it Malc, he was a rum un owd timberdick.

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
i think that's wer he met Doris she was conducter

Posted by: Dagutd27 (184)  Report abuse
Dave just thinking ney but did Arthur witherington not do ice scream to as well as all the others mentioned earlier in posts

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
He did Malc, but I don't think he spent much time on estate, I know he worked at westwood power station at one time.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Sorry about reposting this again, but we most have new people looking in,someone my like to try it yes you can do it

Posted by: tonker (21366)   Report abuse
MY C4R'S R3615724710N N11M8ER S4YS 'A 7WAT' !

Posted by: alan85 (49) Report abuse
I was living in Leigh when I worked for LUT but did drive Trolley Buses as well as Diesel ones. Anyone from Downall Green, Ashton Bryn areas and working for LUT would have been found at the Platt Bridge Depot.

Posted by: dougie (4286)   Report abuse
Deleted---Did anyone see the one I deleted,

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
dougie people have been viewing our thread to take advantage of map, pity they didn't stay to leave a comment.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
What have I missed dougie, something nice perhaps.

 
 
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