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ex downall greeners2
Started by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi all,new thread started because other 1 took to long to load. Enjoy

ex-downall greeners

ex-downall greeners3

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for your help Dougie, this has got to be much better.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Hi everyone glad you did this Bambam

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, dougie was right it was getting a bit much.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Hi Bam this will be much better thanks for doing it,
Click END on your keyboard it will take you to the last post,
Click HOME on your keyboard to go back


Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse

Look at blog photo's

Posted by: turfmon (27) Report abuse
Iya Bambam
Dont know if you heard, but mi dad passed away last week,we had the funeral yesterday. Bin trying to work out how long he lived at downallgreen ??? must have been 30 odd years.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi john, so sorry to hear about your father, big chris phoned and told me, he must have been a greener for 30 plus years as you say.

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
ex-downall greeners (st.helens corner) V wheres me owd mate cocci (wigan corner)



Laydeeeeeees and Gentlemen,
in the first round, of this inter-borough contest, at WiganWorld Square Garden, after a submission from the ex-downall greeners thread, not being in a fit state to continue, the winner, by a clear siiiiiiiix hundreeeeeeeed and seventy siiiiiiiiiix replies ..........


'Wheeeeeeeeres me owd mate cocciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' !



Posted by: carlos the jakal (16) Report abuse
hi bam bam hows you doin bud?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi carl, where ya bin hiding im fine how about you, was with big chris other day said he aint seen black jack in a while, what have you done to him.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well done bambam,lot better now.thanks

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well done dougie lovely photos 2 friends houses in there too.thanks

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Tonker your winding them up again,if the goverment had acted like Bambam as the country wouldn't be in the state it's in today 160 looked at this thread in 16 hours not bad I still look at the Cocci thread but that takes a long time to upload

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
bambam well done, good move.It takes a good politician to do the right thing for the people .lol

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi sis, thanks hope everyone is in good health.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi trixie, thanks its easier aint it.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
bambam a bit late for you to be up isn't it ?or is this the time everyone gets in from the pub?you lucky Wigan'ers

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Dugie what great photos ,the woman in the pink coat was she with you? or following you a round ,lol. brings back lots of memories . thanks great job

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse

To go to the last post press the END key on your keyboard

To go back to the top press the HOME key on your keyboard

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
i think thats tommie johnson driving the car?.i dont recognise anybody else though dougie.i think thats you with the bottle dougie?its definately not olive sat with tom.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
trixie your right

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Ralph Agnes Joan Tom, did the girl behind Tom come from Haydock?

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Frank, The girl behind Tom was Freda Scrivens from Ashton,Now lives in Wentworth Rd,

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Tumtell, Il Smack thi hands for putting that on,

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Thats the girl i had in mind she lives back to back with me.Thanks bentlegs

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
good photo that dougie, bet you wished them bottles were full.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Tumtingle only a few on here would remember the three good looking lads at that age, still three very nice men at 70+ I don't mean looks lol

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Dougie it must be close on 50 years since i saw Agnes but thats just how i remember her,how she looks on the photo

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
This was uploaded to WW photo album I think this sort of photo should also be uploaded to this thread

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Dougie you know what they say absence makes the heart grow fonder.I could do with a few uploading lessons myself so get that thread opened

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
BARRY+JOHN DAVIES. THANKS DOUGIE.I FOUND ONE OF ME WHEN I WAS ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD.

Posted by: jondav (98)  Report abuse
The photo was posted by me. It shows some lads from North Ashton enjoying themselves at Butlins Pwhelli in 1964. They are L to R:-
Ronnie Lawton, Ian Robinson, John Davies, Georgie Davies, Keith Fairhurst and Paul Robinson.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
oh ye thats who the other was i recognised,keith fairhurst.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
To jondav I will leave it on as you haven't asked me to delete it,

Posted by: carlos the jakal (16) Report abuse
bam bam
i am good am off to the sunshine state on 19th. i like chris dont see black jack and dont really want to

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi carl, hope you have a good time pal, i have yet to meet someone who has a good word for black jack? mind you it's not hard for him to make enemies,lol

Posted by: jondav (98)  Report abuse
Dougie
By all means, leave it on.

Posted by: oldtimer (6) Report abuse
hi dougie regarding the photo of tommy and ralph at blackpool i think the girl next to tom is joan stirrup

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
oldtimer don't for get we know you will tell Ralph and Tom your name on here

Posted by: carlos the jakal (16) Report abuse
bam bam
your right about him making enemies his own daughter wont go anywhere near his house worst thing my mother ever did was marry him and best was divorce him.
Ave you seen any of the old gang lately?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
No carl i aint seen anyone, so sad really when you think how many people worked there, a few i believe have moved to reebok which as got to be for the best for them, the old job we did will never be same again, we had some good times eh? pal.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
hi sis, where are you have you fell out with us.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi folks, heard bluebell shut down again anyone got any info please.

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
I think it was Janice Ryder who ask if anyone knew what the building behind the cottages in Booths Brow Rd was, the photo was taken from where Slaters Pen was & showed Bill Job's land, I asked around & a lad that lived in the cottages said they were the toilets belonging to the cottages,

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
THE TOILETS FOR THE COTTAGES WERE ALL IN A ROW BACKING ON TO BILL JOB'S LAND.I REMEMBER THEMON THE LEFT OF THE OPENING GOING TO THE BACKS OF THE HOUSES,

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
I've heard of 'Big Jobs', but never Bill Job's!

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.




NO COMMENT.THOSE CONCERNED WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

THEM THAT LIVED IN "WIGAN"

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Hi yall whats going on with the bell then?????

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Well Trixie, That came from the horses mouth,AND BY THE WAY TRIXIE< THERES NO NEED TO SHOUT<

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well we CANT let "RULE" CAN WEhaha
"SHOUT ME" NEVER.....

bet you know were i mean dont you?

i think bell's shut again marg.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Bell's still open folks been up there tonight.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
oh good .i'm sure i saw it somewhere it had shut.

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Trixie, If you type in upper case you are shouting,SEE,

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
GERR AWAY...

(can you hear me)

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Anybody recognise any of these tearaways.Hawthorne Ave round about 1952-53

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
GEORGE,- - TONY ANNE - -
NOT SURE WHOS IN THE PRAM BUT PAM+JIMMY ON FRONT ROW.


GOOD ONE FRANK

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Hi trixie the lad in the pram was Colin Walford

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
cute picture Frank

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
I think sister christine's daughter said on here anne+tony had passed away now.


very sad,

Posted by: jondav (98)  Report abuse
What a marvelous photo, I've never seen this one before.The ones I recognise are L to R sat on wall:- my brother George, Ronald Lawton[I think], unknown, Tony Wild, Anne Wild, unknown, John Lawton[I think]. The two below are Pam Wild and Jimmy Haliwell.
Whose house are they in front of?

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Hi jondav it could be Mr and Mrs Partingtons. My brother Jack married their daughter Olga and lived with them for a while.I found the photo in an old album

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
it would be that side of the road as the front gardens are higher + slope down to the paths

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
looks like my old house in birch grove no-62

Posted by: jondav (98)  Report abuse
Frank,
Was Colin Walford [in the pram] related to you? He lived across the road from us next to Lawtons. Also it could be outside his house.
Would you consider putting the photo in the Album under North Ashton?

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Hi jondav,Colin was my nephew.No problem about the photo,I've just uploaded it to North Ashton

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Although this was before I was born I'm pretty sure this is the house that John is talking about across from his house and Wildes in Hawthorn. I think Cardwells lived there when I lived in Hawthorn. Recognise all the ones mentioned. Sadly you're right Trix, Ann & Tony have passed away.
This is a Great Photo!

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
To all greeners, it is with much sadness i report the passing of craig duffy who died today 13/2/09, craig spent most of his life on downall green and was very well known in the vicinity, he was brother of kevin, dennis, tony,francis, and sisters sheila, bernadette ,and tracy, our thoughts are with his family at this sad time, RIP Craig, gone but never forgotten.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
nice 1 dav , dont 4get sheila & bernadette

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
oh dear, forgot about the older girls bri,must apologise to sheila & bernadette at this very sad time.

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
That is so sad. I remember all the family and have them in my prayers at this very sad time. RIP Craig.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Bam bam if you see Kevin or Sheila or any of the family please tell them my thoughts and prayers are with them They are a very loving family and where very kind to me and my family when I was growing up
Rip Craig

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, i will pass on your thoughts i hope to go see them this week.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Bam bam my name was Margaret Edwards when they knew me k from Bryn

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
no probs lanky, i know that love.

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Anyone remember David & Barbara Tickle from Hawthorn Ave, & did they have two younger siblings & what were their names?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
i remember them but cant remember the younger ones names.
they lived next door to thelma's top near the steps sorry


ps john + hazel rings a bell.?
or was that there mum+dad?

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Your right there Trixie, John & Hazel were the younger ones, their Mum & Dad were Alf & Peggy. They did live 2nd house from the steps, my Auntie Marion & Uncle Jack (Riley) lived in the first house before Thelma & Tommy Simm moved in.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
To all greeners and people on this thread, the funeral of craig duffy is on fri 20th at our ladys church d-green rd at 2.15 RIP craig.

Posted by: nutty tart (469)   Report abuse
Thanks for that bambam i'll try my best to be there. Craig was a friend of mine that i have known since the 70s. I was shocked to hear the news.
RIP Craig. X

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
To greeners who may not already know, its with great sadness i announce the passing away of ex downall greener and former landlord of bluebell inn Arthur williams, sadly arthur died on wed morn 18th, all our thoughts are with his wife peggy, his daughters, and son, arthur was landlord for a good many years and im sure will be sadly missed by all, RIP Arthur you have left some classic memories.

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
I went to college with Vaughan. Last time I heard he was living near Gorners garage.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam sorry to here about Arthur.our sincere thoughts go toPeggy and the family.i agree they have left us with great memories. that was when pubs were great.listening to george playing piano and Arthur singing in his high pitched voice .happy days.RIP Arthur.

Posted by: litavan (2) Report abuse
With regards to my Dad (Arthur Williams), we (Willams Family) hope to see all of you at the Blue Bell on Thursday 26/02 after the funeral, we will all be their. We thank you for your support at this time. See you all then. Vaughan

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi vaughan, nice to hear from you i will certainly be there thurs.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi Kevndee where are you your'e late.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, i passed on your prayers & thoughts to kev & his son carl, kev still remembers you well and sends his thanks.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
When I first came on ww world I wonted to find 3 friends Pat Shirley and Kevin Today I now know where they all live
Thanks to Bentlegs who found Pat Dougie found Kevin and Pat found Shirley THANK YOU BAM BAM BENTLEGS PAT AND DUGIE

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Your welcome Marge

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Bentlegs check latest photos of walking days im sure you are on one of Holy Trinity[Photo no 17]

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Must admit Frank ,It dose look like me but i would have been playing in the band.

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Tha must have a double then bentlegs

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
I have Frank but he was playing as well.

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
I give up it must be someone else

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Downall Green School Reunion
Will anyone from the 40s/50s be going to this don't want be the only one LOL would love to see some old friends from school,then in't Bell fot last order to meet with people off this thread

Pass on the information to other interested parties.
There will be a Grand REUNION for ex-pupils, 18 years +, on Friday 8th May 2009 @ 7.00pm until 10.00pm. in the school hall.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
You all should go sounds like you might have fun take some old picsThen come back and tell all

Posted by: jondav (98)  Report abuse
There might be hundreds turn up, what number is the hall limited to?

Posted by: erwick (126) Report abuse
dougie,
Thanks for the transfer of the REUNION message, it should be a good night.
I'll certainly be there alongwith 2 other generations of my family, a fourth generation is still at the Rectory.
I've only accessed the site in the last two days and it's good to see some very familiar faces on one or two of the photos.
Don't know the limit of the hall, I'll try to find out Wednesday.
Don't know who you are dougie but I'll be one of the 50's era.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Eric I left the school in 1951 so maybe no one will turn up from that era,my Mam and her seven children all attended the school from 1912 to 1957,by the way my mam's family go back a long way they lived in the houses that was in the play ground called (The Blue Bell Cottages)I was at the school when they was pulled down about 1946,
Eric click on bambam's link at the top of this thread to see the old ex-downall greeners thread,and look at my Blog if your not living in the area

Posted by: erwick (126) Report abuse
dougie,
My mum also went to the school and hope she can make the reunion.
It's difficult to get her out of the house these days.
I was born in Spindle Hillock where mum and dad still live and apart from about 7 years have lived in Downall Green all my life.
I've been looking through the different topics of the site and when I went onto the North Ashton part, the names came flooding back.
Question. Is there a way of contacting an individual without leaving personal details on the site?

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
the only way that I know that you can talk privately with someone that is 100% safe is to join Forum and M.P.them it works just like an e-mail but they have also to be on Forum,
have a look at the Forum site I think it's worth joining

Posted by: erwick (126) Report abuse
dougie,
I missed you by minutes.
I've been to the Rectory to pick up my grandson this afternoon, who should I bump into, Betty Saddler and Ronnie Bold. Betty asked me if my ears were burning as she had been talking to you minutes before. Then going home from school who should I meet up with, Kenny Taberner, who said he knew you too.
It's a small world.
The reason I asked my previous question, was that I wanted to ask someone about their family. I'm into family research in a big way and I didn't want all and sundry necessarily knowing other people's personal details if they didn't want to.
I was also browsing the photos on site earlier and having had your surname confirmed by Betty, I saw a photo of your family at your wedding and immediately recognised your brothers, not knowing at that stage what their surnames were.
I have some information on the family picked up whilst researching another family of the same name.
I don't know if you're into family history, but would compare notes if you are.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi ertwick and duggie just read about the reunion and hope i can attend iwould love to see some old friends i have not seen for years.nice to hear off you after all these years.seen duggie passing today thats twice in donkeys years. ha ha .welcome erwick

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Been up to see Kevin Duffy today he was telling me of an event that is taking place on Sunday the 17th May at 11.00am, the MG Club of vintage cars have asked if they could make is place a stopping off point to have a look round,so if anyone would like to kill two birds with one stone go along on the 17th May about 11.00am (He was asking about you lanky11)

Posted by: hughes the booze (2189) Report abuse
my on off g/f is from down all green cant mention names it would be off again ?

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Thanks Dougie I hope the family are doing ok it must have been a shock I have still not wrote yet just sent messages as I am trying to buy a house and I don't wont to send this address as it is on the west side and we are moving to the south side so going to wait till we know for sure if we have the house we have a contract on right now
Then I will write to him and Shirley also Thanks again everyone
Pat I miss you posting but love the emails

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Eric see that you have been talking to Lyndon about his photo's, if you need any help printing off some of Mr Cromptom's best photo's I would gladly help and get them to you before the 8th May but not typing all the names out

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi dougie and everyone, looking forward to the reunion if everyone turns up i think we will struggle for space, by the way dougie are we all going to wear name badges after all the years past it will be a task to recognise the ex-pupils.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam dont think you will need a name plate once seen never forgotten . ha ha . got me and cliff tickets friday. looking forward to it .

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Bert did you have to go to the school for your tickets,
that would put people off going to the reunion (well it will put me off)

Bam I think that will be part of the fun for me not be many from the 40s , do you think I should get the bus up in case some of you go in't Bell fot last order

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
we can have a drink in bell or club sounds good to me.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi dougie yes i went to the school and was made very .welcome.the head misstress came and introduced herself to me which i thought was nice .i am going with cliff and hope to have a drink in the bell after.its only a short walk for a young fellow like you.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
AS the saying goes I'll be there made arrangements with some friends from the 40s that are going to pick a ticket up for me

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
I hope you all have a great time please take some pics Dougie

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
i will take some lanky, should be good after a few brown bottles.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
dougie, bentlegs, fwalford, i have put old pic on album of village club, not to sure of year but perhaps you can help with some names.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
where have u put it on the site dav,

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
It's on Album.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, did you recognise anyone on the pic.

Posted by: frankwalford (1096)   Report abuse
Bambam the photo is the legions bowling day out to Pilling

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
saw ur dad on it dav.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
oh thanks for that frank, there's no info on back of pic i thought it was Navc. yes bri he's only young there pal.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri are you going to re-union.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Have you all got you tickets,Bam I've met Bert & Whups over the last few weeks hope to say hello to some others on the 8th May

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi dougie, are they selling tickets on the night as i have not got one yet.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Happy Easter to all my friends on this thread hope you all have a happy week end

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks lanky, hope you and your family have a good time to.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Hi bam I dont know look well if you turn up on the night and you cant get in

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
i know, im not used to being refused it was my old job to refuse everyone else i will go up for ticket to save any embarassment.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
They will let you in bambam just say lanky sent ya

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
wow thanks lanky, that should do the trick

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
bambam take no notice of lanky and get a ticket i think she wants you to miss it because she cant go ,she didn't even go to the school but I bet she would tell a few pockis get a ticket just to meet you all on the night if she was over here

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well she could have mine if she wants to go......she'd have to dye her hair though

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bambam is it the thought of spending three quid wich is worrying you we could ask for donations of kev and dee .and you thy can have an extra pint.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Here now whats all this Dougie I could go just get Trixie to invite me see and i could dye my hair

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
It would be a laugh if we turned up.....

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Oh man!!!!! I can see it now if we took Pat along with us too

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
heeee it would be funny....

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Alreet burt, who's bought thy ticket anyroad, not much chance of kev n dee splashing out, mind thee he met doo if he's geet sombodyelse's pants on ha ha, don't tell him that burt he'll be gunning for me.

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Best get yer skates on Bambam, I got our Elaine's and my tickets today and the lady in the office said they had been busy selling them last couple of weeks and had a lot of phone calls from people who live away from the area enquiring about tickets.
If you don't get in there quick you'll be at the mercy of the 'ticket touts' at the gates come the night of the reunion LOL!

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Only joined this site yesterday, not even posted an intro yet. I was born in Downall Green (at home on Poplar Ave!) so I figure I must know most of you on this thread...moved away in 1969 though...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Welcome uncle joe.i am an ex downall green from 50-60.
hawthorne avenue.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Thanks trixie. Half of my class at Rectory seemed to live on Hawthorne Ave...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
What year did you leave joe.
who are you uncle to?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
WELCOME UNCLE JOE.WE LIVED IN ELM AVENUE.LEFT IN LATE SIXTEES.DO YOU KNOW ME OR ANY OF THE FAMILY.ARE YOU ON ANY OF THE PHOTOS OF THE SCHOOL .;).

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie: I left Rectory in 1964. I suspect that you will know my late brother from there, he left around 1957. My handle is as in the mintballs...I do have two nieces and a nephew though.

bert: Yes, I am in some of the pictures of the school, i'll have a look and see which ones they are.

Is there any way that we can get notifications when someone replies to a posting?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
woo bert hes younger than us....
you are more 2 cousins age who also lived in hawthorne ave

What was your brothers name?
did you go to rectory or our ladies?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Yep, I'm only a kid really...I have retired though!

It was Rectory School. Why, oh, why is it listed under 3 different names?

Just looked at the pictures. My brother left in 58, hes in the ''top class 58'' picture. I'm in two of them, class 2 59/60 (which should really be 57-59) and Class 5 1961.

trixie, I dont want to post real names on here, I'll pm you if you wish. When I can work out how, I'm still finding my way around!lol. Who are your cousins?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
ing first names ...you should now them
i will edit them out when you reply.

it depended who put the photos on which name they used.

which school are you on?i cant find it.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Its the one listed as North Ashton Holy Trinity. Yep, i know them. My brother was Arthur, so you will be able to work out who I am.

But who are you,trixie?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No cant solve it "arthur"

well we are gettin nowhere .haha

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
joe as your new to posting on here try this, to get to the last post fast just press the END key on your keyboard saves time

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Thanks dougie, it does save time.

trixie: sad as we are, its a lot of fun getting nowhere on here...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
yes a mystery tour .you might know dougie.haha
are you going to the reunion?

tickets are selling fast.i'm not going to far away.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
I'm from 16 Poplar ave got marred and left in 1963, but the family was still there a few years after that witch side did you live on, you'v got me going

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I should know you dougie, I lived on the other side, almost opposite, nr 13...now you've got to know who I am.

I'd love to make it to the reunion, but sadly cant, I live in foreign places...do know a few that have got tickets though.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
I do know you but got to go friends just arrived see you latter

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well you will get to know lots on here.

mystery man

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie, Did you ever go into the legion (S&S)? And when you lived on Hawthorn did you know the two ''Atki'' lads?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
yes we used to go in s+s .i lived next door to e+d atki

then i lived in booths brow rd when i got married.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Then you definately must know my brother, they were all mates in the s&s...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
give me more clues +edit straight away.
d was same age as me +in same class


iv'e got to go.catch you again.bye

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
does your brother live in malta now .

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
He was living in the Philippines until he passed away two years ago

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
now uncle joe part 2.

were where we earlier,

more clues please,

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I'm not sure that I can think of any more clues, so I suppose the heats on...

dougies worked out who I am though...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
a but he lived in your street....
go put your name on +then delete it.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi uncle joe it is the person i am talking about.he used to come in the s and s with me and chis and barry and atki bros.if so i am so sorry to hear about his death. i always thought he went to malta my sympathy go to you all

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
bert tell me who uncle joe is.pretty pretty please.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Now you've got me going bert, I thought I knew most of his s&s mates....

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
BERT WERE ARE YOU............

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
i've just been trying to pm you via the forum, but it wont let me...must solve this tonight, or you'll not be able to sleep...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
come on then tell,.....i wont tell any body else.

promise....

where do you live now anyroad?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie his brother used to be a very good sprinter at sec school used to have races outside s and s at midnight when we came out of club against dav atki .good times ha ha .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well thats a fat lot of use.
i never went to the lads sec mod .+didnt wear trousers.
booooooooooooooooo

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Think I've worked out who you are Joe. If I've understood it right you were in the class above me throughout Rectory although I am on the Class 2 photo, did I get your name right when I filled in the question mark to your first name?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
almost, it finishes ie, not y....i'll check who you are now!

feel sad for trixie....everyone else has figured it out!

trixie, if you didnt go to the sec, did you go to AGS?

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Gotcha!!! I lived in Hawthorn Ave across the road from Trixie and the Atki lads. I remember your brother, so sorry to hear your sad news.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
suesa can you tell me through friends.....

thanks

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I just looked at the photo, remember you as well. how are you? now you know my name, you can look on facebook...

now then, wheres trixie, i'll have a good clue for her in a minute....

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
She's still online and probably waiting for your clue although I have mailed her otherwise she will be out of her mind by the end of the night.
I am fine and looking forward to the reunion, shame you can't make it, bet we have a good night there.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie, look on the secondry modern pictures, first page, school photo 1958/?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
suesa, after being in contact with all on here, I wish I could make it....how much do the tickets cost?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
na na i know now.thanks sue.

i remember your brother

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
They are only 3 and although the old school building is long gone now the new school hall is big enough to get a fair amount in there. Apparently there will be old school photos (think Dougie has taken copies in for us, I gave permission to use mine) and maybe there will be old registers. Looks to be a very nostalgic evening. Some are talking about taking it to the Blue Bell after the school finishes.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trouble is, I wont be able to sleep now, I've still not worked out who trixie and bert are...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
thats your brother.

i knew a lot on that photo as i went to stubshaw cross school till i was 9/10

you still didnt say where you live now.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I'm in Sweden...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
oh very nice,i'm in wales.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
how do you put up with the welsh?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
mmmmmmmmmm yaki da.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
How about some clues to who you are?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well i lived with my grandmother grandfather.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Suesa I did run about 16 photo's off and sent them to the school and asked them to get in touch if they required any more,I think they must have enough as no one got back to me
hope to say hello to you all on the 8th May

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
dougie, I've just been looking at the photos on your blog. didnt recognise many places any more. Although in one of them, you must have been standing just yards away from Mams house.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
dougie takes some good photos,i have enjoyed seeing places i've not been to for years.they bring back so many memories.


also new places.i must make a trip to kevin's place+down to the owl's.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Would anyone like me to take a walk round the estate and take some photo's, I was asked by someone to do Bryn estate, I wouldn't normally take this sort of walk as it will never change but if any ex-greeners asked to see it again I would go round in the car as I did with Bryn,

The estate looks a lot smaller to-day than it did when we was young in the 40/50/60

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
dougie, I would love it if you could take a picture of my old house. I've never seen it since I left, it would be nice to see it again.

One more thing, am i mixing you up with someone else, or was it you that used to have the 350 Velo? i've forgot exactly which house 16 was!

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
You would remember my brother/sister better than me Ken/Lilly just across the road from you,
I did here about your Mum by the away so even if it was a long time from me leaving in 1963 people still let you know,
by the way Mrs Peet is still living do you remember her just across the road

I am on booking Travelodge rooms for 9 just booked two to Wales 18
and two up the lakes for 18 thats per room

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I remember her quite well, she must be getting on a bit by now, isnt she?

I do know of one from Poplar Ave. thats living in the lake district, I've have contact with her for a while now. Used to live on your side of the road at the bottom end.

If you would like to see some pics of my brothers kids, there are some on facebook if you ever go on there. Just look for me, and you will find them.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
my auntie lives in the house i lived in but not been for years,
D atki still lives in the same house i believe.
Although i go up there regular to see my mother in ashton i never get time to do the rounds.

Dougie do people not take offence you going round taking photos....?

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Trixie If you look at my blog you will notice you don't see many cars or people on the snaps that I take in and around the wigan area,thats why it always looks like a Sunday,I don't think you will find one person that can be identified off my snaps other than the people that know they are on all the rest or strangers that are on the holiday witch everyone takes

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No what i meant just taking photos of there houses.

I would'nt like you getting any trouble.

I did notice nobody on photos.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
If dougie took those pictuers here, it would be illegal...thats how stupid things are here!

dougie, What I've been trying to work out is how you get to the start of your walks, and then get back at the end of them...bus? lift?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
joe i tried to put you on my facebook but could'nt manage it.when were you at rectory or central school?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie, it was Rectory then Ashton Grammar. if you have any problems, you can pm me on the ww forum, I have the same user name as here.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
no i can't manage it,i just cant place you,
i remember your brother a big lad and short trousers.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Short trousers? well, he was a good sprinter, so they were probably running shorts!

I think that I've placed you though trixie....

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
woo,ihope you didn't have sleepless nights?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I'm having sleepless night figuring out how to contact you!

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
.let me know if you get it +i'll edit this.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Joe all the over 60s gets a free bus pass for anywhere in England plus trains anywhere in the Manchester area,so you can just get the bus back to Ashton


Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie: sorry missed it, had an early night...do you use the same name on the forum section? If you do I will pm you.

dougie: I'm that far from civilisation we dont even have buses here! The nearest one is over 6 miles away! Heaven!

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Good morning Joe I've the grandchildren staying over for the week end they are still in bed,so I was just looking to see what went on last night they call it mad Friday some time, my names the same (Dougie Forum) (Spiderman on my Blog)have you looked at the street section there are over 85% of street on of the Wigan area

Posted by: erwick (126) Report abuse
Hi Everybody,
One last message concerning the Rectory Reunion.
We had a meeting during the week and all is going well. Can I just say that if you are intending to go, please get your tickets from the school as soon as possible in order to obtain numbers of people for catering purposes.
Thanks to Dougie and Lyndon and others who have sent in photos, if there are any more let's have them this coming week. If you live too far away and are unable to bring them befire the night itself please bring them with yoy on the night.
If there are any questions fire away.
Hope to see you on the night.



Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Eric I asked on here if it was O.K.to copy there photo's for the School Reunion of the school and walking days,I left some with your Mun for you and some at the school but no one got back to me for more

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse

From Joe--dougie: I'm that far from civilisation we dont even have buses here! The nearest one is over 6 miles away! Heaven

Sorry but I wouldn't like to live like that life is to short, from Ashton you could be up the lakes 60" Wales in 60" Blackpool in 40" Liverpool,Manchester,in 30" but going to Wigan could take you over an hour

Posted by: erwick (126) Report abuse
Sorry Dougie, I did get those from my Mum's and have received quite a lot more from others who have left them at the school, I was just trying a final push on here.
The more the better.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Dougie, its not as bad as it sounds. This place has a lot more space than England, so cars are needed to go everywhere. Living so remote, we can get about 1,50 per 6 miles from the government. travel tends to go quite quickly also. I'm abouth the same distance from gothenburg as you are from London. To go there takes me max 2 1/2 hours.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
hi joe,i sent you an pm on forum,did you get it?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
No, sorry trixie. I've just sent you one though...I hope you have the same name on there!

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
sorry joe i'm .... on forum as there was already a trixie.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Just sent you a reply...I hope that arrives!

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
hi joe i got your pm.thanks

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Just bringing this up to the top again.
Can't have a thread about Downall Green slipping to page 2 on WW can we Tonker?

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
Not at all suesa, This thread is the 'St.Helens Mole' on this Wigan site. Keep it up!

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Downall Greeners is going under.. Hopefully after the reunion it will pick up speed again..

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
It's not going under it's the likes of you two and other that just look and say nothing, come up with a good question thats not been asked and watch this space,
[r]Still asking for another new poster from the area[/r]

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Can't think of a question right now. I'm in the middle of packing and trying to get my grandson to take his bath and doing this. My mind is on too many other things at the moment.. Sorry if I ticked you off with my remark of DG going under, see I've only just joined and I'm upsetting people..

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Where is bam bam not seen a post from him in a while?

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Dougie, this is my last post until June.. I'm leaving for the airport shortly and hope to meet you fri night..

Posted by: jondav (98)  Report abuse
Where are you coming from jouell?

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Last check before leaving. I am coming from the US, I will be at the reunion. If you are there John, maybe I'll get to meet you.. Have to go now...

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
When is the school reunion?and what year is going?

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
It's tomorrow Tina and it's for all past pupils aged 18+ to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the school opening.
Last I heard about 180 tickets had been sold. Looks to be a good night.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Don't forget to take pics for us all to see Thanks

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
i think it's ww meeting too?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
i was browsing the other ex-Downall Greeners topic earlier, and it got me thinking a little.

If, for the sake of discussion, we say that Rectory Road started at Booths Brow Road, and finished at the Legion, I could remember 14 businesses along or adjacent to it. i cant remember a newsagents though. Was there one on Rectory road, or did everyone get their papers from somewhere else?

Secondly, I have a memory of two female window cleaners. does anyone remember them?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
joe i dont remember the window cleaners but pies at the bottom of rectory road was a paper shop ,off licence etc.
opposite the coop +millingfords factory.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Millingfords makes 15...

If I remember correctly, the female window cleaners lived on Downall Green Road.

Trixie, I bet we are the only two on here later, all the others will be back at school...or in the Bluebell!

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
yes it will be buzzin all night after.
i wonder how far they have travelled?


i will be in my bed.so i'll catch up tomorrow.

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
U, J, Lizzie Wynn was one of the window cleaners,cant remember the other,By the way Uncle Joe, Should i know you?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
bentlegs, I know your name now, but I'm not sure if we know each other. We lived at the other end of the estate. Its more likely that you would have known my brother, everyone else seems to....bert, dougie, trixie....

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Hope you all have a good time,well at this time party must be well into it.Hope you all have some good story's to tell.Wish I was there

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
i think they will all be on here later,

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
trixie,I thought you would be at the party?

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Hi Tina

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Hi lanky is it just us 2 tonight?

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
I think so

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Well come on Uncle Joe , what is your brothers name?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
bentlegs, it was Arthur.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Over here it will be Mothers day on sunday.HAPPY MOTHERS DAY EVERYONE.Is everyone to hung-over to tell us what went on last night,or maybe they are still partying!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
i think so tina.i would have loved to have gone but 100 mile round trip.


it was mothers day here ages ago.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Happy Mothers day yall from the usa

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
thanks marg,


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU ALL DAWN THERE.

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Arthur Heaton U J ,

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Quite correct bentlegs, so i suppose you remember me now?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse


? haha.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi uncle joe i was with barry houghton at the reunion.told him about your arthur he was shocked and asked me to pass onhis deepest sympathy to arthurs family.and send his regards toyou and your family.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Thanks bert, I'll be talking to his girls later on this week, so I'll pass the message on...

Can you send Barry my reards also?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bert, i must apologise to you and dougie and rest of people who turned up, unfortunately i had to do a charity gig in wales for the buffs, i am now the pgp for st helens and district province so had to make an appearance down there, thought i would have been back in time but traffic was bad, i was looking forward to re-union at rectory and i'm gutted i was not there, sorry i let you greeners down but hope i can make it up to you in future.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
I was wondering where you was not seen you post in a while sorry you missed the reunion maybe Dugie will post some pics?
any road up glad your back

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks lanky, i feel really bad about missing that, and have been very edgy because i couldn't get there, my family have fell out with me for biting everyones head off, but?? what the hell i will just have to keep apologising like i always do, if bert and dougie and rest of greeners forgive me i may feel better, i know that it's once in a lifetime experience and that's what hurts.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
you never know they may have another one.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi trixie, i would love that it would be better than winning lottery for me.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
i thnk i would get the flowers for the oldest there.




would you go to a ww downall green party/meetin?

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
That is a good idea Trixie set it up

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
maybe......you never know.he has'nt replied yet..

we could go inter national to florida.he how about that ,then you can come too.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I'm not sure Florida could cope with more than 1 or 2 from DG at any one time...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well lanky's from bryn.so they've not noticed her yet....

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
We could all meet in St Augustine

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
forgot you from bryn not dg.but you can be guide.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
If you do a reunion again give me plenty of time so I can come over.I will make sure bambam will be there even if I have to drag him with his tail,lol.Who was the youngest person there?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
oh thanks sis, is that something look forward to, sounds painful to me? if i would have attended i would have been the youngest.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
hang on bambam ,they didn't give any flowers for the youngest...
i hope i can manage it next time.(but not as the oldest)

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I did hear that a Mrs Parkinson was there, with her son, Harold. Was she not the oldest, or did she not go to Rectory?

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
I didn't see Mrs Parkinson but Harold and his two sisters was there

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
mrs parry was the oldest 97.

she got flowers.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Don't worry Bam bam we are all your friends on here

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I think most people are friends on here... Its a nice place to be!

dougie: I dont remember Harolds sisters, what were their names?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
my daughter spoke to a friend of her's that went,he is in his 30's he said that they were all "old" people there and only stayed 10 minutes and left.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie i thought the same till i saw dougie and his brother ralph.and bam bam you dont need to apologise i know how the buffs works.shame though i was looking forward to seeing you again.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi dougie met your ralph in spain years ago and when i met him at the reunion he asked do i not go there anymore .i came home sunday and was informed my wife had booked us a holiday there as a surprise lovely .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Aw how nice of her,


sounds like a nice lady bert.

Is she from dg?

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
UJ Edna and Jean but they would have been married in the 50s so you may not remember them

(Bert) hi trixie i thought the same till i saw dougie and his brother ralph, thanks for that was we the youngest Bert after you

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie no she was born in bryn rd .but she improved when she met a d greener.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Aw you've gone and spoiled it now...


I thought you'd turned into a nice man.


Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie just kidding wouldnt change her for the world.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Oh that's alright then.

She seems a good'n.

Would i know her?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie no i dont think so she is younger than me although she used to come to d green with her mate marilyn whos grandma lived in rectory rd .but it was when she was young.she went to grammer school .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Are you a sugar daddy then?

How's your mary+kathleen going on?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, thanks for that love i know you and bert both understand, i thank you dearly for that, yes bert i was looking forward to having a pint with you pal,but i will catch up with you eventually, the buffs now meet at bryn labour club if you ever decide to pay us a visit.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie our kath is in a wheel chair and has been for a long time but is in good health for her age ha ha she will kill me if she reads this sometimes reads on here but will not come on .mary as been having chemo therapy for a cancer of the blood had things removed from her lung and they found the blood cancer so not in the best of health but carrying on .we all have our problems but have to get on with it

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam i thought you were at old rd labour club .maybe one day i will shock you and turn up at the lodge .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Oh sorry about kath +mary.

Hey less of your kath's age.i'm the same age as her...

I suppose your gettin your own back.


Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie, do you mean to say that you arent 21?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hey up joe,

I'm only 22 .

ger away with yer trouble

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hijoe if trixie 22 im 19 ha ha just getting ready to go and watch downall green in a football cup final at ashton town football club. come on you greeners.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
where do you live now bert?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
trixie, could we call it 21 and a few months? (about 300!)

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
ger away you cheeky begger.


(you might be right.)

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie i live in bryn

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi joe been to the match winning 4 goals to 1 match abandoned because of collapsed drain.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
I think you 2 are gangin up on me.




It's good to have a laugh.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I'm still laughing about the reason the match was abandoned...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
yes,he didn't say who was winning!!!

they must have nearly finished.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
They would'nt have known trixie, i bet they was all tanked lol

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam d greeners were winning and i was driving didnt have a drink..one or two others did and i was jealous.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
You all didnt really expect that a team from ashton could beat downall Greeners did you? Well, really!

Bert, do you ever hear anything about Danny Mac?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
well somebody "sabotaged" the drains then.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I wonder who that could have been?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Ashton team,whoever they were...

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
HI TRIXIE AND JOE the other team they were playing were goose green on a neutral ground .i often see danny mac around bryn he lives up the road from me .i see tom as well in the bowling club on a friday .danny retired from the gas board .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Bert was it you that said you were going on a cruise this summer?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
no next year spain this summer for 11days and turkey later on .tried cruise last year for first time and loved it .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
yes so did my husband,he wants to for 5 weeks next year.!!!we have booked for turkey in nov for a month.got a good deal

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
love turkey we go to the south quieter down there

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
yes thats were were of to.no euro this year.

we used to have a house in kusidasi,our daughter lived in it.but sold it a few years ago.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
we going to lara beach in a hotel complex which may sink on its maiden voyage saw it being built a few years ago and managed to book it at right price last year .all the family and others going .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
oh good you should enjoy it. sounds a rite good do.

we are going to side hotel perusso or somethin like that.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
went to side two years ago

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Trixie,I know this is a long shot but an old friend of mine from Spindle Hillock lives in Wrexham, Have you ever come accross him? his name is Tommy Dixon,Like i say it's a long shot but you never know.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No i'm afraid not.but do you remember mrs prole the teacher and her boys from spindle hillock.The boys live here and i saw her a while ago and she is looking to sell up and move here.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
on the football front , downall green replayed l/nite at g/wood united agst goose green & were victorious 3 - 0 . and knew tommy dixon very well or as "dixie" as he was known in the darts fraternity.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
hello brian,were you bin?

iv'e been in contact with our john.
it's only bin 20 years.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
i did let hin know marge . anyway i,m glad he made contact .

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi whups didnt see you at match.good win .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
thanks brian.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
did,nt go bert , knee swollen-up . malc gave me a ring with the score . the cup-kings are back.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi whups it was like the old times but got a lot df young lads in and i didnt go back to bell getting old .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi guys, nice to see they still got a team like they had in years gone by, don't think i would know any of em now.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Is everybody asleep on here?


wakey wakey

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Now you've gone and woke us all up trixie....

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Aw what a shame.

no slackin on here.

you need your witts about you.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
(Referring to the other topic) We cant have our wits about us, because if we did, we would be knit-wits....

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
I think some people think we are ,because we have a sense of humour..


Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie not been on due to a bereavment in the family .another downall greener gone .funeral next week.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Oh sorry bert,do i know them?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
yes lived round corner from you has a sister anne same age as you i think. they were all girls married to my brother who died a few years ago .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
give us a name.i can only think of wilde's ,wright.lowe.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
dot lived in lilac unsworth was her maiden name .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
oh ye remember now.her dad brought them up.they lived next door to prescotts.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
yes thats them

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
RIP dot.have they got family?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
so sorry to hear the bad news bert, i knew dot and children well, RIP DOT.

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Bert. Dot & George lived next but one to my Mum when she lived in Lilac.
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
am a new member of ww am a xdownallgrener did 21years at hawthorn ..went in bell and sns club..

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Welcome to the Message Board. now all you need to do is give us some clues as to who you are....

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Welcome David


Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Trixie, how come you know who he is, and I dont?

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
Are you related to 'FS1E'?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
You just put your curser over "yamped" and click and it takes you to his profile...

Can you follow that?



I'll ask a silly question tonker but what is 'FS1E'?

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
An FS1E is a moped that Yamaha used to make. Probably the biggest thing Tonker could ride on L plates when he was 16. Of course, when we were kids, we could ride 250's, and some of us even bigger bikes...

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Thanks joe.i should have known that..

I'm only used to big bikes, bsa rockets,gold star and gold wings etc.




Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Hiya David hope you're ok and welcome to Wigan World
You don't have to be mad to come on here - but it does help
Not seen you for ages, sometimes see your Sue and my Mum keeps in touch with yours.

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
does anyone know who is the landlord is at bluebell?

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Johnny halliwell and friends last i heard.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
pam prior { lazenko ) is running the bell as landlady .

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
thanks for that brian,long time since i saw old biuebell lads .

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
yep dav , glad 2 see ur still around . how r things .

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
ya am ok Brian ru still hitting them 180s,do you stll go in the bell.its ages since i've been in.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
packed in playing darts 20yrs ago dav. dont go in the bell much these days . it,s 2 expensive . i,m always in tom & jerrys in ashton most weekends .

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
I remember the Pit Pony was the first new pub opened in the Ashton area (about 1980), I give a trophy for the first player ever to score 180 in a darts match,
when we played the Bell they was thinking Brian would get it you did score 180 but not in the match, as you know a good player like yourself only gets 3/4 attempts in any match

So someone out there as the trophy saying he was the first player ever to score 180 in a darts match

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi vamped or david as we know you welcome to wigan world nice to see another old downall greener on .only just seen it been away for a break.i remember you well and your family .

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
I'm still trying to work out who yamped is....and now whups has joined in....cant somebody help me?

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
I'l try & catch up with you 1 weekend in tom & jerry's & have a pint with you.

Posted by: broady (12645)   Report abuse
Uncle Joe,

If you click on their names you will see that yamped is David Lindsay and whups is Brian Scully.

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
Hya Bert not sure who you are, can you give me any clues ?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi yamped, welcome to greeners site on wiganworld, not seen you in years hope you are fine, we will have to go see whups in ashton and have good old knees up, are you living locally.

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Whups I remember, but not Yamped as yet, though I probably will when my brain gets in gear today...

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
Hya bam bam, no i don't live locally anymore i've emigrated (to a foriegn place called Ince) but i'm allowed back to birch grove on sundays to visit my mum. Yea it would be good to have a catch up in tom & jerry's with brian sometime.

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
bert i think i know you,did you live near the island on the estate?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
HI VAMPED YES IM THE ONE WHO LOST MY EYE .

Posted by: uncle joe (616) Report abuse
Bert, this question should really be on the S&S club thread, but who won the races on the green after closing?

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
HI JOE it was always very close it usually came down to who had the extra pint but both david and arthur were fast.but always good friends .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
yamped that's great, just let me know when your ready and we will get in touch with bri and pay a visit.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hi dav , wen u call at ur mums give me a knock as i still live in the same house in hawthorn .

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
yea brian i will i'l be there this sun about 2 ish so i call & see you. Does bambam still live in downallgreen ?

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
yea brian i will i'l be there this sun about 2 ish so i call & see you. Does bambam still live in downallgreen ?

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
no dav , he lives in wigan now . has done 4 a few years .

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
whups.is jimmy(H)on wiganworld? if he so watt name dose he use?

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
no dav , not on wigan w .

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi brian did david turn up on sunday hope so it would be nice for old friends.who is jimmy h do i know him .were as everybody gone its gone so quiet on here.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hiya bert , yep david did turn-up on sun . jimmy h lives just up the road from u behind the park lane club . rides motor bikes 4 a living . ring any bells ? .

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
So you boys had a knee-up any good story,s to tell?

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Bert, His name is Jimmy Hodson,Used to race motor bikes,

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
HI BENTLEGS i know who he is now .didnt his dad used to go in bell playing dominoes a long time ago with joe clarke .

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
I know he went in the Bell Burt , He lived in Leylandgreen Rd,

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
is it dickies brother who lived near you .

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
It was Bert, his name was Jack,

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
thanks bentlegs i thought it was .not seen your pete or any of you lately have you gone in hiding .tell them all i have been asking and give them my regards .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
hya bert...

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Will do Bert,

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie have you been to kevins nursery yet.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No, not had time yet to go,but i WILL let you all know when i do..I may get marg to put my photo on here.

Posted by: bluesman (246) Report abuse
Are the Bell and Stag pubs still open?

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
Only Just, Struggling.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
The Bluebell got a new landlady at the weekend, good luck to her.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Who's the new landlady bambam?

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi trixie, its Tony Harrison's daughter anne.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
I don't remember them.

I hope it works out for her.

Your tina tell's me your mum is going to visit her.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi Trixie, i think she is going over in august, there is a pic of tony on north ashton {album, places] last page.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Yes of course i recognise him.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Hi bambam Whats wrong ,don't talk to your sister any more? when are you coming over? trixie told me how to do this tonight [the smile faces]

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi sis, hows tricks, not been on much lately bin to busy with work, hope tom and kids are ok bet your looking forward to mother coming over, jim can moither the life out of you all.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Yes and he does it very well!
everyone is good,just got back from swimming 7:45pm . If the weather lets us we go every day.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
our mother's looking forward to it tina, hope you all have a good time,shove jim in the irish bar and leave him there till plane's ready for leaving, ha ha

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
that so funny,the sad part is he would have a good time

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
If you think he makes Donna crazy ,you should see Rachel and me with out a doubt .I think us girls should go some were !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
well if you do take ma with you , and leave jim with tom hee hee

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
That will prove Tom,s love for me

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
The worst possible senario is, tom will strangle him

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Are you willing to take that chance??

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
oh yes i've every confidence in tom, hope you all have good time anyway, this will probably be mothers last trip as she don't like travelling, i think she will probably tell you, please don't tell her i told you but she is not up to it anymore, truth is tina she is still having reperccusions after the op, but she's afraid to tell you, but i hope everything will go ok, she is making this trip as she loves you and her grandchildren, i know you will give her a good time.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
I was surprised she is coming year.what is she afraid of telling me?I won't tell her about this.If she need,s me I will move back.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
its nothing serious tina, but jim booked the flight, i don't know if it was a suprise for mum or just a break for him, but either way i hope you all have a good time.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
By the way why are you not making me a friend on face book?

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
You know Jim he always gets what he want,s

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Facebook, sorry sis but i was not impressed with it so i do not use it any more, i know jim always gets what he wants but its time he considered mothers health, i will e mail you and tell you in more detail.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
thank you.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi sis iv'e noticed your'e surfing the boards very late over here.

Posted by: litavan (2) Report abuse
Can anybody direct me to some good pictures of Rectory School, pref around 1969? Its the year i left for the secondary school in Ashton.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hi welcome Litavan.you need to click on photos,go to album then schools area listed,

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
bambam are you awake?

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hi vaughn , look 4 schools & look 4 d/green & north ashton or rectory school . did u sort the problem out with ur e-mail addy on the ex-pats site ? .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
whups, how is anne doing in the bell, blakey does'nt go in now so can't get any info.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam iwas out with h last week .he said it was just surviving.not heard off you for awhile.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
not b long b4 it shuts i dont think . there just like anyone taking the bell on . cant survive on 1 night a week . it,s just a matter of time .

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi whups i saw you at dinner time in ashton i was turning up bolton rd tried to get your attentionbut no to busy noseying at other things .i did not know it was that bad in the bell doyou not go in now

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bert, alreet pal not been on as much as i would like had a lot of trouble with the old diabetes, hope your all ok, its a shame about bell, i thought it would have done ok after all its only pub in village, must be to expensive or pot ale if its not getting support.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
it,s been like that bert 4 a very long time , since arthur williams got out . no-one can survive on 1 day a week 2 keep any place open . no , dont go in anymore . ashton is my watering hole now .1-65 a pint for lager in the robin hood . it,ll do me .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, so sad to see our old watering hole go down the pan i have many good memories of the bell as you well know,i remember you being in charge of bell run to ashton and back what great nights out we had, how great it wud be to turn clock back, hope your'e in good health bri will have to have a few pints in near future, rergards bam.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
yep dav, gud nights had by all. but all gud things must come 2 an end sometime . dont think it,ll shut in the near future , but it will come 4 sure . a vallient attempt but doomed 2 failure . just keepin me head above water if u know wot i mean dav.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, glad your ok i will be in touch in near future and organise i few scoops with you, please keep me informed with activties from your dwelling, regards bam.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
Bambam we are off on our summer holiday, a couple of days late, but leaving 4.00am Saturday.Better late than never!!

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi sis, hope you have a good time please send me the pics.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Tina hope jim has been a good boy, if not he will have to face the the committe at the workers, with a warrington jury he will know what i mean.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi Tina, he will be grumpy now man u beat wigan 5 nil today.

Posted by: cenac (20)  Report abuse
I heard that the Blue Bell is going to be on the telly. Was busy yesterday & film crew was there.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Why is Blue Bell going to be on TV?

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hi dav , just to let people know who knows john ( sammy ) hughes that his wife marie passed away on thurs morning in here sleep . i think trixie should know as she is family .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Brian can you get me more details as this is such a shock to me,i have not had heard from him for a couple of weeks.
i know his mum had a heart attack..thanks Brian was she ill?
I'm away on holiday and can't get hold of my mam.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hi marge , bernice went back in hospital , but back out now . gwyllm is in hospital after falling from johns car . they dont know as yet what caused marie,s death . it,s a complete mystry .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Many thanks Brian.my uncle as also died this week too Paul.I presume you mean gwilym ?(dad).

A friend also had a stroke this week too.

I am so shocked today.I got hold of my mam to ask about Marie and they had tried to contact me about my uncle but did't know about marie.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Sorry to here about them but keep putting the news on here good or bad,I'am still and old Downall Greener even if I dont live there

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Did you know paul pownall Dougie?

I'm so glad of this site.it has helped me a lot.
Brian got me back in touch with my cousin after many years.And he as given me all this news today.
they are all downall geeners or have been in the past.

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
I'm sorry to hear of your loss Trixie. I remember your Uncle Paul. What a tough time your family is having, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks bri, i did not know that will you please pass on my condoloncies to sammy, he must be really down and out at the moment, my thoughts are with him at this sad time, he was a good friend to me in late 70s early 80s, RIP Marie god bless.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
If anybody gets any more info i would very much appreciate it.


Thanks to all.

Posted by: molly17 (919) Report abuse
Ermmm, why is the bluebell gonna be on tv...

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi Bri, i've just been informed that sammy's dad has been admitted to hospital, if you get any info please let me know bri, thanks bam.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie i have only just heard about your sammys wife marie and about gwylam and berniece and uncle paul.please pass on my condolences and thoughts to thier families.

Posted by: yamped (13)  Report abuse
brian, thanx 4 letting us know the sad news about sammy's wife our thoughts are with the family.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hi dav , old gwyllem is going to be ok by the sound of it . he,s just bruised . still dont know on the mystery death of marie . will get to know something on wednsday as i,m trying to go & see him at home .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hi brian.Give him my love.I could do with getting his address someway to go and see him.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks bri for keeping us informed.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Hi yall just visiting see how things are going

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, how ya doin.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Marie's funeral next thursday at 11am at St Oswalds and burial in Churchyard.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for that trixie.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, any news on gwyllem not seen mick middlehurst tonite, was hoping for some good news.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
he,s at home dav . slow going but that,s to be expected with recent events .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for that bri .

Posted by: sammys (16)  Report abuse
thanks for everyone coming to the funeral all the the cards and donations love you all sammy

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Welcome sammy.Take care.XX

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
see u in tom & gerry,s or presi on friday sam .

Posted by: sammys (16)  Report abuse
hi david lindsay i have not seen you since i caught the bus going to wigan to catch the train to go to london for my 40 birthday rememder hope you are keeping ok i remember you saying is it for your birthday because yours is a week later

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi sammy, hope you are are getting over the sad loss of your beloved marie, so sorry for that pal, remember you well guess who .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
i'll give you a clue sammy, you beat me at village club snooker knockout in 80s, on black ball,mind you i did have a 21 point advantage start, hope your still as good as you were then sammy, all the best pal.

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Hi Sammy, both our Elaine & myself were so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family, remember living across the road from you in Hawthorn very well.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Hey Bambam I was playing my farm town on face book well we have farms and we go to the market place to get help so i went to help and was hired by bambam lol I sent a message to see if it was you got reply saying no so now there are two of you lol
I am Margaret White on there if you use face book

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
That sounds interesting lanky, though i don't believe my sister will agree there is another like me hee hee

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
You got that right!.the one and only,everything else is just copy right

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
ha ha ha you need to go suz this out lol
It was kinda funny two Bam bams

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
you are cheeky sis .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Tina where you hiding, i have had senior moment is mothers birthday on 13th or 15th, gee my memories goosed. .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for your reply sis, however i now know it's the 13th .

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
got tina hooked on the game

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, she's hooked on something.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
sorry bambam its all lanky fault she got me plowing fields milking cow ect.Mum birthday is the 13th oct.jim is the 27 i thinksorry bambam have to go and gather eggs

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam sorry i could not stop and chat on tuesday. i was taking the sister in law home.but it was nice to see you after all this time .next time i will stop.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bert, no probs pal was nice to see you as well i recognised your sister in law i used to have a few pints with her hubby in colliers.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups, thats a good pic of you on album in prague.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
where abouts did u see it dav ? .

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups, have you any old pics of d-green, or d-greeners.

Posted by: tina m lynaugh (233)   Report abuse
BAMBAM I'VE BEEN MAKING ROOM ON MY FARM TO HIDE YOU ON BOMMY NIGHT

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
So where is guy give him up Tina

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
On a very sad note Pats Mam from downall green Died today rest in peace sweet lady you was very kind to me as I grew up may the angels carry you to Jesus

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
R I P.
How old was she marg?I can't think of her name.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi lanky is that reenie pats mam.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Not sure what her name was itwas so ong ago when I lived there but Pat was Pat painter

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
It was Renee.but i can't remember her married name.
I knew her second husbands family from stubshie

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie there names were yeats.arthur was at school with me .so sad to hear about reenie they lived next to us at downallgreen before they moved to brocstedes.been family friends ever since.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
hi sis, it don't seem 12 months ago since you and lanky tried burn me. lol.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
not heard anything else but ido hope Pat and her family are ok and your right Burt that was her name A lovely lady



Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi lanky, sorry about the news on pat's mother my heart goes out to all the family at this very sad time, god bless them all.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Yes I cried Bam bam I had a lot of really good times at her house

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
yes it's sad lanky, hope pat and family come through it ok.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups, did you have a look for any old pics of d-green.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
whups, going for a pint in thomas gerrard fri 4th dec about 1pm does tha fancy a couple, we can talk about good old days.

Posted by: bentlegs (4187) Report abuse
500

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
The Blue Bell maybe on T.V.on the 8th December have you seen this advert thats running now

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks dougie, i have seen it will have to remember that one.

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
I have just looked to see about this programme and it is on Sky,channel 534 (Blighty) on Friday at 8pm. It is a series that is on every night and features a different pub each night this week, Friday is The Blue Bell.
Hope you can all get to watch it.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
hiya dav , not been well , had swine flu & not been out since 31 oct. still not right yet .

Posted by: suesa (526) Report abuse
Sorry to hear that Brian, hope you're soon fully recovered.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
so sorry about that bri, get well soon mate.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Merry christmas greeners and x greeners, and all you wiganworlders, have a good un.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Happy new year everybody.


Sorry you've not been well brian.hope you feel better soon.
bam bam.I think we may be ready for X Greeners 3.

Posted by: dougie (3555)  Report abuse
Posted by Tonker on the 31/01/09
ex-downall greeners (st.helens corner) V wheres me owd mate cocci (wigan corner)

Laydeeeeeees and Gentlemen,
in the first round, of this inter-borough contest, at WiganWorld Square Garden, after a submission from the ex-downall greeners thread, not being in a fit state to continue, the winner, by a clear siiiiiiiix hundreeeeeeeed and seventy siiiiiiiiiix replies ..........

'Wheeeeeeeeres me owd mate cocciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' !

The ex-downall greeners only declared on the 30/01/09 with 14620 Views,not out,to start a new thread

Me Oud Mate Cocci theard was all out on the 25/12/09 with 11782 Views, therefore I declare the winnerssssssssss Ex-Downall Greeners Thread

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
YEAH!! Ex Downall Greeners...

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi ever .ybody merry christmas and a happy new year not been on for awhile. trixie did you enjoy your holiday in turkey .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hi.Bert.
Yes thanks got back last Tuesday,stayed in Kum Koy.
we had lovely weather for 10 days then the RAINS came.non stop torrential rain,thunder and lightening for 3 days.we had 3 lots of them.But we found something to do.we walked to Side on the beach.Hotel was lovely. We plan to go there again.
Happy New Year everybody.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
we stayed in titanic in lara behach lovely hotel and we had three nights of thunder and lightning but nice in the day.back to cruising next year.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Ye were of to the caribean on 17 march for 22 days end up back in greece.waiting for phone call this week for new itinery to singapore next nov.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
oh to be rich like you only poor us going on rowing boat.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Sorry,Did'nt i say we are going in a canoe and camping on the way....haha.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bert, my lifetime ambition was to do a world cruise,i don't suppose i will make it.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam not heard off you .happy new year mate.i would love to go on world cruisebut can only afford the cheap ones not like some people from wales.but we never know

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hey i'll slap your legs Bert!!!!
I told you we are goin in a canoe!!!!don't you believe me...

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
u rich then Trixie or did ya win the lottery

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No just worked for a livin.all our own work no inheritance.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie i was talking to your john in bryn club last night ,hes looking very well.told him i contact you on here he says he some times has a look sends his regards.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hi bert. did he say whether his Dad was out of hospital?

glad to hear he was looking better.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
no he never said anything about his dad.i didnt no he was in hospital.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
He has broke his hip and had a pin in it.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
where's everyone gone

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bam bam thought you emigrated were have you been

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
alreet bert, not had much time to visit ww due to charaties with buffs and work as well, but hope to spend more time now on ww, hope you and family are ok pal.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse


Welcome back,bambam.
I think your Tina's gone to ground playing games.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks trixie, knowing her she will be upto summat.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bert, when are we having the next re union, i missed last one through no fault of me own.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi bambam i dont know not heard anythingbut would like another because ive met so many people who couldnt make it and were sad they missed it .better be doing were all getting older .it seems to go quickernowadays /have you heard how gwylam his.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hi Bert.Not heard anythin about Gwilym ,waitin for Brian to let me know if he is still in hospital or gone home.

Your right time seems to fly the older you get.

Guess what...We booked another cruise next february!!!!
No inheritance for the Kids at this rate.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie nice one wished it was me. we have not thought of next year yet the wifes been getting the house altered again never ending.justgetting ready to go to bowling club for a nice pint i hope.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Very nice,nowt wrong with a bit of modernisin,

We got lots snow here again..It's stickin too.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi trixie,bert, hope gwylam is better, i usually drop on him in anvil at top of wigan, hope to see him in near future.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Hi Bambam.if you mean Big gwilym.i don't think you'll be seein him for a while as he is not very well at all.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks trixie, thats so sad what a nice fella.

Posted by: bert (601) Report abuse
hi trixie sorry to hear about gwylam. only just moved back home been staying with my daughter.new floor going down today.hopefully back to normal by weekend .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Gwilym's back home now.i had an e mail from Brian.

Sounds like she gutting the place,

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for that trixie, thats better news.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi trixie, any more news on mr hughes.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No more news. maybe Brian can tell us.Bambam.

Posted by: whups (2342)  Report abuse
everything still ok & he,s still convelesing .

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Thanks Brian

Posted by: cheesy (34) Report abuse
Just to remind you all that it is 1year today since Craig Duffy died,my thoughts go to his family especialy Karen and Ryan.

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
Does anybody know how Dennis Duffy is?Kevin's Brother used to live bottom of Rectory road.Not heard about him for years.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Is that the brother that married one of the Hill girls ( can't remember her name now ) out of Rectory rd...? If it is he was at the reunion last year, in fact he took all of the photo's... I think they live in Spindle Hillock..

Posted by: trixie (4871)   Report abuse
No jouell the Duffies werd Catholic.

I last saw Dennis when he was a patient in Billinge hospital when i worked there.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Yes trixie I know Duffy's were catholic, but the one I'm talking about married one of the Hills and she went to the Rectory Rd school and he was there with her...

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi jouell, the duffy lad that married wendy hill was francis,yes they lived in spindle hillock top decorator to.

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