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ex- downhall greeners
Started by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
EX DOWNALL GREENERS 6


ex-Downall Greeners
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Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Sorry about the delay starting new thread but here we go

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Cheers bambam! Here we go, here we go.here we go etc......

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
But whats with the 'posh' thread title - downHall!!!!

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
sorry suesa will sort that when I find mi glasses, im working in brail at the moment.

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse

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Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
---------------Dated 25th October 2013 Zoe Smith asked --------------
Does anybody remember north ashton engineering company, it was on corner of dg rd and rectory rd, my grandad owned it, been trying to find it on old mapsabut cnt find any info on it.


Just posted this for her --Here--

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Good morning Bambam, from an ex Downall Greener now living in the Garden of England, thank you for continuing with this thread.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Hi Robin.hope you are well?did you get my reply from you e mail?

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
Tumtingle, It was where Cromptons old factory was, Houses built on the site now ,Quite close to the White House,

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
a new thread then dav.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Right Tumtell I were thinking it was the same place with her saying, it was on the corner of Downall Green Road and Rectory Road, anyway I'll leave the link on so it will not get lost, You've put us right again --

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Over 70000 views and nearly 4000 posts not bad for a little village

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
"Over 70000 views and nearly 4000 posts not bad for a little village" ..............

....................... In St.Helens!

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
So many views and posts because everyone who went to the village school came away being able to read and write...

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Tonker at least people can remember Downall Green never hear anything about Haydock

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
That's because Haydockers don't dwell on the misconception that they all live in Wigan!

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
trixie....Please see e-mail.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes but some do live in wigan, as part of haydock is under wigan.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
No it's not!

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hi dav , pat yates died on monday . funeral at st helens crem on friday 14th @ 11 am.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1274) Report abuse
Haydock in liverpool

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
If you can class being just 16 miles away from somewhere as being 'in' then, yes, I suppose it is. Just as much as Downall Green is in Liverpool too, and as much as Wigan is in Oldham.

In fact, Haydock is the same distance from Manchester as it is from Liverpool. So it's, kind of, unique, it being in two different places at the same time.

How remarkable, cor blimey and how's about that then?

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1274) Report abuse
deedodatdontdee

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Not in Haydock they don't, but Downall Green and Garswood, well, there's more of 'em there than there is in Liverpool!

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1274) Report abuse
calm down calm down

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Downall Green United fans!

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
so is downall green.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
No it's not!

By the way, is that Pat who's Stan and Mark's sister?

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
Tonker, remember Joe Lobby & Billum,

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
Tonker, remember Joe Lobby & Billum,

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
The only Billum I know of was from Haydock. The only man ever to escape from jail on the Isle of White. Or so the story goes! Is Joe Lobby a Leyther?

PS: I remember Genghis off the RoM belt!

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Yes he never went into hiding but made his way straight home to Haydock and was picked up there by the local police

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
Joe's brother Arther was mayor of Sintellins,Long time ago,

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
No. It was Hughie!

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
I'm not giving out a name, but a ex Downall Greener is in need of your Prayers, Blessings, Thoughts... He has a long hard time ahead of him and needs all the help he can get...

I THANK YOU ALL in advance as I know you will all be there for him....

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
Thinking of him Jouell, Hope for a quick recovery,

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Thank you bentlegs...

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
bump

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Thoughts and prayers from me for our DG friend in need Janet

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Do I know who it is?

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
I don't know uncle Joe, he is in his early seventies, I don't want to put his name out there, I am just asking for Prayers , Blessings, Positive Thoughts for a complete recovery for him, he has a tough few months ahead of him...

Thank you Sue :-)

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
looks like that mrs fairhurst of no9 hawthorn may have passed on .

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Whups, is that Barrys Mum?

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes it is .

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
no-one seems to know anything & suggest she maybe in a home.

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Whups seems to have gone quiet about the fate of the village club any updates

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
nothin to report yet peter.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for info whups, did not know pat had died. RIP PAT.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
just heard that colin lodge ( lodgie) passed away y/day.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi whups just read this about colin.did not go out on friday .i see him on last bus.do you know when his funeral his.i have known colin since i was a kid at downall green.always been rum.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
not yet bert , as soon as i hear anything i,ll post it on here .

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Hi bert.from kuala lumpa.great weather here.
How is things with you.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi trixie are you cruising again.youlucky person.it seems a dream since i went on holiday.things are getting me dowm at present.theres that much going on in my life it never seems to stop.but it is lovely to know someone is enjoying them selves.think of the poor.ha ha .

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hi bert, lodgies funeral is at the crem on monday at 1-30.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups,have you any news on village club or blue bell.

Posted by: kevndee (34) Report abuse
don`t be so nosy...

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
blue bell still going , but heard nothin about the village dav , it,s gone very quiet.

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
Hi Everybody,
I've just spoken to Keith Fairhurst who told me his mum, Dorothy passed away last Thursday, 3rd April.
Her funeral will be at St. Helens crem. next Tuesday at 1.30.
Keith asked me to post this message.

Eric W.

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
I am so very sorry to hear this Eric. We lived next but one to Mrs Fairhurst for about 20 yrs. A lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers go to all the family.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
i did mention this further up this blog .

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
You said then that she MAY have passed on at the end of Feb.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
nevertheless it seems i was right .

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Whups, if someone heard your mother maybe passed away, then you received cards of Sympathy and Condolences and she was still living... Wouldn't you be upset....

Now everyone knows that YES, Mrs Fairhurst has indeed passed away.. there is a difference between maybe and definite..

Just saying....

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
WHUPS!!!!!
How stupid a comment is that!!

I'll say no more.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
all iv,e said is the truth that,s all .i still live 2 doors from mrs fairhurst & i,ve never said anything disrespectful or malicious .so wots your problem eric ? .

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
whups, over on the People section, you mention Stuart, Gordon and Sheila Kitts. Am I correct in thinking that Sheila is Gordons daughter, and they used to live on Rectory Road, just up from Pyes shop?

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes your right uncle joe & they did live in rectory rd.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Is anybody out there?

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Still looking --

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Hi Trixie.

We are all here, it's you who is always missing.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Haha.yes back now but busy house clearing Robin.

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
trixie.. You moving.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
No.doing the job you did a few years ago.but both ok.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Your parents going into Senior housing Trixie?

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
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Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
That's nice... how are they coping with the new surroundings, difficult at their age, but it will be easier for you when everything is done... Good Luck to you all, hope everything works out good for you all

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Deleted.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
It's tough to lose your independence, we'll be there someday, not a time I'm looking forward to....Hope it all works out for all of you....

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Thanks juell.yes thats just how i feel.time is flying by so fast it is not far off!!

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Good Luck Trixie!

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
good luck trixie.hope it all works out.its coming to us all.nice to see you back on here.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Thanks suesa and bert,when 100 miles round trip it makes it harder.but hopefully this time next week we will be nearly there.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
I know I've been gone too long when a 100 mile round trip is nothing...Years ago after my Mam had died, my Dad came over on a visit and I took him to visit some old friends of mine, who Dad had become good friends with on a previous visit when I lived in Clearwater...
We went for lunch, 200 miles there 200 miles back and Dad couldn't believe it. He said it was like driving to London for lunch, then driving back .. He talked about it for years.
Every where we go if it is out of town is at least 100 miles.. we are only 30 miles from the coast, but that's all it is is coast line, no beach, it is 100 miles to the beach, 200 miles to the nearest big city, east, west or north, cant go south we'd be in the Gulf of Mexico lol...

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
well it may not be that far to some people but far enough for me.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
You don't have to drive that far Trixie, everything is right there for you

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
The price of fuel over here makes a big difference these days as well.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
just to let those who knows dicky eccleston . he,s just had 2 strokes & currently in hospital.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Sorry to here this Keep us informed whups

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Dicky Eck as always walking miles with his dogs over the years. Hope he makes a good recovery

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Sorry to hear about Richard (Dicky)... Last time I saw him was about 15 years ago, I'd gone down to the Village club with my Dad, he was bowling with some friends, Richard was there, we had a drink and a bit of a chat... Hope he has a fast and complete recovery ....

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
All good wishes for a quick recovery for Richard. Mum lived next door to him for years. See him regularly walking the dog and always have a chat .....

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Sue, does Richard have any family? I know Barbara is gone, so is his Mum, what about Anne? It's scary and sad when you are older and have things happen to you if you don't have any family around to help....What about his dogs, does he still have dogs and who will take care of them if Richard can't

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
he has a sister , she,s married to max higgins. his left side has gone & his dog has gone a couple of months ago .

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Thanks whups, so Anne is still around and his dog has died, is that what you mean? Poor Richard, I hope with therapy he'll be ok again, be a long haul though, I hope there will be someone to look after him.... If you go to see him, please tell him Janet Lomax sends Best Wishes.....

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Hi Jan, Mrs Eccleston passed away quite a few years ago now. I'm not sure if Anne lives in Ashton. Think she has two daughters, I seem to remember them visiting Richard. I thought he had got another dog but could be wrong. Hoping all goes well for him

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
sorry to hear about Richard, he was good friend of mine for many years, hope you recover me old mate.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes his dog died a couple of months ago .his sister lives in ashton.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Thanks Sue, whups,... I thought Mrs Eccleston may have passed away... I haven't seen or heard of Anne in 40 odd years, so didn't know if he would have anyone to take care of him.... As sad as it is when a pet dies, in this case it's a blessing...Hope he gets well soon..

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
his mother died several years ago , his sister is in ashton.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1274) Report abuse
sorry to hear about Dicky hope he makes a full & swift recovery

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
his left side has gone colin . they wont let him home as there is no one there to help him.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
So Whups, what is going to happen to him? Have you been to see him? Can he talk, how is his spirit, I know it's early days, but it will help if he is of a more positive nature...I know, saying that is easier said than done... Praying for him...

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1274) Report abuse
thats a shame Brian real nice bloke a gentle giant

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yep colin , he,s on the golborne colliery in the work pics section with me & ronnie lynn wen we won the north west darts comp for golborne.

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
Bert, Did you end up getting some plants?

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Really sorry to hear about Dicky Ecc and hope is is better soon. Worked with him at Golborne on the top advanced heading and a great man. Usually see every Monday in the Tommies before he goes the darts and dominoes,. Best wishes Dicky......

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
he,s commin to ste . he,s getting feeling back in his left side & his speech is ok.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
That is good news Re: Richard, hope he continues to improve... Still praying for him...

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Thanks for the update Brian. It's good to hear Richard is improving. Please let us know of any further news.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
will do susan.

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Good news Brian.. He's a Big strong man.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yep ste , he,s on the upgrade.

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Hi Brian, How is Dick doing???

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
he,s doin ok from wot iv,e heard.

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Nice one ...

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Nice to hear that whups thanks , anyone know how "Bash" was

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hi bambam , gordon ashworth ( ashy ) passed away on th/day.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
for anyone who knew him brian mason passed away l/night. he was from bryn.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi whups are you turning into the grim reaper every time I look on here you seem to be telling us of people dying or people being ill.so tell me some good news how is dickie doing not seen anybody.brian mason was at our house last week come home for a visit he said .was so shocked when geof pilling told me yesterday.brian was in same class at school with me known him along time
.R.I.P Brian.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
sorry bert , just keeping everyone in touch.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Just keep posting them Brian,

Bert,We was in the club last night but on one mentioned about Brian passing away and Geoff was in the club, did he pass away here are had he gone back

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
he,d gone back dougle.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Yes Whups keep posting any news.bert just joking,

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Whups has you know I don't live at Downall Green now (I left nearly 40yrs ago) but like reading about the village that's why this site is for EX-DOWNALL GREENERS keep up the good work

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi brian i was joking i was like that afew years ago every time you went out someone else had died it seems were all getting older .we buried my eldest sister last week.our margaret or peggy as she was known died of cancer she was an old downall greener.there is not alot of us left in our family now.but we have to keep going.

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Awww Bert I'm so sorry to hear about your Peggy. I know when I was speaking with you last you said she was not well. Hugs to you and the family. R.I.P. Peggy

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
like you said bert the older we get the more of this type of news we get.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Brian, As my Dad said to me when I said to him I don't like telling you about all your old friends thats passed away at Downall Green

Haa Lad as long as I can still hear thi-tellin-mi don't bother it will come my turn one day, as sure as eggs or eggs it did and it will be just the same with us

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
gordon ashworth,s funeral is at holy trinity on monday @ 1-30, then to the crem & onto the village club.

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Thanks for the information Brian. R.I.P. Gordon

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Have just been informed that Richard (Dicky) Eccleston has been moved from Whiston hospital to Billinge ward at Wigan Infirmary, think that may be the stroke unit. His speech has returned somewhat and he has more movement. So it's good news so far. Hopefully hear more soon

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
That is good news Sue.. Hopefully it won't be too long before he is able to take care of himself again...

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
suesa- Thanks for the update on Dicky, really hope he makes a full recover, he's a good man and there's not many left.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hi ste , got bad news on dickie . he,s got pnumonia & took a turn for the worse.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
come on dickie everybody is pulling for you.youre a good strong man.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Oh what a shame... Praying and hoping for the best for him. Come on Richard love.. as Bert says,we are all pulling for you, we all want you well again....

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
i dont know how serious he is , but it,s wot iv,e been told,

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Ok I have been speaking with Richard's friend who visited him on Friday. The update is that yes he has a touch of pneumonia which is being treated with antibiotics. His movement on the left side is restricted to just being able to move his fingers at the moment. He is chatting well and as sharp as always, not confused and says he's so bored there. He did say that he has had lots of mates visiting (that has got to be uplifting for him surely)! His friend seems to think it's going to be a long haul for him but with the right support and good friends he'll hopefully start to get some better movement on his left side and get on the road to a full recovery. Come on Richard we're all in your corner

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
for anyone who knew my eldest brother (ex Leyland Green Rd)Gerald Partridge passed away Wednesday Night in his sleepR.I.P.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups,sorry not been on in a while I am shocked at Gordon's death, last time I saw him was at old road club just afore it shut down he was on run then,also remember bert's sister peggy many years ago we was both on jury service in Liverpool, R.I.P Gordon and peggy.

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
I worked with Gerald Partridge At Millingford Eng, many years ago, Couldn't wish for a better workmate, R.I.P Gerry.

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Peter, so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. Remember him well. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
R.I.P. Gerald.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes dav , he suffered towards the end with cancer & it was a blessing when he passed as he was,nt suffering anymore .

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Could someone please pass on my best wishes and speedy recovery to Dicky Eck when they next visit him. He was the first man I worked with when I started at Kidd Glove after transferring from Bold in January 1986.
Ste Stonehouse from Stubshaw X.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
i,ll do my best ste.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Also Brian tell him to think off "Bash"

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
ok dougie.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
I dropped on two old Downall Greeners by chance in the church yard this morning Goeff Harrison and David Fairhurst,they had both made their way back to the old place for the Trinity Sunday service in the church, maybe theres only Bentlegs will remember them and me we had a good chat Tumtingle

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Gerald partridge's funeral at St Oswalds Ashton 11-00 tomorrow

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
Tumtingle, i haven't seen Geof or David for yonks, i think David lives away from this area & Geof lives in Standish,

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Both still as smartly groomed as ever but we are all the same from the 50/60s , David (Custard)lives in Bury it was him that I recognised not Geoff, David had to tell me it was Geoff

As you know we live by Haydock Park and it's nice to see the young men that's going to the races working round Ashton looking so smart and well dressed

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hi bam

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, everything ok up there.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
dicky eck coming home this week iv,e heard.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Thanks Brian I rang David Houghton yesterday (sunday)but he wasn't in to ask Dicky eck, so it's good news

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
no probs dougie.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Very good news.... Is he capable of taking care of himself, or will he have help? Wishing him all the best....

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
for anyone who knew colin foster he passed away yesterday.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks whups, I met up with paul taberner today and he informed me colin had passed away another good friend of ours gone. R.I.P colin.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
quite true bam.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups, do ya still get down ashton on weekends.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hav,nt turned out or had a drink for 3yrs dav.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
oh hell bri , what do you get up to these days.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
absolutely nothin.

Posted by: sammys (14)  Report abuse
there is a rumour going round that the village club is closing anyone heard owt

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
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Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Hiya Sammy, not heard anything about the club but wanted to ask you if you know the name of the teacher on your school photo in album? Our Elaine gave me the children names (added to pic) and 2 options for teachers name

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Which photo is that Suesa?

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
they kept dicky in another week , but heard from a good source that he,s out tomorrow (wednsday ).

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
colin foster,s funeral tomorrow at st oswalds at 11 o,clock.

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Really pleased to hear that Dicky is on his way home. Well done Dicky..

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Uncle Joe its a photo from Rectory about 1961/62 of the first class my sister was in. It's in photos, the album link. Posted by sammys

Posted by: sammys (14)  Report abuse
no sorry have not got a clue who the teacher was I did not no who half the people on the picture was such a long time ago

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
I bet when you look at the names on the photo you'll be full of 'oh yea of course it is!'

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Suesa: I'm not 100% certain, I never am, but I think its Mrs Green in the photo. If Lyndon Crompton sees this then I'm sure he'll know for certain.

Whups: I used to know a Colin Foster off the estate, he would have been in his early 60's now, 63 perhaps. Is that the one mentioned?

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes it is .

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
been round to see dicky. passed on all your messages.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
my condolense,s to harold ogdens family for the passing of harold on saturday . another greener gone to the promised land.

Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
I am so sorry to hear this Brian.
My thoughts and prayers go to Harold's family.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse


R.I.P Harold.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
harolds funeral is on fri 22nd at holy trinity at 2 o,clock.

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Are there any developments has to what is happening with the village club

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
if anyone remembers mel cunliffe from brocsteads & have any pics of him can you put them on album so i can download them for his son who has none of his father .

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
another sad day . for those who remember stuart kitts has just passed away today (sun).

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi whups is stuart gordon kitts son out of rectory rd.did he have a sister.RIP STUART.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes bert.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
The sister would be Sheila, would it not? If I'm on the correct person, she'll eith be 62, or just coming up to that age.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes ur right uncle joe.

Posted by: Campfire (575)   Report abuse
Brian - really sad news about Stuart, did work with him at Bold but not seen him for ages. Last time I spoke to him, he was living in Old Road...I'm close to 62, how old was Stuart?

Stuart... R.I.P mate

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
Ste I didnt know about Stuart Kitts passing how old was he.?.I to knew him from bold knew his dad for years first I met him was 1973 he was the chockfitter on one of the faces I worked on ,enjoyed his war tales.sad about Stuart.R.I.P.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
round about 57-58 ste.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for info bri, stuart was really nice guy when I was growing up there stuart was always good friends with rob speakman. R.I.P stuart.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
a sad loss my thoughts are with his family and friends,

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi whups, I remember boozing in village club with stuarts parents Gordon and millie.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
when I worked with Gordon we looked forward to his story telling ,both Gordon and Stuart where great blokes pleasure to have known them.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes bam , they had to go there when the S & S shut.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
stuart,s funeral is at st thomas at 1-30 on wednesday.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
hi dav . my uncle from simms rd passed away l/week . his funeral is on friday at st wilfs at 10 o,clock . dont know if you knew him dav - norman frodsham.

Posted by: bentlegs (4172) Report abuse
R,I,P, Norman, an owd friend.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, yes I did know norman, sorry I aint been posting I just done 4 weeks in hospital.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Sorry you been in Hospital bambam hope all is well now and you are feeling better.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
BamBam-- why stop posting just because you were in hospital I blow the hospital computer up when I was in (that's the truth) he said I was trying to make it work to fast it's not like the broadband you've got at home you know

Look after yourself now your out you only get one chance in this life

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
anyone who knew mrs lindsey , she passed away this week aged 98.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Hi bri, is that david's mother that lived in hawthorn.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes it is dav. she moved into 1 of the bungalows in birch gve.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks bri, R.I.P Mrs Lindsey.

Posted by: sammys (14)  Report abuse
my condolences to david and susan at the loss of their mother

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
RIP MRS Lindsey she was a lovely lady my sister Mary used to sit on the wall talking and laughing with her when we were young in hawthorn ave.my condlences to david and susan.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
John Liptrot passed away Booths Brow Road.he was 41.

RIP John.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Hi Bambam
making my family tree. was trying to find out about Frederick Edwards from 15 Brocstedes ave born 1947. It is just a lead I got not sure if he is related to my dads brother Charlie Edwards. Trying to find out where Charlie Edwards Grave is. It is a long shot that Charlie was his dad. If any one knows him and can help by asking it would be great. If it is his son then his Dad Charlie would have been born in Nicol rd Bryn Thanks

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
Hi lanky11,
Frederick Edwards born in 1947 to Charles Edwards and Edna Makin.
Interestingly, Ethel Makin married Frederick W Edwards.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
3 DETAILS OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED
SPOUSE PARTNER
SURNAME MAKIN SURNAME EDWARDS ANY OTHER SURNAME USED BEFORE THIS MARRIAGE

FORENAME(S) Edna FORENAME(S) Charles
DATE OF MARRIAGE PLACE OF MARRIAGE
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
1940 NAME OF BUILDING, CHURCH OR REGISTER OFFICE AND LOCALITY
St. David, Haigh

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Do you think there is a link?

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse


c1949. L to R-Albert Edwards, Les ??, Charlie Edwards,Jim Monks? Tommy Bishop,Norman Cowley & Billy Bishop

This is what it says under the pic, on WW. My brother John thinks the smaller man might be uncle John. Also known in Bryn as Dusty. These men are also from Dads side of the family and come from Beach hill. Albert Edwards is my dads brother from Newton Le Willows on the pic.

We never met Charlie Edwards. All we had was a baby pic, until I saw this on WW.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi bam bam freddy edwards still lives in brocstedes ave i know him well he used to come in our ladies all the time you will know him if you see him.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi bam bam freddy edwards still lives in brocstedes ave i know him well he used to come in our ladies all the time you will know him if you see him.

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Bert how old is he? If you see him could you please ask him if is dad was Charlie Edwards born in Nicol road for me.

Posted by: peemac (28) Report abuse
lanky11,I spoke to Fred on Thursday, he was not born in1947 and he says he is not related to or knows Charlie Edwards r any of his relations.peemac

Posted by: lanky11 (4085)   Report abuse
Ok thanks very much It was very kind of you It was just a long shot That he might have been his son.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
condolenses to the pickering family as christine ( nee dutton ) passed away this week. yet another greener gone.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks for info bri, that poor family have lost 3 members in such a short space my thoughts are with her family. R.I.P Christine.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
they,ve lost 4 dav.

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
Thanks bri, will you please inform me when funeral arrangements have been sorted.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
if i get to know i,ll put it on dav.

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Heard Village Club now shut

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Is that right Brian as I've also heard the same thing try to confirm please

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
yes it is dougie . funeral at st thomas at 10-o,clock on tuesday 2nd dec.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
A question for you all. Can anyone remember the names of the families that used to live in the bungalows that were on the right, above the road just past Dam Corner going towards Bryn? Around 1965 is the year of interest.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse

George Harrison (Bobby Harrison's son) and his wife lived there from new he as past away but his wife Joan still lives there, I had left Downall Green before 1965 so can't help

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
Harry Howarth and family lived there. I think there is only their son,Geoff still there.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Sorry i can't help you uncle joe.just knew of the 2 mentioned.
I did not know George had died though.
They where on a tv programme years ago in their Caravan.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Was Geoff Howarth the lad with the white hair? He'd be about 62 now. Or was there another family wth the same surname in that row?

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
No, uncle joe,

That was Geoff's brother, Graham.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Do you know anything about Graham? I assume he doesn't live in DG anymore.

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
Sorry, I haven't seen or heard of Graham for years, but I actually live close to the houses, when I next see Geoff or Joan Harrison, I'll ask.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Where does John the eldest live now?he will be 50 next year.

Posted by: whups (2285)  Report abuse
if you mean the rugby player marge , he lives in my aunties old house on d/green rd.

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Trixie.

Hi, hope you are well. Just had a call from Margaret, she gave me the very sad news that Joe C from No 47 had passed away recently, she met Minnie this afternoon at church, but she did not have any further details.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Thank you for the information Robin.i spoke to her this week and she said she had not seen him at all lately.
Yes we are well.hope you and your family are all ok.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Hi Robin--Sorry to hear about Joe I didn't really know him but I've spoken to him a few times over the years,

he once said to me that he was an old Downall Greener my reply was yes I remember you moving here in the 40s, there were no house after Minnies you'll remember as you lived next door but one

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
The semi next door 49 to Calderbanks was and still is Rollies.
I think the Son Paul still lives there but i could be wrong....

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
uncle joe,

From left to right as you look up to the 4 houses you asked about, Joan Harrison, Tom and Margery Greenall, Harry and Margaret Howarth, Mrs. James (a former teacher at St. Peters, Bryn).

That was from a few years ago. As of now Mr & Mrs Greenall have passed away, Mr & Mrs Howarth have passed away and Mrs James has also passed away.
Geoff Howarth lives in his mum and dad's house and Mrs James' daughter is in her house.
As regards Graham Howarth he lives in the Birchwood area.

I hope this helps.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
erwick, many thanks for your efforts.

Mr Howarth was a teacher of mine at Rectory, I recall he was a good artist.

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
I feel I should know you uncle joe??

Mr Howarth was also a teacher of mine. Yes he was a good artist and actually was responsible for my winning of a Brook Bond art competition whilst being at Rectory, about 1960.

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Harry Howarth and I helped to run the Boys Brigade at Holy Trinity in the late 50s, a real gentleman.

Posted by: bert (590) Report abuse
hi everyone just letting you know the village club is not shut.went to my friends yesterday and is wife was making sandwitches for the darts team .she said she keeps hearing the rumours .but no it is still open.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
There will be some happy people glad to hear that bert.
All the best for Christmas.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Erwick: I think that you would be a little older than I am, somewhere between myself and my brother. More people on here seem to have known him.

RobinG: I never knew Mr Howarth had anything to do with the BB. You've taught me something new.

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Uncle Joe. There is a photo of the Boys Brigade standing outside Holy Trinity Church in the 'North Ashton' section on WW, entitled 'Church Parade 1955', Harry Howarth is at the back of the group. The picture was submitted in April 2009.

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
Joe Calderbank will have his funeral service at Our Lady's on Thursday at 10:30, followed by his burial at Holy Trinity.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Thanks for the info erwick.
I would have liked to have gone but got other comittments.


RIP Joe.

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
I hope to make the journey up from Kent on Wednesday.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Which Joe Calderbank?

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Uncle Joe.

Joe Calderbank had lived in Booths Brow Road for the last 60 years, he had three sons, David, Christopher and Graham.

Did you see the picture of Harry Howarth.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
They went to the Catholic school unclejoe..
I think Christopher is the head at St Peters bryn.or he was the last i heard.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Robin: I did see the photo, thanks for pointing me to it. Joes son David was also known as Joe by some.

Trixie: I did not know for certain which schools they went to. I always though David went to AGS.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
He may have ,but he was off school for quite a while with an illness when he went to secondary school.
His Mother was C of E and his father Catholic.i never knew David was ever called Joe.David was also a teacher married a teacher called Margaret and went to live at Orrell .
How is the temperature your way?is it getting pretty cold yet?

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Its just above zero, trixie, so we will be having snow soon...

If memory serves, it was Bill Hodgkinson that started to call David Joe, and it stuck with some people.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
It's like our John always called Sam by his mates.
We have had snow over here yesterday in parts.me no like this cold.

Posted by: uncle joe (615) Report abuse
Not seen Dougie on here for a while, anyone know if is he keeping ok?

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
He has probably gone trollyin of somewhere.maybe somewhere warm.


Good for him,

Posted by: RobinG (435) Report abuse
Attended Joe Calderbanks funeral yesterday, quite a good turnout, met a number of people that I hadn't seen for many years and it was good to speak about the old times. Nice to meet up with erwick, (thank you for the lift into Ashton after the reception Eric).

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Glad you back home safe and sound Robin.it must be memory lane times for you when you go up.
I spoke to Margaret yesterday,she said she could not come to the Hotel to see you as she can't drive at night just now.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Still here uncle-joe looking in on you all

Trixie--Been booking them 5 day breaks with Shearings another one just coming up walk into Ashton for picked up and dropped off,I know it's not to the sun but why stay at home when you can get away for a few days for just over 100 with free drinks in fact we save money by going, no gas,leccy,food,drinks,petrol,or taxis, out every night without a coat what more could you wish for on these cold winter days

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Yes you are right Dougie save on heating if safe enought to leave if no frost about.
Don't blame you one bit.we have been a bit limited this year but may get away after Christmas.
Our friend in Bolton goes on lots coach trips now at least 2 per month since he lost his wife a few years ago.why take the car cheaper still.enjoy the scenery.

Posted by: sammys (14)  Report abuse
hi Trixie hope you have I nice Christmas hows your mum my mum received a card from her I will tell her I have been in touch

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Sammys ? just asking are you (John)I met in the Bowling Club about 18 months ago

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
He is Gwilyms son dougie.
Hi John .ok thanks been this Morning they are ok,we have got a carer going in everyday but one of the family also go and see them everyday day/ take them out / docs/ hospital appts etc.busy busy..
Merry Christmas to all you back there.
Give your email address to Brian to give me John.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Thanks Trixie that's it it's all coming back now

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
John i have left you messages on Facebook.

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
When John(Sammy)worked at the pit many a time I had to knock on his front door to get him up also his next door neighbour would bang on the dividing wall at the same time

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Good Neighbours eh.hope he reads this.
BUT will he comment.

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Trixie when you see him ask him why he is called Sammy

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Well it's lucky for him as i don't see him these days as i live in North Wales so don't get back much these days.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Best Wishes to all Downall Greeners.... Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year....

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too Jouell.
M has to have another op on her foot in the New Year..
And to all Downall Greeners too.

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Thanks Trixie.. Sorry to hear that about M, it's been a long haul for her health wise... Hope everything works out for her....Merry Christmas...

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Thanks jouell same to you, still see Dave in the club on Sunday nights he seems OK

PS nothing on at the club to-night(christmas eve) so one of the members is having a party for his wife any club member is welcome to join them, they should have a good night knowing N------

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
I will be talking to Dave on Skype,tomorrow or Friday... I hope he is doing ok, he's special to me, I worry...All the Best Dougie..

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Dougie and Bert.. I just spent a very pleasant 45 minutes talking to Dave.. He looked good and we had lots of laughs.. always have a laugh with David... He's a good un..
He'll have something to tell you next time you see him in the club, ....

Posted by: PeterP (6017) Report abuse
Happy New Year to all Downall Greeners past and present

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
And a very Happy New Year to you to PeterP.

A Happy New Year to you all from me too.


Posted by: suesa (525) Report abuse
Happy New Year everybody! Hope 2015 brings everything good to you

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Hi bambam--bambam--where are you get your finger out don't let this thread die

Waiting for you to update the ex-Downall Greeners thread to 7 , don't let this get any longer --

I would like to add a link to the top of the new thread

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse


i though everybody had gone into hybernation.

New year new link.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
I think he should put a number 7 over the last year 286 posts and 7000 views not bad that for a small village is it,

Trixie-have you seen the link that I would like to bring across that "massumbula" started called The Factory Houses Garswood, it's better at the top of a new thread than the bottom of an old one

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Yes just been going through it dougie,think thats been hybernating for 12 months too .
That photo of Mrs dunn is it Sylvia & Shirleys mother because it looks like her?
I have been back in touch with Sylvia after many years as she is now on facebook.

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Yes it is, John Shaw Sylvia's husband gave me the photo to enlarge as a surprise for her, I asked if I could put it up on the Garswood Hall bowling club noticeboard(as they both bowl there) asking where the photo had been taken and could anyone name the people in the photo they got the location of the photo but not the people,

Imagine Sylvia's surprise when asked do you know the people in Dougie's photo as you come from DG,(the photo was A4 size)

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
Ye haha.she just sent me a message telling me that you got it.she appologised for spelling your name duggie.
There is not many people Sylvia does'nt know in dg.
I known john has bowled for donkey's years but did not know Sylvia had joined as well.

Posted by: erwick (125) Report abuse
I found out yesterday that on the 15th January there is a "Local History Information Gathering" at Garswood Labrary from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.
People are invited to bring along any photographs, memorabilia postcards etc for a future display in the library.
The display is intended to be on display Thursday 12th February, 2015.

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse
I have just put it on the Garswood remembers link on Facebook.


It is the 15th display and on display on the 12 february,

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Moved to new thread

Posted by: trixie (4860)   Report abuse

Posted by: dougie (3545)  Report abuse
Will move this to the new thread when "bambam" makes it -

I know we could start thread 7 but that's bambam's job too do that come on "bambam" --

Posted by: bambam (1626)  Report abuse
EX-DOWNALL GREENERS 7

 
 
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