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Village Club Bowling Green 1951
Photo: Lyndon Crompton
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Item #: 8948
Another long standing Downall Greener, Tom Cunliffe from Rectory Road with me and Ian. Uncle Tom was green keeper and steward at the Village Club for some years each side of 1950. This was when the club was a converted house on the left when you came in off Rectory Road. How come it was always warm and sunny in those days?

Comment by: Janice Ryder on 16th March 2009 at 19:35

Hi Lyndon, was this the Tom Cunliffe who worked on the parks dept. based in Ashton.

Comment by: Lyndon on 18th March 2009 at 19:42

Hi Janice, I don't know if he worked for the Parks Dept. at any time but he was a miner during the 50's. Ian and me used to call him Uncle Tom because his daughter Margaret used to baby sit us. I don't know how old you are but you may know his grand children David, Graham and Julie Austin who lived round the "Dam"

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 21st March 2011 at 12:47

Hi lyndon, yes it always seemed to be sunny in them days i remember david, graham, and julie living near dam in the old houses next to d-green cottage, they later moved to palm ave, also remember their grandmother living on rectory rd across from tommy evans shop.

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